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Issue Date: Vol. 52, No. 4, April 2012, Posted On: 3/11/2012

NAMA Hosts Gratitude Event At UNLV Ahead Of OneShow: April 24

Emily Jed
vending, vending industry, vending machine, vending industry Gratitude Tour, NAMA Gratitude Tour, NAMA OneShow, National Automatic Merchandising Association, University of Nevada

LAS VEGAS -- The National Automatic Merchandising Association is encouraging OneShow-goers to make time to attend its Gratitude Event on the campus of the University of Nevada (Las Vegas). The mobile vending exhibit will be held a day before the kickoff of the vending show, on Tues., April 24 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Union courtyard.

NAMA's OneShow takes place April 25-27 at the Venetian Hotel and adjacent Sands Expo and Convention Center.

More than 10,000 students are expected to attend the UNLV event, which will feature vending machine displays, product giveaways and entertainment.

Last fall, as part of the NAMA's Industry Growth Strategy, the vending association took 20 vending machines on the road for a five-week, seven-city Gratitude Tour as a way to say "thank you" to loyal vending machine users. NAMA hailed the campaign's success at capturing consumer attention and educating the public about the new technologies, products and the convenience and variety that today's vending machines offer.

"Since then, we have looked for ways to share that unique experience with our members," said NAMA. "That's why we are excited to host a Gratitude Event in conjunction with this year's OneShow. This is your opportunity to experience firsthand a Gratitude Event and take part in the NAMA Industry Growth Strategy."

Highlights from the 2011 Gratitude Tour include:

» Media circulation reached more than 380 million

» The 53-foot Gratitude Tour tractor trailer traveled more than 125 hours and over 7,000 miles

» More than 225,000 consumers saw the truck on the road

» More than 40,000 people attended Gratitude Tour events

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