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Programme

The agenda for the 2017 Next Generation Nicotine Delivery conference has been developed through extensive research across the sector, and we are proud to publish this year’s long awaited programme below.

For further information you can contact our team on:

David Jones
Programme Director
Email:david.jones@arena-international.com
Telephone: +44 (0) 207 936 6645

Overview

    • 07:30 - 08:00
      • Registration & Refreshments

      • 08:15 - 08:45
        • Speaker

          David Harris – Senior Analyst - Consumer, GlobalData

        GlobalData View: Understanding The Ever-Changing NCP Category

        • Establishing consumer segmentation of the market; by age, location & purchasing habit

        • Outlining existing retail channels and what needs to be done to mature as a sector

        • Determining current e-liquid flavour trends, to predict the next most popular to reach Europe in the next 12 months

        • Investigating historical consumer preference of devices, to unlock future device development

      • 08:45 - 09:15
      • Toxicological Assessment Of E-Liquids To Assess Potential Human Health Impact

        • Identifying the diketones which are harmful when inhaled

        • Understanding the hundreds of other common flavour ingredients that have Health Criteria Values (HCVs)

        • Reviewing the use of HCVs to risk assess an e-liquid, further used during the flavour development stage

        • Instead of banning certain ingredients, exploring whether we can use HCVs to maintain original flavour, whilst ensuring the product is toxicologically safe

      • 09:15 - 09:45
        • Speaker

          Alberto López Rueda – Vice President European Tobacco Equity Research, J.P. Morgan CAZENOVE

        Evaluating The Market’s Potential To Identify Growth & Opportunity

        • Heat-not-burn vs. e-cigarettes – Which platform is the winning horse?

        • Ascertaining the impact of ‘heat-not-burn’ in Japan, can this product growth be replicated in Europe?

        • Evaluating potential for M&A within Next Generation Products

        • Exploring the impact of Next Generation Products on share price, and what this demonstrates for overall marketplace

      • 09:45 - 10:15
      • JAC Vapour’s Point Of View: What Our Industry Needs To Do To Get In Shape

        • Prospective from a UK designer of hardware and tanks post TPD

        • Introducing the need for hardware regulation, to counter poorly built devices from Asia

        • Defining the problem of battery safety and device unreliability - how this effects public perception of the market

        • Designing devices post TPD and reviewing the opportunity this provides as a UK based designer

      • 10:15 - 10:45
        • Morning Refreshments & Networking

        • 10:45 - 11:15
        • Highlighting Different Retail Channels As The Sector Matures To Meet Consumer Demand

          • Recognising the importance of various retail channels and the opportunity each present

          • Uncovering the tactics used to introduce new products and how these lead to a successful launch

          • Appreciating cross-sector retail channels used and how these can be adopted for E-Cigarettes & E-Liquids

          • Reviewing return on investment through traditional marketing channels, what works best?

        • 11:15 - 11:45
          • Speaker

            Donna Smith – Principal Scientist, Altria Client Services

          A True Tobacco Harm Reduction Opportunity: The Convergence Of Products, Science, Regulatory Pathways & Public Health

          • Examining the latest products and their individual suitability for harm reduction

          • Harnessing the power of scientific research to demonstrate harm reduction

          • Understanding current regulation with a brief comparison between different markets

          • Reviewing public health and the public’s perception of reduced harm products, how can this be influenced

        • 11:45 - 12:15
        • Crushed By The TPD? What’s Happened So Far, How The Sector Is Expected To Change In The Future

          • Emphasizing the impact on purchasing habits, is the sector still growing?

          • Analysing recent product development and launches - what this tells us about the market post TPD

          • Incorporating recent studies, has consumer behaviour changed to be more pro/ anti vaping

          • Focusing on TPD driven packaging change, to understand what impact this has had on consumer perception

        • 12:15 - 13:15
          • Lunch & Networking

          • 13:15 - 13:45
          • Understanding Packaging Regulation To Guarantee TPD Compliance

            • Focusing on current packaging requirements for E-Liquids and identifying the guidelines, to ensure compliance

            • Presenting the requirement for non-nicotine containing devices (vaporisers) to contain warning labels; how to work as an industry to counter this

            • Reviewing packaging machinery available to the market, to upgrade manufacturing processes to keep up with demand

          • 13:45 - 14:15
            • Speaker

              Max Bullock – Head of Analysis, Vape Direct / Riot Squad E-Liquid

            Scientist’s Point Of View: Analysing The Latest Testing Methods, Flavour Trends And Importance Of Sensory Perception

            • Examining the latest market trends, to predict what European consumers will expect in 2018

            • Harnessing the knowledge of sensory perception research from the food & drink sectors

            • Creating ‘best seller’ E-Liquid formulations through an understanding of basic sensory perception research

            • Finding the solution to working within a non-standardised environment, to enable different companies to share and compare analytical test results

          • 14:15 - 14:45
            • Speaker

              Beryl Keeley – E-Cigarette Notification Scheme Lead, MHRA

            Regulatory Update From The MHRA

            • Promoting the TPD implementation so far, an overview of the MHRA’s work with the sector

            • Questions from the audience, to seek the MHRA’s advice and avoid non-compliance of the TPD

          • 14:45 - 15:00
          • Protecting New Nicotine Products Against Counterfeits And Diversion

            • Understanding physical and digital product security

            • Examining the strengths of innovative tamper evident sealing

            • Focusing on diversion detection and diversion prevention

          • 15:00 - 15:30
            • Afternoon Refreshments & Networking

            • 15:30 - 16:15
            • Panel Discussion: Imagining The Future Of Reduced Risk Products

              • Investigating product development, what will devices look like in the future?

              • Outlining the existing regulatory landscape, where do we envisage change in the next 5 years?

              • Considering current public health perception, how will this differ in the future?

              • An overview of the sector, what does the future look like?

            • 16:15 - 16:45
              • Speaker

                Jonas Ydén – Global Director CMO Smokeless Category, Imperial Brands

              Snus: An Introduction To The World’s Oldest Form Of Tobacco Harm Reduction

              • An introduction to Snus & Imperial Brands, a brief history of product and recent innovations

              • Evaluating Sweden’s low smoker rate combined with low cancer rates, is Snus the answer

              • Determining the future, will Snus be permitted for sale in Europe and the overall benefit to the next nicotine sector

            • 16:45 - 17:15
              • Speaker

                Chris Allen – Managing Director, Broughton Laboratories

              Enhancing Customer Satisfaction Through The Quality Of Your Nicotine Containing Products

              • Understanding the Pros and Cons of Testing

              • Efficient and effective product analysis for pre and post market authorisation

              • Quality Control: Examining industry trends

              • Process validation and accommodating production scalability and throughput

            • 17:15 - 17:45
            • Investing In Product Innovation: The Nexvap Story

              • An introduction to Nexvap, it’s product portfolio and future developments

              • Defining Nexvap’s strategy, the challenges and opportunities this presents

              • Enhancing the wider picture, recognising the importance of offering smokers a range of less harmful products

              • Understanding the science behind Nexvap’s innovation, measuring safety

            • 18:00 - 19:00
            • Closing Drinks Reception

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