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Expanded educational program planned for 2012 CAMA show


July 17, 2012
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July 17, 2012 – With only 11 weeks to go before opening day of the 2012 CAMA trade show, exhibit space is already 75
per cent sold and an enhanced range of educational opportunities await this year’s
registrants.

July 17, 2012 – The organizers of the 2012 CAMA trade show report that an enhanced range of educational opportunities await this year’s registrants. The event is set for Friday, Sept. 28 and Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls, Ont.
With only 11 weeks to go before opening day, exhibit space is already 75 per cent sold and show management expect a sell-out.

The program opens at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 28, with a session entitled Post-Mortem – Introduction of the New $1 and $2 coins, led by representatives from the Royal Canadian Mint (RCM). After years of planning and collaboration between the RCM and the vending industry and the recent introduction of the new coins, the RCM would like to have a post-mortem to go over past successes and highlight key teachings, geared to help the RCM and vending industry better prepare for any future initiatives.
Following this session, Catherine Johnston, president and CEO of ACT Canada, will present on coping with change in the payment landscape. Catherine will share tips and best practices to help prepare for the ever-escalating pace of change. She will also share her thoughts on both the challenges and opportunities that will face the industry in coming years.

Exhibits will open on Friday at 11 a.m. and run until 5 p.m. The traditional awards dinner will be held at the convention centre on Friday evening.

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The educational program will continue on Saturday, Sept. 29, beginning with a session on the nutrition trends impacting the vending industry across the country. Maria Send-Balestra, nutrition specialist, will explain how to identify healthy choices to vend and demonstrate how to play an important role in supporting these trends.
Last, but certainly not least, Sandy McAlpine, president of the Coffee Association of Canada, will provide a broad overview of the Canadian coffee marketplace, the latest trends and potential issues impacting the coffee sector. Come prepared to ask questions and take in valuable information to help further your OCS business.

The exhibits reopen at 11 a.m. Saturday and close at 3 p.m.

Additional information and online registration may be found at www.vending-cama.com.


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