Mazaya - Jordan’s fast-growing brand of Shisha tobacco, will be sponsoring both lunches at the rescheduled MEADFA Conference in Dubai (Jan 28-30) giving delegates the opportunity to experience the brand’s ‘100 out of this world flavours’ in a relaxed networking environment.
At the heart of the Emirates, Dubai and its neighbouring states are one of the most important regions for Mazaya as it seeks to bring shisha tobacco to travel retail markets globally. “The Emirates acts very much as a trend setter for many Middle Eastern countries,” says Mazaya brand manager Rawan Elayyan. “Dubai is a particularly important focus for us and we have invested heavily in promotions both with Dubai Duty Free and via JC Decaux over the past year. Our ‘Step Out of this World with Mazaya’ and ‘Wish I Could Shisha in the Sky’ promotions were both very successful and very well received resulting in tangible sales growth, while our sponsorship of DDF shopping bags and JCD monthly advertising spots have significantly raised brand awareness.”
In Dubai, delegates will be able to view the many different flavours of shisha available via a number of displays, all available in various pack sizes. “We are now developing exclusive pack sizes and mixes for retailers which we will be happy to discuss in Dubai,” Elayyan adds.
Next stop for Mazaya after MEADFA is the Summit of the Americas where the brand plans to exhibit for the first time. “We see huge opportunities for Mazaya in the Americas and are keen to bring the shisha experience to delegates from this part of the world,” says Elayyan. There – and during MEADFA – the Mazaya team will be pleased to discuss the shisha opportunity with retailers, especially where there are activation opportunities.
“We know that high profile promotions such as those we run in Dubai and Jordan will not be possible in many airports due to tobacco restrictions but wherever it is possible we plan to create as much theatre and excitement as we can to capture the attention of travellers, introduce the world of shisha, and offer a value shopping incentive,” continues Rawan.