Industry Events

  • Latte Art Championship is coming to London

    By Vending International on February 18, 2020
    European Coffee, Tea & Soft Drinks Expo, the hospitality industry show devoted to the profitable service and sales of coffee, tea and soft beverages, will host the SCA UK 2020 UK Latte Art Championship at Olympia in May. The championship is dedicated to showcasing pouring perfection. Each competitor demonstrates their latte art skills in pouring matching pairs of drinks, with […]
  • HRC to host The UK Coffee in Good Spirits Championships


    By Vending International on February 17, 2020
    The Hotel, Restaurant & Catering (HRC) event is, for the first time, partnering with The Speciality Coffee Association (The SCA UK) to host the UK Coffee in Good Spirits Championship (UKCiGS) and UK Brewers Cup Championship (UKBrCC) from March 3-5. The SCA UK represents UK-based members of the SCA. Its primary aim is to organise and run the UK National Coffee […]
  • Tower wins service award

    By Vending International on February 6, 2020
    Tower Leasing received the NIVO business service award for the second year running at NIVO’s Supplier of the Year awards. Tower’s Kevin Reed said: “Wow, amazing another service award. I’m so proud of my team and how hard we work to support the vending industry. “To be recognised by your customers for excelling in an industry that insists on premium […]
  • The Vendies: Entries close Monday, March 2

    By Vending International on February 5, 2020
    The Vendies champions excellence and awards innovation from across the vending industry and the awards are in full swing with just over one month until the deadline for submissions closes on Monday, 2 March. Many of the foremost vending professionals have submitted their entries in the hope of winning a prestigious accolade, so why not make 2020 the year you […]
  • 2020 UK water drinks conference

    By Vending International on December 24, 2019
    Zenith Global’s 28th UK Water Drinks Conference will be held on March 24, 2020 in London. The event, which become one of the industry’s main annual forums to debate key issues and meet other business leaders, from producers and suppliers to retailers and advisers. The theme of ‘Hydration Nation’ has been selected to keep a focus on product benefit, while […]
  • Ice cream machine boom in China

    By Vending International on December 23, 2019
    The latest data from National Bureau of Statistics suggests that Chinese people annually consume up to five million tons of ice cream, spending over 100 billion yuan, and still, China hasn’t made it to the world’s top 20 ice cream consuming markets. Many Chinese vending machines makers are targeting this new market segments. Since 2018, Guangzhou Int’l Vending Machines & Self […]
  • AVA Futures gets underway

    By Vending International on November 11, 2019
    The next generation of vending industry leaders are making their voices heard through a new AVA group. AVA Futures brings together the vending professionals of tomorrow to share views and ideas, discuss key concepts and issues affecting the industry together with learning from established, successful businesses and industry experts. “The first AVA Futures meeting was a huge success and sets […]
  • AVA Live – On the Road

    By Vending International on November 5, 2019
    Logistics specialist RBC Group will be hosting the next AVA Live – On the Road event at its Old Dalby offices in Leicestershire on November 20. On the agenda will be the following: Scotland and Wales want to introduce a 25p cup levy. Is England next? What action can you take? The Deposit Return Scheme will add 20p to the […]
  • EVA celebrates 25 years

    By Vending International on November 5, 2019
    Up to 200 participants from the European vending and OCS industry convened in Baveno, Italy on October 16 and 17 to celebrate the 25thanniversary of the European Vending & Coffee Service Association (EVA). The town of Baveno, on the shores of Lake Maggiore, hosted the two-day celebration. The event kicked off with a special edition of the EVA Annual General […]
  • Vendex scores at new Leeds venue

    By Vending International on November 5, 2019
    Vendex North opened the doors at its Elland Road Centenary Pavilion venue for the first time late last month. Kick-off was marked by the exclusive launch of Westomatic Vending Services’ new Autorista premium coffee vending machine.  “Launching at Vendex made complete sense for us,” said Andrea Goswell, commercial director at Westomatic.  “We have been very busy on the stand.  It’s […]