IPCPR Now PCA and Adds Consumer Day

As the premium tobacco landscape shifts with FDA regulations, the IPCPR (International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association) felt the only way to stay ahead of legal & legislative challenges was to reposition 1) how they were perceived by legislatures by having a clear and concise name and 2) who they included in the fight for premium tobacco rights.


Going forward, the IPCPR will be known as the Premium Cigar Association (PCA). It is the hope of the PCA that the new name, logo, and direct messaging will put the association in a better position to advocate and serve on behalf of the industry.


The final stage of the rebranding is including a “consumer day” into the tradeshow, CigarCon. Taking place on the first Saturday of the 5-day show, this 1-day pass grants consumers access to the tradeshow floor, the elaborate manufacturer booths and getting some face-time with brand ambassadors and figureheads.


The PCA annual tradeshow for 2020 will take place at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada July 10-14, 2020.


Justin Harris is a Certified Consumer Tobacconist and professional blogger who has been a lover of the leaf since 2003. In an effort to educate new and experienced cigar enthusiasts, he created CigaHr.com in 2013, relaunched as CigarInsight.com in 2018. It is that focus on education that has enabled him to build relationships with both cigar manufacturers and consumers. Justin is a member of the International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Association and the Cigar Rights of America, where he serves as the Ambassador for the State of Tennessee. Whether through social media or face-to-face interactions at cigar lounges, Justin is always promoting premium cigars and the experience they provide.


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