VPZ, one of the founding members of the UKVIA, organiser of both events, is today the UK’s largest vaping specialist with over 150 stores, and growing, throughout the country.
The Edinburgh-based retailer and manufacturer has already helped over 700k smokers in the UK quit since it was established in 2012. Last year VPZ introduced a national vape clinic service and is now taking this on the road throughout the UK to help more people start their stop smoking journey.
Other sponsors currently include FEELM, the flagship tech brand belonging to SMOORE and the world’s leading closed vape system solution provider (Gold sponsor); Geek Bar, leading disposable vape manufacturer (Silver sponsor); and 1account, an award-winning age and identity verification service provider used by some 40% of the UK’s online vape retailers (lanyards sponsor).
Official event and media partners of the event include World Vape Show and ECigIntelligence, Vapouround, Vapour magazine, Planet of the Vapes, Vape Business and Vapor Voice.
The UKVIA Vaping Industry Forum, which is being held at the QEII Centre in Westminster on Friday 9th September, will be dominated by the big issues currently in the sector including the regulatory landscape, compliance and enforcement, youth access prevention to vapes and the sustainability of the vaping industry.
The findings of the industry’s first ever economic impact report, commissioned by the UKVIA, will also be unveiled at the Forum by Owen Good, Head of Economic Advisory at the Centre for Economics and Business Research.
Said John Dunne: “We are expecting a record turnout as the Forum comes at a key time for the industry, in between a government-commissioned independent review by Javed Khan, which highlighted that vaping has a pivotal role to play in making smoking obsolete; and the delivery of a new Tobacco Control Plan which is an opportunity for the Government to positively review the vaping regulatory landscape post-Brexit.”
The event will also feature an exhibition alongside the conference and an evening dinner where a number of Recognition Awards will be handed out to those individuals and organisations that have done the most to promote and progress the vaping sector. Headline sponsor is again VPZ and Entertainments sponsor is Alternative Nicotine Delivery Solutions (ANDS).