Smoker Friendly Announces 2011 Legislative Panel

Dillard, Briant, Wilkey, Loope slated for Tobacco Festival & Conference

Published in CSP Daily News

BOULDER, Colo. -- Smoker Friendly International (SFI) will be holding its annual Tobacco Festival & Conference August 29 to August 31, 2011, at the Millennium Harvest House in Boulder, Colo.

Each year, the SFI event features a legislative panel. This year, the panel will include Jim Dillard, senior vice president of regulatory affairs of Altria Client Services; Tom Briant, executive director of NATO (National Association of Tobacco Outlets); Rob Wilkey, senior legal council of Common Wealth Brands Inc.; and Glynn Loope, director of Cigar Rights of America (CRA).

The [image-nocss] panel will be moderated by Ron Tully, vice president of new projects for National Tobacco Co.

Click herefor information on the SFI Tobacco Festival & Conference.Smoker Friendly is America's largest cigarette and tobacco store (CTS) retailer. The Smoker Friendly Authorized Dealer Program is designed for existing retail tobacco store operators who wish to market their own brand of competitively priced private-label products within an exclusive territory that is geographically protected. This program is for the tobacco retailer who would like the advantages of a buying group; wants more interaction with other cigarette and tobacco store retailers including information and idea sharing; clout with manufacturers; and the greater synergies that a nationally known private-label brand like Smoker Friendly provides.