IPCPR trade show preview
The largest annual cigar trade show is coming up and you’re not invited. Consumers cannot attend the 84th annual International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers convention that will be held July 24-28th at the Sands Expo/Venetian in Las Vegas.
But, Thompson Cigar tobacconists will be there as will members of our marketing team and we’d like to be your eyes and ears.
We’ll be meeting with representatives from every corner of the industry as we learn what manufacturers are offering us to bring to market (or not given the new FDA oversight). We’ll be recording interviews with all the top companies that we’ll be sharing with you over the next few weeks on our site and blog.
Brian W. will also be livestreaming via Facebook periodically from the floor so you can get a real-time look at the newest cigars and hear all about them from the expert blenders and manufacturers themselves. Unfortunately, Facebook does not allow users to sign up to receive notifications of our live streams (because we’re in the tobacco industry) so you won’t be able to sign up for notifications of when we go live.
Instead, we’re suggesting that you check out the Thompson Facebook page in the early evening each day to keep abreast of what’s going on. That’s where you’ll find the recordings for all the livestreams. We’ll also be checking there to see what questions you’d like us to get answered for the next day’s stream.