Vendex Midlands 2024 – Wow… fantastic show

The dust has started to settle on yet another successful Vendex Midlands 2024. They are all great shows but this one felt different, more positive, busier, and a great vibe. However, there were some jitters felt throughout the show too. Recent mergers and take-overs, news of changes at the top, and other organisation shifts led to some expressing a mix of concern and excitement. I think that the next year will see many of these changes play out across the industry so Vendex North will be interesting.

For me it was fantastic to see so many of our long time clients and partners, plus it was a great opportunity to meet face to face with new clients. Planet Vending had nothing but great feedback and we are always just so delighted that we can be part of everyone’s communication strategies. Check out our Spotlight on Vendex Midlands 2024 here and if you would like to book a space, either as a returner or a newbie wishing to expand into vending and automated retail, contact me here.

And of course we have packages to suit any budget for a more extended or strategic campaign.

Enough from me, here you have, straight from the horses’ mouths, the feedback we received from key exhibitors at the show. Click the green links to see more on each business.

Andy Pheasant – Hell Beverages

Vendex Midlands 2024 was a great event for HELL Beverages. We managed to get cans into the hands of a large number of operators, and were able to connect with many we had not previously met. We have a whole load of contacts to follow up on, and this will no doubt lead to us expanding our distribution and business within the vending sector.

Attending the exhibition was a success. It kept us connected with industry leaders and allowed us to meet both existing and new customers. Compared to Vendex shows last year, this event was a step up. There was great attendance and strong interest in Vendon. It was a valuable opportunity, and we look forward to capitalizing on the connections made.

 

Debbie Malin – Astrosystems

A successful Vendex! There was certainly a steady flow of people throughout the day. We were very pleased with the interest that we received in our range of cash handling products and look forward to maintaining contact with our visitors over the coming weeks. As a result, we have once again pre-booked our stand for 2025!

SBS Software

Vendex Midlands 2024 felt busier than previous shows. So SB Software were pleased that we had increased our level of staffing to the highest ever, with 7 of us on duty in total – because we all had plenty to do. And it was especially useful that three of our crew were Technical Account Managers (TAMs: we have a team spanning the country so each can be close to their “own” clients) because the enquiries were more insightful (and challenging) than at previous shows – key players are now embracing the commercial opportunities that data and technology can bring to our sector.

Fin Coffey – Kingsley Beverages

Vendex Midlands 2024 has been a great event for the Dragon Energy launch into the Vending market. We plan to disrupt the Energy category and the feedback we are having is we are having success with so far!!

We had a great response from Operators, End Users and Wholesalers. We had so much interest in the brand and there was a real desire to try the product and understand the benefits.

We have numerous customers asking for information on who they can buy from as well as details about the brand.

We also met a number of customers who are already stocking the Dragon range and who feedback they love the Taste, The Branding and the Margins they can make!!!

It’s definitely the Year Of The Dragon!!

 Cecily Batten – Boost inc

Vendex Midlands 2024Vendex is a fantastic event that strives to push the vending industry forwards and showcase key innovations in automated retail. We were able to observe key areas of interest from attendees to further develop and improve the industry as a whole. It celebrates the innovation, creativity and hard work of the industry and we were proud to be a part of it!

Dominykas – Cupernican

The show was great, but I am much more excited about Vendex North in 2024. Nonetheless, great to see some old and new faces!

Richard Davies – Televend

Vendex Midlands 2024Vendex Midlands 2024 was a resounding success for us at Televend. A great opportunity to catch up with our customers and operators, showcasing our solution range. Thank you to everyone who visited us. Richard Davies, UK Sales Manager

That’s it for now, if you’ve yet to send feedback of the show, don’t worry, I can add it anytime.

Yvonne Reynolds-Young – Publisher and Managing Director.

About the author

Yvonne Reynolds-Young

Planet Vending’s MD and Publisher is Yvonne Reynolds-Young. An island of corporate common sense surrounded by oceans of creative madness, Yvonne is the person to call if your intention is to make something happen. (She controls all the diaries and all the money, FYI). She’s also our Social Media Queen, single-handedly responsible for building PVs presence on LinkedIn, FaceBook and Twitter and thereby driving record volumes of traffic onto the site.

‘Customer service is my responsibility and it’s my job to make sure we’re always ahead of deadlines’ she says. ‘My background in big business means I speak the same language as our corporate clients and understand the particular pressures they face when working in the vending arena.’

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