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EU’VEND & COFFEENA – Opening Press Conference to be held on Thursday, 19th September

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COLOGNE – Eu’Vend & coffeena – International Vending and Coffee Fair, which will be held from September 19 to 21, 2013 in Cologne, will present a top-level international and multifaceted array of exhibitors.

Major vending machine manufacturers have signed up as well as leading companies from the coffee and cocoa sectors and the payment systems, tabletop appliances and filling products segments. With about 220 companies from 26 countries underscore the importance of the trade fair for the vending and coffee industries.

On all three days of the fair there will be an extensive range of information and advanced training for professionals from the vending and coffee sectors. The events will offer many opportunities to gather information, share experiences with fellow professionals, and receive further training.

These opportunities will range from the well-established “Red Sofa” event and the “Visions of Vending” panel discussion with sector experts to the attractive “Vending Innovation Area” special show and the SCAE workshops.

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The “Red Sofa” event program will once again provide Eu’Vend & coffeena with a central information and communication platform located in the midst of the trade fair action.

The themes to be discussed at the “Red Sofa” events include the new Food Information Regulation, new Internet portals for operators, the latest market figures, and the various quality seals for coffee.

Along with trade press journalists, the guests expected at the “Red Sofa” will include Dr. Aris Kaschefi, Managing Director of the German Vending Association (BDV), and Holger Preibisch, Secretary General of the German Coffee Association. In addition, Fabio de Nittis, a SCAE-certified barista, will initiate visitors into the “secrets” of the art of making good coffee (daily, Stand C030/D039).

Visions of Vending” – A panel discussion with sector experts titled “Vending unlimited / Coffee concepts in progress” will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, September 20, 2013.

At this event, which will be hosted by Eric M. Schwaab, the publisher of the trade magazine Vending Report, experts familiar with the sector will discuss the vending business (Congress Center North).

Vending Innovation Area

The best innovations from the “Vending Star” competition, together with other products the jury has identified as being especially innovative, will be presented in a special exhibition area during the trade fair.

This “Vending Innovation Area” will be located in the stand area C078/D079 in Hall 9. The “Vending Star” competition is jointly sponsored by Koelnmesse and the BDV.

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SCAE Workshop Program

SCAE – Specialty Coffee Association of Europe – is the exclusive partner of coffeena 2013 for the theme of advanced training.

SCAE is responding to the growing enthusiasm for specialty coffees by conducting a broadly conceived quality offensive. As part of this campaign, SCAE is offering an exciting daily workshop program at Eu’Vend & coffeena.

The program ranges from courses in sensory perception and coffee tasting to instruction for baristas.

There will be a fee for participation in the programs.

Successful completion of the courses will be recorded in SCAE diplomas (registrations will be accepted on the Eu’Vend & coffeena website; event venue: Stand E030/F049).

Eu’Vend & coffeena Night and presentation of the Vending Star 2013

On Friday, September 20, 2013, the sector will meet at the “Eu’Vend & coffeena Night” in the Rheinterrassen to network and celebrate. During this event, the “Vending Start 2013” award will be presented (an entrance fee will be charged; registrations will be accepted on the Eu’Vend & coffeena website).

Eu’Vend & coffeena will be held in Hall 9 of Koelnmesse from Thursday, September 19, to Saturday, September 21, 2013.

The conceptual sponsor of Eu’Vend is the German Vending Association (BDV). The trade fair is also supported by the European Vending Association (EVA).

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Opening press conference

Eu’Vend & coffena opening press conference with a subsequent tour of the fair will take place on Thursday, 19th September 2013, 9:15 a.m. in hall 9 at Koelnmesse.

The speakers will be:

Dietmar Eiden, Vice President Trade Fair Management, Koelnmesse GmbH – Karl-Heinz Blum, Speaker of the Executive Board of the German Vending Association (BDV)

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