FEATURED CONFERENCE SPEAKERS
On Policy: United States Congressman, Rep. Ryan Costello (R-PA), member of the House Energy & Commerce Committee which has jurisdiction over vapor products will address the VTA Conference.
On Standards: As part of a panel of experts on battery issues, Michael Sakamoto, Senior Global Business Manager for Underwriter Laboratories will discuss the UL8139 and the future of battery standards In the industry.
On Politics: Logan Dobson, Director of Data & Polling for the National Republican Senatorial Committee will provide insights into the upcoming 2018 federal races to address the question of who will control Congress.
On Inspections: Marc Sheineson, partner at Alston & Bird, will discuss what every company, whether a retailer or manufacturer, needs to know about FDA inspections.
JUNE 25 KICK-OFF WITH ATR: This year’s conference will kick off on Monday evening, June 25, 2018, with a pre-conference welcoming reception sponsored by Americans for Tax Reform at their offices, 722 W. 12th Street NW, 6th Floor, Washington, DC, from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Many thanks to Paul Blair and the folks at ATR for welcoming us back this year.
JUNE 26 VTA CONFERENCE at the Trump International Hotel, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.
7:00 a.m. Registration Opens
7:30 a.m. Welcoming Breakfast sponsored by RAI Services
8:30 a.m. Conference starts with an action-packed agenda and full-day of speakers covering virtually every core issue confronting our industry including issues dealing with youth, our fight to save flavors, battery safety and education, UL 8139, the science behind the flavors, 2018 state legislative round up, our 2019 state legislative focus, FDA’s Unified Agenda, and a political preview of the 2018 elections, along with a variety of other issues.
12:30 p.m. Luncheon sponsored by Vapor Beast
6:30 p.m. Networking Reception Hosted by E-LiquiTech. Relax and connect or reconnect with colleagues over cocktails and heavy hors d’ouerves as we digest the day’s activities and get ready for our Day on the Hill.
JUNE 27 DAY ON THE HILL: Our lobbying team will be taking 100+ people to Capitol Hill to press Congress on the importance of flavors and for a rational regulatory scheme that doesn’t block innovation at the border.
TOPICS COVERED AT VAPE & THE FDA 3
Battery Standards & Safety
Shifting Deeming Timelines & Requirements
Reclaiming the Public Health Narrative
Ending Improper Marketing
Industry Youth Initiatives
Social Media & Advocacy
Good Manufacturing Practices
Growing State Vapor Associations
Local Vapor Fights
Funding State Groups
State House Roundup
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