The highly anticipated VapeFirst Morocco Expo 2023, which had been meticulously planned long in advance, faced an unforeseen temporary cancellation. According to reliable sources, the Moroccan Tobacco Bureau, a party with conflicting interests, impeded the event through various means. Overnight, more than 80 Chinese vape brands and over 1,000 local dealers were compelled to halt their preparations. Despite attempts by a few participating brands to engage embassy resources for resolution, their participation in the exhibition remained unattainable.
Latest update: 19th July
Four days ago, the organizer of the exhibition announced the official response, the full text is as follows:
Subject: Update on VAPE Exhibition in Morocco Dear Exhibitors, Visitors We hope this message finds you well. We wanted to provide you with an update regarding the VAPE Exhibition in Morocco. Unfortunately, we have faced an unforeseen setback, as the government has informed us that we are unable to open the exhibition as scheduled. We understand the disappointment and inconvenience this may cause for all of you, especially considering the efforts and investments made in preparation for this event. We want to assure you that we are working tirelessly to resolve this situation and make the exhibition take place as soon as possible. Our team has been actively engaging with government officials and seeking legal advice to navigate this complex matter. We are leaving no stone unturned to find a solution that allows us to proceed with the exhibition and ensure that your efforts do not go in vain. We understand the importance of this event for your business and the commitment you have made in participating. Rest assured that we are doing everything in our power to overcome this challenge and provide you with a new schedule and plan. We will keep you updated with any developments and provide you with a revised timeline as soon as we have concrete information to share. Your patience and support during this time are greatly appreciated. We value your understanding and assure you that we are fully committed to delivering a successful exhibition for all involved. Together, we will navigate through this situation and make the VAPE Exhibition a remarkable experience. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to our team. We are here to assist you and provide any necessary updates. Your cooperation and flexibility are essential in this process. Thank you for your understanding and continued support. We will be in touch with further updates soon. Best regards, VapeFirst Expo
VapeFirst Expo Offical Response from social media
Undoubtedly, the significant influence stems from more than 80 Chinese e-cigarette brands.
Initially, there was a plan to utilize this opportunity to promote their new products and expand sales channels. The exhibitors had completed all the exhibition arrangements, but were informed about the cancellation of the exhibition on the eve of the opening. Consequently, they are constrained to conduct limited product promotion meetings and channel dealer communication meetings in the vicinity.
As of now, regarding the measures taken after the temporary cancellation of the exhibition, the official news from the exhibition organizer has not been released.
About VapeFirst Morocco Expo 2023
VapeFirst Morocco Expo 2023 is the biggest event for vape OEM, ODM, and brands distribution in Casablanca, Morocco. Taking place from July 14th to July 15th, 2023, at the CICEC (Casablanca International Conference and Exhibition Center), this expo is a hub for industry professionals, enthusiasts, and curious visitors.
With a focus on improving the global structure and content of papers, VapeFirst Morocco Expo aims to showcase the latest trends, innovations, and products in the vaping industry. The exhibition hall will feature a wide range of vape-related products, including e-cigarettes, e-liquids, vaping devices, and accessories.
Attendees can participate in conferences and seminars, where experts will share knowledge about market trends, regulatory developments, and emerging technologies in the vaping industry. The event provides valuable networking opportunities for vape business owners, distributors, wholesalers, retailers, and enthusiasts.
VapeFirst Morocco Expo fosters the growth and development of the vaping industry in Morocco and beyond, contributing to the recognition and acceptance of vaping culture in the country.