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Issue Date: Vol. 53, No. 9, September 2013, Posted On: 8/26/2013

NAMA Gears Up For Second Washington Public Policy Conference

Emily Jed
TAGS: vending industry, vending machine, National Automatic Merchandising Association, NAMA Advocacy in Action, NAMA public policy conference, vending health and nutrition, electronic payments, coin changes, currency design, micro markets

WASHINGTON -- The National Automatic Merchandising Association is finalizing plans for Advocacy in Action, its second public policy conference in Washington, DC. The mission of the conference, taking place Oct. 7-9, is to deliver the association's message on key policy issues and to emphasize that NAMA's mission of serving as the primary resource for federal policymakers regarding the vending industry.

NAMA board members and other industry leaders will meet with members of Congress representing districts where they live and work. Discussions with lawmakers will focus on health and nutrition, electronic payments, coin and currency design, and the effects of federal regulatory expansion.

Tentative meetings include discussions related to healthy choices in vending and micromarkets with the Food and Drug Administration and Department of Agriculture, and office coffee service-focused talks with the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy. Discussions related to Fit Pick and "healthy" vending choices will also take place with the General Services Administration and the Department of Defense.

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