Industry Events

  • Siemens Financial Services (SFS) proud to support The Vendies

    By Vending International on October 16, 2018
    Siemens Financial Services (SFS), a leading provider of financial solutions to the vending industry, was once again a  major supporter of the 2018 Vendies. This year, SFS sponsored the Best Payment System category which recognised the best option among any payment technology currently active in the vending sector, such as card, contactless, phone, cash and systems. The award went to […]
  • Business Day shines a spotlight on the water industry

    By Vending International on October 3, 2018
    The European Drinking Water Cooler Association (EDWCA) held its Business Day conference and exhibition at the Forest of Arden Hotel in Birmingham attended by water cooler industry experts from across the country. Speakers at the conference included Steve Gibson of Dataweb Business Services, Matthew Lee of Water Market View, Alex Epstein of Big Change Apps and Natalie Fee, founder of […]
  • A triumph for the industry

    By Vending International on October 3, 2018
    Designed to reward the people, products and services that make the vending and water industries a success, the 2018 Vendies took place this month at the Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham. This year’s event began back in May with the entry and nomination stage, when the industry was invited to put forward its most outstanding brands, products, […]
  • A bumper networking opportunity awaits

    By Vending International on September 25, 2018
    The Vendies, the prestigious awards ceremony for the vending and water industries will take place at on 2 October at The Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club in Birmingham, following the EDWCA’s Business Day and Trade Show. This combined event offers an unrivalled opportunity to see new products from exhibitors in the water and vending industries, listen to inspirational business speakers and take part in roundtable […]
  • Going to The Vendies? Why not enjoy the whole day at the Forest of Arden by attending the EDWCA Business Day and Trade Show too?

    By Vending International on September 21, 2018
    With exciting speakers, innovative exhibitors and great networking opportunities, it is an excellent precursor to The Vendies. With lunch and refreshments offered thoughout the day – and all for £25.00 for non-members of the EDWCA – it really is a must. Itinerary 8.30 pm Registration opens 9.00 am Annual General Meeting (Oak Room) 10.00 am Chairman’s Welcome 10.10 am Steve […]
  • Limited space at The Vendies – Book Now

    By Vending International on September 21, 2018
    The prestigious awards ceremony for the vending and water industries will take place at on 2 October at The Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club in Birmingham, following the EDWCA’s Business Day and Trade Show. This all began back in May with the entry and nomination stage; where you, the industry, were invited to put forward your most outstanding […]
  • Memorial charity golf day raises £650 for British Heart Foundation

    By Vending International on September 21, 2018
     Abbeychart employees, customers and suppliers joined forces for the Anthony Bennett Memorial charity golf day which was held at the Great Lever and Farnworth Golf Club, Bolton. Former employee Tony was a valued and popular member of the warehouse team in Bolton for 13 years, until his untimely death from a heart attack in 2017. “We were very sad to […]
  • Coffee Shop Innovation Expo – One week to go

    By Vending International on September 19, 2018
    There is a week to go until the Coffee Shop Innovation Expo opens its shutters at the London ExCeL on the September 25th and 26th. Taking place alongside six other industry-leading shows, this hospitality event is will be useful for anyone who is serious about the industry. Top five reasons to attend this year? Grow your businesses As #Hungry4growth suggests, […]
  • Finalists announced as voting for this year’s Vendies gets underway

    By Vending International on September 6, 2018
    Following a steep increase in entries, the judges have selected their finalists and voting is now open! The judge’s scores will account for 75% of the outcome, with the industry vote making up the final 25%. More on how it works here. Do you know an operator that does a fantastic job? A supplier whose products are just so popular that you have to constantly re-stock? Or […]
  • AVA tackles technical issues

    By Vending International on August 28, 2018
    The Automatic Vending Association (AVA) and the British Soft Drinks Association (BSDA) will be holding a joint vending specific technical day on October 31 where guests can listen to industry experts who will share critical information and advice for the sector. The speakers include: • AVA technical consultant Mike Saltmarsh who will be discussing ‘Microbiology of drinking water and refrigeration […]