One of the main people behind the annual IPCPR Convention & Trade Show has left the organization.
Dawn Conger has confirmed to halfwheel that she departed the International Premium Cigars & Pipe Retailers Association as of the end of July, a move that coincided with the completion of this year’s show and the resulting follow-ups.
She joined the IPCPR as senior director of associate member relations in March 2012, then was promoted to senior director of trade shows and meetings in January 2016. Just this past March she was again promoted to vice president of operations.
Conger has opened her own consultancy business, focusing on event management, trade show logistics and design, team building, crisis management and financial planning for clients in the greater Washington, D.C. area, where she plans to remain for the foreseeable future.
The IPCPR has not issued any statement on Conger’s departure and emails sent to the organization have not yet been returned.