Global Tobacco and Nicotine Forum 2015

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The Global Tobacco and Nicotine Forum (GTNF) is an annual tobacco industry conference.
The GTNF 2015 was held in September in Bologna, Italy.1
Speakers included:

  • George Adams – Professor of Medicine at University of North Carolina
  • Elizabeth (‘Liz’) Allen – Retired from HMRC, and has published for ITIC on illicit trade
  • Jeremy Armstrong – leaf purchasing, British American Tobacco
  • Vivien Azer – tobacco industry analyst, Cowen and Co
  • Jason Baits-Tomlin – Vice president of strategy and new business of the global tobacco supply chain at Japan Tobacco International
  • Scott Ballin – Former vice president of the American Heart Association. Now adviser to the University of Virginia
  • Patrick Basham – Director of the Democracy Institute
  • Clive Bates – Founder of consulting and advocacy practice Counterfactual
  • Peter Beckett – Head of compliance at e-cigarette company Nerudia
  • Karen Blakeley – Founder of the Hoare Centre for Responsible Management
  • Erik Bloomquist – Tobacco industry analyst, BESI Grupo Novo Banco
  • Michel Bracke – CEO of Nicoccino Holding AB, which produces nicotine films that dissolve under the lip
  • Theodore G. Broome – Executive vice president of Universal Leaf Tobacco Company
  • Christopher Butler – Chief of staff at libertarian pressure group Americans for Tax Reform (ATR)
  • Cynthia Cabrera – Executive director at Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA)
  • Jeannie Cameron – Founder and managing director of JCIC International
  • Dmitri Churakov – CEO of consultancy Wingle Group
  • Bruce Clark – Vice president of regulatory and scientific affairs, Philip Morris International
  • Simon Clark – Director of Forest and founder of Action on Consumer Choice
  • John Clayton – Corporate social responsibility manager at British American Tobacco Japan
  • Miguel Coleta – Director of external labour policies at Philip Morris International
  • Jose Maria Costa – Executive vice president of global operations and supply chain for Alliance One, a leaf tobacco merchant
  • Martin Cullip, aka blogger ‘Dick Puddlecote’, and ‘consumer associate’ of New Nicotine Alliance
  • James Cutforth – Global sector manager for Domino Printing Sciences (which codes tobacco packaging)
  • Warwick Evans – Senior manager for Africa and global agronomy strategy for Imperial Tobacco
  • Konstantinos Farsalinos –Cardiologist working for the Department of Pharmacology at University of Patras and Department of Cardiology at Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center
  • Jonathan Fell – Tobacco industry analyst and founding partner of Ash Park
  • Dorel Fronea – Auditor at the Ministry of European Funds Romania
  • Susan Gernert – Assistant general counsel, National Tobacco Company LP
  • Moira Gilchrist – Director of scientific engagement at Philip Morris International
  • Kirsty Green-Mann – Head of corporate responsibility Imperial Tobacco and vice president of the Eliminating Child Labour in Tobacco Growing (ECLT) Foundation
  • Pierre-Marie Guitton – Secretary General of CORESTA
  • Jack Hennigfield – Addiction expert at consultancy Pinney Associates
  • Airton L. Hentschke – Executive vice president and COO of Universal Leaf Tobacco Company
  • Bonnie Herzog – Tobacco industry analysist at Wells Fargo
  • Delon Human – Healthcare consultant and author of book ‘Wise Nicotine’, funded by British American Tobacco
  • Graham Kayes – Executive vice president for business relation management and leaf at Alliance One International, a tobacco leaf merchant
  • Patricia Kovacevic – General counsel and chief compliance officer for e-liquid and e-cigarette manufacturer Nicopure Labcs
  • Chris Kozlik – Development director at tobacco packaging company Parkside Flexibles
  • Michael Lavery – Director and senior tobacco industry analyst at CLSA
  • Duane Layton – Head of law firm Mayer Brown’s Government and Global Trade Group (practising international trade law)
  • Brian W. Lee – Responsible for implementing Track and Trace at Japan Tobacco International
  • Kgosi Letlape – President of the African Medical Association
  • Mike Ligon – Vice president corporate affairs at Universal Corporation (parent company of Universal Leaf Tobacco Company)
  • Mark Littlewood – Director general of libertarian think tank Institute of Economic Affairs
  • Rolf Lutz – Director of product policy at Philip Morris International
  • Andrew Manson – Head of scientific engagement at British American Tobacco
  • Marco Mariotti – Senior vice president of corporate affairs for Philip Morris International
  • Stephen D Matenje – Malawi’s Ambassador to the United States (2010-2015)
  • Neil McKeganey – Director of the Centre for Drug Misuse Research
  • Lorenzo Montanari – Executive director of American think tank Property Rights Alliance (PRA)
  • Marina Murphy – Scientific reputation manager at British American Tobacco
  • Masibonge Mzwakali – Manager corporate affairs for sub-Saharan Africa, Philip Morris International
  • Ray Niaura – Director of science and training at the Schroeder Institute for Tobacco Research and Policy Studies, American Legacy Foundation
  • Paul Neumann– Senior vice president of global leaf at Japan Tobacco International
  • Daniel Nuesslein – Manager for IT Solutions at HERMOS AG (which provides IT solutions for the tobacco industry including Track and Trace solutions)
  • Mike Ogden – Senior director regulatory oversight, Reynolds American Services
  • Flora Okereke – Head of regulatory policy and engagement at British American Tobacco
  • Tim Oliver – Program development director at AB Sustain (which consults on sustainability issues in agricultural supply chains)
  • David O’Reilly – Scientific and R&D director at British American Tobacco
  • Antonella Pederiva – Secretary-General atCECCM
  • Roger Penn – Director of the tobacco business unit at flavour manufacturer Mane Group
  • Carl Philips – Scientific director at Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association (CASAA)
  • Riccardo Polosa – Founder of Center for Tobacco Research at the University of Catania
  • Guillaume Popial – Director corporate affairs for sub-Saharan Africa, Philip Morris South Africa
  • Christopher Proctor – Chief scientific officer at British American Tobacco
  • Antonia Ramazzotti – Vice president of market research and innovation at Philip Morris International
  • Michiel Reerink – Global regulatory strategy vice president at Japan Tobacco International
  • Jed E. Rose – Director of the Duke Center for Smoking Cessation
  • Christopher Russell – Research fellow at the Centre for Drug Misuse Research
  • Carlo Sacchetto – Secretary General of Fetratab
  • Ernesto Savona – Director of Transcrime
  • Uwe Schey – Chief operating officer at Xavo AG (delivers IT solutions for example Track and Trace)
  • Dr. Will Snell – Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Kentucky
  • Christopher Snowdon – libertarian writer and journalist, and Institute of Economic Affairs research fellow
  • Valeria Briggs Solomon – Senior director within the regulatory oversight department of Reynolds American Services
  • Jim Solyst – Vice president federal regulatory affairs, Swedish Match North America
  • Elizabeth A. Stevulak – Director of educational programs at the Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI)
  • Jeff Stier – Senior fellow at the National Center for Public Policy Research
  • Steve Stotesbury – Head of regulatory science, Imperial Tobacco
  • Juergen Tiemann – Director leaf purchasing and manufacturing innovation, Imperial Tobacco
  • Marina Trani – Head of research and development of Nicoventures
  • Richard Tubb – Clinical/science-based non-executive board member British American Tobacco
  • Ron Tully – Founder of TNV Ventures, a management consultancy in the nicotine and tobacco sector
  • Francois Van Der Merwe – Chairman and CEO of The Tobacco Institute of Southern Africa, and global president of the International Tobacco Growers Association (ITGA)
  • Pieter van Rennes- Technical sales manager at Oxy-Low Systems, specialising in post-harvest pest control of tobacco products
  • Huub Vizee – Head regulatory affairs at the Delfortgroup (previously Imperial Tobacco)
  • Nico Vroom – Managing director and head of R&D at EcO2 BV, which specialises in post-harvest tobacco pest-control
  • Wan Saiful Wan Jan – CEO of Institute of Democracy and Economic Affairs
  • Kingsley Wheaton – Managing director next generation products at British American Tobacco
  • Rupert Wilson – Owner of Strategic Business Consulting
  • Julie Woessner- Executive director of Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives (CASAA)
  • Yushu Zhu – Independent Chartered Marketer

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References

  1. Global Tobacco and Nicotine Forum, Look who’s talking, 2015, accessed December 2017