2018 Conference

Independent Vape Industry Conference 2018.

2018 Independent Vape Industry

Conference Sponsors

Building for Success – How the independent vape industry can overcome the challenges and take advantage of the opportunities

Whether you are a vendor, distributor, importer or manufacturer, this conference is a must attend event for all involved in the independent vape industry, whether you are a member of IBVTA or not.


Thursday 26th April 2018 (10:00 – 17:30)


The Crowne Plaza, Reading


Why should I attend?

This is the second conference aimed specifically at the independent vape industry and focused exclusively on issues of direct relevance to the independent vape industry.

Following the success of our first conference, this conference will bring together leading politicians, regulators, and key figures from the independent vape industry to discuss issues of critical importance to your business and the wider independent vape industry.

Confirmed speakers at this conference include:

Matthew Birkenshaw, Department of Health - Team Leader, Tobacco Control and E-cigarettes
Craig Copland, E-cigarette Unit Manager, MHRA
Fraser Cropper, MD of Totally Wicked
Garry Dibley, IBVTA Membership and Advice Line Manager
Martin Dockrell, Tobacco Control Lead, Public Health England
Matthew Ebsworth, Anthony Jones Insurance
Dr Pete Gibbons, IBVTA Science and Regulatory Committee
Ian Green, Owner of the Southampton Vaping Centre
Liam Humberstone, IBVTA Science and Regulatory Committee
Wendy May, Trading Standards Officer, Kent County Council
Neil McCallum, CEO of Jac Vapour
Matthew Moden, MD of Liberty Flights
Jon Nelsey, MD of E-Cigarette Direct
Nigel Quine, CEO of Cuts Ice
Dave Turner, Sales Director of Vapouround Magazine

Further Speakers TBC:

Topics being discussed at this conference include:

  • How the independent vape industry can attract more smokers to vaping
  • Brexit and its impact on the independent vape industry
  • Insurance
  • The latest developments in the science and research relating to vaping
  • Communication and advertising
  • The latest in product development
  • Responsible product stewardship
  • Growing your business
  • Regulation and compliance

Through key note speeches and debates, this conference will tackle how your business and the wider independent industry can overcome the challenges and take advantage of the opportunities. Critically, there will also be a number of practical sessions to equip you with the tools necessary to protect, develop, and expand your business.

Throughout the day there will be plenty of opportunities, over coffee, lunch, and the drinks reception, to network with fellow business owners and others.

How do I get there?

The Crowne Plaza, Reading sits along side the Thames and is Perfectly located if travelling by rail, by road or on foot.

Can I stay at the hotel?

Yes. You can book accommodation directly at the hotel, reservations@cp-reading.co.uk Tel: 0118 925 9929
Use Code VTA for a discounted room rate.


How do I buy a ticket?

IBVTA Members

50% discount when you insert your membership number in the discount code, saving you £90.

Conference ticket – £90

Book Event Ticket


Conference ticket – £180

Group Package (3 for the price of 2) - £360

Non members Event Ticket

Ticket price includes access to the conference, all refreshments, lunch, and the conference drinks reception. Prices are inclusive of booking fees and VAT.



If you have any additional questions regarding the conference, please do not hesitate to get in contact with us at  conference@ibvta.org.uk or call 020 7808 7855.

The Independent Vape Industry Conference 2018 is organised by IBVTA.

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