FROM TONY ABBOUD / VTA – VTA Announces All-Star Speaker List and Agenda for July 18 Conference

July 8, 2017

VAPE & THE FDA 2 SPEAKER LIST
& AGENDA TOPICS ANNOUNCED

SPEAKER LIST

Keynote Address
Senator Ron Johnson
Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on
Homeland Security and Government Affairs

Marc Scheineson, Alston & Bird, LLP

Dr. Sally Satel, American Enterprise Institute

Alex Clark, Consumer Advocates for Smoke-Free Alternatives Association

Julie Woessner, Consumer Advocates for Smoke-Free Alternatives Association

Cynthia Cabrera, The Cating Group

Alex Treadway, The Daily Caller

Chris Howard, e-Alternative Solutions, Inc.

George Cassels-Smith, eLiquiTech, Inc.

Dr. Scott Gottlieb, Food & Drug Administration (invited)

Amy Lane, Indiana Smoke-Free Alliance

Holly Kinser, The Kinser Group

Will Woodlee, Kleinfeld, Kaplan & Becker, LLP

Janet Aho, Mane, Inc.

Seth Mailhot, Michael Best Friedrich, LLP

Patricia Kovacevic, Nicopure Labs

James Jarvis, Ohio Vapor Trade Association

David Graham, Reveritas Group

Dimitris Agrafiotis, Tennessee Smoke Free Association

Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-GA), U.S. Congress (invited)

Brittani Cushman, Vapor Beast

Ashley Davis, West Front Strategies

Kristi Remington, West Front Strategies

Andrew Bremberg, The White House (invited)

Charlotte Hickcox, ZHF Consulting

VTA’s JAM PACKED CONFERENCE AGENDA

These outstanding legal, regulatory, public health and industry experts

will be covering the issues that all manufacturers, retailers, importers,

wholesalers and distributors are concerned about.

Here are just some of the timely issues that will be covered:

* The Changing Deeming Deadlines & Requirements *

Taking on the “youth marketing” issue *

A 21st Century perspective on harm reduction * 

Using the media to tell the vape story *

Expert panel on flavors and characterizing flavors *

Legal & regulatory PMTA issues & FDA handling *

Developing & resourcing a strategic PMTA program *

State Vapor Association growth strategies *

* New strategies to organize & fight back at the local level *

VTA’s Local Defense Package *

What to Expect from the (FDA) Inspectors *

2017 State Legislative “Post-Mortem” *

Strategies for dealing with & defeating vapor taxes *

A breakdown and status of all existing federal bills *

VTA’s federal strategies for defending vapor *

You NEED to be part of this conversation!

Sign UP today to secure your spot and allow our lobbying team to set up meetings for you with YOUR Members of Congress.

REGISTER NOW!

The room block is filling up fast!

JULY 17, 2017 – PRE-MEETING ACTIVITIES

6:00 p.m. –  Greeting Cocktail Reception
Location:  Americans for Tax Reform

722 12th Street NW, 6th Floor, Washington, D.C.

JULY 18, 2017 – VAPE & THE FDA 2 CONFERENCE

8:00 a.m. –  Registration and Hot Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – Chairman Ron Johnson Keynote Address
12:00 p.m. – Luncheon
sponsored by Vapor Beast
1:30 p.m. – Dual Manufacturer & Retailer Tracks
6:00 p.m. –  Networking Reception sponsored by e-LiquiTech

Location: Trump International Hotel
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C.

JULY 19, 2017 – DAY ON CAPITOL HILL 
with West Front Strategies

8:00 a.m. – Advocate Round Up & Assignment of Hill Teams
9:00 a.m. – Advocate Send Off
9:30 – 4:00 p.m. – Meetings on Capitol Hill

Don’t miss out this year! Register now by using VTA’s Conference Registration Portal.

Again, our government affairs team will set up meetings with your Congressmen and Senators.  All you have to do is register!

Please forward this invitation to anyone you think may be interested in attending!

We are looking forward to seeing you in D.C.!

Tony Abboud
Executive Director
Vapor Technology Association

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