Why Attend?

This is the only show in Canada combining vending, micro market and office coffee services. This is a great venue to get informed on the latest trends and developments in the industry. Come out to see and sample products demonstrated by industry leaders.


Thursday, October 12th

9:00 am – 5:00 pm              Exhibitor Move-in                Quebec City Convention Centre

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm              Registration Open                Quebec City Convention Centre (no access to show floor)                                                                                                       

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm              *Welcome Reception            Hilton Hotel

*Co-hosted by CAMA and Canadian Bottled Water Association (CBWA)

Friday, October 13th

8:00 am – 5:00 pm              Registration Open                Quebec City Convention Centre

8:30 am – 10:45 am            Educational Sessions            Quebec City Convention Centre  

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8:30 am – 9:10 am
CAMA – A Lot More Than Just Automatic Merchandising –
Jim Jackson – General Manager, Quality Vending & Coffee Services Ltd.Where are we today and what business categories do our members represent? Attend this session to learn about what is current and trending. Get informed about new opportunities to help your business adapt and grow in our evolving industry. Followed by Q&A.

9:15 am – 9:50 am
*The Next Bank Note (The Viola Desmond $10) and insight into the future -
Jean-Pierre Ayotte - Bank of Canada, Senior Analyst, Currency Department
This presentation will give a general overview of the Bank of Canada’s next regular circulating note, expected in late 2018 as well as the Bank’s responsibilities with regards to banknote development and distribution focusing on the inherent and essential relationships between vendors, BEMs and the Bank. It will also provide some insight into current counterfeiting trend and mitigation strategies.

10:00 am – 10:45 am
Coffee Trends – Lesya Balych-Cooper, President of the Coffee Association of Canada - Lesya Balych-Cooper, President of the Coffee Association of Canada, will be talking about the state of the industry, association outreach and focus, and top level coffee trends from their annual proprietary study of Canadians who drink Canada's favourite beverage.

*Bilingual Presentation – the session will be presented in English, handouts available in French and the Question & Answer portion will be in both languages. 

11:00 am – 5:00 pm            *Trade Show                       Quebec City Convention Centre

*CBWA exhibitors co-located in the exhibit hall

6:15 pm – 7:15 pm              President’s Reception           Hilton Hotel

7:15 pm                              Awards Dinner                    Hilton Hotel

Saturday, October 14th

All events at the Quebec City Convention Centre

8:00 am                              Registration Opens                             

8:30 am                              Annual General Meeting    (open to CAMA members only)

9:00 am – 10:45 am            Educational Sessions

9:10 am – 9:50 am

Dan Stewart – President, Savco Food Services Ltd.
SMART PICK is a national healthy choice program developed for CAMA by dietitian April Saunders, MPH, RD, CDE, in consultation with industry stakeholders. The goal of the program is to increase consumer choice by expanding access to healthier food, snack and beverage options through Vending Merchandisers, Micro-Markets and Break Room Solutions in Canada. This interactive information session will cover the goals of the program, the implementation process, and how this program can benefit your business. Followed by Q&A.

10:00 am – 10:45 am
*Convenience Services, MicroMarkets & Unattended Retail - 
John Chidiac -  President,  365 International
The presentation will cover the rise in Unattended Retail and MicroMarkets, their popularity, and the driving force behind this growth. How much growth should we expect in the coming years? What does a technology solution look like? And how do we make sure we have the proper solution to support our efforts over the long term?

*Bilingual Presentation – the session will be presented in English, handouts available in French and the Question & Answer portion will be in both languages. 

11:00 am – 3:00 pm            *Trade Show

3:00 pm – 7:00 pm              Exhibitor Move-out

* CBWA exhibitors co-located in the exhibit hall

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