Due to a number of unmentioned factors, said to be “both business and familial,” Foundation Cigar Co. has announced they will not attend the 2021 PCA trade show, taking place in Las Vegas from July 9–13 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center.
It was at the 2015 IPCPR trade show (the event’s former name) that Foundation first launched, attending each year since (with the exception of the 2020 cancelled event).
Foundation backed their future commitment to the organization, noting that they will return in 2022. Company founder, Nicholas Melillo, noted:
“Foundation continues to back the efforts of the PCA, its legislative work, and all of the members of the organization. We look forward to coming back bigger and better in 2022.”
Scott Pearce, PCA executive director, added:
“I have met with Nick and know of his and Foundation’s commitment to PCA and to the retailer community,” said Scott Pearce, PCA Executive Director. “And while several unforeseen circumstances led to Foundation unable to exhibit at the PCA trade show this year, Foundation has stepped up in other areas of support for PCA and all of our advocacy efforts. I look forward to Foundation’s booth back on the show floor next year and in continuing to work with Nick.”