Industry Events

  • National Tea Day partners with European Coffee Expo

    By Vending International on October 23, 2018
    National Tea Day has partnered with European Coffee Expo 2019 to create tea led content to engage executives from across the hospitality industry. The partnership will see National Tea Day co-host a dedicated tea theatre within the new European Tea Expo zone for the first time.  This development is expected to boost the tea element of the event to meet […]
  • Top national award for GEM chair

    By Vending International on October 19, 2018
    As chairman and owner of GEM Vending, Steven Gallagher received the Lifetime Achievement Award at The Vendies 2018, which were held in Birmingham on October 2. This award was the highlight of the evening and was presented by Graham Kingaby.  Graham echoed the sentiments of the vending industry in his congratulations to Steve on his service to the industry as […]
  • Three awards for Coffetek

    By Vending International on October 19, 2018
    Coffetek won the Innovation award at The Vendies for its beverage machine Novara Protein. This adds to two other awards it has recently won. Coffetek’s awards, including its win at the Vendies, have been featured in American vending titles Vending Connection and Vending Market Watch and are due to be feature in Vending Times. The Vendies took place on October 2nd […]
  • 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 […]