The P&K IPCPR Booth was as busy as ever, despite speculation that new FDA rules and some states’ taxes would keep retailers from the show.
We had a lot of great stuff to show at our booth this year. Ventura Cigar Company launched three brands - Hugo Chairman, Case Study, and Cuban Rounds Exclusivo, a deluxe version of our popular Cuban Rounds brand. This launch was attended by Halfwheel, Blind Man’s Puff, Cigar Aficionado, among other luminaries in the business.
Also of note was our Djarum Harley Giveaway, which was a change of pace from our normal Rolex Giveaway (still giving them away at TPE!) where we offered a Harley-Davidson to one lucky customer. The excitement this event generated was intense, to say the least. Six customers won keys, but only one could start the motorcycle. When the engine finally cranked and revved, the crowd response was deafening!
The show was kicked off by Opening Breakfast & Annual Meeting with former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani as the keynote speaker. At the end of the day there were many ways to unwind, notably at the IPCPR Cigar Bash at Mandalay Bay.
Mark your calendars for next year’s IPCPR on July 13-17, 2018 and join the party in Las Vegas! And, just maybe, you can ride home on a brand-new Harley-Davidson as well!