Policies & FAQs

2020 trade show Policies

PCA has entered into a contract with the Sands Expo Center Expo, Venetian & Palazzo for the 88th Annual Convention & International Trade Show. This contract specifies designated smoking areas and times which must be adhered to in order to be in compliance. Smoking is permitted, but only in designated locations and times (see smoking policy tab).

Smoking is only allowed in designated locations during designated times.

Smoking is prohibited in common areas, hallways, registration areas, meeting rooms, guest rooms, and any other non-smoking areas as designated by the Sands Expo Center, Venetian & Palazzo. 

NOTE: Anyone assigned a badge representing your company caught smoking outside of the specified times and locations or in the restricted areas may be fined $15,000, removed from the show, banned from all future shows and membership could be suspended until the fine is paid in full.

The PCA holds all attendees, exhibitors and representatives to the highest standards of personal and professional conduct. 

 Attendees, exhibitors and all representatives agree not to disturb or harass others in attendance or precipitate the intervention of facility security or public law enforcement, or in any other way disrupt the smooth operation of the show.

The PCA reserves the right to determine in its sole judgment when an exhibitor and/or its representative has violated the standards of conduct, and to take whatever action the PCA deems necessary to protect the safety of show attendees and the public, up to and including immediate termination of the exhibitor’s trade show privileges, expulsion from the facility, and barring of the offending party from future exhibition with the PCA. 

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 2020 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.

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.

ENFORCEMENT

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.

trade show FAQs

PCA’s 88th Annual Convention & International Trade Show will take place July 10 — July 14, 2020 at the Sands Convention & Expo Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Sands Expo & Convention Center and Venetian Resort
201 Sands Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89169

The Venetian Resort is connected to the Sands Expo Center

Tuesday, June 16, 2019 is the deadline to take advantage of the PCA’s discounted room rates, however, rooms may be booked up prior to this date. Plan ahead and reserve your room now.

You may check your membership status in our member directory. If you are not currently a member and wish to join, contact greg@premiumcigars.org.

PCA members are allotted a certain number of free badges depending on membership type and level. Additional badges may be purchased through our online registration system.

For questions regarding badges, please contact greg@premiumcigars.org.

We recommend registering in advance, however, onsite registration will be available during the show. Specific dates/times will be provided at a later date.

Yes. Please email greg@premiumcigars.org with any requests for special accomodations. A member of our team will follow up with you directly about ensuring you have a fulfilling conference experience.

Smoking is only allowed in designated locations during designated times.

Smoking is prohibited in common areas, hallways, registration areas, meeting rooms, guest rooms, and any other non-smoking areas as designated by the Sands Expo Center, Venetian & Palazzo. 

Anyone assigned a badge representing your company caught smoking outside of the specified times and locations or in the restricted areas may be fined $15,000, removed from the show, banned from all future shows and membership could be suspended until the fine is paid in full.

To learn more about sponsoring the trade show, see current packages available or create a custom sponsorship package, please contact lisa@premiumcigars.org.