February 1-2, 2002
Real Deal Expo

Wyndham Anatole Convention Hotel and Exhibit Center, Dallas, Texas. Sponsored by the American Wholesale Marketers Association (AWMA), Business, education, and networking events Thursday, January 31, 2002; special new breakfast sessions before the EXPO hall opens on Friday and Saturday. Free admission for all buyers. Contact: AWMA, www.awmanet.org, Tel: (800) 482-2962.

February 25-March 1, 2002
Fourth Annual Festival del Habanos

Havana, Cuba. International seminar, commercial fair. Contact: Habanos S.A., Mercaderes 21, Havana, Cuba, Tel: (537) 33 9509, Fax: (537) 33 8946, Web: www.habanossa.com.

March 10-14, 2002
Tobacconists' Association of America 33rd Annual Convention

New Orleans, Louisiana. Open to TAA retail and associate members only. Contact: TAA, Suite 121, Eastland Mall, Evansville, IN 47715, Tel: (812) 479-8070.

March 16, 2002
5th Annual Raleigh, North Carolina Pipe and Cigar Expo

Sponsored by Triangle Area Pipe Smokers (TAPS). Saturday, 10am-5pm, Holshouser Building, N.C. State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, N.C. New and estate pipes, tobaccos, cigars, and smokers accessories offered by pipe makers, clubs, collectors, vendors, and distributors. Door prizes, raffles. Information, contact Stan Sokolove, Tel: (919) 848-0685, Email: pipechief@mindspring.com.

APRIL 3-4, 2002
International Tobacco Expo

Riviera Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV. Tobacconists, tobacco outlets, distributors/wholesalers, mass and other merchandisers, catalogs/Internet, related accessories. Free admission. National Association of Tobacco Outlets (NATO) meeting and roundtable, April 2. Contact ITE, Tel: (800) 859-9247 or (702) 893-9090, Fax: (702) 893-9293, Email: info@internationaltobacco.com, Web: www.internationaltobacco.com

APRIL 5-6, 2002
James B. Russell 2nd Annual Pipe & Tobacco Sale / Seminar

Sponsored by James B. Russell, Inc., Marriot Saddle Brook Hotel, Saddle Brook, NJ. Open to the retail trade only. Cocktail reception, food, pipe carving demonstration, discounted wholesale cigars, pipes. Information, www.jamesbrussell.com, or Tel: (800) 221-7738.

APRIL 19-21, 2002
Chicagoland International Pipe & Tobacciana Show

Pheasant Run Resort, St. Charles, IL. Sponsored by the Chicagoland Pipe Collectors Club (CPCC). Over 230 exhibitor tables. Contact: Bill Amato, 2947 Edison Street, Blue Island, IL 60406, Tel: (708) 388-5118, or Mike Reschke, 540 S. Westmore, Lombard, IL 60148, Tel: (630) 889-0453, Email: mwreschke@ttinational.net.

MAY 18, 2002
Memphis Pipe Show

Pipes, blackjack, craps, slots, and roulette presented by the Memphis Area Pipe Smokers at its inaugural pipe show. Hollywood Casino Hotel, Tunica, MS. Information: info@pipeclub.org, www.pipeclub.org. Contact: Bob Doney, Tel: (901) 386-4869.

JUNE 12-14, 2002

Prumyslovy Place, Prague, Czech Republic. Tobacco product and accessory manufacturers market their goods to the European supply chain. Exhibition hall and full symposium. Contact: Lockwood Publications, Tel: (212) 391-2060. Web: eurotab.com.

July 22-25, 2002
70th Annual RTDA Convention & International Trade Show

The Venetian Hotel, Las Vegas, NV. Contact: Retail Tobacco Dealers of America, Tel: (410) 928-1674, Fax: (410) 628-1679, Web: www.rtda.org, Email: rtda@msn.com.

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.