Industry Events

  • Technical Day webinar addresses all of vending’s hot topics

    By Vending International on October 2, 2023
    Last month the AVA hosted its first Technical Day webinar, which was an opportunity for members to hear more about issues impacting the vending industry and receive vital practical advice from industry experts. The webinar covered a variety of topics from water quality, pest infestations and portable appliance testing, to advancements and innovations in payment systems and the influence on […]
  • EVEX 2023 brings vending community to Romania

    By Vending International on October 2, 2023
      The European Vending & Coffee Service Association (EVA) held its annual European Vending Experience (EVEX) on 5 & 6 September in Bucharest, Romania, the first time this unique industry event has visited Eastern Europe. The event, organised in collaboration with Romanian Vending Association (PRIV), took place in the Radisson Blu Hotel in the centre of Bucharest. With the location […]
  • AVA hosts ‘must-attend’ Technical Day webinar

    By Vending International on September 15, 2023
    The AVA will be hosting its biennial technical day as a webinar on September 20. This is described as a must-attend event for operators, senior managers, operations and technical teams. The webinar will cover everything from water quality, pest infestations, and portable appliance testing, to advancements and innovations in payment systems and the influence on equipment. The trade body will […]
  • Vending industry gathered for OOH Summer Gala

    By Vending International on July 29, 2023
    Following its launch in 2020, the annual Out of Home (OOH) Summer Gala took place on June 8 at the Canary Wharf Plaza Hotel followed by an afternoon of entertainment on board the Dutch Master. Attended by vending professionals from across the UK, the OOH Summer Gala is a partnership which brings together expertise in all areas of unattended retailing […]
  • A successful French vending show

    By Vending International on July 14, 2023
    The first edition of the Vending Show  the French vending exhibition – held from June 21 to 23, exceeded all expectations and established itself as the must-attend event for all professionals in the sector. With 3,000m2 of exhibition space at the Parc des Expositions, Porte de Versailles, the Vending Show took its rightful place in Paris’s ‘temple’ of events. Over 2,600 trade […]
  • Total Coffee is the new talks programme at Caffè Culture

    By Vending International on July 13, 2023
    Taking place at London’s Business Design Centre on 3-4 October, Total Coffee will explore four key themes that extend across the supply chain from crop to cup: tasting & enjoying coffee, building viable coffee businesses, making a positive contribution, and empowering people. Total Coffee brings together a range of practitioners, experts and industry leaders to create actionable ideas and share powerful insights for […]
  • The Vendies 2023: Meet our winners

    By Vending International on June 19, 2023
    Designed to recognise and reward companies and individuals that have made exceptional contributions to the trade, the Vendies Awards took place on the 7th June at the Grand Connaught Rooms , London, allowing the industry’s very best to network and celebrate amongst their peers. After months of anticipation, the winners of the Vendies  Awards 2023 have been announced, with the […]
  • Webinar to tackle EPR legislation

    By Vending International on May 26, 2023
    The Vending and Automated Retail Association will be holding a webinar on 13 June to discuss the Extended Producer Responsibility legislation in the UK and the implications for vending. The AVA Environment Committee’s summary paper for April 2023 highlighted key developments in Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) in the UK. Under EPR, the government has decided that the entire cost of […]
  • INNOBEV Awards winners announced

    By Vending International on May 26, 2023
    The winners of the 2023 InnoBev Awards were announced on 16 May in an awards ceremony during the 2023 UK Soft Drinks Conference in London and online. Organised by the food and drink experts Zenith Global with support from category sponsors Saniton Plastic and Salomons & Partners, the seventh annual awards attracted 144 entries from soft drinks innovators worldwide. The […]
  • UK Government signs International Coffee Agreement

    By Vending International on May 15, 2023
    The Rt Hon Mark Spencer MP, Minister of State for Food, Farming and Fisheries, has signed the International Coffee Agreement (ICA) on behalf of the UK Government, strengthening the industry which contributes billions of pounds to the UK economy each year. The signing took place at the International Coffee Organization (ICO) headquarters in London, alongside an event organised by the […]