China VMF 2019 ends on a high note

The 7th China Int’l Vending Machines & Self-service Facilities Fair (China VMF 2019) welcomed 41,000 visitors to the China Import & Export Fair Complex when it was held from February 25 to 2 7.

The show, a concentrated display of the latest progress in the vending industry, was supported by 458 exhibitors (up by 52.6%), including nearly 100 first-timers, in an area spanning 40,000m2(up by 60%).

Visitors on site were able to visit stands from brands such as CPI (USA), Nayax (Israel), Fuji Electric (Japan), Silkron (Malaysia), Laqtia (Spain), ITL (UK), Bianchi (Italy), Konbini (Singapore), Sanden (Japan), Pyramid (USA) and Chinese exhibitors such as TCN, Kimma, Dongji, Easy Touch, Fo and etcxconn, Jetinno, KKIT, Xingyuan, China Union Pay, Fulei, LE Vending, Yo!Point, Easivend, and Joyi.

Vending & self-service machines were the best represented sector, accounting for 46% exhibitors, followed by new retail (23%), payment solutions (13%), smart equipment (10%) and cold chain & logistics (8%).

The show also welcomed a diverse grouping of visitors, including operators, leasing and financing companies (47%); importers, exporters, agents, distributors, retailers (23%); food, beverage, and small goods makers (13%); vending machines makers, developers, designers (8%); locations like schools, stations, airports (4%); media, associations, governments (1.5%); and others (3.5%).

One of the show highlights was the 7th Asia Pacific Vending Industry Summit, which attracted big names such as Aleksander Wąsik, chairman of the Polish Vending Association, Max Hurwitz, chairman at Vending Association of South Africa (VASA), Erwin Wetzel, director general at the European Vending & Coffee Service Association, Darren Yan, vice president of the Australian Vending Association (AVA), and many more.

The ASEAN (Bangkok) Vending Machines & Self-service Facilities Expo 2019 (Vend ASEAN 2019) will be held from September 19 to 21 at the Impact Exhibition & Convention Centre, Bangkok, Thailand while the next China Int’l Vending Machines & Self-service Facilities Fair will be held from March 4 to 6 at the China Import & Export Fair Complex, Guangzhou.