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SpecComm International, Inc. delivers the most interactive networking events in the global tobacco industry, with the annual Global Tobacco & Nicotine Forum (GTNF) and the quadrennial TABEXPO. These events bring together tobacco industry executives and, crucially, other stakeholders from government, finance, public health and social responsibility. They share thought-provoking content and inspiring conversations in extraordinary meeting spaces. Sponsored by BMJ, the prestigious Golden Leaf Awards are presented to companies that have achieved outstanding performance in the global tobacco industry and are an annual highlight of the GTNF event.

For more information on attending or sponsoring any of these events, please visit the websites below or contact Elise Rasmussen, global sales and events director, at









Global Tobacco & Nicotine Forum (GTNF)

A truly global event

The Global Tobacco & Nicotine Forum (GTNF) was launched in Rio de Janeiro in 2008. The event has since been held in Bangalore, India (2010); Antwerp, Belgium (2012); Cape Town, South Africa (2013); West Virginia, USA (2014); Bologna, Italy (2015); Brussels , Belgium (2016) and New York City, USA (2017).

The GTNF is organized and hosted by US-based Tobacco Reporter magazine, the leading international publication for the tobacco industry. First published in 1873, the monthly magazine is dedicated to updating the industry on everything from leaf markets to manufacturing, regulation to sustainability. Together with its sister publication, Vapor Voice magazine, Tobacco Reporter offers a uniquely broad and deep perspective on a rapidly changing business and regulatory landscape.




Held every four years, the industry’s leading tobacco industry exhibition where global tobacco industry buyers and sellers conduct business. TABEXPO 2019 will take place in Amsterdam, November 12 -14. Information on TABEXPO Amsterdam 2019 can be found here.









Golden Leaf Awards

The only tobacco-industry award program recognizing achievement and outstanding performance.  Awards are granted on an annual basis to companies that have achieved outstanding performance in five categories—most impressive public service initiative; most promising new product introduction; most exciting newcomer to the industry; most outstanding service to the industry; and the BMJ most committed to quality award.


International Events Division

Our conference-planning and event-management services can help you achieve exceptional experiences for your event. We offer complete turnkey event management, or you may choose to utilize any aspect of the suite of services we offer: event marketing strategy, implementation plans, design and production of your event display and signage, event staffing, event scheduling and more. Contact Elise Rasmussen, global sales and events director, at for a personalized discussion of your event needs.