One of the largest vapor shows in the U.S. is changing its date due to Covid-19. Tobacco Media Group (TMG) announced today that the organization is moving its Tobacco Plus Expo (TPE) to May 12-14, 2021.
Generally a tradeshow scheduled at the beginning of the year, TMG had been moving forward with plans for TPE 2021 in January, with most of the show floor already sold out to exhibitors. The opportunity arose to move the show to May, and TMG recognized that the later timing would be better for the industry, according to a press release.
“A lot of work has already gone into the planning of a blockbuster TPE 2021, so when we were presented with the opportunity to move the show to May, we knew we needed to jump on it. It is our hope that the later timing allows the uncertainties surrounding Covid-19 to improve and gets us well out of range of the traditional winter flu season,” said Ben Stimpson, managing director of TMG. “Plus, the warmer weather of May gives us more options to safely execute the business and networking aspects of the show. We are committed to producing a successful TPE 2021 for all of our exhibitors and attendees and feel confident that this new timing has everyone’s best interests in mind.”
As TPE 2021 planning progresses, TMG will continue to gather safety insights and suggestions from voices within the tobacco industry and will release show details as they further fall into place. Additionally, TMG is working closely with the Las Vegas Convention Center and the Las Vegas Visitor’s Bureau to stay abreast of the latest safety guidance advisories for the city.
TPE 2021 will be held May 12-14, 2021 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The only thing different from the original TPE 2021 plan are the new dates. The exhibiting space, show floor layout, and convention center hall will be the same as initially planned when the show was in January.