The Vendies 2020: Entry is now open!

Following the success of last year, The Vendies – organised by the publishers of Vending International, Datateam Business Media – heads to the opulent Café De Paris on Tuesday, June 3, 2020 to continue its longstanding tradition of recognising and rewarding companies and individuals that have made exceptional contributions to the trade – and entries are now open!

The entry stage

Described by some as the Oscars of the Vending Industry, this year, The Vendies boasts several supplier and operator categories.

Entries are completely free and the scheme welcomes both companies and individuals to enter into as many categories as they would like, provided that each entry meets the necessary criteria. At this stage, in the spirit of industry collaboration, professionals are able to nominate another company or outstanding individual for their chance to win a coveted award.

Entries can be submitted via the straightforward online form located on the dedicated awards website. There’s plenty of time to upload an entry, as submissions won’t close until March 2, 2020, but there’s no time like the present!

The decision-making process

The recipients of an esteemed Vendies trophy will be determined by a thorough, two-step process.

After the deadline for submissions closes on Monday, 2 March, 2020, every entry will be assessed in accordance with a strict set of criteria by an experienced panel of expert judges, each chosen for their wealth of knowledge about the sector. The qualifying entries will then be compiled into a shortlist for their respective categories and once the shortlists have been announced, voting will open. Anyone who works within the vending industry, be that multi-national business owner or local venture employee, is welcome to cast their vote.

Although rigorous, transparency and fairness are at the heart of the judging process – there is no room for biases or unfair judgement, just an industry-recognised accolade – a physical symbol of a remarkable achievement.

The awards ceremony

The prestigious awards scheme will culminate at an unmissable evening at the gorgeous and decadent Café De Paris on Tuesday, June 3, 2020. A pivotal date in the industry’s calendar, The Vendies not only offers the jovial anticipation of a high-profile awards ceremony, but also the ideal opportunity to connect with new clients and nurture existing business relationships and a chance to catch up with colleagues scattered across the industry. For companies looking to boost their presence within the sector, The Vendies provides a unique opportunity to network in a room packed with representatives from the vending industry’s biggest businesses.

With an exclusive champagne reception, a delicious three-course meal with wine and brilliant entertainment throughout, The Vendies not only provides brilliant networking opportunities, but is also the perfect place to entertain clients and reward your team for their exceptional contributions and commitment in the last year.

With key figures of the vending industry set to attend, you can secure your place at the ceremony by booking your tickets using the online form available on The Vendies website.

Shine the spotlight on your brand

In whatever capacity a business chooses to sponsor The Vendies, they will be supporting industry excellence and ensuring that their company stands head and shoulders above the competition. The Vendies is proud to offer a limited number of creative sponsorship packages, to ensure that a company’s message is not lost among a myriad of sponsors, giving any business optimum ROI and the unique opportunity to illuminate any brand.

With additional sponsorship opportunities and bespoke packages available, there’s one to suit any budget and desired level of exposure.

To discuss a tailored package or to find out more about sponsoring The Vendies, please contact Jenny Thompson at

To find out more about The Vendies or to submit your entry, visit