2023 NBVA Conference Education Schedule

Tuesday, March 28, 2023
Ballroom D & E, Westgate Las Vegas

8:30 AM

Registration & Check-In
Conference Registration Desk

8:50 AM

Welcome & Introduction
David Kochan, NBVA President and Seminar Moderator

9:00 AM

“NBVA Trade Show Exhibitor Preview”
–Panel of 2023 NBVA Exhibitors

Hear from this year’s panel of NBVA exhibitors on what’s trending as well as an update on the state of the industry from the factory perspective.

10:00 AM

Quick Break

10:15 AM

“A Newbie’s Journey”
–Jonathan Howard, Howard Hospitality Group

Last year Jonathan Howard attended the NBVA conference and trade show new to the bulk vending industry.  Hear his inspiring story of why he started his bulk vending business and how his business has evolved and grown since last year’s event.  He will also share where he sees it going in the coming year.

11:00 AM

“Importing Tips and Tricks”

–David Kochan, DK Vending
–Bill Coleman, Coleman Vending

Over the past 2 years, bulk vendors have had to find ways to run their routes more efficiently and explore other opportunities for additional cash flow. Our panel of seasoned operators will share how they’ve pivoted over the past 24 months to do just that.

11:45 AM


12:30 PM

“Merchandising Cranes”
–Jennifer Jaynes, JenVend

Attendees will walk away from this session with new and creative ideas for merchandising your cranes.

1:00 PM

“Sourcing Session”
–David Kochan, DK Vending
–Bill Coleman, Coleman Vending

This session will discuss and review the sourcing of vend items such as gumballs and candy; plush and crane fills; and hard goods for merchandisers.

1:30 PM

“Lessons in Locating”
–Moderator: Ronnie Gee, Customkade

–David Kochan, DK Vending
–Jonathan Howard, Howard Hospitality
–Rick Krikorian, Rick’s Vending

Our expert panel will share what to look for when locating and also share what to stay away from.  Best practices will also be covered.

2:00 PM

Quick Break

2:15 PM

“Diversify Your Operations”

–Dominick Barbato, Barbato Enterprises
–Nick Morales, Tri West Vending

Diversification is the key to running a successful bulk vending business. This session will cover everything from change machines to running mini cranes to electronic vending.

3:00 PM

Wrap Up – Open Forum

Awards – Best Merchandiser Idea (Bulk and Crane)
Best Innovative Idea
Ugliest Machine Idea