Message from Your CAMA President
Reaching a Milestone!

As I reflect on the recent CAMA Show in March, I'm thrilled by its success. The positive feedback from attendees and exhibitors has been affirming, marking a significant milestone in our collective journey in coming back from the struggles of the pandemic era.

The CAMA Trade Show demonstrated the resilience and vitality of our industry, bringing together stakeholders from across the vending, office coffee and micro market sectors along with our counterparts in the convenience industry to showcase the latest innovations, forge partnerships, and pave the way for future growth. In a rapidly changing market, the show provided a crucial platform for industry operators and suppliers to connect, collaborate, and move forward.

The great response and testimonials we received following the CAMA Trade Show underscored the significance of our co-location with the Convenience U CARWACS Show. Thank you to all of our members who attended or exhibited at the Show. We also want to thank The Screaming Chef and Kiosoft for engaging keynote sessions and our sponsors Complete Purchasing Services, U-Select-It, Pepsi, 365 Retail and Old Dutch for their support. We take pride in the show was designed to deliver maximum value to our attendees, reflecting the collective determination of our members to drive progress and prosperity.

Looking ahead to 2025, we are booked to co-locate again with the Convenience U show in March, 2025 at the International Centre – mark your calendars now. The future of the show is bright and CAMA remains committed to supporting the best opportunities for our members.

In addition to celebrating the recent achievements of our tradeshow, I want to remind you of the upcoming events in the CAMA calendar. The annual Canada Night reception, scheduled for May 8th in Dallas, Texas, for all those attending the NAMA Show will provide industry professionals with a chance to connect on an international stage. Similarly, our annual Ontario Golf Tournament on June 12th promises to be an excellent day for fostering relationships among members through camaraderie and friendly competition.

The Board is also planning a new event in Quebec this fall, aimed at furthering greater engagement for our members in the region. More details will be finalised in the coming months so stay tuned. We are also working on new initiatives to add more value to your membership and we're confident that these initiatives will further benefit you and your businesses.

All of this is only possible because of your unwavering support and dedication to CAMA. Your continued involvement and enthusiasm are the driving force behind our success, and it is through our collective efforts that we will continue to shape the future of our industry for years to come.

In closing, I invite you to join us in celebrating our achievements and looking forward to a bright and prosperous future for CAMA and the industries we represent. Together, we will continue to raise the bar, push boundaries, and make a meaningful impact on the world around us. Thank you for your ongoing commitment to excellence, and I look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events!

Jim Jackson
CAMA President
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