德国多特蒙德烟草展览会（InterTabac / InterSupply）是全球领先的烟草商品及相关产业的专业烟草贸易展会，也是欧洲著名的烟草行业盛会之一，它为展商的独特商品和服务提供了决定性的交流贸易平台，从1979年开始举办，每年一届，在多特蒙德举行。德国作为仅次于俄罗斯之后的欧洲最大的烟草市场，是烟草业内许多大名鼎鼎的公司的所在地。不仅领先的卷烟制造商在这里有制造中心，而且烟草业许多领域的著名供应商也在德国有总部。就烟草的法规而言，到目前为止，德国还比较自由。由于该展属于特种行业展览会，只限贸易观众参观，禁止18岁以下的未成年人参观或进入展馆。
Curtain-up report on the twin shows as over 680 exhibitors present their latest products and innovations
InterTabac and InterSupply are the annual highlights in the international tobacco industry. From 14 to 16 September, the exhibition halls in Dortmund will once again become the premier go-to hub bringing together market leaders, top decision-makers and trade visitors from the retail, service and manufacturing sectors from all four corners of the earth. Under its new guiding motto 'Together for tomorrow', the twin shows will focus on topics of future importance as well as issues currently occupying minds in the industry. The fact that InterTabac and InterSupply continue to be regarded as key forums for the industry is borne out strongly by the high number of exhibitors – both newcomers and returnees – with over 680 exhibitors now set to fill the ten exhibition halls at Messe Dortmund.
Dortmund, 14 September 2023 – Following last year's successful shows with a striking number of exhibitors and large numbers of visitors, the next editions of InterTabac and InterSupply are being held between 14 and 16 September 2023. Exhibitor numbers are up once more, and the shows offer a supporting programme which, as usual, will see numerous industry experts presenting their combined expertise in keynote talks, lectures and discussions. Trade visitors are set to benefit not just from top-class knowledge input across ten exhibition halls, but also from the unique opportunity to engage with top players in the industry all in one place – as well as trying out the latest creations and making valuable contacts. The range of diversity is equally impressive, with over 680 exhibitors from 60 countries presenting their products.
The global flagship trade shows will also play host to personal representatives from many different countries including Honduras, Panama, the Dominican Republic, Indonesia and Cuba, whose ambassadors and delegations will be attending the twin shows. The Consulate General of Turkey and the Romanian Chamber of Foreign Trade will also be present at InterTabac and InterSupply. This underlines the role of the twin shows as a hub for political decisions and for those who make them – because nowhere else in the world do businesses and trade visitors have such a comprehensive opportunity to talk to high-ranking representatives of many different nations and to exchange views on current topics and trends as well as the overall political and business frameworks for enabling the production and distribution of tobacco products and smoking accessories.
Spotlight on partners and associations
The importance of InterTabac and InterSupply is also seen in the wide range of partners and associations that are involved here, helping make this year's shows a huge success. They include the German Association of the Tobacco Industry and Next-Generation Products (BVTE), the German Cigarette Association (DZV), the Tobacco Section of the North Rhine Westphalia Retailers' Association, the German Smoking Tobacco Industry Association (VdR), the German Cigar Industry Association (BdZ), the German Federal Association of Tobacco Retailers (BTWE), the Independent European Vape Alliance (IEVA) and the German Shisha Tobacco Association (a.k.a. the 'Shisha Association'), the Alliance for Tobacco-Free Enjoyment (BfTG) and the German E-Cigarette Retailers' Association (VdeH) who will all be in attendance at the venue.
The Electronic Cigarette Professional Committee of the China Electronics Chamber of Commerce (ECCC) is also sending a delegation to InterTabac for the first time. The European Cigar Manufacturers' Association (ECMA), the Confédération Européene des Détaillants en Tabac (CEDT), the Cigar Association of America (CAA), the ERPA European Rolling Paper Association (ERPA), the European Smoking Tobacco Association (ESTA), the International Tobacco Growers' Association (ITGA) and the German Association of Tobacco Product Wholesalers and Vending Machine Installers (BDTA) will be attending. They all bear witness to the fact that the Dortmund shows will once again be the 'one-stop shop' for the entire tobacco industry in 2023. Also contributing to this will be new international partners such as new Chinese media partner 2FIRSTS and the Cigar Smoking World Championship (CSWC) which will be complementing the large partner network this year.
Sabine Loos, Managing Director of Westfalenhallen Unternehmensgruppe which owns and operates the Messe Dortmund venue, is looking forward to the up-coming shows: “Businesses, trade visitors and experts from the tobacco industry and the world of science and academia are convening in Dortmund to engage and interact, learn from each other and join forces in shaping the future of the industry. That's why the show's new strapline is 'Together for tomorrow' – because the future of the industry is something that is best tackled together.” This is borne out clearly once again by a large number of major partnerships. More than 40 years since the first InterTabac show, there are still many good reasons to visit the world's largest trade show for tobacco products and smoking accessories. And InterSupply – the international trade show, launched in 2015, focussing on the manufacturing processes behind tobacco products, e-cigarettes, pipes and hookahs – makes the line-up complete.