Vapouround magazine VAPER-EXPO-SHOWGUIDEOCTOBER - Page 35

"From the Vapouround Casino to the main stage to celebrity takeovers, there was so much happening under one roof" Expo UK B2B day, and I saw first hand the prestige and excitement our event instills in exhibitors. On Saturday morning as the group set up for the day – feeling the effects from the the night before– team Souljar strutted passed stand D220 with a noticeable spring in their step, clutching their Vapouround Award for Best Dessert as they made their way to their booth cheering. Of course there was one development which had everyone talking. Thanks to a certain celebrity taking over our stand ahead of the launch of his first line of e-liquids, there was an elevated air of excitement and anticipation on both Friday and Saturday. Stephen Manderson, or Professor Green to most of us, set up shop with his three UNRULY liquids. This drove crowds of vapers to the Vapouround stand. It was mutually beneficial for our brand and his and we hope to do more with the rapper and business man in the future as he becomes a vocal advocate for vaping. You can read his exclusive Vapouround interview on Vapouround.co.uk To say it was over in the blink of an eye wouldn’t sum up how quickly these days passed. A certain highlight was the Vapouround Casino, which drew a competitive edge out of many. We must credit our casino workers for running this huge game centre so efficiently. To see people leave the expo with prizes like a quad bike, TVs, iPads and sample boxes of juice was worth the hard work in the set-up that week. We parked the Vapouround Bus across the hall and it was the centre of attention for the weekend among vape shop owners and their staff. The bus has become a focal point for smoking cessation at the Vaper Expo UK and having been to the expo it’s clear why – it’s approachable and not at all like a regular stand for anyone who may be new to the vaping scene. The bus, currently on its Stoptober tour, will be coming to a stop near you soon. Check out VapouroundBus.co.uk or the Vapouround Bus Tour section of our latest magazine for upcoming tour details. May was an important show for us as Vapouround prepared to celebrate its third birthday in August. With that milestone now passed, we’ve sinced launched the Vapouround Club and the preparations for the fourth annual Vapouround Awards are in full swing. Who knows what exciting developments will have unfolded by May 2019’s big weekend. One thing is certain: whoever says Christmas only comes once a year clearly hasn’t been to the Vaper Expo UK. THE VAPER EXPO | 35