InterTabac Fair 2018 closes with positive outcome for HBT

From 21 to 23 September, tobacco and smoking accessory companies from around the world met in Germany to do business, show their products and get to know the latest innovations in the market. HBT and aLeda, the pioneers of the Roll-Your-Own sector in Brazil, were together at the InterTabac Fair and returned to Brazil with reasons to commemorate.

The InterTabac Fair 2018 did a retrospective on its 40th anniversary and confirmed, once again, its position as the most important tobacco and smoking accessories fair in the world. In Dortmund, Germany, 625 visitors from 54 countries participated in this year’s edition that was held between the eight pavilions of Westfalenhallen.

The growth in the number of visitors – 12% more than 2017 – surprised all the participants. In total, 12,500 visitors from all continents around the world were present during the three-day fair.

HBT – present with its Hi Tobacco and Rainbow brands – shared its space with aLeda and King Paper of GRV Import and Export, resulting in a positive return to Brazil with good business achieved. “From the last four years, this was the most special edition of the fair for us,” said Giorgio Volonghi, the Managing Partner of HBT and GRV Import and Export.

“In truth, it was a big moment for the HBT and GRV teams. I cannot reveal the reasons for my satisfaction with the InterTabac Fair 2018. All I can say is that very good things are going to happen with our brands.”


For the fourth consecutive year, InterSupply accompanied the InterTabac Fair, with its focus on tobacco production and electronic cigarettes in Hall 3B of Westfalenhallen.

InterSupply attracted 114 exhibitors from 35 countries. The visitors went to the fair searching for raw tobacco, blends, flavours and additives, packaging material and machinery in general.

The date of the next InterTabac Fair and InterSupply was already announced by the organisation of the event and will take place on September 20-22, 2019.