PCA 2021 Trade Show Dates
PCA | June 26, 2020
With the cancellation of the 2020 PCA Annual Convention and Trade Show due to COVID-19 and the ongoing pandemic, our industry will face significant challenges in the months to come. Yet, in the midst of these unprecedented times, we are confident that united, our industry can and will prevail.
This said, we would like to officially announce the 2021 PCA Annual Convention and Trade Show will take place July 9—13, 2021at the Sands Venetian Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada!
2021 PCA Trade Show: Exhibitor Schedule
- Move-In Dates : July 6—9, 2021
- Trade Show Dates: July 10—13, 2021
- Breakdown Dates : July 13—15, 2021
Moreover, in working with the Sands and our Associate Member Advisory Board (AMAB), it has been decided that the 2020 Trade Show floor, as it is currently laid out, will be used for 2021!
All exhibitors who have already paid for a 2020 booth space will now have this rolled over to 2021 (i.e., 2021 booth space is now secured and locked in at the 2020 rate)!
Starting on Monday, June 29, the PCA will begin contacting exhibitors in booth selection order to confirm booth location and sign a 2021 contract addendum.
Over the next several months and beyond, we will continue to amplify our fight for the premium cigar industry (aka Premium Cigar Family), and we want you to stand united with us.
Across the country, anti-tobacco groups are escalating their efforts to increase taxes and ban smoking. We are vigorously fighting all of these battles while still taking on the FDA and substantial equivalence. Though it is a daunting battle, the PCA remains firmly committed to fighting with all we have—and your support is fundamental to building a strong army!
We are steadfast in our commitment to uniting our industry and continuing to unify large and boutique manufacturers with PCA retailers to build a stronger Premium Cigar Family.
Additional information, opportunities and announcements regarding the 2021 PCA Trade Show will be released in the coming months.
PCA Announces Cancellation of 2020 Convention & Trade Show in Las Vegas Due to COVID-19
PCA | May 14, 2020
WASHINGTON, DC— PCA announced today it will cancel the PCA Convention and Trade Show that was scheduled to take place July 10—14, 2020 at the Sands/Venetian Convention Center and Hotel due to public health and safety concerns related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
“After much deliberation and careful discussions of every aspect of our annual convention and trade show, the PCA Board and the Associate Member Advisory Board have made the difficult decision to cancel our current event scheduled for July,” said PCA Executive Director Scott Pearce. “The annual event is an important fixture in the premium tobacco industry, and we were very excited to bring a whole new experience to the industry this year. However, the public health and safety of our attendees, staff and volunteers outweighed any other considerations in our collective decision-making process.”
PCA was in regular contact with our partners during this time to help us determine the best possible solutions for moving forward. Given the number of still-unknown factors related to the containment of the virus, and with PCA attendees coming from all over the country as well as internationally, PCA concluded that cancelling the July face-to-face meeting was the safe and responsible action.
“We understand how important this event is to the business needs of both our manufacturers and our retailers, so we are re-doubling our efforts to create innovative new ways to aid our members this year,” Pearce said.
PCA has been working on some new ways for manufacturers and retailers to connect and has made the decision to fast-track these plans to launch some of these this year to help support retailers and manufacturers as the economy begins the slow process of opening and realizing some modest sense of normalcy. PCA will release the details of these new services in the coming weeks.
To stay up to date on the latest with PCA, please visit premiumcigars.org and connect with us on our social platforms.
With the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and the cancellation of our in-person 2020 trade show, we want to ensure you have all the resources you need to obtain refunds on Hotel and Travel reservations you may have made. Please see the following to request cancellations and refunds to any travel plans previously secured for the trade show (be sure to reference the cancellation due to COVID-19).
If you have already booked your hotel room at the Palazzo at the Venetian Resort using our Hotel Room Block, contact the hotel directly at (866) 659-9659 to request a refund. If you booked outside of our room block or at a different hotel, you should contact that hotel directly to request a refund.
If you have already booked your flight for the trade show, contact your airline directly to request a refund:
- United Airlines: visit online or call 1-800-864-8331
- Delta: visit online or call 1-800-221-1212
- American Airlines: visit online or call 1-800-433-1790
If you have already booked a rental car for the trade show, contact the company directly to request a refund:
NOTE: If you experience any difficulty with your refund request from the service providers listed above, please contact Lisa Cox at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you again for your continued support of the PCA and being a part of the premium tobacco community. We hope you and yours are safe and well during these unprecedented times.