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September 15, 2010
By Canadian Vending


If you’re headed to the 2010 CAMA Expo in Calgary this month, you may want a quick glance at the schedule.

If you’re headed to the 2010 CAMA Expo in Calgary this month, you may want a quick glance at the schedule.

Registration hours: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

11:00 a.m. – Official Show Opening


1:00 p.m.    – 2:00 p.m.
Royal Canadian Mint Update: changes to the composition of one-dollar and two-dollar coins
Presenters: Paul Lefebvre: Executive Director, Canadian Circulation Lenard Cheung: Director, Canadian Circulation
Description: In the March 2010 federal budget, the Government of Canada announced intentions to modernize Canada’s currency. This includes changing the composition of one-dollar and two-dollar coins to the Royal Canadian Mint’s patented multi-ply plated steel technology.
Recognizing that the vending industry receives, handles, and processes coin on a daily basis, the Royal Canadian Mint will be hosting a session at the 2010 CAMA Expo. This session will provide information to the vending industry about the Canadian coinage system, and address ways in which to work collaboratively on the introduction of a new coinage and the potential impact on vending operations. It will also give the Mint the opportunity to understand and respond to questions and concerns that the vending industry may have with coinage.

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Healthy Vending – From Concept to Reality Presenter: Susan Buhler PhD(c), RD
Description: This presentation will cover the development of Alberta’s healthy vending criteria, including a brief description of the evidence behind the guidelines. Susan will review the findings of the healthy vending pilot project. She will explain how the guidelines were translated into product choices and discuss where the food industry is regarding healthy products appropriate for vending. Finally, she will discuss the opportunities and obstacles to implementing healthy vending from the perspective of the vendor and the contractor.

5:00 p.m.– Show Closes
President’s Reception & Awards Dinner-
Spectrum 1&2, Hotel Arts

6:00 p.m. –  President’s Reception

7:00 p.m. – Awards Dinner & Entertainment

Registration hours: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Quality Coffee Certification Program
Presenter: Mike Tompkins
Description: As you know, many coffee savvy consumers are looking and asking for better coffee in today’s work environment. The coffee knowledge you learn at the session will help you and your sales staff close sales and take your coffee service operation to the next level. The cost of registration includes a continental breakfast, lunch and a binder packed with information presented during the session.

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Annual General Meeting Hotel Arts- Room Spectrum I

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
The Alberta Nutrition Guidelines for Children and Youth –
Provincial Guidelines for Healthy Food Environment

Presenter: Pat Martz, RD: Project Manager, Public Health Strategic Policy and Planning Branch, Alberta Health and Wellness
Description: Pat Martz’s position as a registered dietitian with the Government of Alberta enables her to clarify guidelines that will make healthy food choices easy! This session will discuss the implementation of provincial nutrition guidelines and how it impacts the food service industry. Healthy food choices are important for the prevention of chronic illness such as heart disease and diabetes, and Pat’s message will be as valuable to vending and OCS members from across Canada as it is to those directly affected by Alberta guidelines.

11:00 a.m. – Show Opens

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Exploring non-traditional Vending
Presenter: Greg Mason, AIS – Automated Inventory Solutions
Description: This presentation will cover innovative vending solutions, for example:
How a vending machine can be used in an industrial setting as a “tool crib” or to distribute safety supplies, equipment and accessories; various scenarios on how machine ownership and/or inventory ownership is set up; how accounting works using employee cards in conjunction with a software program.

4:00 p.m. – Show Closes

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