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NYSVA Announces First-Ever Vape Industry Conference in New York


OCTOBER 26-27, 2017


West Chazy, NY, September 18, 2017...The New York State Vapor Association ( is pleased to present the first-ever business to business conference in New York State, "NYSVA's Inaugural Industry Conference." The event will take place Thursday, October 26 -Friday October 27, 2017, at the Maplewood Suites, Liverpool, NY, just outside of Syracuse.


The program will feature high-level business information contributed by industry experts, and speakers who are experts in regulatory issues for the vapor industry. This vital program will feature FDA updates, information about New York State and local issues, as well as important tips on running a vapor business from industry professionals who are experts in their various fields.

Thursday evening's B-to-B Networking Event will give attendees an opportunity to make relationships and establish connections with others in the industry in NY State. Hors d'oeuvres will be served.

Friday will feature a full day conference dedicated to assisting business owners prepare for the future of vapor product regulations, the threats from Albany and local municipalities, as well as educational information to help assist attendees improve business practices.


As of this date, speakers secured include Alex Clark, Executive Director, Consumer Association for Smoke-free Alternatives Association (  and Gregory Conley, President of the American Vaping Association, Inc. ( In addition, board members of the NYSVA, each experts in disciplines within the vapor industry will speak, including Michael Frennier, President (vapor business operations, New York State legislative issues); Andrew Osborne, Vice President (New York State legislative issues and import/export issues), Mary Bielaska, Esquire, Zanicorn, Inc. and NYSVA Legal Counsel (legal issues and FDA compliance); Spike Babaian, Director of Scientific Data Analysis (vapor research and data). More speakers will be announced as confirmed.

Attendees are encouraged to stay through Saturday -- after the conference on Friday evening, NYSVA will host an evening to relax and have fun together at the hotel bar. Those from out of town can then enjoy the various seasonal enjoyments - from leaf peaking to pumpkin picking, tourist attractions will be in high season.

Register for the event before September 29th and save $50. Seating is limited and attendees are encouraged to book early. The conference will take place at the Maplewood Suites where the NYSVA has secured discounted room rates. Registrants are asked to book rooms through the NYSVA event registration page no later than October 20th.

Limited Sponsorships and Exhibit Space Available:
There are a very limited number of tabletop exhibit spaces for Friday evening's networking event and larger event sponsorships throughout the 2-day event available. Any company interested in exhibiting their products to the most top level vapor executives who will attend the event,  please contact NYSVA by email ( or by phone, 518-992-3190 as soon as possible, as spots are limited.


For more information, or to book your attendance, visit


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NYSVA board of directors are experts in the field of vapor products technology, science, market analysis, legislative issues and consumer use, and are available for press interviews, vlog appearances or as contributing writers for media.


Contact Andrew Osborne, VP/Media Director at, 518-512-9812.


About Us: The New York State Vapor Association ( is the first non-profit organization in New York made up of and dedicated to vapor product small business owners. New York State has more than 600 New York vapor product businesses with more than 2200 employees and hundreds of thousands of customers. The NYSVA board of directors has educated researchers, legislators, government agencies and stakeholders for 8 years, locally, statewide, federally and internationally.