A roundtable followed, chaired by Arnaud van Amerongen from Aequator (The Netherlands), with the participation of Jan Marck Vrijlandt from Selecta (Switzerland), Michael Maurer from ASM (Germany) and Brian Tustain from AVS (UK). Some key concepts extracted from the round table were the following: a need to take into account the increase of raw material prices when increasing prices, the importance of maintaining consumer satisfaction and the freedom to speak openly with competitors.
Erwin Wetzel, the EVA's new regulatory affairs manager, presented an overview of the main legislation applying, and that will apply in future, to the vending industry. He described the work of the European Vending Association in Brussels, as defending the
interests of the industry.
The event concluded with a trip along the Targus River, with a view of Lisbon and its surroundings. The "Image of Vending" award was conferred by Arnaud van Amerongen, the EVA's president, and Roger Williams, representing the 12 members of the jury. The winner of the prize was the Rheavendors Group, for its innovative, new interface for Luce X2 touchTV. There was also the "EVA team's special prize" awarded to the project: the "Earth Hour: Adding value to vending" from Alliance Vending.