Independent Vape Industry Conference 2017

Independent Vape Industry Conference 2017.

The Independent Vape Industry

2017 Conference Sponsors

Independent Vape Industry Conference 2017
Main Conference Sponsor
& accredited IBVTA broker

Anthony Jones are one of the leading brokers in the specialist area of electronic cigarette insurance. We have a wealth of experience across all aspects of the rapidly evolving vaping sector. Established in 1984, we have offices in Bristol and Bromley and work with customers across the UK. We are a professional and caring team, proud of our independent status and have fostered long-standing relationships with our customers and insurance partners, built on trust, reputation and a high level of expertise.


Independent Vape Industry Conference 2017
Official media partner

Vapouround Magazine is a bi-monthly vape trade publication distributing across the UK, Europe and the USA.

Vapouround are one of the industry's established players providing comprehensive news and reputable information about the world of vaping.

Their brand has grown rapidly since its formation in the summer of 2015 with clients based across the globe, from Asia, Europe, and the US.

In conjunction with the magazine, they also have other ventures, including a double-decker bus which tours across the UK attending vape shops and events with the aim of helping the public quit smoking and learn more about vaping.


Independent Vape Industry Conference 2017
Official drinks sponsor

Cuts Ice was founded by Nigel Quine (CEO) in 2012 to facilitate the mass production of premium e-liquid in the UK. The company started off in a small 1500 square foot unit, based in Park Royal, London. Since then it has grown to become one of the leading OEM and own brand e-liquid manufacturers in Europe.


Independent Vape Industry Conference 2017

WTC Logistics are the leading freight forwarder for the vaping community worldwide, having serviced the industry for over 4 years since its inception. With a combined experience of over 60 years, the directors pride themselves on customer relationships as do the 100 staff across our 20 global offices.

With our infrastructure, the benefits to clients in the vaping industry are cost saving, supply chain management, faster transit times and one point of contact in the UK who is available 24/7.


Independent Vape Industry Conference 2017

Oak Financial Management Ltd has many years of experience, advising both individuals and companies in all areas of advice. We provide a comprehensive professional service on a friendly and easy-to-understand basis.

We are Independent and recommend products from the entire market place, allowing us to find the best solution for your specific circumstances. Specialising in personal and corporate pension, Investment and Retirement Planning.

The key to any relationship is strong communication, we always listen to our clients in order to help us understand their true needs and objectives.

Please do not hesitate to contact our team on 0203 6673120 or email Alternatively contact us via our website on

This was the first conference in the UK aimed specifically at the independent vape industry and focused exclusively on issues of direct relevance to the independent industry.

2017 was a critical year for the Independent vape industry with the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations coming into full effect in May.  In addition to this, new guidance was published on advertising, decisions were taken in Brussels regarding taxation of vape products, and the formal process of the UK leaving the European Union began.

Speakers included:

  • Lord Callanan, Former Conservative MEP who was one of the shadow rapporteurs on the TPD
  • Steve Green, Anthony Jones Insurance Brokers
  • Sarah Jakes, Trustee New Nicotine Alliance
  • Robert Morrison, Senior Regulatory Policy Executive at the Committee on Advertising Practice
  • Kate Pike, Trading Standards
  • Professor Riccardo Polosa
  • Malcolm Keen, Associate BLM Solicitors
  • Stuart Mathieson, WTC Logistics
  • Dave Turner, Vapouround Magazine
  • Cllr John Leech, Manchester City Council
  • Neil McCallum, CEO Jac Vapour
  • Liam Humberstone, Technical Director, Totally Wicked

Topics being discussed included:

  • The development of European and International Standards for vape products
  • The current and future regulatory regime for the vape industry in the UK and Europe
  • How best to advertise and promote your business under the current restrictions
  • How best to use supportive data about vaping in your day-to-day business activities
  • Taxation of vape products
  • The challenges and opportunities of running a business in this sector
  • How best to grow your business and the things you need to consider when running a business on a day-to-day basis
  • The importance of having the right insurance

In addition to this, The IBVTA science and regulatory committee presented a new and previously unseen analysis of emissions data which clearly demonstrated the negligible harm associated with vaping.

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

At the end of the day attendees left the conference ready to face the challenges and better placed to take advantage of the opportunities that lie ahead for their business.



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