AVA Live – More Detail Released and Non-members welcome.

The Automatic Vending Association is set to hold a big event this year to celebrate its 90th Anniversary and demonstrate the full range of AVA activity. The aim of the AVA is to “Promote, Protect & Enhance” the UK Vending Industry as well as the interests of its members. AVA Live is going to do just that, with a high-level Leadership Symposium alongside a 90th birthday Party, it is something nobody involved in vending will want to miss.

Traditionally, the AVA has held a bi-annual, large scale exhibition also known as AVEX. This was last held at the NEC in 2017 but the AVA believed it was time for a change. Rather than competing against other exhibitions, the AVA has decided to do something a little different to help companies and businesses within the vending industry.

AVA Live will be held at the Hilton Metropole in Central London. The event will take place over two days: Thursday 13th June & Friday 14th June. Thursday will be kicking off 90 years of the AVA in style with an unmissable anniversary party. We can confirm that there will be free drinks, plenty of games and a chance to win one of 90 prizes, celebrating 90 years. If you’re an AVA Member the cost is only £120.00 per person. Non-members are also very welcome and the cost for their tickets will be £150.

Friday will be a full day Leadership Symposium of workshops, seminars and showcases aiming to keep businesses and the sales teams ahead of the curve. This day will comprise of high profile speakers debating the challenges facing the vending industry, and exploring trends; hard-hitting, practical workshops and masterclasses; factual presentations; and of course superb networking. There will also be AVA led talks, training and also an AVA timeline to toast Vending History since 1929. Tickets for this day are FREE to all AVA Members but again, non-members are welcome at £120 per ticket.

AVA Live
David Llewellyn

David Llewellyn, CEO of The AVA, said ‘AVA Live is going to be a fabulous event, a lot of time and thought and energy has gone into the concept and organisation and we’re really looking forward to welcoming the whole of vending to this superb event’

If you would like to attend either day then follow the links below and sign up now. Or alternatively, you can email Kennedy at kennedy.procter@the-ava.com to find out more and to reserve your place. Places are filling up quick, so make sure you get in touch soon!

Thursday 13th June 2019 – 90th Anniversary Party:

Friday 14th June 2019 – Leadership Symposium:

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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.

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