Vapouround magazine Special Issue 01 - Page 125

EVENTS WINSTAR WORLD CASINO & RESORT, OKLAHOMA 5-7 APRIL 2016 By Paul Caplin e were excited to be in Oklahoma for the first time since our American tour began. WinStar World Casino & Resort was the venue billed to host the next vape event, just an hour away from Dallas, Texas. After travelling for around an hour out of Dallas, we realised that we were in the middle of nowhere. This immediately concerned us, as we were wondering just how many people may be prepared to travel this far out with nothing around them for a vape event. Our fears came true, and on the first day, if there were 20 visitors, it was a lot. There was not much joy in the room either, as exhibitors were getting more and more disgruntled and anxious. On a positive note, there were a lot of interesting things on stage and some great speakers talking about advocacy and the effects. There was plenty of helpful information, and a lot of business owners sharing knowledge and experiences, which somewhat elevated this event to make it interesting. Day 2 and Day 3 never really picked up that much either. It seemed to be a smaller show than we were used to attending. This is not necessarily a bad thing, as small shows can be great too, although this one obviously lacked the marketing needed to attract many visitors. Either that or they were just too far out that nobody could make it. Although the effort went in, it is hard to say too much about this show as the lack of visitors seemed to overcloud anything good about it. Hopefully they can put it on again next year in a more suitable venue. VAPOUROUND MAGAZINE USA 119