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Vending Star 2019: The finalists have been announced

In good three weeks' time, the international vending and coffee world will be meeting up in Cologne at euvend & coffeena 2019. Of course, in addition to business and networking, the focus will also be on the developments and innovations from and for the industry from 9 to 11 May 2019. In order to particularly emphasise this innovative power, in cooperation with the German Vending Association (BDV), the industry sponsor of euvend & coffeena, Koelnmesse awards the 'Vending Star' Innovation Prize during the trade fair. The prize is being awarded for the seventh time this year. An international expert jury examined all of the submitted applications in the four categories 'Technical appliances', 'Innovative vending machine products', 'Concepts' and 'Auxiliary devices used to operate vending machines' on 9 April 2019 and nominated three innovations in each category for the final selection. The prize winners of the 'Vending Star 2019' will be announced at the "euvend & coffeena Night" on 10 May 2019 at the Flora in Cologne.

The exhibitors of euvend & coffeena were called upon to submit their innovations and latest product developments for the 'Vending Star'. An international jury comprising of professionals and experts subsequently selected the finalists from among all of the submitted entries. The criteria innovative power, added value and the suitability for daily use of the products played a key role in the decision-making process.

The twelve nominees for the Vending Star 2019 according to category and in alphabetical order:

Category Technical Appliances:

  • Animo GmbH – Automatic coffee machine OptiMe
  • GPE Vendors srl – Mezzolitro
  • SandenVendo German Branch of Sanden International (Europe) Ltd – G SNACK EVOLUTION

Category Innovative vending machine products:
  • EG-Fleischwarenfabrik Dieter Hein GmbH & Co. KG – Wiesn-Haxn & Mini-Eisbein
  • Geho Nahrungsmittel GmbH – Willis Veggie Duogums
  • Heil- & Mineralbrunnen Johann Spielmann GmbH – Landpark Bio-Quelle Naturell/Lemon in the 0.5 litre sustainable Tetra Pak

Category Auxiliary devices used to operate vending machines:
  • Huhtamaki Foodservice Germany Sales GmbH & Co. KG – Future Smart Becher
  • Nayax – Onyx
  • ZIIB Zahlungssysteme GmbH – ZIIBpay powered by mastercard

Category Concepts:
  • Card4Vend GmbH – Card4Vend TOPP
  • Crane Merchandising Systems – Merchant MEDIA 2
  • Miko Kaffee GmbH – COLT BRUHH by Miko

The festive award ceremony of the 'Vending Stars 2019' in the respective category will be held during the 'euvend & coffeena Night' on 10 May 2019 at the Flora in Cologne. Furthermore, all of the nominated entries will be presented to the trade visitors during the trade fair on the 'Vending Star Area' in Hall 9.

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.

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:
euvend & coffeena - International Vending and Coffee Fair, Cologne 09.05. - 11.05.2019
THAIFEX - World of Food Asia - (Admission restricted to trade visitors only, open to the public on Saturday), Bangkok 28.05. - 01.06.2019

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