The European Vending Association (EVA) has announced the program for its annual general membership meeting and workshop Dec. 12 and 13, 2011 at Thon Hotel Bristol Stephanie in Brussels, Belgium. The workshop will include several sessions on vending industry issues.
Jan Marck Vrijlandt, group sales and marketing director of Selecta, will chair a session on current vending trends, 2012 and beyond.
Brian Tustain, chief executive of Associated Vending Sales, will chair a session on where opportunity exists for real growth in vending.
Michal Piotrowiak, managing director of Mastercup, will chair a session on price and overhead cost rises and how they can be addressed.
Paul Theobald, managing director of EMEA Vending, MEI, will chair a session on payment technology.
Catherine Piana, director general of EVA, will chair a session o cross industry cooperation.
Arnaud van Amerongen, managing director of Aequator, will chair a session on premiumization of the coffee offer.
Lucio Pinetti, public relations and communication manager and shareholder of liomatic, will chair a session on capsule technology moving into vending.