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February,
2006

March 15 - 17, 2006
AWMA Real Deal Expo

Las Vegas. Convenience distributors trade show. Contact: AWMA, Tel: (202) 463-2124, Email: jillk@awmanet.org, Web: awmanet.org.

March 27 - 29, 2006
2006 N.A.T.O. Conference & Expo

Las Vegas Convention Center, co-sponsored by the National Association of Tobacco Outlets (N.A.T.O.) and Tobacco Outlet Business. Tobacco and related merchandise trade show targeting tobacco outlets, tobacconists, wholesalers, distributors. Contact: toll-free: (888) 737-3976, Web: www.natoexpo.com.

April 2 - 5, 2006
Tobacconists’ Association of America 37th Annual Convention

Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort, Phoenix, Az. Annual convention for retail and associate members of the Tobacconists’ Association of America. Contact: TAA, tel: (812) 479-8070, Email: t_a_a@hotmail.com.

April 8, 2006
Fort Wayne Pipe & Cigar Show

Quality Hotel, Fort Wayne, Indiana, sponsored by the Tri State Pipe &Tobacco Club. Sat., 9 am - 4 pm, free admission. Display tables, $30-$40.Contact: TSPTC, Andy Spencer, Tel: (260) 747-5726, Email: sandre746@aol.com, Web: www.tsptc.org.

April 8 - 9, 2006
West Coast Pipe & Cigar Expo

Ureni Grand, Hollywood, Calif., sponsored by the Southern California Cigar League. 10 am - 5 pm daily; admission, $5 for two days; Saturday dinner banquet, $45; Exhibit tables, $85. Contact: SWPCL, Robert Vance, Tel: (626) 396-9827, Email: rwv52@earthlink.net.

April 22, 2006
9th Annual Triangle Area Pipe & Cigar Expo

Holshouser Building, State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, N.C., sponsored by the Triangle Area Pipe Smokers. Sat., 9 am to 4:30 pm. Rooms available at the nearby Ramada Inn, Tel: (919) 832-4100. Contact Stan Sokolove, Tel: (919) 848-0685, Email: pipechief@msn.com.

May 6 - 7, 2006
The Chicagoland 2006 Int'l. Pipe & Tobacciana Show

Pheasant Run Resort, St. Charles, Illinois. Golf tournament, Friday, May 5, 8:30 am; Pre-show (buy/sell/trade) 9am - 5pm. Exhibit tables, $120. Saturday evening dinner, $60 per ticket. Seminars on briar, antique pipes, pipe sales and purchases on the internet, tobacco blending, and more. United Pipe Clubs of America (UPCA) will hold its national smoking contest Sunday, May 7th, at 1pm. Special show rates hotel reservations, call Tel: (630) 584-6300. Show information, contact: Frank Burla, Tel: (630) 271-1317, E-mail: fpburla@aol.com.

May 7 - 9, 2006
91st Annual TMA Annual Meeting and Conference

Williamsburg Inn, Williamsburg, Va., sponsored by the Tobacco Merchants Association, Inc. Expanded conference program addressing harm reduction, PREP, MSA, post-buyout era, Wall Street securities analysts. Contact: TMA, Tel: (609) 275-4900, Email: tma@tma.org.

May 14 - 16, 2006
EuroTab 2006 Exhibition,
Tobacco Products and Accessories Fair

Syma hall, Budapest, Hungary. One-stop shopping fair for tobacco products and accessories for wholesalers, distributors, importers, and retailers. Contact: Lockwood Publications, Tel: (212) 391-2060, Web: www.eurotab.com Email: info@eurotab.com.

July 17 - 19, 2006
74th Annual RTDA Convention & International Trade Show

Sands Expo Center, Las Vegas, Nevada. Contact: Retail Tobacco Dealers of America (RTDA), Tel: (706) 494-1143, Email: info@rtda.org.

July 29, 2006
6th Annual MAPS Pipe Show/Swap

Pistol Pete's Neighborhood Grill, Brookfield, Wisc., Sponsored by the Milwaukee Area Pipe Society, Ltd. Admission, $3. Display tables, $35. Contact: Tom Pellowski, Email: tpellowski@wi.rr.com, Web: www.milwaukeeareapipesociety.com.

August 26, 2006
NASPC 2006 Swap/Sell Pipe Show

Midwest Hotel &Conference Center, Columbus, Ohio, sponsored by the NorthAmerican Society of Pipe Collectors. 9 am - 5 pm, free admission. Dealer tables, $50. Contact: NASPC, Bill Unger, Tel: (614) 252-2904, Email: bill@naspc.org.

October 8 - 11, 2006
National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) Show

Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada. Contact: (703) 684-3600, Web: www.nacsonline.com.

September 11 - 14, 2006
AWMA Distribution Summit & Business Exchange

Ritz-Carlton, Lake Las Vegas, Nevada. Sponsored by the American Wholesale Marketers Association. Brings together convenience distributors and their trading partners to learn, network, and conduct business. The "Summit" includes a full day of business sessions followed by a day of roundtables; the Business Exchange is two days of scheduled meetings between AWMA distributors and their suppliers. Contact: AWMA, Tel: (202) 463-2124, Email: jillk@awmanet.org, Web: awmanet.org.


Announcements are published as space permits. Details should be received four months prior to event. Send to: Editor, Smokeshop Magazine, 26 Broadway, Floor 9M, New York, NY 10004, Fax: (212) 827-0945, Email: editor@smokeshopmag.com.