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Meet the Buyer

The first WVS Meet the Buyer has been a huge success. Thank you to all those involved.

Just some of the Buyers that joined us in May 2023...

WVS Meet the Buyer has now finished for 2023:

WOW, well that was some event. The first in the series of WVS Meet the Buyer events in the UK and what a success it was. With around 100 suppliers and 50 buyers at the beautiful Belfry Hotel and Gold Resort in the midlands, the room was buzzing. Meetings, networking, business being done, and of course golf! The feedback has been fantastic and so we will be bringing you more soon...

As always, a BIG thank you to our Partners, Suppliers, Buyers, and everyone who helped be part of such a positive event! Special thanks to Phoenix 2 Retail for their hard work and support and we look forward to seeing you all soon.


Don’t just take our word for it, see what our attendees had to say:

“For businesses looking to do business with businesses, WVS' Meet The Buyer event needs to be in your calendar. I was able to have meaningful, in-depth conversations with key contacts and meet potential suppliers that I may well have missed if I was walking through a trade show / expo. The event was held at a beautiful venue, setting a professional tone but WVS had planned some great activities to follow up with our new connections in a less formal setting. As a buyer, I found new suppliers and was exposed to more products in one day than I could have done in an entire weekend. The calibre of my fellow buyers added value for the attending suppliers, and the same goes for the suppliers adding value for us buyers. Well done to the WVS team, I look forward to the next event”.

Matthew Dorkings, Vapebase.

“We would like the thank the World Vape Show and the team for putting this event together, it was a privilege to sponsor the event and bring some of our retailer partners along to see brands the future innovation of products. A massive thank you from Phoenix 2 Retail to your retail partners for attending the event and look forward to next year”. Chris Kelly, Phoenix 2 Retail.“We would like to thank the team for organising “Meet The Buyer”, for us this was a resounding successful event, without saying to much you will see us in a major high street chain, and a major distributor very soon and this is very much so because of discussions at the event, the concept the team have come up with while organising this event has thrust our timeline forward by at least 6-12 months, again thank you for a great opportunity and thank you also for the support.”

Peter Masters from Pop Vapor.

“This event has opened so many doors for us and we couldn’t be more grateful to the WVS team. We are working with our new partners as we speak in getting our products launched out into more stores here in the UK.”

Alexander Althaus, GOLD BAR.


The first edition of the WVS Meet the Buyer took place successfully at the world famous Belfry Hotel & Resort. The event was designed to bring together global manufacturers of vape products and key buyers from the vape & FMCG sector. With up to 150 attendees present, 500+ face-to-face meetings taking place throughout the day and a number of additional networking opportunities, suppliers were able to open up new business opportunities in a professional setting.

Keep an eye out for our global WVS Meet the Buyer Portfolio being announced soon.

Meet the Buyer 2023 Highlights








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