Bigger, quieter but also further and more complicated to access, the choice to relocate the e-cigarette lounge in Paris-Nord Villepinte may not have been so beneficial. Indeed and as we presented it in our complete debrief of publishing, Vapexpo sees its visitor statistics down compared to previous years.
Yesterday, the team Vapexpo has officially unveiled its figures for the 10th edition of the e-cigarette fair held at the Parc des Expositions Paris-Nord Villepinte. If in its release the organizers speak of an 10th edition « undoubtedly the most accomplished, the most professional and the most mature of all "It is clear that the number of visitors is down.
Affluence Vapexpo Paris-Nord Villepinte 2018 : 3 days - 9139 visitors
Affluence Vapexpo La Villette 2017 : 2 days - 9483 visitors
Affluence Vapexpo La Villette 2016 : 3 days - 11274 visitors
In 2015, Vapexpo had the wind in its sails and we had even talked here about this clear progression. Today, it seems more complicated. Too big ? Too ambitious? Badly located? Too expensive ? Everyone will get their idea about the causes of this decline in attendance but indeed with its 3 days (including two reserved for professionals), the 10th edition of Vapexpo has less input than the previous edition, which had yet instead of two days.
If some people seem satisfied with this new venue and this 10th edition, others do not hesitate to show disappointment asking the organizer a return to this mythical place that is the Grande Halle de la Villette.