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January 18, 2017

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For 2017, NATO is planning a new series of one-day retail education seminars located in key regions of the country. The first NATO Regional Education Conference will be held on January 18, 2017 at the Villas of Grand Cypress in Orlando, Florida. Our goal for these regional events is to provide informative presentations on the most important retail tobacco issues of the day and one-on-one meetings between select sponsors and retail attendees.

9:00 - 10:00AM Continental Breakfast

10:00 - 10:45AM

FDA Compliance
Ann Simoneau, Director of Compliance, FDA Center for Tobacco Products

10:45 - 11:30AM

Market Perspectives for Newly Regulated Products
Christopher Casey, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Swisher International 
Patricia Kovacevic, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, Nicopure Labs

11:30AM - 12:15PM

Tobacco Marketing Trends
Don Burke, Senior Vice President, Management Science Associates

12:15 - 12:30PM Transition to lunch
12:30 - 1:45PM Lunch at Nine18 Restaurant

1:00 - 1:45PM


Wall Street Update
Bonnie Herzog, Managing Director and Senior Beverage & Tobacco Analyst
Wells Fargo Securities, LLC

1:45 - 2:00PM Transition from lunch
2:00 - 3:00PM One-on-One Sponsor and Retailer Meetings

3:00 - 3:45PM

Local, State and Federal Legislative and FDA Updates
Thomas Briant, Executive Director, National Association of Tobacco Outlets

3:45 - 4:30PM Networking Reception