Industry Events

  • Vending industry trade show returns in April

    By Vending International on February 18, 2019
    Vendex Midlands, the industry’s trade show, comes to the National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham on Tuesday, April 9. Previous visitors to Vendex Midlands will have expreienced the one day format, running from 10-4, coupled with displays and installations from some of the biggest names in vending alongside new and niche market brands. Show Director Phil Reynolds of Trade Events, the events company behind […]
  • AVA Live event celebrates vending industry

    By Vending International on February 14, 2019
    The Automatic Vending Association (AVA) is set to mark its 90thanniversary this year and is planning an event, AVA Live, to celebrate and demonstrate the full range of AVA activity. AVA Live will be held over two days and will include a high-level leadership symposium alongside a 90thbirthday party. Traditionally, the AVA has held a bi-annual, large scale exhibition also […]
  • Free training event

    By Vending International on February 14, 2019
    Abbeychart and Brita are hosting a free training event to help operators serve the best beverages by improving the quality of their water. The event is being held on February 19, from 8.30am– 12pm at the Bolton Whites Hotel, Bolton. Find out about the impact of water on beverage equipment; how to fit a Brita water filter correctly and about […]
  • Global brands set to join the big plastics debate

    By Vending International on February 8, 2019
    Experts from some of the world’s biggest brands, including Marks & Spencer, Pepsi Lipton and Church & Dwight Co., together with British Plastics Federation, A Plastic Planet and WRAP, will come together under one roof at Packaging Innovations 2019 to tackle the industry’s most contentious issue – plastics in packaging. The Big Plastics Debate, which will be hosted on the […]
  • NIVO names suppliers of the year

    By Vending International on February 8, 2019
    NIVO has named its Suppliers of the Year. The lucky winners are as follows: Best Newcomer: Bevtek Highly commended: Redbull   Equipment Supplier: Evoca Group Highly commended: Coin Solutions   Snack/Confectionery/Drinks Supplier: Amia Foods Highly commended: Lavazza   Business Service Supplier: Tower Leasing Ltd Highly commended: Scobie McIntosh   Special Recognition Award Stephen Hendry – Walkers Snack Foods     […]
  • Charting the future of beverages

    By Vending International on January 25, 2019
    With so much disruption in markets and marketing, a one-day Global Beverage Insights conference is being held in London on May 16 to help business leaders, strategists and researchers in ‘Charting the Future.’ The first session on global market trends will include experts from the United States, China and Japan. Consumer and retail disruption will be addressed by speakers from IGD and Kantar. Emerging technologies will be […]
  • Lord Deben to address BWCA conference

    By Vending International on January 18, 2019
     The Rt Hon. the Lord Deben (John Selwyn Gummer) who among other senior parliamentary roles was former Secretary of State for the Environment, is to be the keynote speaker at the main annual event for the water cooler industry, the British Water Cooler Association (BWCA) conference and trade show 2019. The event, whose theme will be: “Insight to Change: learn, […]
  • A recipe for fundraising success

    By Vending International on January 10, 2019
    Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, in partnership with Knighton Foods, is urging its supporters to host a chocolate-themed fundraising event on January 31, as part of National Hot Chocolate Day. Staffordshire-based Knighton Foods and the charity are supplying free bags of hot chocolate powder to supporters pledging to take part, from which they can make 50 cups of hot chocolate, and raise […]
  • AVA Burn’s Night bash

    By Vending International on December 21, 2018
    The Automatic Vending Association will hold its Burn’s Night event at Norton House Hotel in Edinburgh on January 25. The event promises an evening of networking and entertainment with dancing, music, a three-course meal, wine, whisky toast, bag pipe entertainment and a traditional ceilidh and disco For information contact Kennedy Proctor on or 03300 883 267
  • AVA announces winner of student catering contest

    By Vending International on December 17, 2018
    The AVA continued to work with the University College Birmingham through 2018, with its continued support of the annual catering competition. This year the contest was won by the team Catherine A Watson with its gluten free and vegan macaroons, Aquarons. The annual catering competition helps to inspire the next generation of would-be product developers and give them the opportunity […]