Place/Date: - October 13th, 2020 at 7:06 am UTC · 4 min read
Contact: Claire, Source: China VMF
The long-anticipated 2020 Guangzhou Int’l Vending Machines & Self-Service Facilities Fair (China VMF) finally took place this August 3rd-5th at China Import & Export Fair Complex, Guangzhou and ended successfully.
“I feel very proud to see that when almost all exhibitions worldwide have ground to a halt, China has still managed to put on such a wonderful vending show,” as a visitor this year, Mr. Zhou Zirong, Chairman of Convenisun the biggest vending machine manufacturer in Guangdong province, commented in an interview. China VMF also felt very proud to hold the first vending show worldwide in 2020 to make some contribution for the development of global vending industry.
To help insiders better grasp opportunities in these uncertain times, China VMF has put in extra efforts this year, such as offering special booths to qualified exhibitors, free accommodation to professional Chinese buyers, leveraging our media resources to promote our exhibitors online and etc., wining the high praise and recognition from the industry, and attracting a record-number of 703 Exhibitors, more than double the figure in 2019!
Scores of new exhibitors debuted as well, including brands like Rhea Vendors, the oldest Italian vending machines maker established in the 1960s; Soyea, one of China’s biggest refrigerators and chest freezers makers entering the vending market in 2018; GREE, the world’s largest residential air-conditioner maker, showcasing their latest cold-chain solutions, and etc.
Attracting buyers from Germany, Jordan, Ecuador, Malaysia, Ethiopia, Russia, Singapore, Australia, India, Indonesia, France, Romania, and etc., our First-Ever Online Matchmaking Program, set to connect global buyers and suppliers amid the ongoing pandemic, has witnessed plenty cross-border cooperation reached during the show.
Participating exhibitors like JETINNO, Easy Touch, Chipoo, CPI, ProVending Machine, Hontech Nextgen, Nuojian, Panfeng, Qianhui, Zhilai, Zebra Information, Sixmore, have expressed high appraise to our in-time and innovative service, and great interest in joining the next show.
Impacted by the pandemic, products like Contact-Less Payment Systems, Vending Machines for PPE and Drugs, and etc., were undoubtedly some of the most sought-after solutions on site.
“During the lockdown, some of our products have in fact seen explosive sales growth, especially our Smart Takeout and Parcel Pick-Up Lockers,” said Yunyin Technology. “To some extent, the pandemic has actually widened the use of self-service kiosks and vending machines in China,” they added.
People’s increased privacy awareness has given rise to the new trend of Mini Hotel Room Vending Machines, and exhibitors like Kaisijin, Pinshen, Guanyao, Dimeiwang, Ruking, J·Choice, Jiuxu, Bannuo, and etc. have all brought their own unique solutions.
“Our hotel room vending machines were so popular that one time we received an order of as many as 150,000 units,” Kuzhuo, a third-time exhibitor, told the Organizer, “To satisfy these mounting demands, we are going to expand our production capacity in the second half of 2020.”
It’s also worth mentioning that our Advisor Panel, which comprised of 70 China’s Leading Players and 12 Prestigious Associations/Media From 9 Countries and Regions, including EVA of Europe, AVA of UK, ANEDA of Spain, ABVM of Brazil, IVMOA of Australia, VASA of South Africa, JVMA of Japan, DrinkPreneur.com of USA, UZVEND of Uzbekistan and so forth, has also contributed greatly in putting together this wonderful event.
It has been an unusual year for the vending industry, yet China VMF has done its best to deliver a wonderful show for its attendees as always! Sincere thanks for your constant support. China VMF 2021 will see you next March 4th-6th at China Import & Export Fair Complex. Follow us for more update!