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Visions of Vending 2019 - the future of vending at euvend & coffeena 2019

How will the vending industry change? Which players will dominate the vending market in the future? Where is there new business potential? What are the industry's coming trend themes? Trend experts from the vending business, from the founder and venture capital scene and from the retail trade will answer these questions at euvend & coffeena 2019 (9 to 11 May 2019) in Cologne. Find the answers as to how you can make your business fit for the future here.

This year the motto of the "Visions of Vending" expert forum is "The Future of Vending".  Among others "Market Trends in Europe", "Vending in China", "The Internet of Food" or "New Work as a new market for the vending industry" will be reported about and discussed. "Visions of Vending" takes place on Friday, 10 May 2019, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at euvend & coffeena of Koelnmesse.  The expert forum will be hosted by Aris Kaschefi (managing director of the BDV) and Eric M. Schwaab, publisher of the trade journal "Vending Report".

An overview of the confirmed speakers and their teams.

Fabio Ziemßen, consultant and speaker (EFood-Blog): The "Internet of Food" - where and how people will shop in the future.

In his capacity as a consultant and industry expert, Fabio Ziemßen organises meetings nationwide for innovators and start-ups from the food environment (German Food Startup Meetups, Next Generation Food Think Tank, Startup Food Market, etc.) and asserts himself for networking between the international food tech scene. As Director Food Innovation at METRO AG, he is responsible for the new business unit NX-FOOD.

Birgit Gebhardt, trend expert and author of the book "2037 - our everyday routine in the future": New work as a new market - how the new work culture of the vending industry gains new territory.

Customer-oriented thinking, agile working, informal knowledge exchanges and new rituals are changing the office landscape - and with it also the spectrum of offers of the vending industry. The New Work expert, Birgit Gebhardt, outlines new concepts, plans and facilities for making work easier and for the provision of the digital nomads.

Petry Zrubecky, Managing Director of Leading Consulting Solutions Ltd.: Vending in China, market/myths development

Petr Zrubecky has been working in the international vending industry for 30 years already. He has been employed as a consultant focusing on business development and vending in China for 11 years and is an expert on this market.

Martin Colston, Colston Consultants: Vending operator benchmarks - vending facts & figures 2019

Colston Consultants was founded in 2014 and is an independent strategy and insight consulting firm that specialises in the vending industry and away-from-home (AFH) hot beverages. Martin Colston is the main consultant and he has over 30 years of experience in the vending and AFH hot beverage industry in over 25 countries, including in particular Germany, Great Britain, France, the USA, Canada, Japan and China. He is the leading supplier of data on the vending industry in Europe and compiles the detailed UK census for the Automatic Vending Association as well as market reports in a further 21 countries for the European Vending Association.

Erwin Wetzel, Managing Director of the European Vending & Coffee Service Association (EVA): Market trends in Europe

Erwin Wetzel, has been working for the European Vending & Coffee Service Association (EVA) since 2011 where he took over the position of Managing Director in 2014. The association has 120 members from all segments of the industry, which are either national associations or individual companies. Previous to 2011, Erwin Wetzel was assistant to a Member of the European Parliament and represented the interests of the Association of Austrian Municipalities in Brussels.

For further details on the programme:

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.

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The next events:
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
Wine & Gourmet Japan - International Wine, Beer, Spirits, Gourmet Food and Bar Exhibition & Conference, Tokyo 17.04. - 19.04.2019

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