Regular readers of our blog (if you’re not one, you should be – and join our rewards program to save money on your vaping products while you’re at it!) will know that in May of this year, Grey Haze were in attendance at the 2016 Vaper Expo UK.
It was such a massive success that the organisers couldn’t wait until next year to do it all again…so, we were very excited to learn that Vaper Expo UK 2016 is returning for one more bash before the end of the year. Appropriately called The Return, it will be running at the NEC throughout the weekend beginning Friday October 14 th 2016. We understand that sequels are often a poor imitation of the original (‘Jaws: The Revenge’, anyone?) but this event just keeps getting better and better, and we have high hopes for it being the best one yet when it kicks off later this month.
As a Birmingham-based company, this event is really special to us and we’re look forward to getting our stand set up and welcoming you all along to show you our latest range of juices and hardware. We will be exhibiting at stand E1 - we can’t think of an easy way for you to remember this so write it down now before you read any further. Go on, write it down. GREY HAZE: STAND E1.
The event has grown each time it’s been held – last year it covered 40,000 square feet; that increased to 150,000 in May 2016, and The Return will be the biggest yet - covering 165,000 square feet. Basically, it’s massive, and with space for over 300 exhibitors (including Grey Haze, the only one you’ll need – stand E1, remember?) and 18,000 visitors, it’s going to be even more epic than 2016: Part 1.
The Vaper Expo is a chance for us all to come together and celebrate our vaping culture, to learn more about the industry, pick up new equipment and juice and the most important thing – to have a great time.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re a hardcore vaper, or have never vaped before and are looking to make the healthier switch from smoking, everyone is welcome to come and get involved. The Grey Haze stand (E1) will be open for you to come and get all the equipment, juice, and advice you need.
It’s not purely about vaping though – there’s a whole culture that surrounds the industry and that will all be represented at the Expo as well. A full line-up of entertainment includes the event’s resident DJ Dantics who will be on the decks spinning tunes all day on the main stage. Birmingham-based Dantics will be playing a wide range of genres and keeping the party going throughout the weekend.
Also on hand to keep you entertained is another Birmingham-based act, Mark Barber, aka iNFiNiTi, an illusionist who has travelled the world, from Rio de Janeiro to Budapest, wowing crowds with his tricks and magic. Used to blowing minds, perhaps this weekend he’ll be blowing vape clouds as well.
And finally there is iBot - not a new Apple device in the shape of a bottom, but the Expo’s very own vaping robot. Looking a bit like a Storm Trooper on steroids, he’ll be patrolling the floor, posing for photos with people, and there are rumours that this year he’ll have an even bigger robot friend, so keep your eyes peeled!
The schedule for the weekend is as follows:
Friday 14 th October: Open for B2B (business to business) only
Saturday 15 th October: General Visitors (10am-6pm)
Sunday 16 th October: General Visitors (10am-4pm)
With just a week to go until the event, time is running out to get involved. Tickets are priced at just £10 for a day ticket or £15 for a 2 day combi ticket, so get yourself over to the Expo website, book a ticket and make sure you stop by the Grey Haze stand (E1) and say hello. Whether you’re an advanced vaper looking for new hardware, or a complete beginner in need of some guidance and support to get you started, come and see us – there’ll be plenty going on and we’ll be more than happy to help you, whatever your needs.
See you next weekend! We’ll be at Stand E1, if we haven’t mentioned it ☺