TMA's 104th Annual Meeting & Conference

Marriott Fairview Park | Falls Church, VA
April 8 -10, 2019


Guaranteed Hotel Rate Ends March 25, 2019

2019 is shaping up as one of the most turbulent years in the tobacco and nicotine community.  New innovations and product pathways – as well as more statutory and regulatory action at all levels of government  – challenge us all to adapt to a shifting landscape.  TMA's 104th Annual Meeting & Conference provides industry and stakeholders with a platform to come together for speaking, listening, learning, and brainstorming about the most pressing issues to which we all are adapting.  


April 8
4:00 - 6:00pm TMA Board Meeting
6:30 - 9:00pm Welcome Reception sponsored by
April 9
8:50 - 9:15am TMA Welcome & Chairman's Remarks
9:15 - 10:15am Keynote: Mitch Zeller, Director FDA-CTP
10:15 - 10:30am

Examining the Comments from FDA-CTP's Flavor Advanced Notice
Moderator: Chris Greer, TMA
Panelist: Henry Sauter, TMA

10:30 - 10:45am Coffee Break
10:45 - 12:30pm Developments in the Ongoing Flavored Products Debate
Moderator: Jim Solyst, Swedish Match
Panelists: Joe Murillo, Altria; David Levy, Georgetown; Kevin Schroth, Rutgers
12:30 - 1:45pm Luncheon sponsored by 
2:00 - 2:20pm Remarks: Flora Okereke, RAI
2:20 - 3:30pm Policy Trends From FDA to FCTC
Moderator: H. Michael Ligon, Universal Corporation
Panelists: Huub Vizee, Delfort; Maggie Gowen, GVSA; Jim Lutzweiler, Smoke-Free World; Michiel Reerink, JTI;
3:30 - 3:45pm Coffee Break
3:45 - 5:00pm Retail Panel - Challenges to Retailers
Moderator: Terry Gallagher, Smoker Friendly
Panelists: Tom Briant, NATO; Darren Collett
7:00 - 10:00pm Cocktail Reception, Dinner
April 10
8:30 - 8:45am  TMA Welcome
8:45 - 9:30am Keynote: CTP Office of Science Director Dr. Matt Holman
9:30 - 10:45am FDA Pathways: Getting New Products to Market
Moderator: Barry Schaevitz, Fox Rothschild
Panelists: Matt Holman, FDA OOS; Brittani Cushman, Turning Point Brands; Gerry Roerty, Swedish Match; Lorraine Rusch, High Point Clinical Trials; 
10:45 - 11:00am Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:00pm How Cannabis & Hemp Might Disrupt the Industry
Moderator: Azim Chowdhury, Keller & Heckman
Panelists: Chris Van Gundy; Chris Walsh; Colin Gallagher, Solari Hemp;
12:00pm Closing Remarks


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TMA Would Like to Thank Our Sponsors

Sponsorship Opportunities


Swedish Match
Luncheon Sponsor


ITG Brands
Welcome Reception Sponsor


Fox Rothschild LLP   Mane
Marquee Sponsors


EAS Consulting    Universal    Japan Tobacco International    Pinney Associates    Universal
Annual Meetings Sponsors