Next Generation Nicotine Delivery USA 2024

The leading event connecting the Nicotine industry for strategic growth and unrivalled networking

19 - 20

June

2024
  • Miami, USA
  • Ticketed

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WHAT TO EXPECT FOR 2024?

The leading event to connect the nicotine industry to drive a strong future in tobacco and nicotine derived products by aligning strategic priorities to achieve new heights in consumer reach and profitability.

150+

Attendees

15+

Exhibitors

80%

Attendees at Director+ level

150+

Attendees

15+

Exhibitors

80%

Attendees at Director+ level

Agenda

  • 19 Jun 2024
  • 20 Jun 2024
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7:30 AM

Registration and Refreshments

8:25 AM

Chair’s opening remarks

Speakers

Mark Dempsey
Senior Consulting Director – Global, GlobalData

8:30 AM

Opening keynote: FDA regulation update

  • PMTA applications update
  • Update on the ban on menthol
  • Upcoming rulemaking: flavored vapes, flavored disposable vapes, very low nicotine cigarettes (VLNCs), salt nicotine pouches
  • Are any of the products currently on the market likely to get banned in the near future?
  • How the FDA is responding to serious youth-vaping concerns

Speakers

Todd Cecil
Deputy Director for Regulatory Management, FDA

9:10 AM

Case study: Reynolds American

Speakers

John O’Brien
Vice President and Assistant General Counsel - Regulatory, Reynolds American

9:40 AM

FDA enforcement rules in key states

  • How FDA and law enforcement plan to crack down on illegal products
  • Banning the import, marketing and sale of illegal products
  • Enforcement bans in key states
  • Update on California: Enforced ban on flavored tobacco products
  • Stemming the tide of cheap Chinese vapes reaching U.S. shores

10:10 AM

Morning Refreshments & Networking

10:40 AM

Exploring next generation nicotine products

Speakers

Sean Roberts
Chief Legal & Corporate Affairs Officer, Imperial Brands

11:10 AM

Appropriate for the protection of public health (APPH): Initiation, switching, and cessation from a behavioral perspective

  • How harm reduction is best handled through a poly-nicotine product approach rather than a single product
  • Understanding behavior change through a person-centered approach (observational oriented modeling)
  • Unlocking the motivations for consumer behavior
  • The importance of incorporating cultural competency in product development and global market launch

Speakers

Dr. Jessica Zdinak
Chief Research Officer and Owner, ARAC

11:40 AM

Case study: Exploring less harmful, yet satisfying, alternatives to smoking

  • Delivering a smoke-free future
  • Developing products that are enjoyable and smoke-free
  • Improving consumer perception by ensuring conversations and debate center on data and scientific evidence
  • Effectively switching away from cigarettes, the most harmful nicotine product

12:10 PM

Reserved for Broughton

12:40 PM

Lunch & Networking

1:40 PM

Case study: Age verification e-cigarettes

  • Understanding the importance of identity and age verification
  • What is involved in using an age-verification app
  • Unlocking devices using a Bluetooth connection
  • Ensuring compliance with FDA rules and regulations

2:10 PM

Reserved for Keller & Heckman

2:40 PM

Case study: Innovation in heat-not-burn technology

  • Ploom – how the product is evolving to deliver an improved consumer experience
  • NJOY Update

Speakers

Joe Williams
Senior Manager, Regulatory Engagement, Altria

3:10 PM

Afternoon Refreshments and Networking

3:40 PM

Reserved for sponsor

4:10 PM

Analyzing key market data and trends – understanding consumer behavior

  • What is driving consumers to switch from cigarettes to nicotine alternatives
  • Analyzing consumer preferences – what flavors appeal the most
  • Understanding the path taken by consumers who have switched to pouches

Speakers

Gavin O’Dowd
CEO, Haypp Group

4:40 PM

Reserved for sponsor

5:10 PM

Panel Discussion: What the flavor restrictions mean for the future of nicotine delivery?

  • Identifying growth opportunities outside of the US
  • Key regulatory developments and considerations
  • Consumer trends and preferences in key international markets
  • EU Regulation – The EU has banned flavored heated tobacco, how will pouches be regulated in the future?
  • Smoking cessation by using nicotine alternatives

Speakers

Tobias Baude
Director of Corporate Affairs for NGP, Imperial Brands
Gavin O’Dowd
CEO, Haypp Group
Bjørn Magnus Bjørnstad
CEO, The Nicotine Product Information Office (ONI)

5:40 PM

Update: Industry association update

  • Working with government to advance the industry sector
  • Ensuring the safety and health of consumers
  • Changing consumer perception and negative media reporting
  • Ensuring compliance with key industry regulations

Inviting: Tony Abboud, Executive Director, Vapor Technology Association (VTA)

Speakers

Tony Abboud
Executive Director, Vapor Technology Association and President, Strategic Government Solutions

6:10 PM

Chairman’s closing remarks

Speakers

Mark Dempsey
Senior Consulting Director – Global, GlobalData

6:15 PM

Drinks Reception

7:15 PM

End of day one

8 AM

Registration and networking

8:25 AM

Chairman’s opening remarks

Speakers

Mark Dempsey
Senior Consulting Director – Global, GlobalData

8:30 AM

Advertising nicotine in the modern era

  • How has advertising featured in the age of social media
  • Working with corporates and events Chairman’s opening remarks to showcase your brand
  • Identifying advertising challenges driven by restrictions and regulation
  • How could advertising take place in the future?

Speakers

Mark Dempsey
Senior Consulting Director – Global, GlobalData

9 AM

Keynote: Highlighting key concerns and risks identified by retailers

  • Convenience-store retailers, distributors and others who sell vaping and other tobacco products are cautious on the outlook for the category
  • Analyzing price elasticity and downtrading
  • Recent price increases are forcing consumers to buy less, buy cheaper products or exit the category
  • As manufacture list price increases reduce consumer options for affordable tobacco products, smokeless nicotine and e-cigarettes are benefitting

 

9:30 AM

Intellectual property – safeguarding innovations

Speakers

Eric N. Heyer
Partner, Thompson Hine

10 AM

Panel discussion: Outlook for the category – identifying growth opportunities

  • Analysis of where big investments are being made and into which categories
  • Outlook for the category over the next 3-5 years
  • Forecasting: Which products are likely to see consistent growth
  • Ensuring tax efficiency

 

10:30 AM

Morning Refreshments and Networking

11 AM

Speaker Hosted Roundtables

Speaker Hosted Roundtables

Interactive roundtable sessions offer a unique opportunity to come together with your peers to share best practice and develop solutions to critical challenges facing the industry as a whole. Hosted by industry experts and each focused on a single issue, roundtables are an exciting, interactive way to build your personal network and learn from the experience and expertise of others.

Each roundtable session lasts for 40 minutes, and delegates may attend up to 2 roundtables.

ROUNDTABLE 1: Nicotine product testing: streamlining product development and meeting regulatory requirements

ROUNDTABLE 2: Excise tax compliance, how to be tax efficient

ROUNDTABLE 3: TBC

ROUNDTABLE 4: TBC

 

12:20 PM

Lunch and networking

1:20 PM

Spotlight: Available for sponsorship

1:35 PM

Case study: Exploring less harmful, yet satisfying, alternatives to smoking

  • Delivering a smoke-free future
  • Developing products that are enjoyable and smoke-free
  • Improving consumer perception by ensuring conversations and debate center on data and scientific evidence
  • Effectively switching away from cigarettes, the most harmful nicotine product

2:05 PM

Reserved for sponsor

2:35 PM

Panel discussion: Key developments in the cannabis and hemp markets

  • Review of states that have increased legal access to cannabis and hemp products
  • States that are likely to be allowed to sell Hemp/Cannabis/CBD products in the future
  • Innovation in delta 8 products
  • The growth of cannabis vaping
  • Update on vaping CBD
  • Outlook for the category over the next 3-5 years
  • What’s going to be the next big thing in the cannabis/hemp category?

Panelists

Yan Cuie, VP Encapsulation/Application, Blue California

Joe Smith, Partner, Thompson Hine

Speakers

Yan Cuie
VP Encapsulation/Application, Blue California
Joe Smith
Partner, Thompson Hine

3:15 PM

Afternoon refreshments and networking

3:45 PM

Panel discussion: Industry innovations – new products on the market

  • Heated tobacco alternatives
  • Nicotine gums
  • Nicotine edibles
  • Update on synthetic nicotine
  • Inhalable prescription NRT (Nicotine Replacement Therapy) for smokers trying to quit smoking
  • Environmentally friendly nicotine products

4:15 PM

Industry data and analysis: Key market trends and developments

  • Which products are hot and popular with consumers and why
  • Product innovation, what can we expect to see in the future
  • Analyzing consumer data – identifying key trends and preferences

Speakers

Tim Phillips
Managing Director, ECigIntelligence

4:45 PM

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Todd Cecil
Deputy Director for Regulatory Management, FDA

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Opening keynote: FDA regulation update

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John O’Brien
Vice President and Assistant General Counsel - Regulatory, Reynolds American

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Case study: Reynolds American

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Sean Roberts
Chief Legal & Corporate Affairs Officer, Imperial Brands

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Exploring next generation nicotine products

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Tobias Baude
Director of Corporate Affairs for NGP, Imperial Brands

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Panel Discussion: What the flavor restrictions mean for the future of nicotine delivery?

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Joe Williams
Senior Manager, Regulatory Engagement, Altria

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Case study: Innovation in heat-not-burn technology

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Samy Hamdouche
Cofounder and COO, Lucy Goods Inc.
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Martin Steinbauer
Co-founder, SMOOD LLC

Martin Steinbauer co-founded nicotine vaporizer company SMOOD, serves as the chief engineer, and holds 9 granted and pending patents. SMOOD has grown into a global business built on sustainability, advanced chemistry, IoT-enabled devices, and consumer centricity. Prior to SMOOD, Martin was an investment analyst at BlackRock in New York City. Martin graduated from Harvard University with a degree in Applied Mathematics.

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Owen Bennett
Senior Vice President, Equity Research - Global Tobacco and Cannabis, Jefferies
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Catharine Dockery
Founder and GP, Vice Ventures
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David Renteln
Co-Founder And CEO, Lucy Goods
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Tony Abboud
Executive Director, Vapor Technology Association

Tony Abboud is an attorney and government affairs expert who represents companies in the tobacco and vapor space and who serves as the Executive Director of the Vapor Technology Association (VTA) – the U.S. based trade association representing the vapor industry. Abboud was instrumental in founding, growing and leading this important national trade organization, which advocates for rational science-based regulations that will enable a diverse and robust nicotine products industry to thrive as well as promoting tobacco harm reduction policies. Abboud has extensive experience in law, public policy, government and politics. He has represented companies on legal and regulatory issues for more than 25 years, and has advised and consulted with companies in the tobacco and vapor industries on regulatory issues for more than a decade. Among many other things, as the Executive Director of VTA, he crafted VTA’s successful multi-faceted strategic campaign to stop President Trump’s vapor-only full flavor ban from being enacted in 2020. In his work as a state lobbyist, Abboud developed and implemented successful strategies for companies facing simultaneous multi-state legislative challenges in the vapor industry and in the tobacco industry. Abboud is recognized as a leading voice for essential regulations and a balanced discussion of vapor products. He is a frequent speaker at national symposiums and has been extensively quoted in the media, including national print, television and radio.

Abboud left the international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP in 2010 to found his consulting firm, Strategic Government Solutions, which focuses on companies and associations in heavily regulated industries, including the tobacco and vapor industries. He has a unique blend of grassroots organizing, political campaign, governmental service, private sector representation and legal experiences to draw on when crafting effective lobbying and communications strategies. Tony lives near Chicago with his wife, a former Cook County prosecutor, and their three children. Tony earned his B.A. in Political Science from Carleton College in 1988 and his J.D. with distinction from the University of Iowa College of Law in 1994.

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Eric N. Heyer
Partner, Thompson Hine

Eric, a partner in the firm’s Washington D.C. office, is a member of the Business Litigation group and co-leads the Cannabis practice. He has extensive experience in the cannabis, e-cigarette and vaping industries, advising clients on FDA and state regulatory compliance and enforcement issues, contractual and transactional matters and intellectual property issues. Eric was part of a landmark litigation team that established the legal framework for the vaping industry as it exists today. On behalf of an e-cigarette distributor, he argued that the product was the functional equivalent of traditional cigarettes and not unapproved drugs or medical devices, as the FDA contended. This resulted in the FDA amending its scope of authority to regulate e-cigarette use under the FD&C Act and the 2009 Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. Eric also successfully led the team for the Vapor Technology Association suit against New York state’s emergency ban on the possession and sale of flavored vaping products. Eric is advising more than 30 clients on navigating the PACT Act.

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Joe Smith
Partner, Thompson Hine

Joe Smith, a partner in the firm’s Washington D.C. office, is a member of the Business Litigation group and co-leads the Cannabis practice. Joe focuses his practice on litigation and regulatory compliance with a particular bend toward the cannabis and hemp industries and related industries. Joe is considered one of the cannabis industry’s most knowledgeable lawyers on federal and state regulatory compliance, including compliance with the expanded PACT Act and related state licensure and tax requirements. Joe regularly counsels clients in the cannabis industry and ancillary businesses on federal and state regulations affecting marijuana, hemp, CBD and other cannabis-related products and services. Joe also currently serves as vice-chair of the State Regulations Committee of the National Cannabis Industry Association. Additionally, as an experienced litigator, Joe represents cannabis and non-cannabis clients in state and federal court in a broad range of commercial and civil matters.

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Panel discussion: Key developments in the cannabis and hemp markets

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Gavin O’Dowd
CEO, Haypp Group

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Panel Discussion: What the flavor restrictions mean for the future of nicotine delivery?

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Analyzing key market data and trends – understanding consumer behavior

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Tim Phillips
Managing Director, ECigIntelligence

Tim Phillips is the Managing Director of Tamarind Intelligence, publisher of leading business intelligence services ECigIntelligence, CBD-Intel and TobaccoIntelligence. These independent market data and regulatory tracking and analysis services for the vape, CBD and tobacco-alternatives industries provide market-leading insights into the sectors they cover for clients ranging from governments and academic institutions to multinational companies and professional service providers.

Tim Phillips is a UK-qualified attorney, having worked at the European Commission, international law firm Herbert Smith, media companies BSkyB and AOL, and Betfair, where he worked in various legal and government relations roles as the company went through its IPO. He was also a partner in a New York venture capital-funded start-up in the diamond sector. Tim holds a postgraduate diploma in legal practice from the University of Law, London and a masters degree in geology from Oxford University. He has run for Tamarind Intelligence for the past 6 years.

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Industry data and analysis: Key market trends and developments

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Dr. Jessica Zdinak
Chief Research Officer and Owner, ARAC

Dr. Zdinak holds a Ph.D. in Social Psychology, and a doctoral specialization in statistics. She has led research teams since 2005, supporting CDC, NIH, NSF, and other large-scale grants and projects. She has served as a Social Scientist at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD, and later as a Director of Applied Research and Evaluation at a management consulting firm in Maryland. In these capacities she helped to design research program evaluations, with her most memorable efforts leading a team of researchers and physicians to develop an Intimate Partner Violence/Domestic Violence prevention and response e-learning curriculum. This was one of the only programs of its kind in the United States at that time, training over 7,000 health care providers to assess for and respond to domestic and sexual violence in over 80 clinical settings. Dr. Zdinak is passionate about developing this type of program related to nicotine and tobacco products.

Following her public health experience, Dr. Zdinak spent 6 years at Altria, where she designed, led, and reported on Perception and Behavior studies for various PMTAs. She also spent time leading product research focused on innovation and future harm reduction opportunities. She now serves as Chief Research Officer and Owner of Applied Research and Analysis Company (ARAC), where she leads a team of Ph.D. and Master’s level behavioral scientists in conducting quantitative and qualitative research. This team specializes in TPPI studies, Human Factors and Label Comprehension research, and Actual Use and Longitudinal Experimental Switching Studies. The ARAC team understands that in this regulatory environment, outside researchers must be strategic thinkers and partners in the product innovation, PMTA, and MRTPA process.

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Appropriate for the protection of public health (APPH): Initiation, switching, and cessation from a behavioral perspective

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Yan Cuie
VP Encapsulation/Application, Blue California

Dr. Cuie Yan holds four degrees including a Ph. D. in Polymer Chemistry & Physics. She has been working on encapsulation/application of active ingredients and taste modulators for 26+ years, with DSM, PepsiCo and AB-InBev prior to Blue California, with a focus on leading teams launching marketing winning food, nutrient and pharma products, with $100 + million profit creation. Meanwhile, she has authored 36 articles in peer reviewed scientific journals including 2 book chapters, along with 10 patents.

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Panel discussion: Key developments in the cannabis and hemp markets

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Bjørn Magnus Bjørnstad
CEO, The Nicotine Product Information Office (ONI)

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Panel Discussion: What the flavor restrictions mean for the future of nicotine delivery?

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Mark Dempsey
Senior Consulting Director – Global, GlobalData

Mark brings over 20 years experience in the foodservice, retail and FMCG sectors to GlobalData.  Mark joined the GlobalData team in 2017 following 5 years living in Canada where he was an insights leader for PepsiCo and strategy consulting leader for the NPD group.   In his role at GlobalData, Mark brings bold thought-leadership to global partners across the manufacturer, retailer and distributor segments; always striving to find new ways to create growth by positively influencing shopper behaviour.

Mark brings significant FMCG knowledge and expertise to the conference having led research around the world on topics from shopper segmentation, to category market sizing to innovation planning and the study of global best practices.

Mark will be chairing the conference whilst sharing his views on the changing nature of next generation product offerings, the demands and expectations of today’s consumer, and the innovations and trends that will shape the future…

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Chair’s opening remarks

2024-06-19, 8:25 AM

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Advertising nicotine in the modern era

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Chairman’s opening remarks

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