TMA has acquired the assets of Raleigh, North Carolina, USA-based SpecComm International, which includes the publications Tobacconist, Tobacco Reporter, Vapor Voice, Tobacco Farm Quarterly, Pipes & Tobaccos and Cigars & Leisure as well as the Global Tobacco & Nicotine Forum (GTNF) and TABEXPO.
The purchase brings together the very best of TMA’s leading member service and information platforms with world-class trade journalism, the global platform of the GTNF, and TABEXPO’s internationally renowned exhibition and congress. A non-profit, member-driven organization, TMA was founded in 1915 and is dedicated to providing all stakeholders with open and engaging forums and unbiased information on all tobacco and nicotine issues.
“All of us on the TMA Board are very excited about the future for TMA with the inclusion of these new assets,” said Mike Ligon, TMA board chairman. “TMA will create a tobacco and nicotine content experience for industry and all stakeholders that has more depth and coverage than anywhere else. And watch for new topical content coming soon.”
“[We] are eager to combine TMA’s platform with the tremendous content of the magazines and successes of the GTNF and TABEXPO,” added Chris Greer, TMA president and CEO. “TMA has been working on this purchase for some time and the board and staff believe that the acquisition brings more value to membership, provides enhanced content for our subscribers, and enables TMA, GTNF, and TABEXPO to deliver world class forums, conferences and expositions that bring people and ideas together.”
To experience all that TMA offers, visit tma.org and join us for the TMA Annual Meeting & Conference on April 8-10, 2019 at the Marriott Fairview Park in Falls Church, Virginia. You can also join the debate at the GTNF on Sept. 24-26, 2019, at the Georgetown Four Seasons, Washington, DC.