The 2018 IPCPR Convention and International Trade Show will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center from July 13th to July 17th and is a great place to meet other cigar enthusiasts to meet, think, and exchange ideas.
2018 IPCPR's 86th Annual Convention & International Trade Show
The 2018 IPCPR Convention and International Trade Show will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center from July 13th to July 17th. The convention is the largest premium tobacco trade show in the United States. Although this event is not open to the general public, many highly regarded cigar blenders and manufacturers release new items that will soon be available to cigar connoisseurs around the country.
The annual convention is an excellent opportunity for manufacturers, tobacconists, members of the media, and even bloggers to network and discover the newest releases and exclusive offerings from over 300 exhibitors from around the world. From the Kick-Off Party to a cocktail reception there are plenty of opportunities to reacquaint with old friends and make new ones.
Retailers and industry types can experience the newest blends from the world’s best premium cigar makers. Some of the most renowned cigar producers will have booths at the IPCPR Convention.
Drew Estate, Ashton, Rocky Patel, Perdomo, My Father, AJ Fernandez and Alec Bradley will all be exhibiting in the hall this year. Limited free samples are permitted in order to promote business only. Also, the newest accessories will be available.
Education sessions run the gamut along with retailer seminars, keynote speakers, and government affairs briefings.
Below is a list of other events.
Manufacturers: How to Work with Regulatory Agencies
Speakers: Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) & Small Business Administration (SBA) Ombudsmen
Uncovering Growth Opportunities via Benchmarking
Speaker: David Bishop is the managing partner of Balvor LLC, a firm that specializes in convenience retail and provides category management, trade marketing, and analytic services to companies.
Place Making & Visual Merchandising: Crafting a Retail Destination Experience
Speaker: Ken Nisch – JGA Branded Environments
“For more than four decades, JGA has created inspired environments around the world, for a roster of clientele that ranges from some of the most iconic international brands to the independent retailer…and everything in between.”
World Movie Premiere: Hand Rolled
Speaker: Produced and presented by Render Social
“Rolling a premium cigar is no small feat— each is hand rolled out of 100% pure tobacco. Master rollers often come from a long lineage of craftsmen and women. Like any artisan, rollers spend years perfecting each variation and understand how the different methods of the filler, binding, and wrapper tobacco affect the resulting taste and experience.”
Also on the agenda, Cigar Aficionado Manufacturers Panel will host the Lunchtime Learning Series with moderator David Savona. There will be daily raffles and after parties offering more chances to socialize and network.
Las Vegas is the perfect setting for the annual IPCPR Convention and a great spot for those in the cigar industry from around the world to meet, think, and exchange ideas.
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