Zeller to Speak at NATO Education Seminar

Registration now open to all tobacco retailers

BROOMFIELD, Colo. –– Mitch Zeller, director of the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Tobacco Products, will be a featured presenter at a regional education seminar being conducted by NATO, the National Association of Tobacco Outlets, on Aug. 23, 2017, at the Omni Interlocken Hotel, 500 Interlocken Blvd., Broomfield, Colo. All retailers that sell tobacco products are encouraged to consider attending this information-packed event.

This regional education seminar will bring together the top experts on tobacco-related regulatory and marketing topics to update and educate retailers on the most important issues faced by retailers today.

The full agenda for this one-day seminar event is as follows:

Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017

5:00 – 6:30 PM Networking reception

6:30 PM Dinner on your own

Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017

7:00 – 8:00 AM Continental breakfast

8:00 – 9:15 AM FDA Regulatory Update and Panel Discussion
Mitch Zeller, Director, FDA Center for Tobacco Products

9:15 – 10:30 AM Tobacco Market Trends
Don Burke, Management Science Associates

10:30 – 10:45 AM Break

10:45 – 11:45 AM Wall Street tobacco Industry Update
Bonnie Herzog, Managing Director, Beverage, Tobacco & Convenience Store Research, Wells Fargo Securities LLC

11:45 AM– 12:30 PM Local, State and FDA Update
Thomas Briant, Executive Director, NATO

12:30 PM Lunch followed by departures

There is no registration fee for retailers to attend this NATO Regional Education Seminar. Click here to register to attend the seminar. 

In addition, in conjunction with the Smoker Friendly Tobacco Festival being held at the same location the two days following the NATO seminar, a hotel room block has been set-aside at the Omni Interlocken Hotel for attendees of the NATO event. Click here to reserve a hotel room.

Questions regarding the NATO Regional Education Seminar can be directed to NATO Executive Director Thomas Briant at

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