The Global Invitation Kick-Off Conference of 2021 International Cigar Expo was held on May 10 in Chengdu, inviting global premium cigar and cigar-related enterprises to attend the Expo. At the conference, on behalf of cigar tobacco exhibitors, the representative of China Tobacco Sichuan Provincial Company introduced Sichuan’s advantages in tobacco as the hometown of Chinese cigars. Also, representatives of Habanos S.A., Oettinger Davidoff AG, and the Chinese cigar cabinet manufacturer Bulldog delivered speeches as exhibitors.
According to the Expo Organizing Committee, the 2021 International Cigar Expo is scheduled to be held at the Tianfu International Convention Center in Chengdu from November 8 to 10, 2021. It is hosted by China Cigarette Sales Corporation and China Tobacco International Group Limited, organized by China Tobacco Sichuan Industrial Co., Ltd., and co-organized by China Tobacco Anhui, Shandong, Hubei Industrials Co., Ltd., China Tobacco Hubei, Hainan, Sichuan, Yunnan provincial companies, and Shenzhen Tobacco Import and Export Co., Ltd.
2021 ICE will focus on the exhibition of premium cigars and related products of Chinese and foreign brands, cigar culture, and lifestyle experience, with a total exhibition area of over 10,000 sqm. Various products and services will be exhibited, including premium cigars, tobacco, accessories, pipes, drinks pairings, lifestyle, auxiliary materials, cigar machinery, and cigar media. Besides, diverse meetings and events will be held, such as Cigar Night Welcome Party, Cigar Industry Development Forum, Cigar International Academic Forum, professional seminars, cigar tasting, and game salons, etc., in a bid to establish a platform for facilitating exchange, convergence, and mutual development in terms of trade, technology, and project cooperation in the cigar industry. The “2021 International Cigar Expo virtual Exhibition platform” will be built during the Expo. With the IT application, such as 5G, VR/MR, and big data, etc., the brand-new online digitalized exhibition platform will offer a creative space for display, communication, and interaction.
Local authorities said that the Expo would invite more than 150 domestic and overseas enterprises, with over 10,000 exhibitors, guests, and professional visitors participating. Many famous brand enterprises, such as Habanos, Davidoff, Bulldog, Scandinavian Tobacco Group, etc., have confirmed their presence to display brand-new products and communicate the latest achievements of the industry together with other internationally renowned enterprises that produce cigar and cigar-related products.
The Secretariat of the Organizing Committee introduced that the 1st ICE was held in 2019 in Shenzhen, China. As the host city of the 2nd ICE, Chengdu is one of the largest cigar markets in China, with a solid industrial base and huge potential for the cigar industry. Moreover, Sichuan Province boasts the largest cigar production base in Asia and the national base for premium air-cured tobacco. As a comprehensive international cigar industry exhibition hosted by China Tobacco, the Expo strives to establish an authoritative, professional, and opening-up platform for international cigar display and cigar trade. Following the principle of accelerating the establishment of a “dual circulation” development pattern in which the domestic economic cycle plays a leading role while the international economic cycle remains its extension and supplement and promoting international cooperation based on high-quality opening up, the Expo will boost exchanges and cooperation between the domestic and international cigar industries and share and witness the fruitful results of the innovative development of Chinese cigar industry, thus fueling the high-quality development of domestic cigar consumption market.
Exhibitor Registration: Prospective exhibitors are welcomed to register online on the official website of 2021 ICE at www.intercigarexpo.com.