LAS VEGAS — Tobacco Media Group is planning to hold Tobacco Plus Expo (TPE) 2021 January in Las Vegas with extra safety precautions in place.
TPE is the first buying show of the year and offers the tobacco and alternatives industries the chance to explore, buy and sell the newest products to the market, while also learning about trends, government regulations and tactics for growth and success, according to Tobacco Media Group, which is owned by Kretek International, Moorpark, Calif.
TPE 2021 will be held Jan. 27 to Jan. 29 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has canceled and reshaped many industry trade shows in 2020, the Tobacco Media Group implemented new policies.
If the show is canceled due to the coronavirus, Tobacco Media Group will refund all paid exhibit and sponsorship fees. Tobacco Media Group also lowered exhibiting costs due to a new TPE General Contractor, Shepard and will conduct surveys to get attendees feedback on what TPE 2021 can do to design a show that is safe, efficient and entertaining to attend.
“We are hoping to get everyone back to business,” said Ben Stimpson, managing director of Tobacco Media Group. “As an industry, we know everyone has a lot to catch up on, from sales goals and retail hardships, to new products, regulations and reduced networking opportunities, we’ve all taken a hit in 2020. We know that we’re not out of the woods just yet, but we are hopeful that TPE 2021 will happen, as we all know that good business is best done in person.”
The group is also working closely with Las Vegas Convention Center officials and hotel managers for the best practices for new protocols. So far, the show floor is about 70% booked, according to organizers.
More information on the show can be found at www.tobaccoplusexpo.com