Over 360 members from the European merchandising and OCS trade convened in Rome on November 23 and 24 for a a success European Vending Experience (EVEX 2017).

The display introduced a file collection of key trade names in combination for 2 days of instructional meetings, networking alternatives, cultural actions, a Young Operators’ Forum and a business exhibition.

For 2017, EVEX was once organised by way of the European Vending & Coffee Service Association (EVA) at the side of the Italian Vending Association (CONFIDA) and noticed greater than 360 members from 28 nations convene within the so named Eternal City.

This 12 months, the enchantment of the development additionally prolonged outdoor of Europe, with EVEX welcoming 31 delegates from the Asian Pacific Vending Association.

As standard the EVA Annual General Assembly Meeting introduced EVEX prior to meetings addressing two other and sensible issues were given underway. The first convention by way of University Professor Emanuele Frontoni explored how large information can inspire shoppers to make use of merchandising. This concerned a up to date learn about using cameras which printed detailed reactions, time spent, and behavior of other people in entrance of a snack merchandising gadget, and demonstrated that by way of shooting complete information and figuring out higher the buyer, operators, producers and providers can appropriately adapt their providing to draw new or extra trade.

The 2nd convention by way of Pau Garcia-Mila was once an interactive presentation on ‘Fast Innovation’ appearing that businesses will have to proceed to innovate and alter their providing. As a part of this, EVEX members created a brand new trade prototype throughout the one-hour time slot, which went reside as a brand new web site.

Using this technique, authentic buyer comments can also be authentically accrued in real-time; aiding companies to make a decision whether or not to completely release a brand new challenge. The function of this convention was once to end up that after an innovation has been decided, it’s conceivable to provide it severely to shoppers in a handy guide a rough period of time.

Later attendees had been handled to a various vary of native cultural actions within the Vatican and historical town centre of Rome to permit time for networking forward of a gala dinner within the night time of November 23.

The dinner supplied the backdrop for the presentation of the expanded EVEX Awards, that have been voted for by way of members in the course of the legitimate match App.

Winners at the evening had been:

Machine of the Year – COTI by way of Crane Merchandising Systems

• Payment System of the Year – VPOS Touch by way of NAYAX.

On November 24, a Young Operators’ Forum came about the place invited operators from 10 nations made shows, prior to a much broader dialogue on answers came about.

Despite coming from very other areas, it changed into transparent that the demanding situations for those operators are all similar – the similarities in addressing subjects equivalent to more fit merchandising and cashless fee choices had been in particular fascinating.

The rest of EVEX was once devoted to the industrial exhibition, offering the sponsors a possibility to advertise their merchandise and do a little trade.