The traditional annual meeting of the Russian tobacco industry, dedicated this year to the 14th anniversary of Russian Tobacco, took place on 27 May 2015 in the wonderful restaurant El Gauchito in Povarskaya Street in Moscow. The programme was quite modest: an award ceremony for winners in the 2014 online survey and a small stand-up buffet.
The thing most valued by guests at these nights is the opportunity of talking at east to colleagues from a great variety of tobacco industry sectors. The number of such sectors themselves has been growing in recent years: companies from the vaping sector have started attending the event too. Manufacturing companies in the cigarette market, their suppliers and distributors, importers of cigars and tobaccos, and the leaders of not-for-profit associations in the industry try not to miss the Russian Tobacco party, knowing that, besides tasty treats and pleasant conversations, they will make new acquaintances here, clear up doubts that have accumulated over the year, and find a new supply of energy due to a shared realisation of the importance of the tobacco cause, whatever propagandists say.
There were certain changes in the list of categories for voting and awarding in 2015 because any marketing activity was no longer possible for the tobacco business in 2014; accordingly, for the general voter it became impossible to evaluate advertising activity, product debuts, innovations, and creative achievements. The winners in each category are listed below.
Imperial Tobacco Group
Most Active Tobacco Manufacturer in 2014
(in terms of manufacturing dynamics)
Most Popular Tobacco Manufacturer in 2014
(in terms of the number of references in the press in 2014)
Philip Morris Izhora
Industry’s Greenest Manufacturing Centre in 2014
Industry’s Best Supplier of Packaging Materials in 2014
G.D – Coesia Group
Industry’s Best Supplier of Equipment in 2014
Essentra Filter Products
Industry’s Best Supplier of Filter Solutions in 2014
Industry’s Best Supplier of Specialty Papers in 2014
Bond Street (Philip Morris)
Best Brand Management in 2014
Elena Kuznetsov (JT International)
Best PR Management in 2014
Andrey Mezhonov (Tabakprom Association)
Best GR Management in 2014
For Contribution to Tobacco Education in Russia in 2014