Industry Events

  • By Vending International on September 2, 2020
    The 2020 Guangzhou Int’l Vending Machines & Self-Service Facilities Fair (China VMF) finally took place this last month at China Import & Export Fair Complex, Guangzhou and was deemed a big success. “I feel very proud that when almost all exhibitions worldwide have ground to a halt, China still managed to put on such a wonderful vending show,” a visitor this year, […]
  • Virtual UK drinks conferences become reality

    By Vending International on September 1, 2020
    Over 150 people have already booked for the virtual UK Water Drinks and Soft Drinks Conferences on 3rd and 4th September. “We had expected everyone to book at the last minute, but more people now realise you can’t have better access to industry leaders and extensive networking any other way,” commented Richard Hall, chairman of event organisers Zenith Global, the […]
  • EVEX 2021 to be held 27 & 28 May in Krakow

    By Vending International on July 28, 2020
    The vending trade show EVEX has been rescheduled for 2021. The European Vending & Coffee Service Association (EVA) has announced news dates for EVEX which will be held on 27 & 28 May in Krakow, Poland. The event is being held in collaboration with the Polish Vending Association (PSV), taking place for the first time in Central & Eastern Europe. […]
  • UK water and soft drinks event goes virtual

    By Vending International on July 27, 2020
    The annual UK Water Drinks and Soft Drinks Conferences, in conjunction with the Natural Source Waters Association and British Soft Drinks Association, will both be held online this year, on 3 and 4 September. “After months of separation, September will be a great time to re-connect,” commented Richard Hall, chairman of event organisers Zenith Global.  “We believe we have found […]
  • euvend & coffeena 2020 cancelled

    By Vending International on July 7, 2020
    euvend & coffeena 2020 has been rescheduled to October 27-29, 2022 as a result of effects of the global pandemic. Oliver Frese, chief operating officer and in charge of trade fair management at Koelnmesse said: “Intensive conversations with our customers have shown how profound the impact of the coronavirus pandemic has been on the economic situation of many companies. “A trade […]
  • VMF 2020 set to go-ahead as COVID-19 lockdown measures are relaxed

    By Vending International on April 22, 2020
    The 2020 Guangzhou Int’ l Vending Machines and Self-service Facilities Fair (VMF 2020 ), which is expected to attract more than 800 vending related companies, is all set to go ahead on August 3-5 as China emerges from the COVID-19 related lockdown. The vending trade show which will cover an area of 50,000m2, creating a high-end exchange event with industry […]
  • Foodservice leaders gather at first of its kind conference on the future of nutrition

    By Vending International on April 3, 2020
    Hosted by Kerry Taste & Nutrition, the first industry-wide conference on the future of nutrition was held in February looking at how nutrition is changing the game in foodservice and inspiring innovation on menus. Senior leaders from across the foodservice sector attended the event – at the Courthouse Hotel, Shoreditch where new proprietary pan European research, across seven markets was revealed […]
  • Why is it important to attend trade shows after the COVID-19 pandemic?

    By Vending International on April 2, 2020
    Trade shows may well become one of the most effective marketing tools to help companies rebound after the coronavirus and as reports are received that China is gaining better control over the epidemic, many top exhibitions in country are reportedly receiving a growing number of  new exhibitor sign-ups, as well as requests to expand booth area from existing exhibitors. Among these is reportedly […]
  • The Vendies 2020 postponed

    By Vending International on April 1, 2020
    Following the latest information and guidance from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the UK government, Datateam Business Media has taken the decision to postpone The Vendies 2020, which was due to take place on Wednesday, June 3. Event director Hannah Dedman comments: “While the entire Vendies team was looking forward to hosting this incredible industry celebration, we have taken […]
  • Date & venue change for VMF 2020

    By Vending International on April 1, 2020
    In light of the COVID-19 crisis, VMF 2020 has decided to change the date and venue of  the upcoming event initially planned for May 10-12. Organisers said this was as a result of increasing uncertainties in overseas travel, in order to avoid massive gathering, stop the spread of the virus, safeguard the health  and safety of show attendees, and ensure the best exhibition result, . The event will now be held onAugust 3-5  at Area C of China Import & Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou, China. Organisers have apologies for any inconvenience brought by this change.