We would like to know your impressions of the Russian audience and possibilities of the Russian market. Have you managed to talk with representatives of the Russian market?
Thank you for reaching out. Before the expo, I knew that the Russian vape market was still in its infancy so when I arrived in Moscow I didn't know what to expect from the conference. I'm happy to say that walking through the expo and observing the attendees and exhibitors, I felt that I could have been in a vape meet anywhere in the world because they shared the same passion for vaping.
As well, conference attendees were very engaged with the presenters and demonstrated that they are savvy entrepreneurs who see business opportunity in this category.
There was one incident during the conference that made me realize the global scope of this industry. During a few presentations, the presenters words were being translated from Chinese to English to Russian. It was a peculiar and awe inspiring scene to watch because it demonstrated the world-wide impact that vaping has and the need for coordination across boarders and cultures. Those in the Russian market have the potential benefit of learning from more mature markets and through conferences like this, I hope they take advantage of it.