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Calendar AUGUST 4, 2016 TMA Working Group Status, One-Day Conference Lansdowne Resort, Leesburg, Va. ENDS, cigar, pipe plans for CTP Meetings to gain clarity on compli- ance requirements developing coop- erative pathways for FDA compliance. Contact TMA, Web, Email: AUGUST 18–19, 2016 20th Annual Smoker Friendly Conference & Tobacco Festival 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 12–15, 2016 2016 Convenience Distribution Business Exchange (CDBX) Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, Ariz. Hosted by Convenience Distribution Association (CDA). Member convenience products wholesale distribution companies meet with key trading partners—man- ufacturer and supplier companies. Contact CDA, 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. Premium cigar festival featuring cigar factory and tobacco 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:, MARCH 12–16, 2017 TAA 49th Annual Convention Sheraton Hacienda del Mar Golf & Spa Resort, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Members only. Contact: Tobacconists' Association of America, Tel: (770) 597- 6264, Email:, Web: MAY 6–7, 2017 Chicagoland Tobacciana Show Pheasant Run Resort, St. Charles, Ill. Pipe and tobacco marketplace. Contact: Craig Cobine, Chicagoland Pipe Collectors Club, porshcigar@aol. com, Tel: (630) 236-6202, Web: chica- Industry NEWS 24 SMOKESHOP August 2016 Smoker Friendly to Host 20th Annual Conference & Festival Boulder-based Smoker Friendly is America's largest ciga- rette and tobacco store retailer, and each summer it brings together its authorized dealers and merchandise suppliers for important meetings and buying opportunities. The 20th Annual Smoker Friendly Conference & Tobacco Festival, August 18–19 in Broomfield, Co. is packed with retail-oriented speakers, presentations, and share-and- compare activities with leading tobacco store operators from around the country. The conference's general session features industry experts who will provide legislative and industry updates. The Tobacco Festival is an opportunity for all companies to showcase their products and make valuable networking connections. For exhibitor or sponsorship oppor- tunities, contact Renae Malik at

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