2022 Trade Show Line Up

It’s a new year and with it, the release of a plethora of new events, opportunities, connections and of course, products. The showcase for these products are but a handful of usual suspects that are tried-and-true trade favorites. The “big” shows that seem to garner the most attention are the international Tobacco Plus Expo (TPE) and Intertabac, the Dominican-based Procigar and the North American favorite, Premium Cigar Association, or just PCA (formerly IPCPR). And this year, at least so far, all are in-person events despite the threat of the Omicron variant causing some stress. Sadly, some of these shows aren’t geared towards consumer engagement as they are primarily structured to promote B2B activities and networking. But, that doesn’t preclude consumers from attending as there is no shortage of prime exhibitors, products, ancillary learning events and of course, ubiquitous parties that seem to go on for days. Procigar actually welcomes consumers and ironically, limits manufacturer attendance to those who are Procigar members only. The short list is below with links to the respective event pages.

Networking, new product releases, and exclusive show deals–you’ll find all this and more at the annual Tobacco Plus Expo (TPE) international trade show and convention. TPE has been named as one of “The Top 50 Fastest Growing,” tradeshows in the United States for two consecutive years, making it a great place to do serious business whether you’re a manufacturer or retailer that carries premium tobacco, CBD, vapor and other consumer products.

TPE 2022 will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center January 26-28, 2022 for 3 days of in-person business and networking. Connect with brand owners, retailers, wholesalers, distributors and professionals for a can’t-miss trade show experience.

The PCA 2022 Trade Show is the biggest and best event of the year for the premium tobacco industry. The only show of its’ kind, PCA 2022 is put on by The Premium Cigar Association, and is the only show that puts ALL of its proceeds back into representing and advocating for its members. Unlike other shows that exist purely to make a profit, the PCA Trade Show exists not only to offer a buying/selling event unlike any other, but also as a way to unite and strengthen our industry—the premium cigar and pipe family. Whether you’re a manufacturer looking to get your products into the most hands of qualified buyers at one time, or a retailer looking to stock your shelves with a variety of products for the entire year, or a member of the media looking to acquire a massive amount of content, PCA 2022 is your one-stop-shop for checking everything off your list!

The Procigar Festival is a truly unique and memorable experience unmatched in the cigar industry that beautifully combines educational opportunities, entertainment, leisure activities, loads of premium cigar smoking and a lifetime of memories. One of the Festival’s most compelling attractions is that it allows guests to have one-on- one dialogues with the industry’s biggest cigar makers all the while smoking their cigars and fraternizing with an international community of like-minded enthusiasts in an unprecedented way – cigar manufacturers, retailers and consumers.

As Europe’s leading trade fair for tobacco and smoking accessories the Inter-tabac is the crucial communication and order platform for trade with a unique product and service offerings of more than 230 exhibitors. The ever-increasing visitor numbers confirm the importance of the Inter-tabac as a forum between manufacturers and dealers. The catchment area extends far beyond the German borders. The foreign visitors come primarily from Europe, but also from North and South America, Asia and Africa. Access until 18 years!

On the whole the organisers welcomed on the 3 days of the fair, from 21. September to 23. September 2018, about 625 exhibitors from 54 countries on the InterTabac in Dortmund.

The InterTabac will take place on 3 days from Thursday, 15. September to Saturday, 17. September 2022 in Dortmund.

So, be sure to mark your calendars for these and many other local shows, expos, festivals, and various hootenannies. For those looking for updates on Cigar Aficiando’s Big Smoke or Cigar International’s CigarFest, no details on 2022 dates have yet been released, but please check back as we’ll be posting that info as soon as we get it. If you’d like information on a particular event, please feel free to drop us a line. In Fumo Pax!

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