NATO’s Industry Outlook begins Monday, Feb. 11 before the show floor opens.
TPE 2019 is set to bring together the entire tobacco, vapor and alternative industries for three days of networking, learning, exhibiting and buying this February.
It’s a show aimed at building relationships and partnerships, and honoring every facet of our ever-evolving, always-growing industry. We’re expecting hundreds of brands, thousands of products and a whole lot of buyers ready to buy. Whether you’re an exhibitor, retailer or a media partner, we’re hedging our bets that you’ll want to be in Las Vegas and at the Las Vegas Convention Center for the show from Monday, Feb. 11 through Wednesday Feb. 13.
As Lady Luck would have it, Drew Estate is bringing their popular Barn Smoker event to TPE. The first ever West Coast Barn Smoker will be held exclusively at TPE, in the cigar lounge during all three days of the show, offering an interactive, entertaining, and educational experience that celebrates the American tobacco industry. The brainchild of Jonathan Drew, these Drew Estate Barn Smoker events bring cigar aficionados, businesses, and brands to the barn level to learn about tobacco growing, processing, and manufacturing. The West Coast Barn Smoker will be a remarkable TPE experience that should not be missed.
In addition to adding entertaining events, the Tobacco Media Group (TMG) is betting on success for its exhibitors and attendees, by bringing in an exclusive advisory board as they develop this year’s show. Comprised of manufacturers and retailers, the board’s main role is to offer insights and guidance on creating a tradeshow experience that everyone can benefit from. And they’ve brought in industry veteran Dawn Conger to utilize her expertise from years of running IPCPR and other tobacco-related events.
The TPE team has further stacked the deck with opportunity for retailers, distributors, and manufacturers, starting with NATO’s Industry Outlook on Monday, Feb. 11 before the show floor opens at 1p.m. This important seminar will provide insights on growth and trends, guiding retailers as they later browse in the exhibition space. And a NATO cocktail reception at 4 p.m. will cap the day with time to mingle, talk with colleagues, and toast to industry-wide profits in 2019.
Leaving nothing to chance, additional educational seminars will be held throughout the show, offering information about various aspects of the vapor and alternative industries, guiding retailers’ growth initiatives and providing insight to exhibitors about current customer demands. These seminars include:
- “Wall Street Update on the Tobacco Industry”
- “How Innovation is Changing the Vape Category”
- “A-to-Z of CBD”
- And the just-announced “Best Practices Executing Core Tobacco Categories in the C-Store Market”
“Everything’s coming up Aces for TPE 2019,” said Jason Carignan, CMO of Kretek, parent company of TMG. “The vapor and alternative industries are going to be well-educated and well-represented at the show. We’ve reached beyond the expected, and have brought together a diverse group of speakers and topics, an exclusive Drew Estate West Coast Barn Smoker, and exhibitors committed to showing products that consumers will want. And TPE 2019 buyers stretch across the United States and into international markets, giving exhibitors exceptional reach and opportunity. TPE 2019 is giving everyone a chance to take stock of our marketplace, exchange ideas, explore new profit channels, and celebrate the industry that we all enjoy being a part of. We’re looking forward to seeing you there!”
Visit www.tobaccoplusexpo.com to reserve your booth or tickets to attend the show.