ECC (Electronic Cigarette Convention) was formed in 2012 as the vapor products industry’s first trade show and expo. Prior to ECC there were “vape meets” where vapers would get together to meet in person. Some of these meets were small and intimate, and others were larger and would take place in a rented hotel ballroom with vendors having their own tables. ECC founders had a vision about the future of the vapor products industry and believed that it would one day grow beyond its cottage industry roots and become a viable global industry. ECC positioned itself to facilitate this growth by organizing the industry’s first annual Electronic Cigarette Convention which was held at the Anaheim Convention Center in September of 2013.