TPE 2012 (Las Vegas) is Where Business Gets Done – Feb 1-2, 2012

The 2012 Show Schedule Offers More Opportunities for Tobacco Industry Professionals than Ever Before.

• Conference Sessions will deliver the latest news and trends that are driving the tobacco industry.  Business insights will be delivered by professionals from within the tobacco community. Business Owners and Managers can expect to take away information and ideas that will help them work smarter and increase their revenues.

• Show Attendees will view thousands of tobacco and tobacco products in the exhibit hall – many of which will be New Product Launches.

• Buyers can take advantage of the hundreds of Show Specials offered by most exhibitors.

• The Spin & Win Prize Giveaway offers exhibitors an opportunity to donate their product as prizes that Buyers can take home with them!

• Don’t miss the Opening Night Reception on Wednesday evening 5:30 – 7:30 in Ballroom E at the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel.  Door Prizes, Music, Open Bar and Great Food!

• The centerpiece of the show is The Cigar Lounge.  Open during show hours, it offers comfortable seating and complimentary adult beverages.  This is a wonderful area to meet with industry friends to catch up on business or just sit back and rest from the day’s activities.

• The International Outreach Program continues as we expand marketing and promotion efforts to attract more buyers and suppliers from outside of the U.S. to participate.

Who’s going? Why are you going? What are the important takeaways from the show? What did you learn? What did you like? What would you change? See you there if you’re going!


#1 Copenhagen Charley on 01.20.12 at 4:35 AM

I plan on going to the show. Need to get away from the rat race and just need to be with some like minded tobacco brothers to refuel the tank if you know what I mean.

#2 Vapor Vixen on 01.21.12 at 8:26 PM

Going to the NATO show – more of the top retailers will be there.

#3 OTP Kid on 01.25.12 at 5:31 PM

I’m only going to the NATO show as well. I find it to be much more high level tobacco folks at NATO, whereas TPE is all ecigs and glass.

#4 Jersey Kid on 01.25.12 at 6:40 PM

Isn’t the show really just the Kretek show anymore? That really doesn’t make a lot of sense why people would support a show that is not as supportive of the industry as the NATO show?????? Not sure these shows are that beneficial anymore!

#5 Copenhagen Charley on 02.04.12 at 10:57 PM

Enjoyed the show greatly in spite of the big tobacco companies not supporting the show and going to the NATO show. Interesting walkaway was that I got the impression that the TPE folks view the FDA as evil and out to get the tobacco industry and won’t stop till tobacco is gone! I heard from others that the NATO folks want to talk with the FDA and guide the FDA. Interesting? Guiding the FDA should be very interesting. I think I’d rather fight the fight as the good speaker said at the reception! “Make it personal!”
By the way the food was excellent at the reception! Love that dancing cigar!

#6 OTP Kid on 02.07.12 at 2:00 PM


Of course the they view the FDA that way. The show’s owner is Kretek, the same people who had their clove cigarettes banned by the FDA, and are holding their breath that the same thing doesn’t happen to their clove “cigars” !

#7 Copenhagen Charley on 02.07.12 at 4:16 PM

Two things I also learned – E-Cigarette companies have no clue and the other is what are these folks thinking with all the RYO/MYO cigarette machines? I mean didn’t the TTB already rule they are illegal?

#8 OTP Kid on 02.08.12 at 2:29 PM

The TTB ruled them to be manufacturers who have to pay the federal excise tax, MSA payments, etc. The filling station people got a temporary injunction in an Ohio court. The states are moving rapidly to shut them down which is a good thing as some states are also trying to tax the hell out of all loose tobacco to shut them down.

#9 SNUS GUY on 02.11.12 at 1:44 AM

Need to get moving on this a lot faster!

#10 Candy Girl on 02.12.12 at 12:51 PM

They won’t move fast enough. Taxes on loose tobacco are about to go through the roof state by state as the result of the “filling stations’ ” cynical and misguided effort to skirt federal, state and local taxation and restrictions. And, the big cigarette manufacturers will be pleased and passively supportive- it protects and entrenches their market share.

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