LONDON VAPE SHOW
2018 TEASER
Olympia London
25
Aug
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DATE: AUGUST 25-26TH

After receiving a great amount of positive feedback from our visitors at our debut LVS2017, we have come together to provide another show this year taking place on August 25th-26th, 2018.

VENUE: OLYMPIA LONDON

We will be conducting the event at the same venue as last year at the fantastic Olympia London in the West End (Hammersmith). We have decided to host the event in the same hall (West Hall Upper) as the 2017 event as we feel the atmosphere was fantastic taking space, catering, number of exhibitors, and visitors into consideration. One of the things that seemed to stand out to a majority of visitors and exhibitors who provided feedback on our fist show was the intimacy and relaxed vibe that our show provided for all in attendance.

BOOTH PRICING

Pricing for this years show will be available upon request when you contact us via the attached booking form.

BOOKING ENQUIRY

LVS AWARDS INFO

Last year the hotly contested LVS Awards was a pleasurable experience with a great amount of quality products submitted for our selected categories. This year we are hoping to provide just as much fun and competition to the occasion but with some minor tweaks to the procedure.

JUDGES

One of the best features of our Awards last year was our judging panel. Unlike some other shows we have attended in the past we at VapeFindr wanted to provide an integrity to the awards by having knowledgeable respected judges responsible for choosing the best of the best.

This year will be no different as we will be inviting our favourite VapeFindr reviewers to the show to consult their refined taste buds to choose our winners.

(you can check out who will be judging the awards online at www.londonvapeshow.com)

SUBMISSIONS

As last year was quite an ordeal with the amount of rewicking and some of our exhibitors choosing to submit their juice in 3,6, and in some cases 12mg nic (much to our reviewers shock) We are now trying to streamline the submission process and have products submitted before the event to allow our judges more time to test your products at the event and also limited the requests for last minute submissions.

This year after booking your booth you will be reminded of the Award submission date and we will be requesting each e-liquid be mailed into us with a completed submission form in a tank to maintain a consistency across the board for our reviewers to judge.

PRESENTATION

Awards will be announced first to our exhibitors only at the Exhibitor After Party on the Saturday night, then to the general public on the afternoon of Sunday 26th.

proposed floor plan
FREE B2B TRADE ENTRY

Just as last year, we will be emailing all of our UK vape shops/trade contacts inviting them to sign-up for their Free tickets to attend the show.

INVITES: Should you have clients you’d like to arrange to meet at the show please direct them to our www.londonvapeshow.com website and navigate to the free b2b tickets link.

HOURS: This year B2B hours will also follow suit to last years model, allowing a B2B only entrance for the first two hours of each day (10-12:00) to allow for trade to be conducted before general public are admitted. There will be a limited amount of

VIP visitors at these times allowed entry but will be clearly defined

on their entry badge.

ATMOSPHERE: We were commended on the atomsphere we provided at last years B2B hours in our relaxed, quiet environment with music at a respectable, low level in order for

all of our exhibitors to grow into the day and discuss business without having to battle with the DJ’s at the main stage.

EVENT FEATURES

GENERAL This year’s show will look to provide a similar feel to last year in terms of the relaxed, yet upbeat atmosphere with plenty to do, but maintaining the primary goal of keeping visitors at your stands and finding out more about your products.

#TAGBOARD

This year’s show will have a main stage area that will be the platform for our big screen #tagboard. The tagboard will show the latest social media posts from visitors and exhibitors using the hashtag #londonvapeshow or #vapefindr. This is also a great opportunity for visitors to share their favourite pics from the show and win a VAPEFINDR t-shirt if their post is selected as one of our favourites! 

We will also be encouraging exhibitors to post their special show offers on the big screen so don’t forget to check often for their great deals on the day!

LIVE DJ'S

The DJ’s for this years show are TBC closer to the event but we will have a team of DJ’s on hand to play throughout the two days of the event and keep the visitors in good spirit. As we have explained the DJ’s will be monitored throughout the weekend and told to keep to a healthy volume that does not encroach on your stands ability to hear your customers and conduct business. During B2B hours especially we will keep the music to a minimum, at a level that is much easier to start our day with!

OTHER FEATURES

We will also be including other features to the show including an extended section to the main hall to provide catering and general refreshments. There will again be a featured artist who will be performing live art throughout the event and is always interested in ideas from our exhibitors, A barber and tattooist will also be present to add an extra in house service visitors can take advantage of whilst attending the event. More features may be added over the summer including a main stage trick booth to draw attention from the audience. More details TBC!

MAIN STAGE GIVEAWAYS

Main Stage Giveaways at our event will be a feature but will differ slightly from other events in that we will be limiting these Giveaways to the last 1-2 hours of the day to those that wish to take part with time restrictions (tbc) for each company.

We will be keeping this until the last part of the day to encourage vapers to visit and purchase goods from our exhibitors before picking up a potential ‘bonus prize’ from a giveaway. We appreciate as an exhibitor that you are paying for a space to sell your products and we don’t want to encourage mass gatherings at our stage throughout the day that leaves your stands without attention and visitors happy with their free prizes.

*Space will be limited for Giveaways so please let us know asap if you wish to participate.

PRE SHOW GIVEAWAYS

To build excitement for this year’s event we will be asking vendors who sign up with us if they’d like to take part in sponsoring one of our Pre-Show giveaways which will include your company logo and request those entering to also follow your social media channels to complete entry. When signing up for your booth please confirm with the team whether you’d like to sponsor one of these giveaways for us to schedule.

THE VENUE

Imagine an exhibition venue inspiring engagement and enjoyment against a backdrop of grand Victorian architecture set amidst the culture and history of central London during a glorious English summer. And just 40 minutes from Heathrow a visit to Olympia is a visit to the heart of London where you can discover the best shopping, clubs, parks, museums and attractions in the world

The Vape Findr London Vape Show Olympia offers space for more than 100 exhibitors and 10,000 visitors
There are over 30 hotels which are rated 4 or 5 star within walking distance
On-site Parking and easy access via bus and tube

 

PROMOTION

EXHIBITOR WELCOMES As seen in the above images we will be announcing exhibitor participation on our social channels as new exhibitors come on board but will be spreading this across the following months to keep interest in the show. We will also be adding your company logos and bios on our website WWW.LONDONVAPESHOW.COM last year we did have a number of exhibitors not provide us with a high res logo and company info for us to share which in turn missed out on additional promotion. Please make sure if we don’t already have these that you provide them asap

to help us help tell people more about our great exhibitors.

SHARING IS CARING We loved last years event and had some really great feedback from our visitors. This year we’re looking to round up even more visitors to come and check out all of the great exhibitors and the latest products they have on offer. We ask that all of our exhibitors tell your fans and followers where they can visit you in August by adding our logo to your social platforms and websites. Please email abiee@vapefindr.com if you have any technical questions about custom resizing and we’ll be glad to accommodate for your site!

LOGOS To download a full range of our LONDONVAPESHOW 2018 logos and media files to promote from your websites and social media

channels please follow this link… DOWNLOAD LOGOS&BANNERS

FREE TICKET GIVEAWAYS If you would like to organise any FREE ticket giveaways from your channels please contact tom@vapefindr.com to arrange. We are more than happy to work with exhibitors to help you get your followers involved in extra interaction for the chance of winning a ticket. We can also setup promo codes for 50% off tickets closer to the event as a reward to loyal customers.

BOOKING YOUR SLOT Exhibitors will be given details upon booking and asked to call to book in their time slot to bring their vans into the Olympia car Park Gate G. You must book your time slot to avoid long waits in the car park.

VENUE INFO

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

We always recommend planning your journey in advance and checking for any travel disruptions before you leave.

Train & Tube

London Overground

Kensington (Olympia) is on the London Overground network. It’s one stop from Shepherd’s Bush (Central line) or West Brompton (District line). The venue is next to the station.

District Line

There is only a District line service from Earls Court on weekends; and throughout the week for some major events. Please check before you travel.

When travelling from Monday to Friday, you should change at West Brompton for a 2 minute Overground train to Kensington (Olympia). Alternatively West Kensington is an 8 minute walk away, and High Street Kensington is a 4 minute bus ride or 12 minute walk away.

Central Line

Change at Shepherd’s Bush for a 2 minute Overground train to Kensington (Olympia).

Piccadilly Line

Baron’s Court is a 9 minute walk away from Olympia London.

Hammersmith & City Line

Hammersmith Station is a 5 minute bus ride or 15 minute walk away.

Circle Line

High Street Kensington is a 4 minute bus ride or 12 minute walk away. Hammersmith Station is an 5 minute bus ride or 15 minute walk away.

Bus

9, 10, 27, 28, 49, 391, N9, N10, N27, N28

The following buses all stop within a very short walking distance of the venue:

9 – runs to and from Aldwych and Hammersmith.

10 – runs to and from Kings Cross and Hammersmith.

27 – runs to and from Chalk Farm and Turnham Green.

28 – runs to and from Kensal Rise and Wandsworth.

49 – runs to and from White City and Clapham Junction.

391 – runs to and from Fulham and Richmond.

N9, N10, N27, N28 also run a night service.

PARKING TARIFFS

Hourly onsite parking charges for visitors to Olympia London. Pre-booking guarantees a place for a flat fee of £28 per day for cars and vans or £48 per day for lorries.*

Cars and vans

Time Price
Up to 1 hour £6
1-2 hours £10
2-4 hours £18
4-6 hours £23
6-10 hours £27
10-24 hours £37 (pre-booking is £28*)

Lorries

Time Price
Up to 1 hour £14
1-2 hours £20
2-4 hours £27
4-6 hours £38
6-10 hours £49
10-24 hours £58 (pre-booking is £48*)

*Pre-booking?

  • All bookings are subject to £1.50 booking fee
  • Tickets are valid for the whole day, from 07:00hrs Monday to Saturday and 08:00hrs Sunday until car park closing time.
    The closing times will vary so please check on arrival.
  • Available for all event tenancy dates
  • You can pre-book here
FREE STARTER KIT SPONSORSHIP

Our “FREE STARTER KITS FOR SMOKERS” went down a treat last year! With over 170 starter kits given out over the weekend, and more importantly 170 packs of cigarettes surrendered and binned. We’d like to again thank Vape Mob Distribution for supplying an Aspire PockeX + 40ml of e-liquid for each smoker that stopped at the VAPEFINDR booth to ditch the cigs with us and start their journey into vaping.

We were really excited to play our part in providing a warm welcome introduction to e-cigarettes for smokers visiting LVS hoping to give up smoking. We had some great feedback from those who received starter packs – Some choosing to stop by at the end of the weekend claiming they hadn’t touched a cigarette since the Friday, Some claiming after receiving their free kits went on to spend almost £400 at the event.

This was great news to us and hopefully will be of encouragement to our exhibitors this year, knowing we will be doing our best to bring new people into our industry and pointing them in your direction to assist with their needs. We also wish to remind our exhibitors to be on hand and ready to answer “beginner vaper” questions and prove to them that our industry is just as excited for them to make the switch from cigarettes.

This year we will again be offering the Sponsorship of our FREE STARTER KITS to one of our exhibitors for which will be advertised in all of our media and highlighted to the public across our website, social media platforms, show guide, and at the show. Please contact tom@vapefindr.com if you wish to find out more about sponsoring this fantastic feature of our event!