World Vape Show
Organizers of a new industry platform in Dubai for the multi-billion dollar e-cigarette and vape market announce details of the event which will bring together manufacturers, leading retailers, public health professionals, and vape enthusiasts from around the world.
The first World Vape Show will focus international attention on major issues for an industry expected to be worth USD 67.31 billion by 2027, as millions of people continue to kick the habit of smoking traditional cigarettes and switch to vaping devices.
Taking place at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from 19-21 September 2021, the combined exhibition and conference will showcase new vaping technology and the range of regulated products now meeting the demand for safer alternatives to traditional cigarettes.
The show, running on 19-21 September 2021, assembles more than 200 vape exhibitors showcasing ‘000s of brands, up to 50 expert speakers, several thousand industry professionals, vape enthusiasts, and those looking to switch from cigarettes.
“We chose Dubai as the strategic location for the event in view of the lead role taken by the UAE government to halt the online sale of unregulated vaping devices,” said Tony Crinion, Managing Director at Quartz Business Media, organizers of The World Vape Show.
Among the exhibitors in Dubai will be UK-based Imperial & Dr. Vapes, a leading supplier of vaping products in the Middle East. Dr. Vapes Managing Director Mo Hassan said: “The World Vape Show provides us with an amazing platform that allows us to directly interact with our consumers and B2B clientele. “The UAE and wider Middle East market has been an area of prime focus since we started in 2016. It’s a region I’ve personally worked on because of the pure enthusiasm I’ve seen from avid vapers in the market.”
The UAE made the sale of e-cigarettes, vaping devices, and e-liquids legal in April 2019, allowing manufacturers to sell the battery-powered products meeting new standards, and carrying health warnings similar to traditional cigarettes.
Concern about the spread of unregulated e-cigarettes was among the reasons behind the move while growing awareness of health hazards associated with smoking has helped increase the appeal of vaping in the UAE, as it has worldwide.
Studies have shown that the e-cigarette and vape market will register a revenue-based CAGR of 23.8% from 2020 to 2027. The US e-cigarette and vape market alone is expected to be worth USD 40.25 billion by 2028.
In the Middle East and Africa, the market is expected to grow by 9.74% annually to reach USD 485 million by 2025, up from US$267.9 million in 2018.
Designed to guide suppliers on how to drive footfall, sales, and profits, the World Vape Show gives manufacturers a unique chance to showcase products to thousands of international retailers, wholesalers, distributors, and consumers.
Experts speaking at the Future of Vape Conference will debate innovations, regulations, and industry outlook across the MENA region, and a panel discussion will focus on the future of vaping research and public health.
“Research has led government agencies, public health bodies, and health charities to hail vaping as a magic bullet to reduce smoking rates,” said Tony Crinion. “While there’s growing evidence of vaping’s benefits to public health versus smoking, more research needs to be done, and the conference will look at the remaining gaps in evidence and how they can be filled.”
The organizers are working closely with DWTC to ensure a COVID-safe event in line with government rules and regulations. On 1 April, the first in a series of webinars ran in the build-up to the event which will continue over the coming months and cover a multitude of industry-related topics.
Meanwhile, visitor registration is set to open in early May 2021 with the first 250 visitor tickets being given away free on a first-come, first-served basis. For further information on the World Vape Show: www.worldvapeshow.com