The international Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR) has announced that Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City, will give the keynote address at the 2017 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show.

Giuliani is a noted cigar smoker who frequently visits shops around the country.

He is best known for his roles as federal prosecutor and later mayor of New York City, where he served during the Sept. 11 attacks. Most recently, he was a noted surrogate for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and was rumored at one point to being a possible cabinet member, though that has not come to fruition.

Giuliani will speak on Tuesday, July 11 during the IPCPR’s opening breakfast, which  takes places between 8-9:30 a.m. at the Westgate Paradise Event Center.

The 2017 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show takes place July 11-14 in Las Vegas, Nev.

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Davidoff is the official sponsor of halfwheel's coverage of the 2017 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show.
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