Suppliers, Distributors, Brokers and Media all play vital roles in helping the premium tobacco industry thrive. As industry partners, you have the unique ability to add your voice to the fight, attend the annual convention and trade show for insider participation and knowledge, and support the industry.
Industry Partner Membership Types
Benefits of Industry Partner Membership
Annual Convention & Trade Show
When you join the PCA as an Industry Partners, you will get 3 FREE badges to the PCA Annual Convention and International Trade Show! This premier expo is the premium tobacco industry’s largest and most important event of the year, bringing together everyone in the industry in more than 350,000 square feet of exhibit space! You’ll have unparalleled networking opportunities between you and more than 2,000 qualified buyers from 1,000+ member stores —all ready and eager to buy!
Retail Tobacconist Almanac
Considered the ‘bible’ of the tobacco industry, our Retail Tobacconist Almanac contains hundreds of pages of product listings, information on premium cigars, pipes, pipe tobacco and lighters, accessories, and more!
LEGISLATIVE & COMPLIANCE
The PCA’s extensive advocacy programs not only fight local, state and federal burdens, but also offer guidance and resources, helping you stay to help you ensure you are operating according to all the latest rules and regulations.
Industry Partner Membership Eligibility
To be eligible for PCA membership under the Industry Partner classification, you must be one of the following:
- Distributor: provides products at wholesale or supplies products from current PCA Associate Members to PCA Retailer Members in their marketplace. Note: Distributors who wish to exhibit at the Annual Convention & Trade Show must join as an Associate Member.
- Supplier: a qualified company who supplies products and services to current exhibiting Associate members.
- Broker: An Independent Sales Representative who is contracted to represent an Associate Member company and their products to retail tobacco stores.
- Media: A news media outlet dedicated to preserving and promoting the premium tobacco industry. Applicants must agree to uphold the values and mission of the Premium Cigar Association. Media members must sign an agreement as part of their membership and again at each renewal period.
*All Industry Partner Applicants must designate their sponsoring Associate Member(s) to be considered for membership.
For questions about Industry Partner membership, please contact:
Member Services Manager
Annual Dues for Industry Partners
Annual dues for Industry Partner members are $400 USD per calendar year ($450 if paid after January 31).