IPCPR 2018 Show Schedule

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IPCPR 2018 Show Schedule

This year’s International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR) international trade show and convention will be held in Las Vegas from July 13-17, 2018. The trade show will take place in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC). Due to a recent illness outbreak at the Westgate, the IPCPR will be moving all pre-show events and seminars to the LVCC. Here’s the latest schedule:

Friday, July 13, 2018

11 a.m.-12 p.m.
How to Work with Regulatory Agencies
Room: LVCC N246-N250
Navigating the world of federal regulations requires knowledge of the law, politics, compliance and enforcement policies and public relations. Learn straight from an official from the Center for Tobacco Products how to present questions and get answers addressing the matters that affect your business.

1 p.m.-2 p.m.
Uncovering Growth Opportunities via Benchmarking
Room: Las Vegas Convention Center – Central Hall 1 & 2
This session explores the topic based on IPCPR’s efforts to benchmark how tobacconists are operating and performing. Designed for the busy retailers, the fast-paced session will cover a range of areas, focusing on what top-performers do differently. So, come prepared to capture one of more ideas that you can consider implementing.

3-4 p.m.
Place Making & Visual Merchandising: Crafting a Retail Destination Experience
Room: Las Vegas Convention Center – Central Hall 1 & 2
Seventy percent of buying decisions are made through sight; therefore, visual merchandising and “place-making” have a dramatic effect on brand perception. This session explores the profitability-enhancing strategies of merchandising and display, while providing insights on how to increase sales and lifetime value to new and current customers.

4:30-6:15 p.m.
World Movie Premiere: Hand Rolled
Room:
Las Vegas Convention Center – Central Hall 1 & 2 

Rolling together the stories of a special plant, of politics and of people dedicated to their craft, this film will reignite your passion for the premium cigar industry and its artisans.

6:30-10:30 p.m.
Opening Party Sponsored by General Cigar Company
Room: Las Vegas Convention Center – Central Hall 1 & 2
Sponsor General Cigar Company welcomes IPCPR members to the Convention & Trade Show’s Opening Party with open bar and several food and premium cigar stations.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

8-9:30 a.m.
IPCPR 2018 Annual Meeting & Breakfast
Room: Las Vegas Convention Center – Central Hall 1 & 2
IPCPR’s Annual Business Session, plus keynote speaker Marcus Luttrell, decorated Navy Seal and best-selling author of the harrowing thriller Lone Survivor.

9:30-10:30 a.m.
Trade Show Open for PAC VIPs
Room: LVCC North Hall

10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Trade Show Open for All Attendees
LVCC North Hall

12:30-1:30 p.m.
Lunch Time Learning Series: IPCPR Federal Update
Room: Lunch Time Learning Theater (Show Floor)
IPCPR Senior Director of Federal Affairs Daniel Trope moderates a panel of experts in IPCPR’s annual federal affairs.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Trade Show Open for all attendees
LVCC North Hall

12:30-1:30 p.m.
Lunch Time Learning Series: Retailer’s Best Practices Panel
Room: Lunch Time Learning Theater (Show Floor)
A panel of the country’s leading tobacconists discusses current business trends with a focus on managing premium cigar and pipe events, both offsite and in their shops.

4-6 p.m.
State Association Cocktail Reception
Room: PAC VIP Booth (Show Floor)

Monday, July 16, 2018

10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Trade Show Open for all attendees
LVCC North Hall

12:30-1:30 p.m.
Cigar Aficionado Manufacturers Panel
Room: Lunch Time Learning Theater (Show Floor)
Cigar Aficionado Executive Editor Dave Savona assembled and leads a panel of three top-tier premium cigar manufacturers in a discussion of what’s new, what’s good and what’s bad about the current marketplace.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Trade Show Open for all attendees
LVCC North Hall

12:30 p.m.-1 p.m.
$10,000 Prize Drawing
For retailers in attendance at show close.

You are encouraged to download the IPCPR 2018 app for updated schedule and room information for the various seminars. Search for the “MyEventPlan” app in the App Store or Google Play. Once downloaded, search for “IPCPR 2018” to load this year’s app. You can also easily find the app by clicking here.

For all the latest news from IPCPR, visit ipcpr.org.

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