The GTNF exists thanks to the vision and direction of its founder and president, Elise Rasmussen. In January 2019, Elise became the executive director of the GTNF Trust, which includes the GTNF, Tobacco Reporter, Vapor Voice and Tobacco Farm Quarterly.
From its launch in Rio de Janeiro in 2008 to the present day, the GTNF has become the global exchange for views and ideas among public health experts, government representatives, investors and members of the tobacco/nicotine industries.
Behind the success of the GTNF is a strong belief that deepening the conversation about tobacco, nicotine and public health can lead to more informed views and decisions by all stakeholders. To that end, we build in plenty of opportunities for informal networking and meetings throughout the event.
GTNF 2020 was an international virtual event spanning five continents in three time zones. Previous events took place in Washington, D.C. (2019) London (2018), New York (2017), Brussels (2016), Bologna (2015), West Virginia (2014), Cape Town (2013), Antwerp (2012), Bangalore (2010) and Rio de Janeiro.
The 2021 GTNF is scheduled to take place in September in Seoul, South Korea.