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April,
2006

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. The most comprehensive annual gathering of retailers and suppliers in the global convenience and petroleum retailing industry featuring over 1,400 exhibitors and a wide array of educational workshops and networking functions. Contact: NACS, Tel: (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.