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AVEX 2017 – New Speakers Announced!

by Anna Mason

We are excited to reveal the names of three more fantastic speakers to the AVEX 2017 enhanced Speakers’ Programme.


Fiona Speakman, Client Director of the Food Team at CGA Strategy


At AVEX 2017 Fiona is going to set the scene for the ‘Out of Home’ market by talking about how the market is set up in the UK, what this means for the food and drink industry, and how Brexit is impacting this.

Fiona joined the Food Team at CGA Strategy in 2016, following 10 years of experience in Blue Chip FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) companies. Her commercial insight and market context knowledge of the ‘Out of Home’ environment is reflective of the work she has done across a number of high profile international operators across a variety of sectors including supply, retail, and most recently foodservice.

Fiona works with clients from the food industry, delivering actionable insights to support clients’ focus on growing their business within the ‘Out of Home’ context, using her market knowledge and expertise.



Andy Jones, Immediate Post Chair, Hospital Caterers Association


‘Water, the Key to Life and More’

Andy will look at the following themes during his hydration focused talk:

-Drink as an essential component to physical and mental well-being.
-Ensure your workforce is adequately hydrated – looking at the benefits.
-Access to hydration in a health and social care setting, including hospitals, community, residential and day care services and why it is essential.



Tim Nunnerley, Wholesale Controller at Vimto


Tim Nunnerley is Wholesale Controller at Vimto Out of Home. In this talk, Tim will discuss the challenges that the impending sugar levy poses for soft drinks vending and the wider foodservice industry. He’ll also talk about the trends for healthier, premium soft drinks and how operators can make the most of this growing opportunity.

With over 15 years’ experience in the industry, Tim is responsible for the availability & development of the Vimto packaged portfolio through the On Trade, Foodservice & Vending channels.

This year’s exhibition has seen the implementation of an enhanced Speakers’ Programme where carefully selected speakers will deliver talks based on the most pressing issues affecting vending and the food and drink industry today.


Jonathan Hart, Chief Executive of the AVA, is delighted with this year’s enhanced Speakers’ Programme: “When we began discussions for the planning of AVEX 2017, it was imperative for the team that we developed an engaging list of speakers to attract quality visitors and provide added value to the exhibition. We really believe that we have achieved this with our 2017 Speakers’ Programme and I am delighted to be announcing the addition of Fiona, Andy and Tim to the list. The topics being discussed tackle some of the biggest issues facing vending and its related industries today, ensuring that AVEX will be the must-attend vending event of the year.”

Interested in exhibiting at AVEX 2017? AVEX brings the industry together and has broadened its reach for 2017 with a number of initiatives designed to attract new audiences. The exhibition offers an exciting opportunity to engage with key decision-makers face-to-face from across the UK and overseas. There is no substitute for being there so make sure you book your stand space today to ensure you don’t miss out. For more information on our stand space options call the sales team on 01494 568963.

Visitor registration for AVEX 2017 is now live! Click here to register as a visitor. You can also use this link to invite friends and colleagues and share on your social media accounts. If you are sharing any AVEX related updates on Twitter, please remember to tag us at @AvexIntl and use the #AVEX2017 hashtag.

For more information on AVEX 2017’s Speakers’ Programme please visit our Speakers List page on or call 01494 568960.

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