Global Tobacco and Nicotine Forum 2023

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The Global Tobacco and Nicotine Forum (GTNF) is an annual tobacco industry conference.

GTNF 2023 was a hybrid event that took place virtually, and in Seoul for in-person delegates, from 19-21 September 2023.1 Sessions were also available online after the event.2

The following speakers, panellists and moderators were listed on the GTNF 2023 agenda:34

  • Adam Afriyie- Member of UK Parliament for Windsor, and Vice Chair of the All Party All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Vaping5
  • Mohammed Agrabawi- ANDS
  • Jasjit Ahluwalia- Brown University School of Public Health and Alpert School of Medicine
  • Tim Andrews- Americans for Tax Reform and the Tholos Foundation
  • Patrick Basham- The Democracy Institute
  • Carolyn Beaumont- SmokerHealth Telehealth and MedicalNicotine scripts
  • David Bertram- EUK Consulting
  • Paul Blair- Philip Morris International
  • Erik Bloomquist– Global Nicotine and Tobacco Investment Consultant
  • Stefan Bomhard- CEO, Imperial Brands
  • Rob Burton- Pixsur Group
  • Benjamin Butterworth- iNews and Media Commentator
  • Julian Cheung- Japan Tobacco International (JTI)
  • Anna Choi- Sejong University
  • Samrat Chowdhery- Association of Vapers India and INNCO
  • Kai-Jen Chuang- Taipei Medical University
  • Alex Clark- Consumer Advocates for Smoke-Free Alternatives Association (CASAA)
  • Tao Cui- Innokin Technology
  • Sinclair Davidson- Economist and Author
  • Ming Deng- Yunnan University
  • Kim Do-Hwan- Korea Electronic Cigarette Association
  • Dave Dobbins- American Legacy Foundation and The Truth Initiative
  • Catharine Dockery- Vice Ventures
  • Matt Drodge- Walnut Unlimited
  • Stacy Ehrlich- Kleinfeld Kaplan and Becker LLP
  • Konstantinos Farsalinos- School of Public Health at the University of West Attica
  • Christopher Fleury- Ipsos
  • Marina Foltea- Trade Pacts Consultancy
  • Marewa Glover- Center of Research Excellence: Indigenous Sovereignty and Smoking
  • Christopher B. Greer- Tobacco Merchants Association (TMA)
  • Klaus Hagen- Splash
  • Angela Harbutt– Consultant
  • Delon Human– Health Diplomats
  • Yu Kang- Hangsen International Group
  • Brian King- US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Center for Tobacco Products
  • Ana Krasojevic- JTI
  • James Kuang- ICCPP Group
  • Hiroya Kumamaru- AOI International Hospital, Japan
  • Sanjay Kumar- The Korea Herald
  • James Lambert- Oxford Economics
  • Jeremy Lim- Saw See Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore
  • David Levy- Georgetown University
  • Mark LittlewoodInstitute of Economic Affairs
  • Shawn Long- Yunnan Research Institute and Tobacco Flavor Research and Development Center at Zinwi Biotech
  • Nancy Loucas- CAPHRA
  • Fadi Maayta- ANDS
  • David Maddox- Express Online
  • Colin Mendelsohn- Australian Tobacco Harm Reduction Association (ATHRA)
  • Stefanie Miller- Juul Labs Inc
  • Marina Murphy- ANDS
  • Marlen Nazarov- Alfabet Labs
  • Brett O’Donnell- O’Donnell and Associates
  • Flora Okereke- British American Tobacco (BAT)
  • Cherry Pan- Smiss Technology Company, Oriental Division
  • Fiona Patten- Reason Party Leader
  • Sudhanshu Patwardhan- Healthtech Entrepreneur and Medical Director of the Centre for Health Research and Education (CHRE)6
  • Tim Phillips- Tamarind Intelligence
  • Riccardo Polosa– University of Catania, and the Center of Excellence for the Acceleration of Harm Reduction (CoEHAR)
  • Kezia Purick- Member of the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly in the Australian Parliament
  • Robert Pye- Filtrona
  • Elise Rasmussen- Founder & Chief Director, GTNF
  • Diane Raverdy-Lambert- SWM Engineered Papers Division
  • Elaine Round- BAT
  • Christopher Russell- Russell Burnett Research and Consultancy and Special Advisor at the Centre for Substance Use Research (CSUR)7
  • Priscilla Samuel- Reynolds American
  • Luis Sanches- Greenbutts
  • Mohamadi Sarkar- Altria Client Services
  • Valerie Solomon- BAT
  • David Sweanor- University of Ottawa
  • Brent Taylor- Altria Client Services
  • Steffy Thevar- The Times of India
  • Clarisse Yvette Virgino- CAPHRA
  • Pieter Vorster- Idwala Research
  • Eve Wang- Smoore International and Shenzhen Smoore Technology Co.
  • Kingsley WheatonBAT
  • Rupert Wilson- Strategic Business Consulting
  • Derek Yach- Global Health Strategies LLC
  • Jessica Zdinak- Applied Research and Analysis Company
  • Rex Zhang- Shenzhen Smoore Technology Co
  • Everest Zhao- Voopoo

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  1. Global Tobacco and Nicotine Forum, GTNF 2023: Change the conversation. Change the outcome, GTNF website, archived August 2023, accessed November 2023
  2. Global Tobacco and Nicotine Forum, GTNF 2023 Replay, GTNF website, archived October 2023, accessed November 2023
  3. Global Tobacco and Nicotine Forum, Seoul 2023 Speakers, GTNF website, archived October 2023, accessed November 2023
  4. Global Tobacco and Nicotine Forum, 2023 Agenda, GTNF website, archived September 2023, accessed November 2023
  5. Parallel Parliament, Vaping APPG, website, archived May 2023, accessed November 2023
  6. Dr. Sudhanshu Patwardhan, LinkedIn profile, undated, accessed November 2023
  7. CSUR, About Us, website, undated, archived June 2023, accessed October 2023