From the 22nd to the 24th of September, the world’s largest tobacco and smoking accessories companies got together to do business in Westfalenhallen, Dortmund.
465 companies from 48 countries. This was the number of exhibitors at the InterTabac Fair 2017. The world’s largest fair for tobacco and smoking accessories, once again in Germany, exceeded the expectations of the HBT groups, aLeda and Show Cigars, which joined forces during the three days of the fair and welcomed more than 1,700 people who visited the event.
“The InterTabac Fair is extremely important to the HBT & aLeda group. During these 3 days we received, in our stand, clients and possible clients from more than 40 countries. We did not stop for a minute, we made contacts, exchanged ideas and many of the meetings we had during the fair were undoubtedly the beginning of great businesses, just like it was with Japan”, according to Renato Volonghi, HBT and aLeda’s Managing Director, referring to the fact that today HBT exports to Japan and started the business during the InterTabac 2015. “In order to do business with other countries, it is important that they trust in our companies and nothing better than this space, provided by the fair, to meet the clients, look them in the eye, have some coffee, taste the tobacco and start a relationship that will be beneficial to both”.
The importance of the InterTabac Fair goes beyond business. During the exhibition many companies launched new products and showed the innovations of the tobacco market. Suppliers of different types of smoking accessories exhibited their products and presented their portfolios. “The fair was also a moment to update and feel where the tobacco and smoking accessories market is heading to. There’s no doubt the balance was 100% positive”, concluded Volonghi.