October 3 – 5, 2008
24th Annual CORPS Pipe Smokers Celebration & Exposition

Holiday Inn Select, Koger South Conference Center, Richmond, Virginia., sponsored by the Conclave Of Richmond Pipe Smokers. Contact: CORPS, www.corpipesmokers.org, Email: conclave@corpipesmokers.org, Tel: (804) 342-0761.

October 4 – 7, 2008
National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) Show

McCormick Place, Chicago, Ill. Over 23,000 attendees visiting 1400 exhibitors including the new "Congreenience" Store addressing and sustainability; 33 educational workshops, sessions, events, and networking opportunities addressing improving customer loyalty, enhancing efficiency, and increasing profitability, among other topics. Contact: NACS, Tel: (703) 684-3600, Web: www.nacsonline.com, Tel: (804) 342-0761.

October 17 – 18, 2008
60th World Pipe Smoking Contest

Lost Arrow Resort, Gladwin, Michigan, sponsored by the MTSOK Pipe Club. Contact: David Edel, david.edel@sbcglobal.net or Dave Sprunger, Smoker’s Club, Tel: (989) 775-8536.

November 8, 2008
Key Largo Mignight Smoker

FREE admission, free cigars and beverages. Live rolling demos, In-store specials. Florida's largest free cigar event since Florida's smoking prohibition. Sponsored by the Island Smoke Shop, Key Largo, FL. Tel: 305-453-4014; Email: info@islandsmokeshop.com; Web: www.midnightsmoker.com.

November 8, 2008
2008 TSPTC Pipe & Tobacco Show

Post 330 American Legion Hall, New Haven, Ind., sponsored by the Tri State Pipe & Tobacco Club. Contact: Andy Spencer, TSPTC, Tel: (260) 747-5726, Email: agspencer@comcast.net, Web: www.tsptc.org.

December 6, 2008
4th Annual Pipe Swap Spectacular

Wyndham Newark International Airport Hotel, Elizabeth, N.J. Show open to the public. Retailer tables, $85; collectors, $70. Contact: Richard Esserman, 238 Aycrigg Ave., Unit D, Passaic, N.J. 07055.


February 16 - 20, 2009
2nd Annual ProCigar Festival

La Romana/Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic. Factory and farm tours, dinner parties, golf tournament, seminars, excursions. Contact: ProCigar, www.procigar.org.

March 8 - 11, 2009
Tobacconists’ Association of America 41st Annual Convention

CasaMagana Marriott, Cancun, Mexico. Contact: TAA, Email: t-a-a@t-a-a.us, Web: t-a-a.com.

March 18 - 20, 2009
AWMA Real Deal Expo

Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas, Nev. Sponsored by the American Wholesale Marketers Association. Contact: AWMA, Tel: (703) 208-3358, Web: www.realdealexpo.com.

April 29 - 30, 2009
AWMA “Day on the Hill”

Washington, D.C. American Wholesale Marketers Association members meet with elected representatives in Congress to promote industry issues. Contact: AWMA, www.awmanet.org.

May 6 – 7, 2009
Tobacco Plus Expo

New Orleans Convention Center, La. Contact: Susan Reuter, Reuter Exposition Services, LLC, Tel: (888) 737-3976.

June 16 – 18, 2009
EuroTab 2009

Targi w Krakowie, Krakow, Poland. One-stop European shopping fair for tobacco products and accessories, hosted by Tobacco Products International. Contact: Lockwood Publications, Email: a.christmas@eurotab.com, Web: www.eurotab.com, Tel: (212) 391-2060, Fax: (212) 827-0945.

August 8 – 12, 2009
IPCPR 77th Annual Convention and International Trade Show

Ernest N Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, La. Contact: International Premium Cigar & PipeRetailersAssociation, Tel: (706) 494-1143, Email: info@ipcpr.org, Web: www.ipcpr.org.

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