This is an example of what the education schedule may look like for NBVA Attendees. 2025 Education Schedule will come at a later date.

2024 NBVA Conference Education Schedule

Tuesday, March 19, 2024
Westgate Las Vegas

8:30 a.m. Registration and Check In Conference Registration Desk

8:50 a.m. Welcome & Introduction

–David Kochan, NBVA President and Seminar Moderator

9:00 a.m. “Top Tips for Starting Your Vending Business”

–David Kochan, Moderator

Description: There are many things to consider when starting your bulk vending business. During this session you’ll hear from seasoned veterans in the industry who will share insights on operational tips and tricks and why best practices are important. New operators are encouraged to bring your questions.

10:00 a.m. Quick Break

10:15 a.m. “Trends in the Biz 2024”

–Moderator, TBD
Panelist: Jonathan Howard, Howard Hospitality Group

Description: During this session we’ll discuss several trends taking place in the bulk vending industry such as general business trends, banking trends, unattended and attended claw rooms and the emergence of young entrepreneurs representing the future of our industry.

11:30 a.m. Lunch

12:30 p.m. “Merchandising Tips & Tricks”
–Jennifer Jaynes, JenVend

Description: Jen is back with another informative session on tips and tricks to

help you obtain better ROI in your merchandising efforts. You’ll leave this

session with ideas to take back and implement on your route.

1:00 p.m. “Cashless Payment Options on Your Machines”

–Industry Panel

Description: Join our industry experts while they answer your questions on adding alternative payment options to your machines.

1:30 p.m. “Vending Tool Kits”

– David Kochan, DK Vending

Description: Industry veteran, David Kochan, will provide a detailed overview on what should be included in a vending tool kit for your route vehicle. Specifically, he’ll outline what to include in a “bulk” took kit and a “crane” tool kit. He’ll also share examples of tool kits being utilized by other bulk vendors around the country.

2:00 p.m. Quick Break

2:15 p.m. “Keys to Successful Locating”

–Joe Degesualdo, Innovative Vending Concepts & Design, LLC

Description: Joe has been helping train bulk vendors for 35+ years in what it takes to build your bulk vending business. Whether using a locator or locating on your own, you’ll walk away from this session learning the many different aspects to consider in the process.

3:00 p.m. Wrap Up – Open Forum

Moderator: David Kochan, Seminar Chair