National Automatic Merchandising Association To Host Speakers On Regulatory And Legislative Issues At Government Symposium April 25, 2012 During OneShow In Las Vegas

The National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA) has arranged several speakers to address regulatory and legislative issues on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 in Las Vegas at the start of this year’s OneShow.

The vending and coffee service industries have been affected by numerous federal government actions in the past year, including calorie disclosure requirements, Department of Justice rulings regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act, threatened sugar-sweetened beverage taxes, and changes to energy requirements.

At the Government Affairs Symposium at the NAMA OneShow, scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 25, speakers from NAMA and allied associations and partners will clarify these issues and explain what they are doing on the industry’s behalf. This year Carolyn Doppelt Gray, special counsel, accessibility and accommodations, government regulatory compliance and relations, with the Proskauer Rose law firm will focus on the impact the new American with Disabilities Act Regulations will have on vending. Steve Lodge, director, outreach and special projects, government affairs, American Beverage Association will address how the beverage industry is responding to tax threats and potential new energy requirements. For more information on the Government Affairs Symposium, contact Sandy Larson at