Following is an up-to-date list of what promises to be eight of the world’s largest vaping conventions, expos and trade shows for 2018, with representatives from the best, biggest and largest vaping retailers, researchers and specialists. Some shows are already sold out, and prospective visitors are encouraged to make bookings as soon as possible. No persons under 18 will be allowed.
Electronic Cigarette Convention (ECC) Detroit, USA
Touted as the largest, most prominent electronic cigarette convention in the US, EEC claims a number of ‘firsts’ for the vaping industry in America. Having launched vapor products’ first trade show and expo in 2012, ECC grew to become the annual Electronic Cigarette Convention. The first was held in 2014. ECC were also the first to do a large-scale outdoor vape event, this one in Santa Anita, in 2016. This year’s event is will offer the same opportunity and spectacle in the vaping industry.
Dates: April 13 – 15
Venue: Motor City, Detroit
Vaporpalooza, Michigan, USA
Another vaping event with ample opportunity for B2B networking, wholesale to the public, and support advocacy. On display will be the latest in vapor and CBD products for sampling and discussion. Vaporpalooza promises to host non-stop entertainment, seminars, bands and more, and will allow visitors to vape indoors.
Dates: March 24 & 25
Venue: 1025 4 Mile Road NW, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Vapevent, NYC, USA
The first Vapevent International Vape Trade Show held in March 2017 was a resounding success, with the second one looking to follow in similar fashion. The event is for vape professionals over 21 years only, with the aim to build trading exchanges, displays of the latest developments in the vaping market, as well as networking opportunities. Participants and visitors can expect contributions by e-liquid and e-cigarette manufacturers, manufacturer representatives, raw material suppliers, wholesalers and many more.
Dates: March 22 & 23
Venue: Brooklyn Expo Centre, 72 Noble St, Brooklyn, NY 11222,, New York City, USA
The Hall of Vape, Germany
Set in the picturesque Stuttgart, The Hall of Vape is expected to draw a crowd of over 200 000 vape enthusiasts, and more than 200 exhibitors this year. Spokesperson Ira Simeonidis predicts attendance of prominent guests from the vaping, entertainment and scientific community. “Information and education are important attributes for us, which we would like to offer to the visitors, as well as in previous years,” he says.
Dates: May 5 & 6
Venue: Messe Stuttgart, Messepizza 1, Stuttgart
Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS)
Priding itself as Europe’s sole science-based conference for e-cigarettes, ENDS promises to, yet again, be eventful and informative. The latest research on testing methods, concerns and standards, and potential harm reduction are some of the topics on the agenda, with an impressive list of keynotes. These include, among other speakers, analytical chemist Shaun Wedgewood (EL-Science), toxicologist Richard Young (bibra) and Rugby MP Mark Pawsey.
Dates: June 5 & 6
Venue: Amba Hotel, Marble Arch, London, UK
Global Vape Fest 2018. B2B Trade Show, Russia
With promises to ‘gather the biggest players in the e-cigarette market’, the Global Vape Fest in Moscow gears itself to impress. Trade visitors such as shop owners, e-cigarette distributors, sales representatives and marketing agencies are all invited to join in the event for networking and massive brand exposure.
Dates: Mar 30 – April 1
Venue: Sh. Entuziastov, d.5, Tesla Place, Moscow
This French pioneer of international vaping exhibitions invites e-cigarette manufacturers, modders, shop owners and managers, wholesalers, healthcare professionals and the public to celebrate its ninth year of successful federation of the vaping community. The show is already sold out, which yet again augurs well for Vapexpo. There’s even mention of international entertainers and actors regaling the guests over the three days of what promises to be a spectacular event.
Dates: March 24 – 26