2020 NBVA Conference Education Schedule
Monday, March 9
Hilton New Orleans Riverside – Jackson Room

8:00 – 8:20 AM

Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:20 – 9:00 AM

Top Tips for Making the Most with Cranes
Presenter: Bill Coleman
Adding cranes to your business portfolio can make a positive impact on the bottom line if executed properly.  During this session you’ll learn top tips for success.

9:00 – 9:45 AM

Bulk Vending Today — What’s Trending in 2020
Our panel of industry experts will take a quick fire approach and share what’s trending in bulk vending as we kick off a new decade. The panel will cover everything from flat vending to candy to capsules and machines. In addition, we’ll take a peak at electronic bulk vending machine racks and what this means for bulk vending operators.

9:45 – 10:00 AM


10:00 – 10:45 AM

Business Optimization: Is Your Bulk Vending Business a Well-Oiled Machine?
Panel: Scott Ausmus, Rick Krikorian
It’s often been said that school is never out for the pro. The same can be said when it comes to managing efficiencies in your business. In a world of rapidly changing technology, new regulations and other factors it’s important to evaluate your operations on a regular basis for business optimization. Our expert panel will share the areas they constantly evaluate to make sure their businesses continue to be a well-oiled machine.

10:45 – 11:00 AM


11:00 – 11:45 AM

Buying and Selling a Route:  What You Need to Know
Presenter: Scott Ausmus
Whether you’re buying or selling a route, the process can sometimes be intimidating. After this informative session, you’ll have a better understanding of the key areas you’ll need to navigate through in each scenario.

11:45 AM – 12:45 PM

NBVA Networking Lunch

12:45 – 1:30 PM

Upgrading Coinage Made Simple
Presenter: David Kochan
Looking to upgrade coinage on your machines? Then you don’t want to miss this session where you’ll learn the steps needed to to go home and upgrade your own machines.

1:30 – 1:45 PM


1:45 – 2:30 PM

Operator Round Table Part 1 – “How To’s and Best Practices in Bulk Vending”
Panel: David Kochan, Scott Tidball
Whether you’re new to bulk vending or a bulk vending veteran, this session will be an open forum discussion where we’ll address topics such as how to get started, what types of machines you’ll need, business operations (vehicles, insurance, employees) and more. In addition to the “how-to’s” the discussion will also address best practices within these areas.

2:30 – 2:45 PM


2:45 – 3:30 PM

Operator Round Table Part 2 – “How To’s and Best Practices in Bulk Vending”
Panel: David Kochan, Scott Tidball
After the break, the session will continue and wrap up with an open forum to discuss finding solutions to operator pain points.