Over the past year or so, it’s become commonplace to hear about events being postponed or canceled altogether due to Covid-19. That’s why it was so surprising when Tobacco Media Group (TMG) announced that the Tobacco Plus Expo slated for May will be held in-person at the venue in Las Vegas.
Before you run off to buy your tickets, though, it’s worth noting that some other pieces need to fall into place. First of all, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak’s current reopening plan would have to continue as scheduled until May. That’s when control of safety restrictions is handed down from the State to the County level. Clark County (home of Las Vegas) would then decide if events like the TPE are permitted.
Of course, given Las Vegas’s unique relationship with tourism, it’s fairly safe to assume that Clark County will open things up. So, assuming there is no red tape holding things back, what can we expect the 2021 TPE to look like? From what we know so far, all attendees will have their temperatures checked, and a mask will be required at all times on the trade show floor. As you might have guessed from that last rule, you won’t be able to smoke a cigar as you walk around either. Instead, designated smoking areas will be set up and ready for use.
Obviously, this will not look like previous iterations of the TPE. Still, those who were hoping to attend the event are likely happy that it’s even being held.