The era of virtual meetings is still going strong. In this article you will be able to find another interesting online (and offline) event that helps to connect the global market and seize business opportunities by breaking the time and space barriers

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In the last couple of years, China’s vending industry has developed rapidly, with an average annual growth rate of over 50%, and the part of the industry that has a big role in this report is the export of the machines. Customs Statistics show that in 2019 alone China shipped around 282,000 vending machines abroad, bringing in 103.17 million US dollars or, represented in percentages, 17% more than in the previous years.

Preview of the event

Since VMF is the biggest event in Asia, it represents the ideal platform to help connect global businesses during the time of the pandemic. After the positive experience the organizers had with the Online Matchmaking Service (which benefited buyers from 12 countries in 2020), the decision has been made to make it possible all over again this year! It is supported in this by 80+ Expert Advisors from influential trade bodies such as EVA, AVA, ANEDA, ABVM, IVMOA, VASA, JVMA, etc.

In 2020, VMF had a record number of 703 Exhibitors, more than double the year before. Some of the many that participated were Rhea Vendors (Italy), Silkron (Malaysia), CPI (US), TCN, JETINNO, Easy Touch, Kimma, Chipoo, Soyea, GREE, ProVending, Zhilai, Zebra, Yile, and so forth. The analysis showed that 89.12% of buyers were very satisfied with the show, and 61% of buyers spent at least two days visiting the show.

Some of the main objectives this exhibition had and will have are:

  • Vending Machines & Self-service Kiosks
  • Micro Market/Unmanned Stores
  • Payment Solutions
  • Office Coffee Services
  • Vending Items
  • Vending Machine Parts & Accessories
  • Logistics & Cold Chain for Perishable Vending Items
  • Vending Machines Management & Operations

Attendees and partners

Among the thousands of visitors and exhibitors, we noticed many famous names in the attendee and partner section. Here are only some of them:

Evoca group – Evoca Group is a leading multinational company in the out-of-home coffee machine sector, providing a comprehensive range of coffee machines and payment solutions for the Ho.Re.Ca, OCS and Vending markets. Headquartered in Italy (Valbrembo – Bergamo), Evoca has a global presence with nine production sites. Our products are used in more than 140 countries.

WMF – For more than 165 years, the brands that make up the WMF Group have stood for the best in cooking, drinking and dining. Every day, more than 100 million people around the world use products from WMF, Silit and Kaiser to prepare, cook, bake, eat and drink in their homes. The business has a long tradition, having been founded in Geislingen an der Steige in 1853, and has been part of the French Groupe SEB since the end of 2016.

Dolce world magazine – Dolce Magazine is a trendy, hip and exclusive magazine – bon vivants with a shared passion for gastronomy, travel and unique experiences. They claim that their driving force is a Belgian passion for world cuisine and that’s a passion they would like to share with you.

The organizers are inviting anybody interested in the event to follow them online and visit their website. You can preregister by filling in the following registration form and sending it to Rebecca Deng at to register as VIP Visitor. This time, they offer both modalities – online and offline participation – so be sure not to miss it!

*Preregistered overseas buyers will enjoy a 2-night FREE stay in a 5-star hotel