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Leading Cigar Manufacturers Announce Support and Presence at PCA 2021

May 29, 2021 By Matthew Tabacco

“We truly believe that members of the PCA are an extension of our family, and the annual trade show is the single most important event in keeping our families strong and successful. I’m here for you because we are here together.”

Carlos “Carlito” Fuente Jr., Chairman – Arturo Fuente


These are the most significant years in the history of our sector. We have fought for your rights at every level, and it’s time to bring the family back together at the PCA 2021. The show must—and will, go on! 


“Beyond the great effort to protect our industry PCA brings together the heart and soul of the cigar sector – it’s family, I have been attending PCA trade show since 1982 and we are truly excited to be at the show this year”

Ernesto Perez-Carrillo – EPC Cigars


COVID-19 disrupted much of our lives this past year but with extraordinary support and new safety precautions to ensure the health and safety of all attendees and guests, the PCA 2021 Trade Show will include:


  • a state-of-the-art ventilation system to protect the health of all exhibitors and attendees.

  • authorization to smoke on the show floor.

  • safety protocols in line with the latest CDC guidelines.


This joint statement is an unprecedented show of support. As manufacturers, we are working together like never before to provide the best show ever —and you get to be in the room where it happens.


“The PCA show is very important to the Rocky Patel family! It affords us the opportunity and time to nurture and grow our relationships with our retail family. It allows us to introduce and display new brands, which for the first time will be made available only to those who attend the show! Most importantly, the PCA family has been instrumental, together with the CRA, in fighting back the overreaching and egregious FDA regulations, state and federal smoking regulations, along with pushing back on increased state taxes. Besides sacrificing much of our time, together we have spent over 14 million dollars to protect the interest of this beautiful, handcrafted cottage industry that we call Premium Cigars. The attendance and revenue from the show supports this fight. Join our family in our annual celebration and help protect the future of this artistic industry we all love.”

Rocky Patel – Rocky Patel Cigars


Having the opportunity to meet face-to-face with retailers, the everyday heroes of our industry, has proven to be one of the greatest celebrations we can possibly have. It’s time to reunite!


“Besides the work PCA does to defend and protect our industry, I believe these intersections between retailers, distributors and manufacturers are what make the premium cigar industry so great. The PCA trade show is the best place where the strength of our industry is on show. We will have a very special blend that will be available only at the show. When we come together something special takes place!”

Luciano Meirelles – ACE Prime Cigars 


“During all my years I would have never even thought of not attending the PCA Trade Show. Our “new” company, CLE Cigars, was launched at the 2012 PCA in Orlando. We owe it to our industry to be a part of the annual convention!! Join us in Las Vegas!” 

Christian Eiroa – C.L.E. / Asylum Cigars 


“I’ve been attending the PCA/IPCPR/RTDA for 26 years. It’s the one show every year I look forward to and this year I’m even more excited to see all my friends. The PCA show is like old home week for me and when the community gets together it’s like we haven’t missed a beat.”

Pete Johnson – Tatuaje Cigars


All of us are bringing something special, whether it’s PCA exclusive cigars, special editions of a current portfolio or special deals. And PCA 2021 Trade Show attendees will get first access to all of it. We’re really going all out for the PCA 2021 convention.


“My family and I welcome the return of the PCA trade show in 2021.As a participant for the past 28 years, I consider this event vital and informative to both our business and our industry. The show affords me not only an exceptional opportunity to meet new retailers, but also time to sit with valued friends, colleagues and customers who I’ve known for many years. Unique for this year, our family is producing a special cigar which will only be available to attendees of the trade show. I look forward to a very successful show and to seeing you all in Las Vegas.”

Jorge Padrón – Padrón Cigars


As manufacturers, our main goal is to support PCA’s continued efforts towards fighting for retailers in all states and localities nationwide, as well as celebrate what unites us—some of the best cigars in the world!


“We are proud to say that we attended the very first RTDA trade show in 1933 and have attended every RTDA/IPCPR/PCA trade show since then. This year will be no different. Given the many regulatory and legal challenges that manufacturers and retailers are facing today, the show is more important and relevant than ever.” 

Eric and Bobby Newman – J.C. Newman Cigars


“This is more than just a trade show, this is an opportunity for industry to congregate, be together, and enjoy each others’ company. PCA has always been the driving force behind our industry and it is more important than ever to show our full commitment to our association in our industry.All attendees, manufacturers and retailers alike will benefit from being together at the show. We at Alec Bradley are proud to be in unison with our retail partners and to continue keeping our industry strong and thriving.”

Alan Rubin – Alec Bradley Cigar Co.


“For over two decades it has been my privilege to participate in our industry trade show. From brand owner to manufacturer
, and every stop in between, it has been the trade show that brings us together. The trade show has never been more important than it is right now. I will be there, we hope to see you there as well.”

Erik Espinosa – Espinosa Premium Cigars


“The PCA trade show has been a crucial part of my family’s history since we started our company in 2003. We feel it’s the most important event in our industry and we look forward to seeing our retail partners and colleagues in Las Vegas this July. “

Janny Garcia – My Father Cigars Inc.


PCA acts as the first line of defense for manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and consumers. As manufacturers, we declare our full support and encourage every retailer to attend this historical event, our very own Annual Family Reunion! 


  • Abdel Fernandez – A.J. Fernandez Cigars

  • Alan Rubin – Alec Bradley Cigars.

  • Bobby Newman – J. C. Newman Cigar Co.

  • Carlos “Carlito” Fuente Jr – Arturo Fuentes

  • Christian Eiroa – C.L.E Cigars

  • Ernesto Perez-Carrillo – E.P.C. Cigars

  • Eric Newman – J. C. Newman Cigar Co.

  • Erik Espinosa – Espinosa Premium Cigars

  • Janny Garcia – My Father Cigars Inc.

  • Jorge Padron – Padron Cigars

  • Luciano Meirelles – Ace Prime Cigars.

  • Mike Conder – Crowned Heads LLC.

  • Omar Fernandez – A.J. Fernandez Cigars

  • Pete Johnson – Tatuaje Cigars

  • José “Pepin” Garcia – My Father Cigars Inc.

  • Rocky Patel – Rocky Patel Cigars

  • Sam Philips – La Palina

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