More than 1,000 industry members registered for the online Vending & Coffee Solutions Hub as of the end of May. The learning and product showcase platform deployed by the European Vending Association will remain open for the entire year.
The hub is a virtual venue where participants can meet major European industry players through an exhibition, view webinars about the latest developments in the industry and organize meetings with other vending professionals.
The Auditorium section featured six EVA conferences and webinars covering a range of topics, including the future of cash and digital payments, developments in packaging, changing consumer behaviors, new business for vending and coffee trends. These presentations were complemented with input about innovations from sponsors 365 Retail Markets, EVOCA Group, Vendon, Worldline, Azkoyen and BWT Water+More.
Another key element of the hub is the Exhibition Hall, which at launch featured 61 booths that will remain permanently accessible throughout the hub’s duration. These booths allow companies to present their latest products and services, while attendees can chat and directly contact the most relevant representatives during live days. Documents, brochures and videos can be viewed or download for studying afterwards.
EVA said it will regularly organize other live events on the platform throughout the year, with the next event planned for September. The exhibition remains open for all visitors who can login throughout the year and operates as a ‘interactive business card’ helping vending companies to get in direct contact with each other.
To register and to access the platform, go to vending-europe.vfairs.com.