TabExpo Paris – how was it for you?

Busy and tiring is the reality of exhibitions – but also lots of fun. It’s great to see your old friends and some new ones all in the same place. We should do it more often; if only it weren’t so darned expensive!

Some comments……….

Next time please let’s have it away from Thanksgiving. American attendance was almost zero.

Hauni, GD, and Focke were all missed and the show was poorer for their non participation.

But oh boy wasn’t the Chinese stand big and impressive.

Perhaps the show should span 3 days next time not 4.

Stands were generally of high quality and calibre – my hat’s off to all the hard work everybody put in to make it happen and attend to customers during the four days.

Attendence generally seemed light but was also patchy. Monday and Thursday were light but Tuesday and Wednesday were hectic at times.

Thanks to all the lovely ladies at Tobacco reporter – for their good cheer and wine.

Tobacco People for being an alternative meeting point and so welcoming

Colin Mear for their Golden Leaf award

Finally to the people of Paris and France – who didn’t strike or cause disruption, were kind, helpful and patient – Thank-you.

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#1 Pierre Granchamp on 01.18.08 at 4:15 AM

Dear Chris,

thanks for your kind comments about the hospitality of our modest booth.
I agree with you, events like TABEXPO are great to meet those you already know…
But from I heard, the major complaint was:

“Where are our customers: the manufacturers themselves” ?

It seems that TABEXPO mainly attracts suppliers, while other cigarette sales oriented trade fairs only attract manufacturers, but not their suppliers.

#2 Patriot on 02.22.08 at 2:06 AM


I actually met you a few years ago. I think it was at a NATO show. – Great job on the blog. I have found it to be very informative. Will you be taking the camera to the Tobacco Plus Expo? Hope to see you there!

#3 Martijn van de Ven on 01.12.09 at 6:00 AM

Dear All,

Does anybody know when and were the next Tabexpo will take place. At the Tabexpo site it states 2011, but if you click on the logo you just get to the 2007 site.

Kind regards,

Martijn van de Ven
Ensa Machine Bouw BV

#4 Les Zselyi on 10.26.09 at 10:23 AM

If you are looking for the number one show for tobacco then you need to come to World Tobacco Expo 2011 in Munich. Great Location and Great Venue.
With over 30 years of experience organising Tobacco Exhibitions.

World Tobacco is the number one choice.

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