Webinar Update

As our member’s businesses adapt and flex to accommodate the strains imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic it can be difficult to stay informed. The demands of managing the day-to-day can take over.

 What the current crisis has shown, is that webinars and ‘virtual conferences’ are a time efficient way to impart information and advice, without taking too much time out of a busy day.

 Here are some to add to your diary:


AVA Sustainability Webinar: 11:00-12:00, Thursday 8th October

 After a pause, Defra has restarted the process of consultation around the introduction of a Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) for England, Wales and N. Ireland.

 So—what does this mean for vending companies? What is the likely timetable?

 With the demand for increased visibility of recycling and re-use from clients and consumers—what can we do? What is this going to cost vending companies?

 To find out more, join us in our AVA webinar. Ask questions of experts across the industry. With contributions from Trystan Farnworth, Head of Sustainability at Britvic plc, plus John MacDonald on behalf of the AVA Environment Committee, with a view on the Scottish DRS.

 To take part, simply email Penny.Rowell@the-ava.com

 The Rise of Cashless Payment: Tuesday 22nd September

 As a leading global payment processor for unattended retail operations, Nayax are always looking for ways to improve their customers’ payment experiences. To that end, they are offering a webinar to discuss the increased rise in cashless payments usage by the consumers on the heels of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as what will be expected as countries begin to open and try to return to normalcy. 

Join Nayax for a webinar: entitled “Cashless Payments: before, during and after COVID-19

With Special Speaker: Domenico Paparella—Director, Business Development Acceptance Europe, Mastercard

 Learn more about payment trends for the unattended industry!

 Day: Tuesday, September 22, 2020

 Time: 12:00 GMT

 Register Now: HERE

 How can vending fit into the post-Covid workplace?

 Tuesday 29th September

 When crises arise, many people are quite quick to claim that things will never be the same as before. Often though, almost everything returns to normal as we saw for example after the 2008 economic and financial crisis. On the other hand, Covid-19 has triggered some ground-breaking changes in our societies and lifestyles and this time the probability that some of these changes

remain permanent could be quite high.

 Adapting to new situations is key to overcome challenges, and opportunities always pop up during crises. Workplaces and more generally our way of working has been seriously affected by the Covid-19 restrictions

 indeed, employees in many sectors have worked much more from home, have commuted less to the workplace and consequently have consumed less on-the-go and in the workplace. Nearly 80% of Vending and Office Coffee Service machines are placed in companies and their operators have experienced a huge downturn in the past months. Nevertheless, opportunities for the industry are here, but only if trends are interpreted correctly and business models are adapted.

 The objective of our webinar is to understand better how the Covid-19 crisis has and will affect the working environment in many companies and how vending operators can meet the new expectations of the consumers in the workplace.

 For more information and to register click here

 The webinar is free for AVA Operator members

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