Vapexpo Moscow: first day report
Long-awaited opening of Vapexpo Moscow 2015 took place on December 4th, 2015. Vaping experts and amateurs from Russia and the CIS states, the EU and America visited conference and exhibition of e-cigs and accessories.
Leaders of the industry, producers of the devices and eLiquid, members of the CIS vape-community gathered together in Sokolniki exhibition center, as well as all who consider Vaping to be their hobby.
Leaders of Russian market together with members from the USA, UK, China, Malaysia, Italy, France and Czech Republic demonstrated their products to the audience.
Vapexpo express its gratitude to the sponsors: KVASS, Vape Wild, Local Vape, Smoke Kitchen, Baker White and Pravilniy Vybor.Special thanks to E-Сigarette Club and Winglegroup, exclusive partner onPeople's Republic of China.
Main topics of the conference
This very event became even more massive, compared to the one in June. Many speakers were unique for Russia and audience listen to them for the first time.
Alyssa Starr, the chief editor of Vape Magazine, popular American magazine about events and trends in vape industry, introduced the audience to the culture of vaping in the US, where it has long become a popular trend. The vape market in the US is much more developed than in Russia.
The features of another foreign market, the China one, were described by Yushu Zhu, Ruvian’s Director of Sales and Marketing.
John Stewart, the co-founder of E-Cigarette Club spoke about the latest EU directives on vapeproduction. He warned Russian business from making the same mistakes, as the EU did.
The topic of intercooperation with government was touched upon as well by Gregory Conley, the president of American Vaping Association. He shared the experience of carrying on a dialog and “war” with US officials.
Beju Lakhani, the co-founder and CEO of Moshi E-Liquids spoke about ways of starting successful business. And proscects of vape industry were discussed by Qasim Shah, the СЕО of Atom Vapes.
The E-liquid vape off – the Best Aroma award
One more important event of Vapexpo was the best eLiquids producer awarding. Winners were chosen by Internet voting: Users of social networks named their three most favorite brands.
It is great honor that among the winners there were two in-house brands: Atmose and Oh My Cloud. They shared winning places with Cuttwood from the US. Products of these companies will be presented at the next Vapexpo, which will be held next summer.
Meanwhile vapers were able to participate in the discussion of the issues related to batteries - and eLiquids safety, and talk with Vape Alliance representatives. "In the near future, people will look at smokers with the same caution as they look at vapers today. They will not consider vaping to be unusual or wrong thing" Vape Alliance representatives believe.
The most spectacular part of the first day was the performance of VGOD Vapinggurus. “One is struck dump with astonishment of what these guys are doing” users of social networks wrote.
VK-users about the event
- Alexander Belyaev, "I’m envy of you, Moscow citizens! ..Such an event".
- JekaLikharev: "It is a pity that I’m under 18, looking at photos I’m jealous of those who were there".
- IlyaRud: "The first day. We are terribly tired, but have the sea of emotions!"
- Yuri Fedoseenko "Vaping should be promoted. I’ve smoked for many years and did not think that l could give it up once and for all. I’ve tried, but with no success... Years later, I saw a friend's mechanical mod, and I wasfascinated..andquit smoking on the third day ... "
- The second day of Vapexpo, December 5th, was even more eventful. Rread about it in full report.
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