The PCA (Premium Cigar Association), the largest fair held annually in Las Vegas, was canceled due to the Covid-19 emergency. As much as it was in the air, the news was postponed as much as possible, with the hope that the situation could improve and that the event could be held regularly, with due precautions.
This will not happen. The event, which was supposed to take place between 10 and 14 July 2020, has been canceled. Historical news, since 1934, the date of the first PCA, the event has never been suspended, even during the years of the Second World War.
The decision was made by the PCA board of directors: “After much deliberation and careful discussions of every aspect of our annual convention and trade show, the PCA Board and the Associate Member Advisory Board have made the difficult decision to cancel our current event scheduled for July. The annual event is an important fixture in the premium tobacco industry, and we were very excited to bring a whole new experience to the industry this year. However, the public health and safety of our attendees, staff, and volunteers outweighed any other considerations in our collective decision-making process. We understand how important this event is to the business needs of both our manufacturers and our retailers, so we are redoubling our efforts to create innovative new ways to aid our members this year.”