TPE, the annual tobacco industry winter trade show, has a new name. While it will still use the acronym TPE, those letters now stand for Total Product Expo instead of Tobacco Plus Expo.
The change comes as the 2023 TPE trade show will be expanding its show floor and focus to include new exhibitors that fulfill the needs of independent retailers that carry multiple product categories.
“We are really pleased with the increasing success of TPE, and are excited about the potential of our evolution to the Total Product Expo in 2023,” said Jason Carignan, president of Tobacco Media Group (TMG), the host company for TPE. “Every year we seek feedback from the show, and have consistently heard attendees ask for category expansion so more business can get done in one shot. This year we are answering the call, giving our customers an array of new exhibitors with products that their customers want and need.”
TMG said that the show, which is held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, will see its show floor grow by 30 percent, and will feature a dedicated space for the new brands and product categories. According to an announcement from the company, those new categories will include snacks, beverages, point-of-sale items, general merchandise, gifts and more.
TPE23 will be held Feb. 22 – 24, 2023, with registration scheduled to open in September.