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The IPCPR has announced that Mike Ditka will be the speaker at the 2013 IPCPR Trade Show Opening Day Breakfast.   Information was announced via the IPCPR’s twitter account.

The message via Twitter link said:

Davidoff is pleased to announce that Mike Ditka (AKA ”Da Coach”) has
been confirmed as the speaker for this year’s 81st annual IPCPR
Convention & Int’l Trade Show Opening Breakfast. This will add quite
a bit of star power and professionalism to the event! Thanks to the
team at Davidoff for this great addition to our 81st show. http://www.mikeditka.com/home/

Ditka was a Hall of Fame tight end who played twelve seasons in the NFL.
 He would eventually become the head coach of the Chicago Bears,
leading them to victory in Super Bowl XX.  He also coached the New
Orleans Saints and has become a popular television commentator.  Ditka
has long been known for his fondness of cigars. He is no stranger to the cigar industry.  Late last year Camacho Cigars (part of Davidoff) launched a line of cigars bearing his name.  Ditka had also been associated with other cigars with his name on it.  Ditka made an appearance at last year’s IPCPR Trade Show in Orlando, Florida after his agreement with Camacho was announced.

The 2013 IPCPR Trade Show is being held from July 13, 2013 to July 17, 2013.  The opening day breakfast is scheduled for the morning of July 14, 2013.