Book your tickets for the Vendies 2023 now

Final preparations are being made ahead of The Vendies 2023 which will be held for the second time at the iconic Grand Connaught Rooms, in London, on 7 June, starting at 12pm.

And now, after revealing our 2023 finalists, it’s time to book your tickets. Even if you are not in the running, this is an unmissable opportunity to network with the best of the vending industry and meet new customers, industry leaders and influencers.

The awards ceremony, which will include a drinks reception, a three-course meal and plenty of entertainment, will be an opportunity to dine with important clients and reward your team for their exceptional contributions over the past year.

More than a chance to celebrate and catch up with colleagues, The Vendies attracts influential figures from across the sector and the varied guest list provides an ideal platform to connect with the vending industry’s biggest companies.

Vending International editor Heather Ramsden said: “We are very excited about this year’s event which will see trophies handed to many deserving candidates from across the vending sector. There are plenty of awards for both operators and suppliers and all the dedicated staff who work for them. We look forward to seeing you all on 7 June for what promises to be an excellent event.”

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What’s included for your ticket

  • Products and services demonstration
  • An exclusive drinks reception
  • A meal served with wine
  • Awards presentations
  • Entertainment
  • Unmissable networking opportunities

A sustainable event

For 2023, The Vendies has become a certified Carbon Neutral Event. This means that by working closely with carbon reduction engineers and the event venue, The Grand Connaught Rooms, we will be meticulously calculating all the carbon that the live event will produce. The Business Carbon Assessments will be completed by an independent third party to the international standard and the GHG Protocol which is internationally recognised. Once complete, we will offset all the carbon produced by the live event to a chosen cause.

A bigger and better event
This year’s Vendies will be bigger and better than last year with more categories, a more diverse group of entrants and more trophies to present in many hotly contested awards.

Up for grabs this year are…

Supplier categories:
Best machine innovation
Best payment system
Best beverage brand
Best snack/confectionery product Best new product
Best ancillary product or service Best healthy product
Best sustainable product

Operator categories
Best regional operator
Best overall operator
Best route operator
Best service engineer
Best area manager

Supplier & operator categories
Best website
customer service award
corporate social responsibility award best vending project
new- Woman of the year
new- Rising star

Thanks to our sponsors

We are very happy to welcome this year’s sponsors including sustainability partners Boostbar/Aeguana and Coffetek. Additional sponsors include Tower Leasing, 365 Retail, Selfy Store by Stora Enso, Siemens and Mondelēz International.

Out latest sponsor Mondelēz International said: “We are really excited about the forthcoming Vendies awards. We are delighted and honoured to have been shortlisted for three awards this year. More importantly, we believe the awards help unite the industry and offer a great networking opportunity. We always enjoy the event and engaging directly with vending operators and wider suppliers to the vending industry. We are really looking the event and speaking directly to all attendees. These awards are so important because every element of the industry is represented, making it a truly unique occasion in the vending world. Good luck to everyone who has been nominated for an award – we hope to see you there.”

If you are interested in sponsoring The Vendies 2023, there are still opportunities available. Please contact Natalie Harman at

This year’s host for The Vendies will be stand up supremo Jimmy Mcghie.

Jimmy has performed stand up all over the world and appeared on numerous television and radio programmes including the BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5, Comedy Central, ABC Australia, THREE New Zealand, Absolute Radio and many more. He has performed 10 solo shows at festivals around the world including the Edinburgh Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe, Sydney Comedy Festival, Perth Comedy Festival and New Zealand International Comedy festival. He is now a top circuit act in the UK, as well as a highly sought after corporate awards host and TV warm up artist.

Timings of the Day:

12:00: Drinks reception / Demonstration area

13:00: Lunch is served

15:00: Pre-awards Entertainment

15:30: Awards Ceremony

16:15: Networking

17:00: Carriages