The GFN is the only international conference to focus on the role of safer nicotine products that help people switch from smoking. Safer nicotine products include e-cigarettes (vapes), oral tobaccos such as Swedish snus, and ‘heat-not-burn’ tobacco products. A rapidly evolving area, with many new non-combustible products emerging over the past ten to fifteen years, it’s a hot topic, with awareness and availability of safer nicotine products now higher than ever.
The rapid development and use of safer nicotine products raises a number of challenging scientific questions about safety, who uses them and why, and the impact on smoking. Governments around the world are scrambling to understand what kind of policy and regulation is appropriate. The GFN examines the rapidly developing science in relation to nicotine and its use, including policy and regulatory responses.
It’s the only conference which brings together people from all sides of the debate. Unique among conferences on nicotine and smoking, we ensure that consumer and consumer advocacy organisations take part, as well as researchers, academics, public health specialists, scientists, medics, industry specialists and manufacturers.
In 2019 the GFN is taking place in Warsaw, Poland, from 13 – 15 June. The conference theme is ‘It’s time to talk about nicotine’. The event will examine how attitudes towards the use of nicotine are changing.
You can see more information about the GFN at our FAQ page [LINK].
Thank you for your interest in registering for media accreditation at the GFN 2019. We value the contribution that the media plays in helping to broaden the discussion of tobacco harm reduction.
We try to accommodate as many members of the media as capacity will allow. If your application for accreditation is successful, you will have access to workspace within the suite of conference rooms, including dedicated areas suitable for conducting interviews. We do our utmost to provide the best conditions we can for you to do your work and we will help you to arrange interviews with our speakers. Exclusive press briefings will also be held during the conference.
As part of the application process, we ask that you:
- inform us which organisation you work for;
- if freelance, inform us which organisation you have been commissioned by;
- upload evidence of your media credentials, either through official documentation or by providing recent samples of your work (within the last 6 months).
Deadline for applications: 30 May 2019
By accepting media accreditation and attending the GFN, you accept the terms and conditions listed below and any additional terms described in the press pack distributed before and during the event.
Terms and conditions
- Accreditation may be revoked at any time if your conduct does not meet the expected standards.
- Your conference badge, which will identify you as a member of the media, must be visible to delegates at the event at all times.