The Vendies: Entries close Monday, March 2

The Vendies champions excellence and awards innovation from across the vending industry and the awards are in full swing with just over one month until the deadline for submissions closes on Monday, 2 March.

Many of the foremost vending professionals have submitted their entries in the hope of winning a prestigious accolade, so why not make 2020 the year you celebrate your company’s remarkable achievements by entering today.

Categories to celebrate every aspect of the trade

The Vendies boasts an abundance of supplier and operator categories designed to illuminate brilliance from all corners of the trade. This year marks the introduction of three brand new categories designed to reflect the changing face of the industry.

Entering one of the new awards: Best Healthy Product, Corporate Social Responsibility Award and Best Sustainable Product, offers the chance to be an inaugural winner and set the standard for years to come.

It is completely free to enter and the scheme encourages individuals and companies to submit entries into as many categories as they would like, provided each meets the respective criteria – all of which can be found on our dedicated awards website.

Vending industry professionals are also welcome to nominate companies and inspiring individuals at this stage. All submissions and nominations can be made via the quick and easy online form, available on The Vendies website.

A unique decision-making process.

The Vendies operates a democratic decision-making process, handing the final say in determining the winners over to you, the vending industry professionals. Subject to meeting the necessary criteria, each entry will be reviewed by an independent judging panel who will determine a shortlist in each category. Once each shortlist has been announced, voting will begin on Thursday, April 2. Anyone who works within the vending industry is eligible to vote for the products, operators and individuals they would like to see lift a coveted trophy.

Only one category, the Lifetime Achievement Award is exempt from voting. Instead, a panel of independent industry experts will consider each nominee and their credentials to determine the winner of this coveted accolade.

An unmissable event in the industry calendar

In the opulent Café De Paris in London’s glittering West End, the very finest in the vending industry will be announced as the 2020 winners and welcomed onto the prestigious Roll of Honour on Wednesday, June 3.

The awards ceremony, which includes an exclusive champagne reception, a decadent three-course meal with wine and hilarious entertainment throughout the evening, is the perfect opportunity to dine with important clients and reward your phenomenal team for their exceptional contributions over the past year. More than a chance to celebrate and catch up with colleagues, The Vendies attracts influential figures from across the sector and the varied guest list provides an ideal platform to connect with potential clients and representatives from the vending industry’s biggest companies.

You can secure your place at the pivotal date in the industry’s calendar by booking your tickets through the portal on The Vendies website.

Align your brand with excellence

Of course, the Vendies would not be possible without the support of our fantastic sponsors: 365 Retail Markets, Barry Callebaut, Coffeetek, Ingenico Group, Tower and SB Software.

Choosing to align your brand with the leading scheme of recognition in the vending sector is an excellent way to boost your presence within the sector. The Vendies offers a variety of unique sponsorship opportunities, with packages to suit any budget or desired level of exposure.

Marketing supervisor for365 Retail markets, Melissa Bombetto said: “365 is excited to be a part of such a prestigious event that is filled with forward-thinking operators, innovative products, and inspiring people throughout the vending sector.

“The Vendies provides the convenience industry with an opportunity to support industry leaders and celebrate our growing industry. We’re looking forward to establishing many new partnerships at this upcoming event.”

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

Please visit submit your entry, nomination or to find out more about this fantastic scheme.