LOS ANGELES, December 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Balluun, a global leader in social commerce technology, and Mark Evans Jr., Co-Founder of the largest worldwide electronic cigarette conference, World Vapor Expo, announced a multi-year partnership today at Expo! Expo! IAEE's Annual Meeting and Exhibition in Los Angeles. Together, the two will launch "Shop Global Vapor," a digital marketplace for vendors of vapor electronic cigarettes, vaporizers, electronic smoking and e-cigarette accessories and premium vapor smoke e-liquids. Already believed to be a $4 billion dollar industry, analysts expect the vapor category to grow by 24.4% per year for the next 4 years.
Powered by Balluun 365, Shop Global Vapor (http://www.ShopGlobalVapor.com) will be the wholesale vapor industry's digital marketplace in the cloud. Balluun's patented technology enables trade shows to easily and cost-effectively create their own digital marketplaces with a fully integrated social architecture to deliver B2B e-commerce 24/7/365.
"We are excited to be working with the worldwide leader in the electronic cigarettes industry and bringing them to the Balluun family," said Peter Koch, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer of Balluun. "Mark Evans Jr. represents a new breed of trade show organizer that is digitally savvy and ready to embrace technology to extend physical events. Shop Global Vapor powered by Balluun's software-as-a-service platform will include the best vapor cigarettes and electronic cigarette brands in the vapor world."
"We at Shop Global Vapor are passionate about using leading edge technology to help drive growth of the electronic cigarettes industry," said Mark Evans Jr., Co-founder of World Vapor Expo. "Balluun has the technology leadership and track record to help us give our constituents, which include hundreds of companies, retailers, distributors, wholesalers and industry watch dogs, a hybrid venue for the global vapor industry to conduct business year-round."
The Shop Global Vapor digital marketplace powered by Balluun 365 will be found at http://www.ShopGlobalVapor.com and is set to launch next year before the World Vapor Expo physical event May 29-31, 2015 in Miami at the Miami Beach Convention Center. This effort is already part of Balluun's trade show directory (http://directory.balluun.com), the powerful discovery engine for trade shows, events and conferences.
Balluun is a SaaS startup which works with trade show organizers to digitize their trade shows. With offices in Silicon Valley, New York City, and Zurich, Balluun is creating cloud-to-mobile solutions with patented technologies powering business-to-business communities, commerce, and services worldwide. Balluun's multi-tenant cloud architecture enables partners to easily and cost-effectively create and scale their own digital marketplaces with a fully integrated social architecture to deliver B2B e-commerce 24/7/365. With best-in-class trade show partners, Balluun is already powering the largest digital communities in industries such as fashion, toys, and licensing. In Addition, the "Balluun Directory" offers a powerful discovery engine for trade shows, events and conferences. For more information, please visit: http://www.balluun.com.
About World Vapor Expo
World Vapor Expo is a hybrid B2B & B2C trade-show created to provide consumers and businesses with a first class opportunity to sample and purchase Electronic Cigarettes, Vaporizers, Tanks & Accessories, and premium hand crafted E-Liquids. Vendors from all around the world showcase their newest and most popular product lines. Their mission is to create a hybrid venue for the global vapor industry to conduct business. World Vapor Expo takes place May 29-31, 2015 and will continue to be held in the legendary 132,000 square foot hall of Miami Beach Convention Center. For more information about World Vapor Expo, please call +1-800-293-9850, email Info@worldvaporexpo.com , or visit http://www.worldvaporexpo.com.
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