TPE 2019: DAY 3

While the second day of Tobacco Plus Expo 2019 might have been the second busiest day of the trade show, there is no question which was the least attended day of TPE 2019.

Day three reminded me a lot of what TPE used to look like. Not only had overall attendance dropped, but most of the premium cigar retailers weren’t inside the Las Vegas Convention Center and a dozen or so manufacturers, the employees not the booths, had already departed. The vibe of the show certainly changed, but I’d argue that if anything it was positive because if anything the contrast illustrated just how much TPE has advanced in the last few years.