YOUR HEALTH & SAFETY ARE OUR PRIORITY

Here at TPE we are working to ensure the health and safety of everyone planning to participate and attend our 2022 trade show. TPE Show Management continues to collaborate with the venues and review information provided by Local, Regional and National resources to create the safest environment possible for TPE22. We will communicate any changes or guidance to our attendees and exhibitors in a timely manner. With TPE months away, we are optimistic and hopeful to bring our industry together in January 2022 and sincerely appreciate your support – Thank you!

PRE-SHOW SAFETY TIPS

Here are a few steps all TPE participants can do before heading to Vegas for TPE22.

PRE-REGISTER–Pre-registration is highly recommended, in order to avoid long registration lines, minimize touch points.

DON’T FORGET YOUR MASK–Make sure you have packed several face masks! Masks will also be available at badge pick up.

MONITOR YOUR HEALTH–Conduct a self-assessment of your health. If you display any symptoms of COVID-19 and/or have recently been exposed to anyone who tested positive for COVID19, please stay home. You can refer to the cdc.gov website for any questions on COVID-19 related symptoms.

REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION–Have your digital or print confirmation ready when you arrive to TPE. The more prepared you are, the faster entry will be at the show.

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UPON ENTRY & REGISTRATION

We are taking additional measures to ensure your health and safety at TPE22. Please plan accordingly and allow extra time when arriving at the show and making appointments with customers.

REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION–Have your digital or print confirmation ready when you arrive to TPE. The more prepared you are, the faster entry will be at the show.

TRANSPARENT BARRIERS–We will be placing transparent barriers on registration counters for enhanced safety and our staff will regularly clean all equipment.

SMOKING/VAPING POLICY–Smoking is NOT allowed outside the trade show floor (lobby, registration, waiting areas, etc).

PERSONAL ACCOUNTABILITY COMMITMENT–By attending TPE, you agree to abide by and engage in all safety measures put in place by TPE, Las Vegas Convention Center, and the state of Nevada. This includes, but is not limited to, submitting to daily temperature checks, wearing a mask at all times in public areas, engaging in appropriate physical distancing and not attending the event if you are ill or have been recently exposed to COVID-19.

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ON THE SHOW FLOOR

We are taking additional measures to ensure your health and safety at TPE22. Please plan accordingly and allow extra time when arriving at the show and making appointments with customers.

SMOKING/VAPING POLICY–Smoking is NOT allowed while you are walking around the show floor. Smoking/vaping is ONLY allowed in 1) Designated Smoking Areas 2) within an exhibitor’s booth (as long as it can be done safely and while adhering to social distancing requirements).

HAND WASHING & SANITIZER–Frequent hand washing and hand sanitizing is encouraged. Touch-less hand sanitizer stations will be placed every 150’ – 200’ throughout the show floor and in common areas.

CLEANING & SANITATION–Enhanced cleaning protocols with hourly sanitizing of high traffic areas throughout the exhibit hall and common areas, including doorways, elevators, escalators and restrooms. Daily disinfecting will take place to sanitize the convention center, restrooms, registration, and the show floor.

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FOR EXHIBITORS

We expect our exhibitors to layout their booth to allow for social distancing and we as show management are using 8′ tall side rails to separate the booths as opposed to the normal 3′ high side rails. In effort of having measures in place for everyone’s safety we encourage you to review the following recommendations:

BOOT LAYOUT RECOMMENDATIONS

ISLAND TYPE BOOTH–Spaces can utilize stanchions and floor markings to encourage a point of entry/exit into and out of the booth space and aid in directing traffic flow through your space.

IN-LINE BOOTHS–Try to minimize non-essential booth structures to allow adequate space for physically distanced conversations.

COUNTERS–Use larger or wider counters that are spaced further apart and cleaned regularly after each use to allow for distance between you and your customers.

PLEXI-SHIELD/WINDOW–As appropriate for specific areas, e.g. product or coffee sampling window.

OPEN-AIR MEETING SPACES–Implement open-air meeting spaces versus enclosed areas lacking sufficient ventilation.

ENHANCED CLEANING–Services are available to order through the Exhibitor Service Manual.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCE–You can find additional resources to enhance the safety of your booth in the Exhibitor Service Manual.

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PRODUCT SAMPLING REQUIREMENTS

In accordance with 2022 TPE and Centerplate rules and regulations, product samples of any sort must follow these requirements:

SAMPLES MUST BE PRE-PACKAGED–Pre-package product samples for distribution to reduce multiple touch points.

FOOD & BEVERAGE–If serving any food or beverages view the TPE22 Show Service Manual regarding for Centerplate (our exclusive caterer at the Las Vegas Convention Center) rules and guidelines.

ON-SITE RECOMMENDATIONS

MASK & SANITIZING SUPPLIES–We encourage you to bring personal protective equipment e.g. masks, hand sanitizer and cleaning products to sanitize your booth. Create a cleaning/sanitizing schedule for high-touch areas and surfaces in your booth.

WASH YOUR HANDS–Wash your hands frequently and avoid touching your face. Have hand sanitizer readily available throughout your booth space.

GREETINGS–Discourage physical greetings like handshaking, hugging and exchanging business cards. Use lead retrieval scanners in lieu of exchanging business cards to limit contact and to have contact details to use post show.

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COVID-19 REFUND POLICY

  • If Show Management has to cancel TPE21 due to COVID-19, booth, sponsorship and registration fees will be refunded
  • All refunds to be paid by initial payment method less any fees associated with payment method and within 30 days after show was to be executed

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TPE ACCOUNT TEAM DETAILS

Tobacco


Dawn Conger

P: (805) 390-0126 (Avail EST)
E: dawnconger@tobaccoplusexpo.com

Non-Tobacco


Carly Gegorek

P: (805) 603-9442 (Avail EST)
E: carlygegorek@tobaccoplusexpo.com

Trade Show Operations & Logistics

Scott Gibson
P: (805) 744-4160
E: scottgibson@tobaccobusiness.com