The entrepreneurial mood was palpable at Vendex Midlands this year and it was fantastic to welcome so many of you.

Our strapline, “Where the trade buys”, was certainly applicable as almost 90 exhibitors, 25% of them exhibiting at Vendex Midlands for the first time and nearly 700 visitors, did business together. Exhibitors told us that this was, “The best Vendex yet”, “Extremely busy”, “Definitely a worthwhile show”, “Good results for us” which was great to hear and let’s us know we’re getting things right.

The vending industry is in the midst of a revival and we think Vendex Midlands captured this. New technology enabling cashless payments, automated data collection and auditing and unprecedented customisation means there’s lots of new products and services to discover. Stunning new machines, equipment and furniture, together with novel, specially formulated food and beverages all contributed to an exciting and busy exhibition with lots to see, do and sample.

We know that visitors too felt it was a day well spent. Comments included “Great show for finding out what’s new and what’s going on in the vending industry” “Really good show and a worthwhile day” “It was my first time at this venue and it was certainly worth coming”. This feedback is great to hear and we appreciate your comments.

Many exhibitors have booked their stands for Vendex Midlands 2019 already. If you want your pick of exhibition space it might be worth booking now. Please take a look at our floorplan.

So, what’s next? We are gearing up here at Vendex HQ ready to bring together all the new and innovative elements of vending for you in one day at Vendex North which takes place at Old Trafford, Manchester on 13 November 2018. Exhibition space has already sold out but visitor registration is now open. Hope to see you in November!

Phil Reynolds,
Show Director, Vendex

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