Datateam launches fmVend exhibition and Housewares Magazine’s publisher Datateam Business Media has joined forces with vending industry stalwart Paul Howard to launch a new vending exhibition.

Targeting facility managers within business and industry, healthcare, education, leisure, hotels, restaurants and cafes, it will showcase new products and services within vending while introducing fresh ways of thinking.

When fmVend opens its doors on Tuesday May 20 2014 at Old Billingsgate in London, it will mark an industry first as the only operator-focused exhibition in the UK and the only vending exhibition dedicated to facility managers.

Commenting on the initiative, Paul Howard said: “I’m delighted to be involved with this exciting new venture that will help operators, suppliers, and ultimately the end-user promote the services of vending to the facility manager.”

Paul Howard is managing director of Nebrak, the UK’s leader in vending & catering interiors and vending machine surrounds. Paul was also chairman of AVEX 13, the biannual UK exhibition for vending and water and a board member of the Automatic Vending Association (AVA).

Datateam Business Media event director Hannah Dedman added: “As a forward thinking event company, we could see that FM offered the vending industry huge growth potential. So it made complete sense for us to cater to the needs of both facility managers and vending operators, along with suppliers, by launching a dedicated event.”

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