Premium Tobacco Trade Show in Las Vegas, Nevada – July 13-17, 2017
Annually the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR), produces its annual convention and trade show. Back in Las Vegas, after a stop in New Orleans, the much-anticipated tobacco industry event was back in full swing in the city that never sleeps, with clear skies and 100 + degree heat.
The Las Vegas Convention Center was the site if this years event, which as always, attracts the largest, most established and influential premium cigar and tobacco companies like: General Cigar Company, JC Newman, Arturo Fuente, Davidoff, Scandinavian Tobacco, Drew Estate, Perdomo and Rocky Patel – pipe tobacco companies – as well as accessory manufacturers like: Boveda, Rabbit Air, Jet Line and Xicar. Industry media were also represented in exhibitor form, as well as covering the event widely.
After the days trade show and seminars, the industry professionals enjoyed the Vegas nightlife but business remained in play, as Cigar Industry Greats (Rocky Patel, Ashton, Padron, et al.) could be seen having FDA strategy meetings over cigars and cocktails.
The IPCPR, as always, produced a well planned, well-organized and fruitful event for all in attendance, adding their trademark flare by including such luminaries as former New York City Mayor and U.S. Attorney General, Rudolph Guiliani, as the event’s Keynote Speaker and iconic rockers, .38 Special, for their closing event party.
See our photo coverage of the event below and stay posted for our video of this years awesome event.
About the IPCPR (from the IPCPR Website):
Founded in 1933, the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR) is the oldest, largest and most active trade association representing and assisting retailers of premium tobacco products and their suppliers. IPCPR is a not-for-profit trade association recognized as the “Voice of Authority and Reason” on premium tobacco related issues. The Association provides its members with assistance in fighting onerous tobacco legislation and regulation, brings retailers and manufacturers together in mutually advantageous business relationships and provides its members with market data, research, services and product information to assist them in profitable operation of their businesses.
The organization formerly named RTDA – Retail Tobacco Dealers of America – changed its name to International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Association in 2007 to distinguish its mission from that of cigarette and machine made cigar sellers and manufacturers.
In February, 2016, IPCPR opened its new headquarters a few blocks from the United States Capitol at: 513 Capitol Court, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20002.