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

This new feature at WT Middle East 2019 will be the free-to-attend conference featuring a range of speakers who will address the latest challenges and opportunities facing the tobacco industry.

The conference will focus on the main trends which are shaping the future of the sector. Operators of the tobacco industry should not miss this free-to-attend event as you'll be able to understand which actions to take to anticipate the future market developments.

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

Discuss, debate and discover the latest trends in the industry and hear from talented speakers throughout the conference programme.

Wednesday 3rd April 2019

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10:00 Opening Speech: Carlo Sacchetto, European Leaf Tobacco Interbranch Organization

10:15 - 13:00: The importance of Sustainability and Innovation in the tobacco sector

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10:15 - 10:45

The International regulatory and political framework applicable to Sustainability in tobacco
Barbara Martellini, Universal Leaf Tobacco

10:45 - 11:15

The International legal framework applicable to Innovation and tobacco and its linkage to Sustainability
Marina Foltea, Trade Pacts 

11:15 - 11:45

A world market overlook on how Innovation and new lifestyles impact the tobacco industry
Ivan Genov, Euromonitor International

11:45 - 12:15

PMI's Sustainability Strategy and our Smoke Free Vision
Miguel Coleta, Philip Morris International

12:15 - 12:45

Innovation & regulation in packaging: the case of plastics
Mike Ridgway, Consumer Packaging Manufacturers Alliance

15:00 - 17:00 - Embracing Sustainability and Innovation in tobacco: supply chain case studies

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15:00 - 15:30

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

15:30 -16:00

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

16:00 - 16:30

Innovative monitoring technologies in tobacco farming: tackling the illicit
Carlo Sacchetto, European Leaf Tobacco Interbranch Organization

16:30-17:00

Innovation & Sustainability in tobacco sanitization and pest control
Rodolfo Salvi, Salvarat