2020 Education at TPE

Join us in Las Vegas this January for three days packed with captivating education sessions, exhilarating discussions, and vital information that is sure to jumpstart your business in the new year. These topics are sure to disrupt the tobacco, vapor, and alternative industries. TPE’s educational conference, IGNITE, is the only program designed to meet the needs and challenges of retailers, wholesalers, distributors, and manufacturers who deal with tobacco, vapor, and next generation products. TPE education is where innovation in the market comes to life and will provide you the information necessary to not only compete in today’s market but also provide a blueprint that will allow you to reinvent your business. Disrupt your industry, ignite your profits, and crush your competition at TPE20 by attending the IGNITE educational conference.

Partial list of 2020 sessions. Please keep checking back for additional sessions to be added.

Wednesday 1/29/20

10:30–11:30AM
KEYNOTE TBA

1:00–1:45PM
Brave New World: Making the Jump into CBD

Category: Alternative/Cannabis

For many retailers and manufacturers, CBD is uncharted territory but a new market offering new profit potential and a new loyal customer base–but where do you start? This session is for the curious retailer wondering if the CBD product category is right for their store or the seasoned pro who needs industry insight on how to better sell and promote these products in their stores. Learn about this growing product category and why it should be part of your product offering.

Moderator: Case Mandel

Confirmed Panelists:

Case Mandel

Bethany Gomez

Laura Fuentes

Jacopo D’Alessandris

10:30–11:30AM
KEYNOTE TBA

1:00–1:45PM
Brave New World: Making the Jump into CBD

Category: Alternative/Cannabis

For many retailers and manufacturers, CBD is uncharted territory but a new market offering new profit potential and a new loyal customer base–but where do you start? This session is for the curious retailer wondering if the CBD product category is right for their store or the seasoned pro who needs industry insight on how to better sell and promote these products in their stores. Learn about this growing product category and why it should be part of your product offering.

Moderator: Case Mandel

Confirmed Panelists:

Case Mandel

Bethany Gomez

Laura Fuentes

Jacopo D’Alessandris

Thursday 1/30/20

11:30–12:15PM
Sisters of the Leaf: Selling, Marketing and Promoting Tobacco Products to Women

Category: Tobacco

Women are a growing segment of many tobacco business’ customer base–but they are also underserved. This all-women’s panel will provide insights and tips for retailers and manufacturers of tobacco products on how women should be marketed to, their preferences and what experience and products they’re looking for in the retail space.

Moderator: Erica Arroyo

Confirmed Panelists:

Erica Arroyo

Rebecca Harvey

Indiana Ortez

Shawna Williams

1:15–2:00PM
Waiting to Exhale: Mastering Today Vapor and E-Cigarette Market

Category: Vapor

2:30–5:00PM
NATO SESSIONS TBA

Category: Tobacco

11:30–12:15PM
Sisters of the Leaf: Selling, Marketing and Promoting Tobacco Products to Women

Category: Tobacco

Women are a growing segment of many tobacco business’ customer base–but they are also underserved. This all-women’s panel will provide insights and tips for retailers and manufacturers of tobacco products on how women should be marketed to, their preferences and what experience and products they’re looking for in the retail space.

Moderator: Erica Arroyo

Confirmed Panelists:

Erica Arroyo

Rebecca Harvey

Indiana Ortez

Shawna Williams

1:15–2:00PM
Waiting to Exhale: Mastering Today Vapor and E-Cigarette Market

Category: Vapor

2:30–5:00PM
NATO SESSIONS TBA

Category: Tobacco

Friday 1/31/20

11:30–12:15PM
Tobacco Retail Rebooted: Jumpstart and Rejuvenate Your Retail Operation

Category: Tobacco

It’s time to rethink how you’re running your tobacco retail business! From in-store events to promoting your store on Instagram, the tobacco retail market has changed, but have you? Learn from a panel of leading tobacconists from across the U.S. on how to market, merchandise and promote your retail operation to drive customers into your store and increase your profits in the new year.

Moderator: Dave Garofalo

Confirmed Panelists:

Dave Garofalo

Amy Tejada

Wayne Anstead

Paul Copeland

1:15–2:00PM
Cann-do Attitude: Embracing Cannabis

Category: Alternative/Cannabis

A growing number of states are adopting new laws that are decriminalizing cannabis use and making it legal to some degree but it still hasn’t been fully embraced by retailers, manufacturers and other manufacturers. Learn about the current legislation bills impacting cannabis, hear from retailers and businesses who are currently growing and selling it, and learn how you can get in on this budding market.

Confirmed Panelists:

Lance Lambert

Scheril Murray Powell

11:30–12:15PM
Tobacco Retail Rebooted: Jumpstart and Rejuvenate Your Retail Operation

Category: Tobacco

It’s time to rethink how you’re running your tobacco retail business! From in-store events to promoting your store on Instagram, the tobacco retail market has changed, but have you? Learn from a panel of leading tobacconists from across the U.S. on how to market, merchandise and promote your retail operation to drive customers into your store and increase your profits in the new year.

Moderator: Dave Garofalo

Confirmed Panelists:

Dave Garofalo

Amy Tejada

Wayne Anstead

Paul Copeland

1:15–2:00PM
Cann-do Attitude: Embracing Cannabis

Category: Alternative/Cannabis

A growing number of states are adopting new laws that are decriminalizing cannabis use and making it legal to some degree but it still hasn’t been fully embraced by retailers, manufacturers and other manufacturers. Learn about the current legislation bills impacting cannabis, hear from retailers and businesses who are currently growing and selling it, and learn how you can get in on this budding market.

Confirmed Panelists:

Lance Lambert

Scheril Murray Powell

2019 Education Sessions

Tobacco Market Trends

Don Burke, NATO
1:30PM, Monday, Feb. 11

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FDA Regulatory Update

Meghan Shea, NATO
2:30PM, Monday, Feb. 11

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Wall Street Update

Bonnie Herzog, NATO
3:30PM, Monday, Feb. 11

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New FDA Landscape

Michael Herklots, Nat Sherman
Keynote, 11:00AM, Tuesday, Feb. 12

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Driving Profits

Terry Gallagher, Moderator
12:00PM, Tuesday, Feb. 12

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Innovation In Vape

Brittani Cushman, Moderator
1:00PM, Tuesday, Feb. 12

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A to Z of CBD

Pyxus, Sponsored Session
2:00PM, Tuesday, Feb. 12

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C-Store Best Practices

CSP, Sponsored Session
11:00AM, Wednesday, Feb. 13

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Power of Partnerships

Glynn Loope, Moderator
12:00PM, Wednesday, Feb. 13

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CBD: Emerging Trends

Bethany Gomez, Moderator
1:00PM, Wednesday, Feb. 13

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