We began 2020 knowing this would be a pivotal year; what has unfolded thus far is nothing short of an historic phenomenom that shifted deadlines, changed how we live and work, and injected even greater uncertainty into the business and policymaking of the tobacco and nicotine industries.

Now, connecting is more vital than ever. You can rely on TMA to bring the people and ideas that are important to tobacco and nicotine together to listen, look and learn. TMA is bringing you an unprecedented digital conference platform available from May through June.  One price includes all sessions and bonus content.



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Session Title: FCTC and International Trade

Date: Tuesday May 12, 2020

Time: 10:30 -12:00 EST

Moderator: Barbara Martellini, Vice President Corporate Affairs, Universal Leaf Tobacco


  • Patrick Basham, Director, Democracy Institute
  • J.B. Simko, Vice President External Affairs, Philip Morris International
  • Valerie Solomon, Vice President & Assistant General Counsel, RAI Services
  • Geir Ulle, International Trade Expert
  • Ayda Yurekli, Principal Economist, Foundation for a Smoke-Free World


Session Title: Trade Trends

Date: Thursday May 14, 2020

Time: 12:00 – 1:30 EST

Session Title: Trade Trends

Presenter: Don Burke, Senior Vice President, Management Science Associates, Inc.


  • Paul Crozier, Category Manager, Sheetz
  • William Stein, Senior Vice President of Enterprise Growth, Core-Mark Holdings Company


Session Title: Business Pre and Post-Covid 19

Wednesday May 20, 2020

Time: 12:00 - 1:30 EST

Moderator: Darryl Jayson


  • Vivien Azer, Managing Director, Cannabis; Consumer - Beverages, Tobacco, Cowen
  • Chris Growe, Analyst, Stifel Nicolaus
  • Pamela Kaufman, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley
  • Michael Lavery, Senior Research Analyst, Piper Sandler


Session Title: Regulatory & Legislative Issues: 2020 & Beyond

Date: Thursday May 28, 2020

Time: 12:00 - 1:30 EST

Moderator: Beth Oliva, Partner, Fox Rothschild


  • Kelly Cushman, Senior Vice President, ITG Brands
  • Ben Haas, Partner, Latham Watkins
  • Bryan Haynes, Partner, Troutman Sanders
  • Michele Maron, Director Corporate Affairs and Communications, JTI USA


Session Title: Agri-business and Emerging Markets

Thursday June 4, 2020

Time: 12:00 - 1:30 EST

Moderator: Darryl Jayson, Chief Operating Officer, TMA


  • Blake Brown, Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics at North Carolina State University
  • Will Snell, Co-Director, Kentucky Agricultural Leadership Program, University of Kentucky


Session Title: Women and Leadership: Toward an Inclusive and Sustainable Future

Date: Monday June 8, 2020

Time: 12:00 - 1:30 EST

Moderator: Patricia Kovacevic, Global Legal & Regulatory Strategist, Regulation Strategy


  • Christiane Bisanzio, Vice President Diversity and Inclusion, JTI
  • Allison Carlson, Managing Director at FP Analytics Division of the Foreign Policy Group
  • Brittani Cushman, Vice President of External Affairs, Turning Point Brands
  • Alexandra Solomon, Senior Research Analyst for Ethics and Human Rights, Gender Specialist, Foundation for a Smoke-Free World


Session Title: The Ongoing Need for Science Infrastructure: Preparing Applications and Ensuring Product Stewardship

Date: Wednesday June 10, 2020

Time: 12:00 -1:30 EST

Moderator: Jim Solyst, Principal, JMS Scientific Engagement


  • Todd Cecil, Deputy Director, Office of Science at FDA's Center for Tobacco Products
  • Gerry Roerty, Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, Swedish Match North America
  • Barry Schaevitz, Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP
  • Donna Smith, Associate Fellow, Regulatory Sciences, Altria Client Services


Session Title: Keynote Address with Q & A

Nathan Hurley, Ombudsman, FDA Center for Tobacco Products

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Time: 12:00 - 1:30 EST


Session Title: Keynote Address with Q & A

Preparing Tobacco Marketing Applications for Submission by September 9

Matt Holman, Director of Office of Science at FDA Center for Tobacco Products

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Time: 12:00 - 1:30 EST


Session Title: Keynote Address by Mitch Zeller, Director of FDA Center for Tobacco Products

Updates from FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products

Friday, June 19, 2020

Time: 12:00 - 1:30 EST


Session Title: Combating Illicit Trade: Adapting Enforcement to New Challenges

Date: Tuesday June 23, 2020

Time: 12:00 - 1:30 EST

Moderator: Chris Greer, President & CEO, TMA


  • Lt. Geoffrey Deedrick, Los Angeles Sheriff's Department
  • Joe Murillo, Chief Regulatory Officer, JUUL Labs
  • Kevin Schroth, Associate Professor, Rutgers University’s School of Public Health

Opportunity for Q & A



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Your one-time registration gives you unlimited access to weeks of content, including:

  •  Live panel and keynote sessions with Q&As
  •  On-demand videos of scheduled live events
  •  Podcasts featuring interviews from interesting players across the industry
  •  Bonus TMA content and information
  •  Papers, talks and additional information on a wide range of subjects
  •  Access to TMA’s popular PMTA and SE webinars





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