Partner Agenda


The GTNF 2014 Partner Program at THE GREENBRIER RESORT

For partners accompanying participants at GTNF 2014, we have created a package of pleasant privileges to welcome you to The Greenbrier Resort.

From the opening of the event late Wednesday afternoon to the close on Saturday morning, you are invited to start the day with The Greenbrier’s classic or casual breakfast, enjoy a slice of American history mid-morning, take afternoon tea and attend evening events ranging from the glittering Gala Dinner to dress-up and dress-down receptions.

Simply show event staff your Partner Badge, and give them your room number to access these activities. You are also requested to comply with The Greenbrier’s and GTNF’s dress code.

Click here to view the Greenbrier Dress Code Policy


Here’s a day-by-day list of activities offered with our compliments:


Wednesday 1 October


15:00–17:00 – Women In Tobacco (WIT) Afternoon Tea (sponsored by National Tobacco), (Spring Room)

Founded in 2010, Women in Tobacco (WIT) is the international membership organization for women working in the tobacco industry. With an annual calendar of events combining business and networking activities, it provides a unique framework for engagement.

Tea will be served in The Greenbrier’s elegant Spring Room, with its “soda fountain” bar adding a touch of American nostalgia. To inform and inspire our members and guests on this occasion, filmmaker Sarah Hazelgrove urges us to “Look Beyond The Smoke.”


18:30: Welcome Reception (sponsored by Alliance One International(The Bunker)

A uniquely fascinating venue for our first night Welcome Reception. During the evening, you’ll also get the chance to take a trip back in time with an optional tour of this historic, and once top-secret, space. The dress code for this evening is business attire.


Thursday 2 October


07:0010:00: Classic Breakfast at The Greenbrier (Main Dining Room)

Breakfast is a gracious and traditional affair featuring signature Southern dishes, American favorites and delicious healthy options served a la carte and buffet style.

The buffet features a rotating menu, including an omelette station, sweet potato pancakes, brook trout, fresh fruit and more.


For a more casual breakfast option, you can choose:

07:0010:00 Breakfast at Draper’s (Draper’s Bar)

Vibrant colors, floral patterns and bold contrasts were the style hallmarks of celebrity interior designer Dorothy Draper, who created The Greenbrier’s signature lighthearted elegance after World War II. Draper’s Bar offers all-day dining in a casual setting, served with traditional Southern hospitality. Try their speciality omelettes and eggs Benedict, or get a real taste of the South with the fried green tomato sandwich.

The dress code casual, but no hats or baseball caps, please.


10:30: The Greenbrier History Tour

Stroll back through more than 230 years in one morning with The Greenbrier History Tour. Today, you can hear fascinating stories about the buildings and grounds of The Greenbrier estate, and see the President’s Cottage Museum and the Art Colony shops. An audio-visual presentation is held in the Greenbrier Theatre.

16:00–16.45: Afternoon Tea (Main Dining Room)

Continuing a tradition established in the 1930s, with afternoon tea in the Main Dining Room, served every day from 4:00 to 4:45 pm. Choose from a delightful selection of freshly prepared pastries and cookies beneath Dorothy Draper’s original custom-designed crystal chandeliers. Live piano music and entertainment may or may not distract you from the delicacies!

Tobacco Reporter Golden Leaf Awards Reception & Dinner (sponsored by BMJ)

(Crystal Room/Chesapeake Room)

GTNF is once again proud to play host to the BMJ Golden Leaf Awards for excellence in the tobacco industry, and you are invited to celebrate with us. With a reception held in the Crystal Roomunder glittering chandeliers, and the splendid dinner and awards ceremony in the adjoining Chesapeake Room, this is the perfect occasion to dress up … and sparkle! The dress code for this event is formal/optional. Cocktail dresses or long dresses may be worn.


Friday 3 October

07:00–10:00: Classic Breakfast in the Main Dining Room OR Breakfast at Draper’s Bar.


10:30: The Greenbrier History Tour

Friday’s tour focuses on the elegant architecture and renowned interior design of famed interior designer Dorothy Draper and her successor, Carleton Varney, and their post-war restoration of The Greenbrier’s rooms and public spaces. Tours depart from the Upper Lobby.

16:00–16:45: Afternoon Tea (details as for Thursday)


18:00: Reception and Dinner (sponsored by Lorillard)


(Kate’s Mountain Lodge)

Join us to enjoy a splendid sunset, and then extend the glow well into the evening in the sociable surroundings of this rustic lodge surrounded by inspiring views of the Allegheny Mountains.

The dress code for this event is smart casual.


Saturday 4 October

Classic Breakfast in the Main Dining Room OR Breakfast at Draper’s Bar



In addition to the events offered by GTNF, The Greenbrier itself offers an idyllic 10,000-acre playground with a huge selection of leisure pursuits and outdoor adventures.

With over 55 activities to choose from, there is something for everyone to enjoy! Golf, tennis, off-road driving, falconry and horseback riding just barely scratch the surface of outdoor activities, some of which are available year-round. Indoor activities are equally plentiful.

For a special treat, try The Greenbrier’s renowned Mineral Spa. Luxuriate in a whirlpool bath or soak up the healing properties of the native sulphur waters. Invigorate every pore in a steam room or sauna. Or, simply indulge in your choice of spa treatments for maximum well-being! To save disappointment at this very popular venue, please book in advance. You can call (+1) 888 598 8412 to schedule your spa visit. More information is available at:

To see the full range of exciting options on offer, visit The Greenbrier’s Activities page:



We strongly recommend GTNF participants purchase insurance that covers medical and other risks associated with travel abroad. Tobacco Reporter will not be liable for any issues stemming from a delegate’s participation in any GTNF event or function.