WT Middle East Conference - Sustainability and Innovation in tobacco: main trends and drivers

This new feature at WT Middle East 2019 featured a range of speakers who will address the latest challenges and opportunities facing the tobacco industry.

The conference focused on the main trends which are shaping the future of the sector and future market developments.

The Conference was organised in collaboration with ELTI – European Leaf Tobacco Interbranch 

Wednesday 3rd April 2019


Opening Speech: Carlo Sacchetto, European Leaf Tobacco Interbranch Organization
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10:15 - 13:00: The importance of Sustainability and Innovation in the tobacco sector

10:15 - 10:45

The International regulatory and political framework applicable to Sustainability in tobacco
Barbara Martellini, Universal Leaf Tobacco
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10:45 - 11:15

The International legal framework applicable to Innovation and tobacco and its linkage to Sustainability
Dr Marina Foltea, Trade Pacts
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11:15 - 11:45

A world market overlook on how Innovation and new lifestyles impact the tobacco industry
Ivan Genov, Euromonitor International
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11:45 - 12:15

PMI's Sustainability Strategy and our Smoke Free Vision
Miguel Coleta, Philip Morris International
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12:15 - 12:45

Innovation & regulation in packaging: the case of plastics
Mike Ridgway, Consumer Packaging Manufacturers Alliance
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15:00 - 17:00 - Embracing Sustainability and Innovation in tobacco: supply chain case studies

15:00 - 15:30

Single Use Plastics and the Tobacco industry: Challenges from Europe
Alisdair Gray, Confederation of European Community Cigarette Manufacturers
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15:30 - 16:00

Filter Innovations
Purusotham Gururaj, Essentra Filters
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16:00 -16:30

The world first Sustainability Report according to the Global Reporting Initiative Standards released by a tobacco leaf first processor
Domenico Cardinali, Deltafina - ULT Group
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16:30 - 17:00

Innovative monitoring technologies in tobacco farming: tackling the illicit
Carlo Sacchetto, European Leaf Tobacco Interbranch Organization
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Innovation & Sustainability in tobacco sanitization and pest control
Rodolfo Salvi, Salvarat
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