Exhibitions. The TMA, the 103-year-old US tobacco industry trade association, has agreed to acquire the exhibition and publishing assets of privately-owned tobacco market specialist SpecComm International Inc, of North Carolina. The assets include: the international exhibition and conference, TabExpo; the nicotine and tobacco conference, GTNF; and the magazines Tobacco Reporter, Vapor Voice and Tobacco Farm Quarterly. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. TabExpo is the tobacco industry’s leading trade show having been created in Europe by Dayton Matlick, chairman of SpecComm. The first event in Vienna in 1994 was followed by Geneva (1998), Barcelona (2003), Paris (2007), Prague (2011) and London (2015). The London show attracted almost 4,000 visitors and some 200 exhibitors from 93 countries. The next TabExpo is scheduled for Nov. 12-14, 2019, at the RAI exhibition hall in Amsterdam. TMA, of New Jersey, is a non-profit, membership organization and is creating a new division, The GTNF Trust, to operate the GTNF Conference, Tobacco Reporter Magazine and Vapor Voice Magazine.