Industry Events

  • 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 Update: Entry deadline extended

    By Vending International on April 1, 2020
    Following industry feedback, The Vendies’ organiser Datateam Business Media has taken the decision to reopen entries for this year’s scheme with an extended deadline of Monday April 27. The team behind The Vendies recognises that many businesses have been busy taking great measures to adapt and overcome the current circumstances. In what is a period of uncertainty for many, it […]
  • 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.
  • First WHA conference in Milton Keynes this month

    By Vending International on March 4, 2020
    The first conference, trade show and industry dinner of the newly formed Water Dispenser and Hydration Association (WHA) is due to be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Milton Keynes on March 19. The new WHA represents the amalgamation of the BWCA and the EDWCA. The morning conference will see plans for the future launched, industry statistics reported, and […]
  • Get your Vendies entries in today!

    By Vending International on March 2, 2020
    The deadline for The Vendies 2020 is today, so if you are a key player in the vending industry, you still have time to enter! Whether you’re an outstanding manufacturer, have a stellar reputation as an operator with top notch employees, there’s an award to recognise whatever it is that you do best. There is an expertly curated range of […]
  • Venditalia to go ahead

    By Vending International on February 29, 2020
    The international vending show, Venditalia, will be held from May 20 to 23 at FieraMilano Rho, despite fears surrounding the spread of the coronavirus. Venditalia’s President Ernesto Piloni said: “At the moment, we assume that in May everything will be back to normality. “Rescheduling our trade show would be extremely risky and potentially useless. Many other great trade shows in […]
  • AVA Futures invites you

    By Vending International on February 27, 2020
    After a successful meeting in January, AVA Futures has decided that its next meeting, scheduled to be held on Monday 20thApril, will be “open to all” – irrespective of age, gender or experience. The group will be chaired by Elyas Coutts, Connect Vending, and a committee, currently consisting of five individuals from different AVA member companies, who will help run […]
  • WHA Trade Show sold out

    By Vending International on February 25, 2020
    With the formation of the new association, bringing together the BWCA and EDWCA, the WHA has reported that its first trade show is now fully booked. This is great news for visitors as there are many new and innovative exhibitors for those in the industry to visit.  A full list is on the Also good news for exhibitors is […]
  • 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 […]