NATO Seminar to Address Midyear Tobacco Trends

Retailer association hosts gathering on market, legislative issues

LAKEVILLE, Minn. -- NATO is hosting a one-day tobacco legislative and regulatory education seminar on Aug. 22 at the Omni Interlocken Hotel, 500 Interlocken Blvd., Broomfield, Colo. 

NATO’s goal for the education seminar is to provide informative presentations on the most important tobacco legislative and regulatory issues of the day. The agenda for the educational seminar event includes the following: 

Wed., Aug. 22

1:00 – 2:15 p.m. Tobacco Market Trends
Don Burke, Management Science Associates

2:15 – 3:15 p.m. Local, State and FDA Update
Thomas Briant, NATO executive director

3:15 – 3:30 p.m. Break

3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Critical Issues Facing the Retail Tobacco Industry: A Panel Discussion
Moderator: Frank Armstrong, president of NATO
Tommy Maddux, Altria Client Services
Chris Casey, Swisher International
Brittani Cushman, National Tobacco Co.

There is no registration fee to attend the NATO Education Seminar, and the education event is open to retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers. To register to attend the seminar, click here.

In conjunction with the Smoker Friendly Annual Conference and Tobacco Festival being held at the same location over the two days following the NATO seminar, a hotel room block has been set aside at the Marriott Hotel for attendees of the NATO event. Rooms are limited, so make your hotel reservation early.

All tobacco retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers are encouraged to attend the NATO Education Seminar event. This seminar is an excellent source of the most current information on tobacco market trends, tobacco-related legislation and FDA tobacco regulations. Register today and plan to attend the NATO Education Seminar.


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