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euvend & coffeena awards "Vending Star"

For the 7th time already euvend & coffeena, the international vending and coffee trade fair, is awarding the "Vending Star" innovation prize. Koelnmesse as the organiser and the German Vending Association (BDV) as the industry sponsor of the trade fair initiated the innovation competition for the 2007 event in order to promote the development of innovative ideas in the vending industry and thus set sustainable impulses for the continuing market development of the vending industry. The "Vending Star" honours services that guarantee sustainable optimisation on the vending market.

Innovative and interesting solutions that fulfil the functional demands and distinguish themselves from existing technical devices, tools, concepts or products as a result of their high degree of innovation have the best chances of winning.

Four winners in total will be distinguished with the "Vending Star". Services from four sections are evaluated:

  • Technical devices (vending machines, payment systems, peripheral equipment supporting the vending machines or the payment function of vending machines)
  • Aids for the optimisation of the operation of vending machines (e.g. data read-out devices, means of transport, IT solutions, promotional materials, housings, vending machine-compatible beverage containers, means for optimising the filling and cleaning processes of vending machines)
  • Concept (novel vending idea)
  • Innovative vending filling product (for issuing or preparing product suitable for vending machines)

All of the registered exhibitors can take part in the competition. The competition entries can be submitted up until 15.03.2019. An independent jury consisting of international experts will choose the winners of the "Vending Star". For further detail see:

The "Vending Star" will be presented at euvend & coffeena Night on 10 May 2019 at the Flora in Cologne. All of the products nominated for the competition that were distinguished by the independent jury as the most innovative solutions in advance will be exhibited in the Vending Star Area.
euvend & coffeena is organised by Koelnmesse. The industry sponsor is the German Vending Association (BDV). The trade fair is once again taking place in Hall 9 of the Cologne fair grounds, which has its own entrance. For further information see

Koelnmesse - Global Competence in Food and FoodTec:
Koelnmesse is an international leader in organising food fairs and events regarding food and beverage processing. Trade fairs such as the Anuga, ISM and Anuga FoodTec are established world leaders. Koelnmesse not only organises food trade fairs in Cologne, Germany, but also in further growth markets around the globe, for example, in Brazil, China, Colombia, India, Italy, Japan, Thailand, the United States and the United Arab Emirates, which have different focuses and contents. These global activities enable us to offer our customers a network of events, which in turn grant access to different markets and thus create a basis for sustainable and stable international business.

Further Information is available at:

The next events:
ANUFOOD Brazil - International Trade Show Exclusively for the Food and Beverage Sector, Sao Paulo 12.03. - 14.03.2019
ProFood Tech - THE Processing Event for Food & Beverage, Chicago 26.03. - 28.03.2019
IIDE - India International Dairy Expo, International trade fair for dairy farming, -processing, -packing and -products, Mumbai 03.04. - 05.04.2019

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