As a partner of the trade show Vapevent "Which took place Paris Event Center le 20 and 21 Mars 2016, it is with pleasure that we made the trip to be present. History of totally closing this first edition, the Vapoteurs.net editorial team decided to offer you a complete retrospective as well as a gallery including the photos taken during the event.
The show was held at Paris Event Center "Which is a real event space placed Porte de la Villette. Located less than 40 minutes by subway from the Gare de Lyon, our team did not have too much trouble to join the venue of the event. Accessible and functional, the " Paris Event Center Was clearly a winning choice for the Vapevent. Hotels and restaurants were located all around the event space allowing a simplicity for the installation of exhibitors and visitors. The " Paris Event Center Is a place particularly suited to a convention for vapers. Its spacious environment and high ceilings have cleared the ambient steam and improved visibility despite the number of visitors.
On the organizational side, as well as saying that we were not disappointed, starting with the security aspect, in these times of trouble we found very pleasant the various controls present at the entrance. The Vapevent team was very present and attentive to the exhibitors so that everything is going well. From what we could see the reception of the visitors was made in very good conditions, it must be said that the organization upstream clearly made it possible to reduce the waiting times to the entry. Rémi Parola, director of Vapevent was very helpful during the two days and we are also grateful for the time he has been able to give us despite the fact that we are not "professional".
For the practical side, the Vapevent offered everything needed to be as comfortable as possible: a toilet (clean and accessible), a cloakroom dedicated to suitcases, a classic cloakroom at the entrance, several eating areas (inside and outside with two really nice food trucks), two spaces dedicated to rest or eat (one for visitors and another for private exhibitors) and finally a conference area and a press area. It was obviously possible to take a breath of fresh air and come back on the event which is a good point in the organization of the show.
The layout of the stands was rather well organized and this offered great corridors for visitors. Only the media booth of the vape was ultimately a little stuck in the back of the show which made it very visible to the public (but we will not complain since it was offered to us gracefully). Failing to meet many visitors, it allowed us to meet other media and discuss serenely in a dedicated space. We regret anyway the lack of places at times on the conference space on the brink of rupture (victim of its success somehow)
One thing is certain, we can not say that the show was short of exhibitors! the Vapeventwe had the pleasure of enjoying a complete panel of what the vape can offer now. French and foreign brands of e-liquids, modellers, industrial machines, wholesalers of e-liquid and material, There was something for everyone. We could appreciate the presence of translators at most foreign exhibitors, something that was not necessarily expected. In addition to professionals, it was possible to appreciate the presence of the Chain of the vape, the Vapelier, the Fivape, the French laboratory of e-liquid (LFEL) or many specialized media (Vapoteurs.net, Vap ' you, Vapotor's tribune, Breaking Vap, Danyvape ...).
VAPEVENT: SOME INNOVATIVE PROJECTS AT THE RENDEZ!
If innovation was clearly not the theme of the show Vapevent we nevertheless could appreciate the presence of the Enovap team which has aroused the curiosity of many visitors during the two days with its project of smart electronic cigarette. Roykin also did his little trick with his Refill Station »To live the" Do it yourself "in a fun and practical way.
Even if the official figures have not been disclosed, the observation is clear and the Vapevent was a total success. Part of the exhibitors did not hide his satisfaction following the influx of the event. For a large part of the exhibitors, the interest obviously lay in the fact of being able to establish commercial contacts with the shops visiting the show and the absence of private individuals clearly allowed the exhibitors to be able to concentrate on this aspect.
Side atmosphere, there has obviously been smiles and fun during this event but it has mostly offered fruitful exchanges vis-à-vis the regulations that must face the market of the vape. During the Vapevent we were able to exchange many hours with the professionals present about the future of the e-cigarette in France.
The lounge Vapevent had for interest to offer 4 conferences during the two days and to say that these have not gone unnoticed. The presence Aaron Biebert, director " A Billion Lives Was obviously a highlight of the Vapevent and its presence at the conference on the ban on advertising the vape Was greatly appreciated. The peak of attendance obviously took place on the second day with the conference on " Transposition of the Tobacco Directive Which has been well followed and will have allowed many professionals to learn more about regulation. If in the past conferences have not always attracted many people, it is clear that on the Vapevent they were expected.
For a first edition, the Vapevent has made its small effect. All the ingredients needed for a quality show were gathered and it is with astonishment that we have not seen the time pass during these two days. The welcome of the exhibitors was at the rendezvous and even if we did not have time to meet everyone we still could appreciate the fact to see so many passionate people ready to fight for their job. At the time of regulation, the Vapevent has presented itself as a unifying fair mixing innovations and debates on the future of the vape. Everyone had its place and for that we can only say "congratulations" to the organizers!
THE PHOTO GALLERY OF THE VAPEVENT
FIND THE VAPEVENT IN NOVEMBER IN NEW YORK!
The living room " Vapevent Will return in November for a special edition in New York in the United States. All information should arrive in the coming weeks, obviously we will keep you informed as soon as it is available.
In the meantime, find the Vapevent on their official website or on their official facebook page.