Up to 200 contributors from the European merchandising and OCS business convened in Baveno, Italy on October 16 and 17 to have fun the 25thanniversary of the European Vending & Coffee Service Association (EVA).

The the city of Baveno, at the shores of Lake Maggiore, hosted the two-day party.

The match kicked off with a unique version of the EVA Annual General Meeting (AGM), which showcased the important thing Association actions right through 2019. The difficult subjects for the business had been defined intimately, together with the brand new necessities underneath the EU Payment Services Directive 2, the Ecodesign & Energy Labelling Regulations, in addition to the Single Use Plastics Directive.

Referring to the latter, the president of the French Vending Association (NAVSA) Pierre Albrieux supplied newest main points of stringent plastic cup proposals that would affect on our business, and the continuing extensive lobbying marketing campaign there.

Furthermore, a brand new and sensible white paper on Office Coffee Service (OCS) outlining explanations and recommendation in this section has now been printed and was once offered on the assembly.

EVA individuals additionally elected the brand new Executive Committee for 2019-2021, with Paolo Ghidotti being re-elected to serve a 2d time period as EVA president. Maurits de Jong was once elected as treasurer, Javier Arquerons as first vice-rresident and Christian Mengus as vice-president.

Following the AGM, a convention was once held wherein visitor speaker Pierluigi Collina, regarded as via many to be the most productive soccer referee of all time, saved visitors entertained.

In an inspirational communicate, he prompt contributors about making key choices underneath power, motivation, and warfare control, crammed after all with anecdotes from his occupation and the lifetime of top-level soccer referees nowadays.

Ahead of the Gala dinner, Nayax and Ingenico offered their answers for digital cost in merchandising, in two busy 15-minute workshop slots. The Gala night time itself took a celebratory tone because the founding individuals of the EVA had been additionally stated – specifically the United Kingdom (AVA), Italian (CONFIDA), German (BDV) and French (NAVSA) Vending Associations, with the primary two particularly being congratulated for their very own 90- and 40-year anniversaries in 2019.

The match was once additionally a party of the entire innovation throughout the business nowadays, and the predicted ‘Image of Vending’ awards had been held right through the gala dinner.

In what became out to be 3 very shut contests – voted for via attendees via a cellular app the 2019 ‘Image of Vending’ Awards winners had been:

  • Customer Initiative of the yr: FOODIE’S MicroMarket via Selecta
  • Machine of the Year– Ducale City 300 TT via EVOCA
  • Payment System of the Year– SELF/2000 End2End cost resolution via Ingenico.

The following day, and because of the strategic location within the north of Italy, attendees had been in a position to sign up for organised corporate visits to both EVOCA, Lavazza or 365 Retail Markets, and early comments indicated that the visits had been a really perfect tutorial alternative.

A soothing cultural excursion of the within sight Borromean islands was once additionally presented to contributors the place contributors had been in a position to absorb the impressive vistas of Lake Maggiore.

The EVA has showed that the European Vending Experience (EVEX) will go back subsequent yr. EVEX 2020 will probably be held from September 16 to 18 in Krakow, Polandin collaboration with the Polish Vending Association (PSV). This would be the first time EVEX has be held in Central & Eastern Europe.

The EVA is a not-for-profit organisation which represents the pursuits of the European espresso provider and merchandising business vis-à-vis the European Institutions and different related government or our bodies. Its club consists of nationwide associations and particular person firms throughout Europe. The EVA represents all segments of the espresso provider, water dispenser and merchandising business: device and part producers, providers of commodities (espresso, substances, snacks, chilly beverages, cups and many others.), and operators.