China International Vending Machines & Self-service Facilities Fair 2018 (China VMF 2018) was successfully held in China Import & Export Fair Complex earlier this March. With a total space of 25,000 Sq.m and Over 300 Exhibitors, China VMF 2018 surpasses former editions in every aspect, attracting more than 30,000 Visitors domestically and globally.
While the show is growing in size, it is also growing in reputation. The fact that over 40% exhibitors this year are either China-leading or world-leading, sufficiently proves that China VMF holds a special spot in the heart of global vending insiders. What’s more, 96% exhibitors rated the show as well-organized and 72% exhibitors received orders on site, according to the post-show survey of exhibitors.
Three thematic pavilions are set up at China VMF 2018: Self-service Vending Machine, Unattended Retail and Commercial Payment System. Our exhibitors brought not only unique brand products but also products with high quality and great innovation.
For instance, the most popular exhibits from the self-service vending machine pavilion included smart-opening refrigerator, unattended convenience store system, intelligent cooking food vending machine, commemorative coins vending machines, shared power bank/umbrella, self-service ice cream vending machines, as well as remote control and monitoring system for vending machines, online management system, vending solutions, face recognizing vending machines, etc. Exhibits in the other two pavilions were also very eye-catching.
Exhibitors were impressed a lot by the large crowd, and the internationality of visitors. Overseas visitors have increased 140% compared with previous year, coming from over 65 Countries and Regions, such as Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, India, Australia, UK, USA, Japan, Italy, Korea, Germany, etc.
Visitors’ top 3 product interests were innovative vending machines, advanced vending solutions and technology, and payment system.
China VMF always keeps you abreast of the latest industry trends and consumer palates. According to the exhibits on site and our pre-show buyer survey, we have concluded 4 noticeable vending trends:
2018 Asia Pacific Self-service Vending Industry Summit was held on the first day of the show, themed on “New Opportunities, New Retail, and New Future”.
Featuring 22 Brilliant Speeches, one enlightening Panel Discussion and an eye-opening New Product Launch, this dual-track two-day forum delved into the latest vending trends and the emergence of New Retail.
President Phillip Barry from Australian Vending Association(AVA), President Aleksander Wasik from Polish Vending Association (PSV) and General Secretary Francesc Güell Isern from Spanish Vending Association (ANEDA) shared their opinion on the development trend of vending industry in their respective country and proposed constructive suggestions for the healthy and orderly development of domestic and overseas market. Representatives from domestic enterprises also made speeches while Fulei, Yo!Point, Benyuan, Kimma, BD Vending, Funsales and Taiwan Vending Machines Council conducted in-depth analysis and discussion on the current status of the industry to seek solutions for its development.
Initiated by Asia Pacific Vending Industry Association (APVA), and co-organized by China VMF, the APVA AWARDS is designed to recognize the contribution made to global vending industry by outstanding enterprises. This year, 12 award categories were set up, and 60 enterprises were awarded.
2017 Enterprises of Influence Awards:
Yinhai Star; Convenisun; Easy Touch; Easivend; UBOX; KIMMA; JOIE UBIQUE; AUEMA; etc.
2017 Star Operators Awards:
TS Vending (Malaysia); Vendiman (India); Sun108 (Thailand); Miyuan Beverage; etc.
2017 Premium Quality Awards:
Fuji Electric; Crane Payment Innovations (CPI);
2017 Technological Innovation Awards:
Zhouyi; Dongji; Miquan; Yunjuxian; Fulei; Gump Come; etc.
Source: China VMF 2018