Vendie season has begun!

THE VENDIES 20152015 will see the third year of the Vending Industry Awards, and a new identity for the industry event of the year…

Taking place at the Hilton Manchester Deansgate on the 1st July 2015, after the last day of AVEX 2015, The Vendies celebrates outstanding products and people in the vending industry.

The party will begin with VIP drinks for sponsors and their guests at the Hilton’s exclusive Cloud 23 bar, accessible only by private lift. A champagne reception for all attendees and a three-course gourmet dinner will follow, with entertainment provided throughout the night. Initial rumours hint at table caricaturists, Indian palm readers, a Seaga car rally and a live band…  this is not one to be missed!

Organised by Datateam Business Media – home to Vending International – in association with the Automatic Vending Association (AVA), The Vendies offers a key opportunity for sponsorship. A number of enhancements to the format promise to provide even greater exposure to the manufacturers and operators the event pays homage to. Key to this is a new-look, easy to navigate website, with an updated aesthetic to go with the new incarnation. Take a look at

Event director Hannah Dedman commented: “The 2015 event will benefit from our biggest promotional campaign yet, starting with the launch of the brand new website. Industry wide communication across print, online and social media platforms means that sponsors can expect to reach a highly targeted and engaged audience at The Vendies 2015.”

Jenny Thompson, Vending International publication manager added: “Sponsors of each award will benefit from a high level of promotional activity in Vending International magazine, and enjoy a constant presence on the dedicated Vendies website, as well as gaining coverage in other trade media and in all the reviews afterwards.”

The Vendies is a celebration of everything the vending industry has to offer. More than just a ’dinner and awards’, it will be a night to remember, with music, entertainment, great food and drink and the opportunity to catch up with industry friends old and new.

The success of the 2014 Vending Industry Awards augurs well for next year, and The Vendies 2015 is set to be the biggest and best event yet!

For more information about sponsorship opportunities for this key industry event, contact Hannah Dedman on 01622 699175 or Jenny Thompson on 01634 249422