Industry Events

  • 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 […]
  • Book your tickets for the Vendies 2023 now

    By Vending International on May 15, 2023
    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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • The Vendies 2023: Industry responds to new Woman of the Year category 

    By Vending International on April 17, 2023
    Sponsored by SFS UK, the new Vendies category Woman of the Year has had such an overwhelming response that organisers have decided to present two awards: Woman of Year Operator and Woman of the Year Supplier. Delighted with the response so far, SFS UK said the following: “Vending is an industry employing more than 15,000 people directly in the UK, […]
  • Vending concerns, a European perspective

    By Vending International on April 17, 2023
    The European Vending and Coffee Service Association has finalised its position paper outlining areas of concern with proposals for a European Regulation on Packaging and Packaging Waste (PPWR). The proposal is currently being scrutinised by the European Parliament as well as the Council of the EU (Member States representatives). The EVA has some concerns with the text and has provided […]
  • The Vendies 2023 finalists revealed – now it’s time to book your tickets

    By Vending International on April 3, 2023
    The finalists for The Vendies 2023 have now been revealed and the countdown is on to the big reveal on June 7 in London. Hosted by stand-up supremo Jimmy Mcghie, The Vendies are returning to the iconic Grand Connaught Rooms in Covent Garden, so don’t delay book your tickets now. Go to In the meantime visit our website to […]
  • The WHA Water Dispenser Trade Show: new products and show promotions

    By Vending International on March 14, 2023
    If you’re after the latest information and products about hydration, then make a beeline for the UK’s largest water dispenser trade show, which takes place on 16 March, at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Milton Keynes. Run after the WHA (Water Dispenser and Hydration Association) annual conference, the trade show features over 40 exhibitors, several of whom are launching new products […]
  • The Vendies 2023 – Final chance to enter

    By Vending International on March 14, 2023
    The Vendies 2023 will close for entries shortly, so don’t miss out, head over to our website and get your submission in. Do you want to be the best of the best? Then what better way to prove it by winning a coveted Vendies award! There’s something for both Operators and Suppliers in the industry, with a range of prestigious […]
  • Vendex Turkey attracts global audience

    By Vending International on February 17, 2023
    Vendex Turkey, held over three days in January at the Istanbul Expo Center, highlighted new products and services of over 200 brands represented by 50 companies. The event hosted buyers from all over the world with 22, 605 visitors including 6,330 international professionals coming from over 62 countries.  Visitors came from Albania, Algeria, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Egypt, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, […]