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The Global Tobacco Networking Forums are and always have been quite simply the greatest interactive tobacco talk-shows on earth. GTNF Antwerp 2012 will continue that tradition.
What helps make these forums so exceptional is the array of industry insiders, thought-leaders, consultants and experts we bring together to talk about a wide range of topics that are most exercising the industry today.

Scott Ballin, tobacco and health policy consultant
Patrick Basham, director, the Democracy Institute
Maarten Bevers, vice president corporate affairs, global leaf, Japan Tobacco International
Erik Bloomquist, senior analyst, consumer staples, Berenberg Bank
Rob Burton, group Head of public health and scientific affairs at British American Tobacco
Jeannie Cameron, owner, JCIC International
Doug daCosta, safety, security, integrity consultant
Nicky Donnelly, global stakeholder engagement manager, British American Tobacco
Michelle Dowle, international scientific affairs manager, British American Tobacco
Carlo Einarsson, market communications director, Iggesund Paperboard AG
Jonathan Fell, director of beverages and tobacco analyst research CIB-Markets for Deutsche Bank
Dr. Frank Hartig, GSC Global Engineering vice president, Japan Tobacco international
Bonnie Herzog, managing director, beverage, tobacco & consumer research, Wells Fargo Securities, LLC
Delon Human, president and ceo, Health Diplomats, Switzerland
Mick Hume, editor-at-large, Spiked Magazine (online)
Thierry Lebeaux, vice president and head of European Affairs office, JTI
Mark Littlewood, director general, Institute of Economic Affairs.
Michelle McKeown, vice president corporate affairs, Japan Tobacco international
Marina Murphy, scientific communications manager, British American Tobacco
Des Naughton, director, Operations, British American Tobacc
Paul Neumann, senior vice president Global Leaf, Japan Tobacco International
Chigusa Ogawa, procurement capital equipment director, Japan Tobacco international
David O’Reilly, group scientific director, British American Tobacco
Roger Penn, director of tobacco business unit, Mane
Ram Poddar, chairman, Tobacco IInstitute of India and chief mentor, Modi Group of Companies
Philippe Ragot, global product manager LIP, SWM
Brad Rodu, University of Louisville
Oded Shoseyov, faculty member, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Chris Snowdon, author and historian
Mike Stevens, group head of leaf, British American Tobacco
Jeff Stier, National Center of Public Policy Research, USA
Juergen Tiemann, head of leaf, Imperial Tobacco Group
Ron Tully, vice president new projects, National Tobacco Company
Avi Tzur, CEO of Recon Inc
Nico Vroom, managing director, EcO2
Martin Zelder, senior lecturer, Northwestern University

More to be announced.
All the subjects that are uppermost in the collective minds of the industry:

A view from the investment community
Eliminating child labour
Why do people smoke?
Stakeholder engagement
Harm and risk reduction
The media’s view
Management and leadership
LIP paper and production
Illicit trade
Government transparency and freedom of information
Infestation management
FDA regulations
Other tobacco products
Plain packaging
Alternative uses for tobacco
Tobacco control and policy: the public health view

But what really makes the GTNFs special is that they are not one-way traffic. The essence of the forum and workshop sessions is interaction, conversation, debate, consensus—a sharing of knowledge, expertise and wisdom.
Here is an outline agenda for the forum sessions:
Wednesday, 13 June 2012
08:30 - 18:00 Registration
18:00 Buses leave for the Welcome Reception and Dinner at Andromeda's warehouse.
Thursday, 14 June 2012
07:30, 07:45,08:00,08:15 Buses depart for the Ship
08:30 - 09:00 Board ship, coffee and networking

09:00 - 09:25 Welcome

09:25 - 09:55 1st Speaker
10:00 - 10:30 2nd speaker
10:30 - 10:50 Coffee Break
10:55 - 11:25 3rd speaker
11:30 - 12:00 4th speaker
12:00 - 12:15 Review of morning and setting of afternoon agenda
12:15 - 13:30 Lunch
13:40 - 14:50 Sessions 1-5
15:00 - 16:10 Sessions 6-10
16:10 - 16:30 Coffee break
16:10 - 16:30 Sessions 11-15
18:00 - 19:45 Special reception
20:45 Gala Dinner aboard ship
23:45 Disembark at Antwerp
Friday, 15 June 2012
07:45, 08:00, 08:15 Buses depart for the Ship
08:30 - 09:00 Coffee and Networking
09:00 - 09:10 Setting of morning agenda
09:10 - 09:50 1st speaker
09:55 - 10:35 2nd speaker
10:40 – 10:55 Coffee break
10:55 – 12:05 Sessions 16-20
12:15 – 13:25 Sessions 21-25
13:30 – 15:00 Lunch
15:10 – 16:00 Industry Outlook panel
16:05 – 16:35 3rd speaker
16:35 – 17:05 4th speaker
17:05 – 17:15 Closing Comments