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Bangladesh Brand Summit 2020 Event Bangladesh Brand Summit 2020 featured Shahriar Amin, the Head of Portfolio at Japan Tobacco International. [1] 2020
The Economist Event Ian Monteith, Global senior director of anti-illegal trade, spoke at a virtual panel on "Global Illict Trade: Profiteering from Pandemic'. [2] 2020
Grey PR WPP's agency Grey won Japan Tobacco International pitch for ‘borderless’ way of working, which will be rolled out fully in 2020 with an internal platform launch. [3] 2020
Vapetech Sponsorship In partnership with Japan Tobacco International, Plug And Play is running a call for applications twice per year to each select 10 new startups to join Vapetech. Startups will have a 3-month access to the Vapetech in Silicon Valley, pilot opportunities with strategic partners, and ecosystem resources at Plug and Play with the backing of a large international player in the industry. The exact details of the partnership are unclear. [4] 2020
Grey MENA PR Grey Group Middle East and North Africa (MENA), has won Japan Tobacco Interntional's account, to develop its brand management and communication in the GCC region, with focus on Saudi Arabia. The Grey team will oversee JTI’s brand management and communication. [5] Grey’s Beirut team has enlarged its portfolio in the tobacco industry, as it already holds the account of Nakhla Tobacco Company. [5] Grey won one of the agency’s bigger pitches in Japan Tobacco International—a win it credits to its new ‘borderless’ way of working, which will be rolled out fully in 2020 with an internal platform launch. [6] 2018
Kantar Media Research In 2018, Kantar was contracted to conduct an "independent" research for Japan Tobacco International on the national public opinion survey on the perception of plain packaging on tobacco one year after its implementation in the UK. [7] 2018
Ogilvy Action Taiwan PR Jeevan Jayakumar played a strategic role in the development and expansion of Ogilvy Action Taiwan while leading the British American Tobacco business relationship across APAC. [8] 2019
Global Tobacco and Nicotine Forum Events The event is run by the Tobacco Merchants Association, a US-based organization which hosts discussions regarding nicotine and tobacco issues. The organization also owns and runs the Tobacco Reporter magazine. [9] Christiane Bisanzio (VP of diversity and inclusion, people and culture) and Jim Howard (VP of Environment, health and safety) at Japan Tobacco International were among the speakers at the 2019 Forum in Washington DC. [10] 2020
InvestGR Events The InvestGR Forum on Monday announced the start of its three-year strategic partnership with Japan Tobacco International (JTI) with this year’s event, titled “Greece in the Pole Position,” which due to the coronavirus pandemic will be online.[11] 2020
Moodie Davitt Virtual Travel Retail Expo Events Japan Tobacco International (JTI) has become the latest Platinum Partner for the Moodie Davitt Virtual Travel Retail Expo in October. JTI Worldwide Duty Free General Manager Simon Warburton expressed his excitement at taking part in the industry’s first digital initiative on this scale. He said: “We are delighted to have the opportunity to connect with our partners, and will focus our attention on discussion, ideas and innovations that drive as swift a recovery as possible. [12] 2020
  1. Bangladesh Brand Summit 2020: The Role of Brands during COVID 19, The Daily Star, 16 December 2020, Accessed 13 January 2021
  2. The Economist, Virtual panel:Global Illict Trade: Profiteering from Pandemic, 30 June 2020, Accessed 1 December 2020
  3. The 4 most-improved agencies in Asia-Pacific, Campaign Asia, 14 April 2020, Accessed 21 May 2020
  4. Plug and Play Tech Centre website, In partnership with JTI, Accessed 31 January 2020
  5. 5.0 5.1 The Arabian Marketer, JTI Awards Creative Mandate To Grey MENA, April 2018, Accessed September 2018
  6. The 4 most-improved agencies in Asia-Pacific, Campaign Asia, 14 April 2020, Accessed 15 April 2020
  7. Japan Tobacco International, Results of a national public opinion survey on the perception of plain packaging on tobacco one year after its implementation in the UK, May 2018, Accessed 30 November 2018
  8. IRIS SINGAPORE APPOINTS JEEVAN JAYAKUMAR AS BUSINESS DIRECTOR TO DRIVE CLIENT RELATIONSHIPS, Campaign Brief, 5 October 2012, Accessed 7 May 2019
  9. Tobacco Tactics, Tobacco Merchants Association (TMA), 27 October 2020, Accessed 1 December 2020
  10. Global Tobacco and Nicotine Forum website, 2019 agenda, Accessed 13 September 2019
  11. Japan Tobacco enters three-year partnership with InvestGR Forum, ekathimerini, 25 May 2020, Accessed 18 June 2020
  12. JTI becomes Platinum Partner for Moodie Davitt Virtual Travel Retail Expo, Moodie Davitt Report, 15 June 2020, Accessed 18 June 2020