08 Sep 2017 National Exhibition Centre


With a fresh new look, AVEX 2017 will showcase the latest products, services and thinking from across the UK and overseas. It’s the ‘must attend’ event for anyone involved in making decisions on the provision of vending solutions – from office water coolers and coffee machines to full size snack machines and food carousels.

Jonathan Hart, Chief Executive of the Automatic Vending Association (AVA) which hosts the event commented: “We are looking forward to returning to the NEC for AVEX 2017. The connectivity of the venue means that visitors from all over the world including the USA, New Zealand, Scandinavia, the Netherlands, Sri Lanka, Israel and Senegal will join those from the UK with ease and help to confirm AVEX’s position in the international vending arena.

“We are also excited about new the developments on the NEC campus. Since our last visit, Resorts World Birmingham has now become an integral part of the site and we hope our exhibitors and visitors take some time to enjoy everything on offer there after hours.”

Exhibitors at the 2017 show include international brands such as Mars, Vimto, Jacob Douwe Egbert, Coca Cola, Ferrero, Kellogg’s, Lucozade Ribena Suntory, Walkers and Britvic as well as other major players and other niche organisations. Visitors see can the latest innovations from the industry with over half of exhibitors unveiling exciting new, enhanced or expanded product ranges at the show.  These include cups, filters, snacks, beverages, healthier options and the latest vending systems. 

NEC Account Manager Louise Cash said: “We are delighted that AVEX 2017 chose to return to the NEC. Their show is a real attraction to international visitors and because of our link to Birmingham Airport they will be able to get to our venue with ease.

“They have a fantastic programme in store presenting the latest in vending from across the globe and organisers have lined up a fantastic two-day speaker programme to inform and inspire. We are sure it will be a successful event.”



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