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August
2003

August 2-6, 2003
71st Annual RTDA Convention & International Trade Show

Opryland Hotel, Nashville, Tenn. Contact: Retail Tobacco Dealers of American (RTDA), Tel: (410) 928-1674, Fax: (410) 628-1679, Email: info@rtda.org, Web: www.rtda-org.

August 23, 2003
NASPC Swap/Sell Show

Ramada Plaza Hotel, Columbus, Ohio. Sponsored by the North American Society of Pipe Collectors. Sat., 9am-5pm, free to the public. Features dealer tables, smoke shops, pipe makers, fund-raising raffle. Contact: Bill Unger, Secretary, NASPC, P.O. Box 9642, Columbus, Ohio 43209-9642, Tel: (614) 252-2904, Email: bill@naspc.org.

August 30, 2003
New York Pipe Club Show

Ramada Inn Hotel, Newark International Airport, Newark, N.J.. Email: info@newyorkpipeclub.com.

September 15-18, 2003
AWMA Distribution Summit & Executive Conference

J.W. Marriott, Washington, D.C. Two-day summit sessions; annual AWMA board meeting; and Day on the Hill congressional representative meetings. Contact: AWMA, Tel: (202) 463-2124, Email: jillk@awmanet.org, Web: www.awmanet.org.

September 19-21, 2003
Intertabac 2003

Westfalenhallen Trade Faire Centre, Dortmund, Germany. Tel: (49)(231) 1204-521, Fax: (49)(231) 1204-678, Email: messe@westfalenhallen.de.

October 2-5, 2003
Cigar Association of America (CAA) 66th Annual Meeting

The Homestead, Hot Springs, Virginia. Association supporting cigar manufacturer's interests. Contact: CAA, Tel: (202) 223-8204.

October 11, 2003
Nashville Pipe Show

Nashville Night Life Dinner Theatre, Nashville, Tenn., 9am - 4pm. Pipe smokers and collector will be able to buy, sell, trade, or swap fine pipes and meet legendary Danish pipe carvers Lars Ivarsson, Jess Chonowitsch, Tom Eltang; S. Bang carvers Pere Hansen and Ulf Noltensmeier; and American pipe artist Jody Davis. Admission is free to the public. Dealer tables, $75 for smoke shops, distributors, web businesses, and pipe makers; Collector or individual tables, $60. Contact: UPtown's Smoke Shop, Tel: (888) 292-9576 or (615) 292-6866, Email: gmbrissie@uptowns.com.

October 24-25, 2003
55th Annual IAPSC World Pipe Smoking Contest

Pine Valley Golf Club, Elizabethtown, Kentucky. Hosted by the Kentuckiana Pipe Club. Contact: Lester Allen, Tel: (812) 944-0085, Email: chancelfa@aol.com, or Gordon Vogel, Tel: (502) 267-2502, Email: gordonv@iglou.com.

November 1-2, 2003
6th Annual Kansas City Pipe & Tobacco Show

Clarion Hotel KCI, Kansas City, Mo. Hosted by the Greater Kansas City Pipe Club, co-sponsored by Cigar & Tabac, Ltd. and Brigham Enterprises. Friday night BBQ buffet; vendor tables; hourly raffles; pipe smoking contest; Saturday evening banquet with speaker; awards. Contact: Michael Sull, Tel: (913) 362-7864, Fax: (913) 362-2236, Email: michael@spencerian.com.

November 8, 2003
7th Annual Cigar Heritage Festival

Centennial Park, Ybor City, Tampa, Florida. 12-5pm, free admission. Contact: Tampa Bay Convention & Visitors Bureau, Tel: (813) 223-1111, Web: www.VisitTampaBay.com.


2004
February 18 - 21, 2004
AWMA Real Deal Expo

San Antonio, Texas. Convenience distributors trade show. Contact: AWMA, Tel: (202) 463-2124, Email: jillk@awmanet.org, Web: www.awmanet.org.

March 23 - 25, 2004
NATO Conference & Expo

Rio Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada. Contact: Nato Expo, Web: www.natoexpo.com, Tel: (888) 737-3976 (attendees), or (800) 915-5334 (exhibitors).


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.