The Association of Independent Tobacco Specialists (AITS) recently hosted the IGNITE 2022 conference, which is a trade show dedicated to the UK’s independent tobacco retail sector. Havana House was in attendance to visit the suppliers and support the Brightleaf Distribution LTD stand, which was the sponsor of the event.
About the Association of Independent Tobacco Specialists
The Association of Independent Tobacco Specialists is a trade body for independent tobacco retailers in the UK and Ireland, who offer support and guidance regarding selling tobacco, such as advice on legislation changes and access to specialist suppliers.
The founder of Havana House, Paresh Patel, is the Chairman of AITS.
About the IGNITE2022 Trade Show
This year, IGNITE was held at Whittlebury Park in Northamptonshire and was sponsored by Brightleaf Distribution LTD.
IGNITE2022 started on Friday 20th May 2022, opening with a BBQ and cigars evening so that attendees could socialise and get to know each other while enjoying a quality smoke. The Friday Fiesta included a welcome drink served by Whyte & MacKay, plus a complimentary three pack of New World Cigars, selected by Casa Turrent.
Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd May 2022 were the Trade Show days, where attendees could browse exhibitors’ stalls, with the opportunity to meet leading suppliers in the cigar industry, as well as hear inspiring talks from leaders in the industry.
On Saturday, there was also a Gala Dinner with a three-course dinner and wine, followed by a complimentary cigar from the Davidoff stable.
Exhibitors at the 2022 IGNITE Conference
The exhibitors at this year’s IGNITE2022 conference included:
- Bright Leaf
- Hunters & Frankau
- Adam’s Pipes
- Bullbrand Uk
- Enjoy Dokkha
- Gawith Hoggarth & Co
- Glasgow Distillery
- Roberts Direct
- Tangy Gifts
- Whyte & Mackay
Don’t want to miss next year’s IGNITE Trade Show? Follow IGNITE AITS on Instagram to be kept up to date with upcoming events and future show dates.