Declaration of Collaboration
There comes a time in the development of an industry, when a collaboration of manufacturers becomes necessary to ensure our viability today and our existence tomorrow. Our livelihood is the service of our customers, whose inalienable rights include Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that to secure these rights, Manufacturers may band together, in full collaboration with our regulators, and institute a new organization tasked with the curation of our predicates and the enabling of "royalty-free" access amongst our members.
A new organization, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to promote the Safety and Happiness of our customers.
We, therefore, a single manufacturer, appeal to our colleagues across our industry, who before us established a marketplace of choices, for the rectitude of our intentions, do humbly, and in accordance with the demands of our marketplace, solemnly publish and declare, PredX - The Predicate Exchange is being formed to secure our right of innovation and our compliance with regulation so our mutual customers are Free to Choose cigars from a vibrant marketplace.
In looking across the history of commerce in our beloved United States, to better prepare for the future, the undeniable truth is that the Automotive, Aviation, and Software industries benefited dramatically through the sharing of intellectual property.
Therefore, we invite our fellow manufacturers to create with us PredX, the Predict Exchange, thus enabling collaboration across the Premium Cigar industry as we all seek to serve our mutual customers.
Al Micallef, CEO
Dan Thompson, President