The new date is from 27 to 29 April 2017, with the show taking place in hall 9 of the Cologne exhibition centre, Koelnmesse.
Koelnmesse and the German vending association (Bundesverband der Deutschen Vending-Automatenwirtschaft, or BDV) have reached an agreement on this matter. This postponement of the date is necessary due to the most recent developments in and around the ‘hotspot’ of Cologne in order to ensure optimal basic conditions for a successful trade fair event for the vending sector. The recruitment and execution of several major events in Cologne and the region over a short period of time, including the hosting of the World Championship of Ice Hockey, have resulted in overlaps that also affect occupancy and prices of accommodations. Postponement of Eu´Vend & coffeena 2017 to the new April date will relieve the hotel situation and ensure branch participants the accustomed selection of accommodations options in all categories and price classes.
186 companies from 25 countries presented themselves to more than 5,000 trade visitors from 59 countries at Eu’Vend & coffeena 2015. The share of foreign trade visitors was around 40 percent. In addition to the internationality, also convincing was the visitor quality: the independent visitor survey showed that 88 percent of the trade visitors were involved in purchasing decisions.