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OneShow Government Affairs Session Focuses On Vending Impact: April 25

Posted On: 4/19/2012

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LAS VEGAS -- The National Automatic Merchandising Association is organizing a government affairs symposium for the upcoming OneShow convention and exposition here. It's set for 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 25.

Speakers from NAMA, allied trade associations and partner organizations will explore recent legislative and regulatory developments that affect vending and coffee service businesses. These include the Department of Justice's revisions to the regulations required by the Americans with Disabilities Act, the present state of the calorie disclosure requirement question, the threats of new taxes on sweetened beverages and changes to energy efficiency requirements.

Among experts presenting at the symposium will be Carolyn Doppelt Gray, special counsel of accessibility and accommodations at the Proskauer Rose law firm. She will explain how new rules in the American with Disabilities Act will impact vending. Also speaking is Steve Lodge, director of outreach and special projects at the American Beverage Association. He will describe how the beverage industry is responding to tax threats and potential new energy requirements.

Information on the symposium may be had from Sandy Larson, NAMA senior director and counsel of government affairs, at slarson@vending.org.