Earlier today, Executive Director Scott Pearce of the Premium Cigar Association (PCA) hosted a call with PCA Member Media Organizations to announce temporary changes to PCA staffing and programs. The changes were also announced in a press release to be a result of the enduring effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic hardships. The entire PCA staff, including Scott Pearce, will be furloughed, with benefits, as the board and executive committee work through the financial challenges currently faced by the association.
In a press release today, the Premium Cigar Association (PCA) made the announcement that the 2020 PCA Convention and Trade Show has been cancelled. The flagship trade show for the premium cigar industry was scheduled to take place July 10—14, 2020 at the Sands/Venetian Convention Center and Hotel. The cancellation is in response to public health concerns surrounding COVID-19.
Some of the biggest names in the world of Premium Cigars announced today that they will not be attending the flagship trade show of our industry. That being, the PCA Trade Show Scheduled to begin on July 10th of this year in Las Vegas. Davidoff, Altadis, General Cigar, and Drew Estate all announced in separate statements today that the PCA Trade Show will happen this year without their exhibits.