KYIV. IEC
Spring
2019

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VAPEXPO Kiev 2017: global brands in the Ukrainian market

On March 4-5, a large scale vape industry exhibition VAPEXPO Kiev 2017 took place in the International Exhibition Centre. Representatives of vape community gathered in one place to evaluate new products of leading e-liquid manufacturers, attend lectures of top-class speakers, and enjoy a vivid show program.   

It is for the third time that Smile-Expo event company organizes VAPEXPO in Kyiv. With every time the event is getting more and more massive. This year it has moved to a new level and become international.

There was a conference as part of VAPEXPO, featuring keynote specialists of vape market:

  • Jeff Connell – founder of Innevape Labs, an American company;
  • Susan Sindt – CEO at The Simple Vapor Co;
  • Alexey Pavlenko – president of the Association of vaping market participants;
  • Rostislav Zhezhik – marketing manager at Tobacco Concept Factory;
  • Artur Zdzieblowski – director of sales at CHIC Group;
  • Vitaliy Nebotov – head of Dream-market;
  • Zakhar Izmaylov – co-owner of Enjoy Smoke.

Foreign and local businessmen revealed the secrets of manufacturing, spoke about the difference between vape markets in European and CIS countries, as well as cooperation with the Chinese market and ways of successful promotion of vape shop chains.

58 companies participated in the event, representing Ukraine, USA, Italy, China, France, Malaysia, Belarus, Poland and Russia. Every visitor could try exclusive e-liquids and assess new vaping devices.

Smile-Expo held VAPE AWARDS ceremony for the best companies:

  • “The best e-liquid line” and “The best Ukrainian manufacturer” awards – Enjoy Smoke;
  • “The best foreign manufacturer” – Pj Empire;
  • “The most stylish brand” – BoneShaker.

One of the key activities for visitors was the cloud chasing contest.

Results of the cloud contest: 1st place – Kirill Pushkar, 2nd place- Yaroslav Kolochenkov, 3rd place – Dmitry Volodko. The winner received a unique present – a certificate for 5000 UAH and a new box mod from Sub Ohm Innovation.

There were also traditional entertainment activities for vapers on the stage: engaging Vape Quests, Dance Show and Cloud Making. Besides that, for two days event sponsors were continually drawing e-liquids and box mods on the stage of VAPEXPO.

Dance Battle was organized as part of the show program, where Alina Maslak became the winner.

Two workshops were held: 1) on e-liquid mixing from Dmitry Anatolyevich, mixologist at Enjoy Smoke; 2) on coil building from legendary coil builder Dragosh. Mihey Medvedev acted as a master of ceremonies. 

Smile-Expo expresses special thanks to title sponsors of the event – Flawless Distribution, Innevape, Sub Ohm Innovation, Wick&Wire, Enjoy Smoke, Wotofo and Chicano.

VAPEXPO exhibitions are always relevant for vape business representatives and lovers of tasty vapor. If you want to monitor the market growth and be well informed on the latest news in vape industry, attend vape events organized by Smile-Expo.

See you at the next VAPEXPO!

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