Vapouround magazine Special Issue 01 - Page 127

EVENTS BIRMINGHAM 7-9TH MAY 2016 T he Vaper Expo UK experience just keeps getting better and better. It has taken just one year to become the ‘must attend’ vaping event in the UK. When the first event opened last year it was clear from the outset that the demand was bigger than anyone could have anticipated. The huge queue which built up three hours before the doors opened was the first clue and the positive reviews from vendors and visitors alike confirmed that this had the potential to be huge. So the event organisers wasted no time in securing a vastly bigger chunk of NEC exhibition space this year and extended the event to three days. There were exhibitors from around the world, especially the UK, Europe and USA, and the very biggest names in the global vaping community were there for this event. Once again there were queues were building up a full three hours before the event opened but, this time round, they were waiting inside rather than outside the NEC. Obviously Vapouround Magazine has to declare a pretty big interest here - we were the official media partners for the expo and are enormously proud to be associated with such a great event. Every visitor to Vaper Expo UK 2016 was presented with a special goody bag by the Vapouround team which included an official show guide running to nearly 300 pages. This was a very slick operation indeed and the NEC is proving to be an excellent choice of venue for a top level vaping event such as this. With massive halls, an ideal location just outside Birmingham, top class facilities and the Resort World entertainment and shopping complex next door there could hardly have been better facilities. One of the first things that was noticeable was just how much bigger this event was compared with a year ago and the next thing was of the amazing lengths many of the vendors had gone to in a bid to make their stands as eyecatching as possible. Many of t he exhibition stands were nothing short of spectacular, mini works of art in their own right and for those who liked to post updates on social media sites, this gave them lots of opportunities to get some really great pictures online. “ONE OF THE FIRST THINGS THAT WAS NOTICEABLE WAS JUST HOW MUCH BIGGER THIS EVENT WAS COMPARED WITH A YEAR AGO AND THE NEXT THING WAS OF THE AMAZING LENGTHS MANY OF THE VENDORS HAD GONE TO IN A BID TO MAKE THEIR STANDS AS EYE-CATCHING AS POSSIBLE.” Once again this event offered something for everybody from experienced vapers to those who were taking their first tentative steps into the world of vaping. There was so much to do at Vaper Expo UK that it was impossible to get bored for even a moment. Visitors tried out new juice flavours, got up close with some of the latest hardware on the market, picked up great tips and advice from industry VAPOUROUND MAGAZINE USA 121