5th International Symposium on Nicotine Technology

Charles Hamshaw-Thomas

will chair the ISoNTech 2023

Charles Hamshaw-Thomas worked with the two founding shareholders of E-Lites, the pioneering brand at the forefront of the UK vaping industry’s explosive early growth (2011-2015). Charlie led E-Lites’ external engagement – in London, Brussels and Washington DC – at the time when governments & regulators were first turning their attention to the nascent ‘new nicotine’ category. He also led E-Lites’ business development initiatives, which culminated in the sale of E-Lites to Japan Tobacco International in 2014. Since 2015, he has undertaken some consultancy roles to, and remained a close and enthusiastic observer of, the new industry. Charlie’s fervent wish is to see the industry truly realise its disruptive potential.

Exhibition Floorplan

F - Full Stand; R - Reduced Size Stand; P - Poster/Videoposter Stand

ISoNTech 2023 expo map
Why ISoNTech?

Developers, manufacturers and distributors are invited to demonstrate new products and discuss their design and development. The aim is to present a wide range of alternative delivery systems, including vaping products, oral pouches and tobaccos and heated tobacco products as well as ancillary technologies involved.

#ISoNTech23 will take place within a dedicated exhibition area, adjacent to #GFN23. It will run for 3 days, and will include a number of short presentation slots, on Thursday 22nd June 2023, during which we aim to cover as many aspects of products and new technologies as possible. Following these there will be opportunities for ‘show and tell’ informal discussions throughout Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th June. This will include video presentations and the opportunity to exhibit products and the technology behind them.


ISoNTech will take place alongside the 10th Global Forum on Nicotine, which takes place in the same venue, and all participants in this - scientists, academics, public health professionals, politicians, manufacturers, distributors and consumers - will also be invited to attend ISoNTech.

ISoNTech will also be promoted as a stand-alone event to all media outlets covering the Global Forum, and to policy makers locally, as well as to consumers and the general public.

ISoNTech will create space not just to demonstrate the opportunities presented by new technologies, but also to network with key leaders and thinkers in the field of alternative nicotine delivery products, including policy analysts, regulators, manufacturers, consumers, and scientists.