Global Tobacco and Nicotine Forum 2023

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Global Tobacco and Nicotine Forum 2023
The Global Tobacco and Nicotine Forum (GTNF) kicks off today in Seoul, South Korea, exploring industry innovation and future direction.

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.

2023年全球烟草和尼古丁论坛(GTNF)今日开幕 两个至上抵达现场展开报道

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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