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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The National Association of Tobacco Outlets (NATO) will hold its inaugural NATO Show at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas from April 12-14, 2011, where it will also celebrate its 10th anniversary.
The NATO Show will feature educational seminars for retailers, the NATO Annual Awards Dinner, along with evening events and special show deals.
"The outpouring of excitement over the selection of the RIO Hotel in Las Vegas has been incredible," Greg Martin, manager of the NATO Show, said in a statement. "Not only have our exhibitor partners told us we made a great choice in the Rio, but our retail advisory panel has told us we couldn't have made a better choice than to go back to the Rio for NATO's 10th Anniversary celebration."
The NATO Show has already received commitments to exhibit from more than 30 manufacturers and distributors, according to the organization. Some of the exhibitors include:
-- Nat Sherman
-- New Image Global
-- Smokey Mountain Chew
-- K. K. International Corp.
-- Arango Cigar Co.
-- Carolina Tobacco
-- Dom Rey Cigar Inc./Cusano Cigars
-- Drew Estate
-- Harold Levinson Associates
-- House of Oxford
-- King Maker Marketing
-- Renegade Tobacco/House of Windsor
-- Smoker Friendly Intl.
-- U.S. Flue-Cured Tobacco Growers
-- Zippo Lighter Co.
-- Altadis USA
-- Swisher International
-- Swedish Match
-- Republic Tobacco
-- National Tobacco Co.
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