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Calendar JUNE 24–26, 2016 17th Annual Greater Kansas City Pipe and Tobacco Show Argosy Casino Hotel Spa & Casino, Riverside, Mo. Contact: Greater Kansas City Pipe Club, Carl Staudenmyer, Tel: (913) 530-5528, Email:, Web: JULY 24–28, 2016 IPCPR 84th Annual Convention and International Trade Show Sands Expo & Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nev. Contact: International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association, Columbus, Ga., Tel: (706) 494-1143, Email:, Web: AUGUST 18–19, 2016 Smoker Friendly Conference & Tobacco Festival 2016 Omni Interlocken Resort, Broomfield, Colo. Contact: Mary Szarmach, info@, Toll-free: (888) 751-2785 ext. 217. AUGUST 26–27, 2016 NASPC Swap/Sell Show Crown Plaza Hotel, Dublin, Ohio. Free to the public. Contact the North American Society of Pipe Collectors,, Web: SEPTEMBER 16–18, 2016 InterTabac/InterSupply Dortmund Westfalenhallen Dortmund, Germany. 34th International Trade Fair. Contact: Nina Kapitan, Tel: +(49)(231) 1204-586, Fax: +(49)(231) 1204-678, Email:, Web: SEPTEMBER 23–24, 2016 4th Annual Nashville Pipe Show American Legion Post 88, Nashville Tenn. Presented by the Southern Fried Pipe Club. Artisan pipe makers and vendors, smoking pavilion, live music, food, silent auction. Contact: SFPC,, Web: OCTOBER 18–21, 2016 NACS Show 2016 Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Ga. Sponsored by NACS, the Association for Convenience & Fuel Retailing, featuring a multi-segment expo, new products preview room, educational sessions. Contact: Bob Hughes, Tel: (703) 684-3600, Email:, Web: NOVEMBER 5–6, 2016 8th Annual West Coast Pipe Show Palace Station Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nev. Hosted by Steve O'Neill and Marty Pulvers. Pipe smoking per- mitted. Contact: Steve O'Neill, Email:, Web: JANUARY 16–21, 2017 6th Nicaraguan Cigar Festival (Festival del Tabaco Puro Sabor) Managua and Estelí, Nicaragua. Produced by Nicaraguan Chamber of Tobacco Growers (CNT). Factory and field tours of a dozen leading Nicaraguan cigar makers and tobacco growers, social events, cigar pairings. Contact: Maximiza, Tel: (505) 2270- 0705, Email: info@maximizaeventos. com, Web: JANUARY 25–26, 2017 Tobacco Plus Expo (TPE) 2017 Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nev. Contact: Reuter Exposition Services, Tel: (203) 483- 5774, Email:, Web: FEBRUARY 13–15, 2017 Convenience Distribution Marketplace 2017 Hilton Orlando, Orlando, Florida. Presented by Convenience Distribution Association (CDA), for- merly AWMA. Convenience products wholesale distribution conference featuring distributor-focused educa- tion sessions, annual awards luncheon, networking events, and highly-target- ed one-day marketplace show floor. Contact: CDA, Reston, Va., Tel: (703) 208-3358, Web: FEBRUARY 19–24, 2017 10th Annual ProCigar Festival La Romana and Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic. Factory and farm tours, dinner parties, golf tournament, seminars, excursions. Contact: ProCigar, Web: FEB. 27–MARCH 3, 2017 19th Festival del Habano Havana, Cuba. Tobacco plantation and cigar factory visits, trade fair and sem- inars, international habanosommelier contest, cigar rolling master class, social events. Contact: Habanos S.A., Web:, Industry NEWS 22 SMOKESHOP June 2016 JM Tobacco's "Strike Gold" Giveaway to Strike Again at IPCPR JM Tobacco is once again inviting attendees to the IPCPR Trade Show to try their luck at winning their share of valuable prizes in their booth (#2651). Strike Gold occurrs only once every five years; JM Tobacco introduced it at IPCPR 2006, then again in 2011, and now this year. Show attendees compete for prizes that culminate in a grand prize, which was a one-ounce solid gold coin valued at over $1,600 for the 2011 contest. This year, the grand prize goes digital with an Apple iPad Air 2 Gold. JM kicked off the giveaway with a mailer to all current IPCPR members that includes a gold-and-black poker chip and card with playing instructions and a list of prizes. Recipients bring their chip to the JM booth during show hours to try their luck playing blackjack. The number of con- secutive winning hands is recorded, and the player with the most by the end of the show is awarded the grand prize. Lesser winners receive other prizes, like JM hats and t-shirts. Even those who go bust on their first hand enjoy some choice JM premium hand-made cigars. This year, the fea- tured cigar is JM's Nicaraguan, a sweet smoke with a flavor and body that are tailored to the three- to four-a-day smoker. The value-priced (less than $3 MSRP) all-tobacco handmade Nicaraguan is available in eight shapes in Sumatra, corojo, Connecticut, and maduro wrappers.

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