A huge variety of exhibitors have signed up, covering equipment, products, ingredients, services, new technology and innovative ideas. Some 30% of this year’s exhibitors are new to vending which demonstrates just how vibrant this sector is.
This year’s show has a number of exciting features with the BSA (Beverage Standards Association) again holding its popular barista competition and a new feature with the EDWCA holding a series of seminars on water care during the day.
The action-packed show features everything you need to know about vending in a one-day format and attracts serious buyers from across the HORECA sector and many large regional and national operators who come to see the latest innovations on offer from manufacturers, importers, service providers, distributors and wholesalers.
Exhibitors for Vendex North include Mars Chocolate, PepsiCo-Walkers, Tyrrells Crisps, Tchibo Coffee, Unilever Food Solutions, Westomatic, European Watercare and many more leading brand names and new creative companies.
Show director, Phil Reynolds, said: “We are expecting an even bigger buzz in Manchester this year as international buyers are flying in for the day and we know that there will be many new products and ideas on show.
“The one-day format means that people can see and deal with the best the industry has to offer without having to travel too far or disrupt operations. You will find 100 stands at the show so expect lots of activity, from barista-made bespoke coffee, to the unveiling of new products, as many companies use Vendex as a launch pad to show the latest additions to their range.
“New machines will be unveiled for the first time at Vendex North and visitors will be able to get hands-on with a wide range of equipment and find out the latest industry developments and trends.”