Being Healthy Conference: Speakers Announced

24Vend has announced a strong line up for speakers for its Being Healthy Conference to be held on June 12th at AVEX. The range and quality of speakers reflects the significant growth there has been in the demand for healthy products in vending and the excellent opportunities there are for this sector going forwards.

The speakers include both vending operators and food manufacturers from across the UK and from America. Jim English from the US company Sprout Retail will be explaining how vending is now integrated into large wellness initiatives in the States – a real indication of how the vending landscape is changing there.

Gillian White, 24Vend’s Founder and Conference Chair, believes the success of healthy vending in the US is further evidence of the potential for the whole vending channel in the UK. “In America as in this country, health issues such as the obesity crisis are fuelling the drive for change. Consumers too, are actively seeking a greater choice of healthy eating food and drink from vending. Speakers at the Being Healthy Conference, such as Tracey Graham from Abercromby Vending and Tom Lewington from It’s Only Natural will be explaining how they have utilised this powerful combination to deliver success for their businesses. Aside from the speakers we will also have a fantastic range of healthy eating vending products for delegates to taste, so they can see for themselves the breadth of possibilities healthy vending offers.”

The Being Healthy Conference key note speaker is Aaron Prout, Founder and MD of The School Drinks Company. The School Drinks Company is an excellent example of what success looks like in healthy vending and its story shows, that although there are challenges they are surmountable. Aaron will be highlighting that healthy eating is a trend that is here to stay and explaining why he believes that it is crucial that vending is part of the solution and not the problem.

Speakers at the conference also include Liz Morris from Working Families, the UK’s leading work-life balance organisation and Lee Holdstock, Trade Relations Manager at the Soil Association. . Tickets are £25 plus VAT (plus free entry to AVEX. To register for AVEX visit To book your place at the conference please visit or for further information email or visit You can also follow 24Vend on Twitter @24Vend_Ltd (#BeHealth2013).

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