The International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR) is targeting a return of its trade show to New Orleans in 2015. The IPCPR Board of Directors will vote on the location in the coming weeks and multiple sources have indicated the selection of New Orleans is expected to be approved for IPCPR 2015.
The trade show was in New Orleans in 2009 and 2010. Since then, it has been in both Las Vegas (2011, 2013) and Orlando (2012). Las Vegas, which plays host to IPCPR 2014 on July 19-23, is said to be the only other city in consideration for the trade show.
New Orleans played host to the trade show when it was still known as RTDA in 2005, two weeks before Hurricane Katrina.