China’s International Cigar Expo (ICE) returns in early November 2021 and scheduled to be held at the Tianfu International Convention Center in Chengdu from November 8 to 10. The previous Expo in 2019 was held in Shenzhen.
Hosted by China Cigarette Sales Corporation and China Tobacco International Group Limited, organized by China Tobacco Sichuan Industrial Co., Ltd., and co-organized by China Tobacco Anhui, Shandong, Hubei Industrials Co., Ltd., China Tobacco Hubei, Hainan, Sichuan, Yunnan provincial companies, and Shenzhen Tobacco Import and Export Co., Ltd., 2021’s Expo will again focus on the exhibition of premium cigars and related products of Chinese and foreign brands, cigar culture and lifestyle experience, with a total exhibition area of over 10,000 square meters.
According to a media release, Habanos S.A., Davidoff, and Scandinavian Tobacco Group have confirmed their presence to display products and communicate their latest achievements together with other international enterprises that produce cigars and cigar-related products. ICE expects more than 150 domestic and overseas enterprises to be present, with over 10,000 exhibitors and industry professionals participating.
“Various products and services will be exhibited, including premium cigars, tobacco, accessories, pipes, drinks pairings, lifestyle, auxiliary materials, cigar machinery, and cigar media,” said Mr Ma Ji, Secretariat of the Organizing Committee of the 2021 International Cigar Expo (Chengdu). “As well as the exhibition floor, ICE will feature a Cigar Night Welcome Party, Cigar Industry Development Forum, Cigar International Academic Forum, professional seminars, and cigar tasting seminars to facilitate mutual development in terms of trade, technology, and project cooperation in the cigar industry.” A virtual exhibition platform will be showcased during the Expo and offer a creative space for display, communication, and interaction.
Chengdu, located in Sichuan Province, was chosen as a host city as it is one of the largest markets in China, with a solid industrial base and huge potential for the cigar industry. Sichuan Province is also China’s base for premium air-cured tobacco.
Prospective exhibitors are welcome to register online at the official website www.intercigarexpo.com