Vendex North : Every year the message is the same. Vendex North is GREAT, writes Planet Vending MD & Publisher, Yvonne Reynolds-Young.
Phil Reynolds has shared with Planet Vending a page full of reviews, and every single one was positive, almost without exception they were short and sweet and the word that was most repeated? Great . So, it’s official, then. Vendex North 22 was great.
And from our point of view it was too.
I arrived at Vendex North early, around 9.40 and instantly regretted it when I couldn’t get in. I knew I was early but as a newbie to the venue I had hoped for a pre-show coffee somewhere. Nothing that I could see, so, I sat outside and was grateful it was just chilly and not wet! It wasn’t all bad though as I bumped into loads of old friends and clients also waiting for entrance and a number of exhibitors racing to get to their stands before opening time.
Being early meant there was only a tiny queue, (note to self – do it again); but very soon the lines of expectant visitors were stretched out the doors and almost onto the Elland Road pitch!
I have been to many Vendex’s over the years but this one was really lovely. Everyone was in a great mood, there was a load of hugging and genuine delight to be back with minimal fear of the dreaded COVID. We hear that it was around though – I hope anyone affected is doing well and recovers quickly.
Our UK based Co-Director, Ian Maguire (he’s the one with hungry boys and a taste for snacks and drinks) turned up too and we set about visiting as many stands as we could. I would however like to offer our apologies if we missed anyone out. I know I did, but time just ran away with itself…
What struck me was the vast diversity of products and services that were displayed this year. There seemed to be the right balance of products, machines and ancillary services. Everyone on every stand was passionate about their products. I now know more about coffee and how machines work than I did two weeks ago, that’s for sure!
If you are considering attending Vendex, either Midlands or North, then I would strongly recommend you get in touch with Phil Reynolds asap. The stands fill up quickly.
HERE is the home page for Vendex Midlands, MK Dons Stadium, 22 March 2023
Some endorsements fir you, Click the links for more on each business – on Planet Vending.
Great show, superb turnout. Great to see new categories and innovation from new segments and new business areas.
East Midlands Vending
Very productive visit to Vendex North, great to see so many new products coming to market.
Great show at Vendex Leeds, best show ever.
Brilliant show. Loved it.
Vendex was a very successful first Vendex for us. See you at the next one.
Crane Payment Innovation
Was so good to see so many visitors to our stand at Vendex North. The time just flew by.
VMC Cashless payment Systems
Another great Vendex. Looking forward to the next one in March.
We had a great day at our first Vendex. It won’t be our last.
We have had such an amazing time, very productive with new and existing customers and lots of great feedback for us.
Automatic Retailing (Northern) Ltd
Great day all round.
Fabulous day at Vendex.
Vending 21 President.
Do let us know of your own experiences of the show, and get in touch with us here if we can assist with your communication strategies.
Until the next time!