As one of the first tobacco and alternative trade shows of the year, TPE22 offers retailers and manufacturers the perfect opportunity to get a jump start on their business. Many retailers find the January timeframe to be ideal, as the show then takes place during a time of the year that is typically slow for retailers and is also the perfect buying season, with most manufacturers delivering on orders placed at the show during the spring when business picks up.
“I have been telling other retailers and vendors for years to come to this show because the show is well run and great for networking, and that by having it in the beginning of the year, as a retailer, it is a better time for me to purchase my inventory and also attend the show,” says Kathleen Kelly, owner of Queensbury Cigar & Pipe.
So, what should you do to prepare for TPE22? Start by doing the following three things now.
- Register to attend. Save time and money by pre-registering. By registering before Nov. 30, 2021, you can save 50 percent.
- Get educated. For the second consecutive year, TPE22 will be hosting a virtual education conference that is aimed at helping you get ahead in business with the latest legislation and best business practice news. Details on TPE Ignite sessions are to come.
- Make a plan. It’s never too early to begin planning your booth visits. TPE22 is sold out, meaning there will be wall-to-wall vendors for you to visit. See the full exhibitor list and floor plan on the TPE22 website.
To register to attend, and for additional information on TPE22, visit tobaccoplusexpo.com.
This story first appeared in the November/December 2021 issue of Tobacco Business magazine. Members of the tobacco industry are eligible for a complimentary subscription to our magazine. Click here for details.