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Deccember
2002

February 1, 2003
15th Annual Gateway Area Pipe Show & Swap

Hilton St. Louis Airport, St. Louis, Mis. Sponsored by the St. Louis Pipe Club. Includes silent auction, raffle drawings, door prizes, collector and dealer awards. Open house, Friday, January 31. Display tables, $35. Info, contact: Jay Milton, Tel: (618) 288-2090.

February 24-28, 2003
5th Annual Festival del Habanos

Havana, Cuba. Celebrating the 510th Anniversary of the arrival of the Habano to the Old World. Commercial fair, aficionados' seminar, video contest, tobacco plantation visits, "habanosommelier" contest, and gala dinner. Contact: Corporaci-n Habanos S.A., Tel: (537) 204-0513, Fax: (537) 204-0549, E-mail: norvera@habanos.cu, Web: www.habanossa.com.

February 26-28, 2003
AWMA Real Deal Expo

Las Vegas, Nev. Trade show for convenience distributors sponsored by the American Wholesale Marketer's Association. Educational programs, Wednesday, Feb. 26; exhibit hall Thursday-Friday, Feb. 27-28. Exhibitors include purveyors of tobacco products, candy, beverages, snacks, foodservice, health and beauty care items, general merchandise, warehouse equipment, computer systems. Exhibitors, contact Heidi Jantzen, J. Spargo & Associates Tel: (703) 679-3917. Contact Nikki Haley, Tel: (703) 679-3956, ext. 129, Email: nikki.haley@jspargo.com.

March 25-27, 2003
NATO Conference & Exposition

Rio Hotel, Las Vegas, Nev. Tobacco and related merchandise for tobacconists, tobacco outlets, distributors/wholesalers, mass and other merchandisers. Free expo admission; optional paid seminars. Contact NATO, Tel (702) 263-3919, Toll-free: (800) 915-5334, Fax: (702) 263-8231, Email: info@natoexpo.com, Web: www.natoexpo.com.

March 29, 2003
3rd Annual Memphis Pipe, Cigar, & Blade Show

Hollywood Casino Hotel, Tunica, MS. Sponsored by Memphis Area Pipe Smokers Club (MAPS). Exhibitors include pipe collectors, dealers, distributors & carvers, blade and knife collectors and makers and cigar distributors. Contact: Bob Doney, MAPS, Show Chairman, Tel: (901) 386-4869, Email: info@pipeclub, Web: www.pipeclub.org.

April 6-10, 2003
Tobacconists Association of America (TAA) Annual Convention

Don Cesar Beach Resort & Spa, St. Petersburg, Fla. TAA retail, associate members only. Contact: TAA, Burkhardt Corner, 1211 N. Tutor Ln., Evansville, IN 47715, Tel: (812) 479-8070.

April 19, 2003
4th Annual TSPTC Pipe Buy/Sell/Swap Show

Don Halls Guesthouse, Ft. Wayne, Indiana. Sponsored by the Tri State Pipe and Tobacco Club. Contact: Robert Rhodes, Tel: (260) 749-9534, j.rhodes30@verizon.net, Web: www.tsptc.org.

May 16-18, 2003
Chicagoland International Pipe & Tobacciana Show

The Mega Center, Pheasant Run Resort, St. Charles, Ill. (630-584-6300 for room reservations). Golf tournament and pre-show buy, sell, trade event on Friday, May 16, 9am-5pm. Main exhibit area open 10am-5pm, Saturday May 17 and 9am-3pm Sunday, May 18. Optional Pipe & Cigar Dinner, May 17, $60/ticket. Show information, contact: Frank Burla (630) 271-1317, or Mike Reschke (630) 889-0453, Email: info@chicagopipeshow.co, Web: www.chicagopipeshow.com.

June 1-3, 2003
EuroTab 2003 Exhibition

Reed Exhibitions / Messe Wien Concress Center, Vienna, Austria. Tobacco products and accessories fair. Contact: Lockwood Publications, Tel: (212) 391-2060, Web: www.eurotab.com.

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.


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.