Global Tobacco and Nicotine Forum 2023
The Global Tobacco and Nicotine Forum (GTNF) was held today in Seoul, South Korea. The forum, which focuses on the theme "Change the conversation. Change the outcome.", brought together tobacco industry entrepreneurs, experts, and several government officials for three days of in-depth communication and exchange. The aim of the forum was to promote harm reduction in the global tobacco industry, as well as explore innovation and future directions within the sector.
This forum has set multiple topics under the theme, and the guests will engage in in-depth discussions from various perspectives. Industry issues to be explored include preventing youth smoking, global regulatory environment, sustainable development and environmental protection, nicotine product dissemination strategies, and future research and development. The aim is to address the challenges faced by the industry and explore future development opportunities.
GTNF registration｜Source: 2FIRSTS
Today marks the first day of the forum, where guests will be registering and reporting. The 2FIRSTS reporting team has arrived at the venue to bring our readers the latest updates from the forum.
The highlights of the today's forum are as follows:
Time: 13:00-15:00 (local time in South Korea)
Topic: Women's Tobacco Network and Program
Moderator: Valerie Solomon, Legal, Health, and Promotion Director of BAT
Marina Murphy, Senior Director of Scientific and Medical Affairs for Alternative Nicotine Delivery Solutions.
Elaine Round, Global Director of Toxicology at the British-American Tobacco Company.
Priscilla Samuel, Executive Vice President of Research and Development at Renault America
Jessica Zdinak, Chief Research Officer of Applied Research and Analysis Company
Time: 15:45 - 16:55 (local time in Korea)
Topic: Consumption first
Moderator: Nancy Loucas, public health policy expert and Executive Coordinator of the Asia-Pacific Coalition of Harm Reduction Advocates (CAPHRA)
Panelist: Alex Clark, CEO of Consumer Advocates for Smoke-Free Alternatives
Samrat Chowdhery, former president of the International Network of Nicotine Consumer Organizations
Matt Drodge, research director at Walnut Unlimited
Fiona Patten, Leader of the Reason Party and former Member of the Victorian Legislative Council
Clarisse Yvette Virgino, member of CAPHRA
Time: 17:15-18:25 (Korean local time)
Topic: Investor panel discussion
Moderator: Erik Bloomquist, Global Nicotine and tobacco investment advisor
Catharine Dockery, General Partner and founder of Vice Ventures
Pieter Vorster, Managing Director of Idwala Research
Rupert Wilso, owner and Managing Director of Strategic Business Consulting
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