One-stop-shop for vending

Vendex North returns to Old Trafford, Manchester on Tuesday, November 13 and the show is expected to be a busy one with exhibitor space already sold out.

Vendex North’s one-day format, running from 10-4, ensures that both visitors and exhibitors spend a minimum amount of time out of the office and maximise opportunities to explore new developments, promote their business and network with the key players who will be attending.

In addition to Vendex regulars, about 20 per cent of exhibitors are new to Vendex this year and include Coca-Cola, SandenVendo UK and CCV and will showcase everything from technology, products, furniture, payment systems, servicing and everything in between.

Trade Events, the events company behind Vendex, has announced the launch of a new dedicated “Business Meeting Area” within the Manchester Suite for which a sponsorship package is available.

Trade Events director Phil Reynolds says: “This new initiative is in direct response to visitor and exhibitor requests for a quieter space to sit and talk.  We often hear from show attendees that Vendex is the place to do business but because the show is very busy, there’s often just not enough space to sit and discuss contracts, deals and offers.  The new Business Meeting Area attempts to solve that issue.”

The Vendex one-day format offers networking opportunities enhanced by a complimentary lunch, sponsored for the first time by Siemens Financial Services.

Previous visitors to Vendex have the following to say:

“Busy as ever, if not busier. Great to see old faces and new. What’s really interesting this year is the number of new products to the sector.” Vendtek

“Great opportunity as always to catch-up with contacts, products and services in the industry” Barry Callebaut

“Fantastic working show with great networking. This is the best one I’ve been to and I’ve been coming since the very first show.” WPS Ltd

Exhibitors were also happy with the show last year. This is what some of them had to say:

“We’re very happy with how the day’s gone. We’re booked for both Vendex shows in 2018” Nebrak

“We’re regulars at Vendex; this is our 10th year and we’re still making new contacts and new leads.” Siemens Financial Services

“Very, good show.  The right people to talk to are here.  This is attended by people who have the ability to buy.” H2 Better 4U

“We always have a good show at Vendex.  We’ve booked for 2018 and are looking at 2019 now… Smaller exhibitors are able to have a crack at the industry alongside bigger players.  We always see and learn so much more than we were expecting.” Darenth MJS Ltd

For a taste of what some of the exihibitors have to offer, here’s a brief sample.

Westomatic is showcasing is Milk HoReCa machine, offering customers a wider variety of choice in their beverages as well as its H2O Hydration Station and introducing its new bottle machine complete with a mechanical arm.

SV365 Technologies’ Valina payment terminal could help you increase vending sales by 10-20%

Bevtek is showing its Nitro Cold Brew Coffee Dispenser to help businesses capture part of the cold coffee market currently in significant growth.