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 SPEAKER

KARL “THE MAILMAN” MALONE

Few people have impacted the sport of basketball more than Karl Malone has. A dominating force on the court, Karl is respected for his performance, leadership and talent that has influenced the sport throughout the world. Some of his accolades include,

  • NBA’s 2nd all-time leading scorer
  • Two-time NBA Most Valuable Player
  • 14-time NBA All-Star
  • 2-time Olympic champion with The Dream Team
  • Named one of NBA’s 50 Greatest Players
READ FULL BIO

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 SPEAKER

KARL “THE MAILMAN” MALONE

Few people have impacted the sport of basketball more than Karl Malone has. A dominating force on the court, Karl is respected for his performance, leadership and talent that has influenced the sport throughout the world. Some of his accolades include,

  • NBA’s 2nd all-time leading scorer
  • Two-time NBA Most Valuable Player
  • 14-time NBA All-Star
  • 2-time Olympic champion with The Dream Team
  • Named one of NBA’s 50 Greatest Players
READ FULL BIO

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’s Vapor and E-Cigarette Market

Category: Vapor

The past year has seen vapor and e-cigarette companies come under attack by the FDA, state and local governments but the category is continuing to grow. This panel of industry experts provide you a pathway to success in vapor and ways to up your game, bringing professionalism to your business and tactics to future-proof the vapor and e-cigarette products you’re selling, promoting and marketing today.

Moderator: Brittani Cushman

Confirmed Panelists:

Brittani Cushman

Chris Howard

Michael Celluci

Rob Maneson

2:30–5:00PM
NATO: Local, State and Federal Tobacco Legislation and Regulations: What Industry Members Need to Know

Category: Tobacco

With the landscape of local, state and federal tobacco legislation and regulations constantly changing and impacting the industry, NATO’s Tom Briant will provide an in-depth update on local tobacco ordinances, state legislation, and FDA tobacco regulations. This session will focus on what is currently happening on the tobacco regulatory landscape and what it means to industry members.

NATO: Tobacco Market Highlights and CBD Trends

Category: Tobacco/Alternative

With his trademark data rich presentation, MSA’s Don Burke will provide key insights into traditional tobacco product category trends and also focus on the expanding marketplace for CBD products. Changes in retail tobacco product market segments will be identified and the sales trends for most popular CBD products will be explained.

Confirmed Panelists:

Thomas Briant

Don Burke

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’s Vapor and E-Cigarette Market

Category: Vapor

The past year has seen vapor and e-cigarette companies come under attack by the FDA, state and local governments but the category is continuing to grow. This panel of industry experts provide you a pathway to success in vapor and ways to up your game, bringing professionalism to your business and tactics to future-proof the vapor and e-cigarette products you’re selling, promoting and marketing today.

Moderator: Brittani Cushman

Confirmed Panelists:

Brittani Cushman

Chris Howard

Michael Celluci

Rob Maneson

2:30–5:00PM
NATO: Local, State and Federal Tobacco Legislation and Regulations: What Industry Members Need to Know

Category: Tobacco

With the landscape of local, state and federal tobacco legislation and regulations constantly changing and impacting the industry, NATO’s Tom Briant will provide an in-depth update on local tobacco ordinances, state legislation, and FDA tobacco regulations. This session will focus on what is currently happening on the tobacco regulatory landscape and what it means to industry members.

NATO: Tobacco Market Highlights and CBD Trends

Category: Tobacco/Alternative

With his trademark data rich presentation, MSA’s Don Burke will provide key insights into traditional tobacco product category trends and also focus on the expanding marketplace for CBD products. Changes in retail tobacco product market segments will be identified and the sales trends for most popular CBD products will be explained.

Confirmed Panelists:

Thomas Briant

Don Burke

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.

Moderator: Lance Lambert

Confirmed Panelists:

Lance Lambert

Scheril Murray Powell

Jamal Hackler

Brittny Peloquin

Dave Sandomeno

2:30–3:30PM
State of the Union: Cigar Legislation Update

Category: Tobacco

Flavor bans, Tobacco 21 and lawsuits–oh my! The cigar industry is under attack and facing more obstacles than ever before and the pace of changes can be hard to keep up with. That’s where this panel of cigar trade associations and legal experts steps up. Learn about the latest regulatory and legal challenges facing the cigar industry today and walk away with a better understanding of the regulatory climate to help your business flourish in 2020.

Moderator: Glynn Loope

Confirmed Panelists:

Glynn Loope

Craig Williamson

Joshua Habursky

Daniel Trope

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.

Moderator: Lance Lambert

Confirmed Panelists:

Lance Lambert

Scheril Murray Powell

Jamal Hackler

Brittny Peloquin

Dave Sandomeno

2:30–3:30PM
State of the Union: Cigar Legislation Update

Category: Tobacco

Flavor bans, Tobacco 21 and lawsuits–oh my! The cigar industry is under attack and facing more obstacles than ever before and the pace of changes can be hard to keep up with. That’s where this panel of cigar trade associations and legal experts steps up. Learn about the latest regulatory and legal challenges facing the cigar industry today and walk away with a better understanding of the regulatory climate to help your business flourish in 2020.

Moderator: Glynn Loope

Confirmed Panelists:

Glynn Loope

Craig Williamson

Joshua Habursky

Daniel Trope

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