In a survey conducted by the Premium Cigar Association (PCA), a survey question on the dates the annual PCA Trade Show and Convention is held showed strong support for the early July timeframe during which this year’s Trade Show was held. It also showed strong support for keeping the Trade Show at the Venetian Convention and Expo Center in Las Vegas.

This year the topic of the dates of the Trade Show was a big one at the Trade Show. At the Opening Breakfast and during a media press conference, it was mentioned that PCA was considering two options for the 2024 Trade Show. Option 1 is to leave the PCA Trade Show in Las Vegas shortly after Independence Day (as it has been the past few years), or Option 2 would move the Trade Show to New Orleans for April dates. Much of the reason for the New Orleans option to be considered is what was believed to be a more favorable time of the year (April) to have the Trade Show. The survey results clearly indicated the July dates were preferred.

The following are the 2022 survey results for the Dates of the PCA Trade Show question published in PCA The Magazine, Volume 3, No. 13. Note, the PCA did not disclose the number of responses it got in the survey.

15% Exceptional
27% Very Good
20% Good
19% OK
12% Poor
7% Very Poor

Analyzing the data, only 19% of those surveyed thought the dates to the Trade Show were “Poor” or “Very Poor.” At the same time, 62% thought the dates were “Good”, “Very Good” or Exceptional.

Strong support was also given for the current venue, The Venetian Convention and Expo Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The following were the survey results in regard to Venue.

35% Exceptional
44% Very Good
13% Good
6% Ok
1% Poor
1% Very Poor

Only 2 percent of attendees responded with “Poor” or “Very Poor” for the Venue while 92% responded with the venue being “Good”, “Very Good” or “Exceptional.”

There has been no announcement made on where the 2024 PCA Trade Show will be held. The 2023 PCA Trade Show is returning to the Venetian Convention and Expo Center at the same time as it was held this year – from July 7 to July 11, 2023.