Code of Conduct
All attendees and their representatives (including retailers, manufacturers, distributors, brokers, suppliers and media) of PCA 2021 will be held by to the highest standards of personal and professional conduct. All participants, attendees and representatives agree not to disturb the activities of other attendee representatives, disturb or harass other attendees, staff or Show attendees, precipitate the intervention of Facility security or public law enforcement, or in any other way disrupt the smooth operation of the Show.
PCA reserves the right to determine in its sole judgement when an attendee or its representative has violated the standards of conduct, and to take whatever action PCA deems necessary to protect the safety of Show attendees and the public, up to and including immediate termination of said attendees trade show privileges, expulsion from the Facility, and barring the attendee from future attendance at PCA events.
PCA has entered into a contract with the Venetian & Palazzo Sands Expo & Convention Center for the trade show. These contracts specify designated smoking areas and times that Show Management, Exhibitors, Attendees and all other members or non-members associated with the Show must adhere to in order to be in compliance with these contracts. This is a serious issue that is important in order to be able to host future trade shows, not only in Las Vegas, but throughout the country.
Smoking at the PCA trade show is only allowed in the designated convention and meeting areas during designated show hours.
Smoking is strictly prohibited in the following restricted areas:
- Common areas
- Meeting rooms
- Any other non-smoking area ad designated by the Venetian & Palazzo Sands Expo & Convention Center
Attendees and participants of the Show understand that if any party who may be associated with or a representative of an attending company is caught smoking outside of the specified times and locations or in the restricted areas, the company may be fined $7,500, removed from the Show, banned from all future shows and company membership in PCA may be suspended until the fine is paid in full.
Attendees, exhibitors and all representatives agree not to disturb the activities of others in attendance, especially where related to the consumption of alcohol.
All guests of the PCA 2021 Trade Show are expected to drink responsibly and ensure they have a safe, responsible means of transportation before leaving the facility. Any guest who is intoxicated before entering the event may be denied entry to the facility. Any guest found intoxicated within the event and causing a disturbance, as determined by management, will be asked to leave the facility without refund and may be subject to further consequences.
While Cannabis is legal in Nevada, it is not legal at the trade show. Cannabis is strictly prohibited on the entire property.
For exhibitors wishing to display CBD, please view and adhere with PCA’s Policy on the use, display, consumption, and distribution of CBD products.
Under the FDA’s guidance, it is permissible for a business to distribute free samples in a limited quantity (i.e., no more than necessary to achieve a business or marketing goal, such as awareness of and exposure to the product for the purposes of product or inventory selection) to another business as part of a genuine effort to sell or market a tobacco product to that business.
DISTRIBUTION TO CONSUMERS DURING THE TRADE SHOW IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED
If challenged, attendees will be required to provide the following:
- Proof of employment
- Business card and/or other identification which proves identity
- Proof of PCA affiliation
SAMPLES TO HOTEL STAFF PROHIBITED
Sands and Venetian staff cannot accept cigars. They are prohibited from doing so and will have to throw them away. Any cigar given will be trashed.
Policies listed above are strictly enforced. We expect all attendees to adhere to the policy.
NOTE: Only exhibitors who have obtained an event Specific License from the Nevada Department of Taxation may distribute samples. This license must be on hand at the show, but is not required to be displayed at your booth.