Vending and refreshment services operators converged on the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas April 25 to 27, 2012 for what many observed as the best turnout in many years for the annual National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA) OneShow. Whether it was the lure of Las Vegas or the attraction of many new and exciting new innovations, the 2012 show featured a variety of products, equipment and technology and was well attended.
In addition to the excitement on the trade show floor, the event included ongoing education sessions offering everything from social media, micro markets, new insights on route driver performance, coffee service innovations and more.
The show included an uplifting keynote speech from performance coach and author Flip Flippen.
New technologies included a variety of interactive touchscreens for vending machines, including tools such as way finding, age and gender verification, coupon acceptance, and cashless payment innovations.