The first international vape expo of its kind in the UAE will be held in Dubai from June 3-5, 2020, due to recent government legislation making the sale of e-cigarettes, vaping devices and e-liquids legal for the first time.
DWTC , Dubai
03 June 2020, 12:00 AM
05 June 2020, 12:00 AM
The vaping industry will be the toast of the town in Dubai after the first international World Vape Show in 2020. UAE is set to create new gateway for soaring e-cigarette industry.
The official sale of e-cigarettes was outlawed in the UAE just five months ago. New regulation on the sale of registered products launched in April, opening the door for Dubai to host the region’s largest vaping trade event next June at the World Trade Centre.
According to expert forecasts, an estimated 64 million people are expected to switch from traditional cigarettes to alternative nicotine delivery devices over the next three years, boosting the global industry by an estimated $53.4 billion by 2024.
The rule change, which came into effect in April, is intended to support efforts to curb smoking in the UAE and stop the online sale of unregulated devices. It opens up a market where the consumption rate of tobacco is high - 25-30 per cent among men - but where there is rising awareness of health hazards associated with smoking and growing demand for alternatives to traditional cigarettes.
Many businesses will be hoping to tap into that market at the three-day vaping expo from June 3.
The show will help traders understand how the vaping category in-store can drive footfall, sales, and profits, and what we can learn from both specialist outlets and the big retailers.
Alongside the exhibition is the Future of Vape Conference featuring several experts taking part in debates around innovation, regulation, and industry outlook. More than 50 international suppliers of nicotine delivery products and smoke-free alternatives have committed to the Dubai World Vape Show so far.
Primarily a trade show for businesses, the public will be granted entry on day three.