What does "NAMA" stand for?
National Automatic Merchandising Association

What does NAMA do?
We are a trade association that handles issues involving the food and beverage vending industry.

Is there a membership to your association?
Our membership is divided into several categories. If you are in the Vending, Coffee Service, Micro Market or Foodservice industry, or you provide products and/or support services to these industries, NAMA has a membership category for you.

Companies providing Vending, Coffee Service, Micro Market or Foodservice Management services and support to business, industry educational, healthcare and public locations.

Machine Manufacturers
Manufacturers of merchandise vending machines that are coin-operated or accept cashless payments.

Manufacturers of:

  • Vendible products, such as food, candy, beverages, merchandise etc.
  • Coffee brewers and brewing equipment
  • Rebuilders, remanufacturers or renovators of vending machines serving operators
  • Conversion kits, components, parts and other supplies 
  • Unattended/self checkout and kiosk systems
  • Supplies used by Vending, Coffee Service, Micro Market and Foodservice operators.

Companies that are independent manufacturers’ representatives appointed to act as their exclusive sales agent in an assigned geographic area.

Companies that maintain inventory on their premises as they represent makers of product and equipment for the Vending, Coffee Service, Micro Market and Foodservice industries.

Companies or individuals providing services to the Vending, Coffee Service, Micro Market and Foodservice industries, such as:

  • Advertising agencies
  • Purchasing cooperative organizations
  • Financial institutions
  • Engineering 
  • Research and development
  • Insurance
  • Management consultants

International Subscribers
International non-voting member firms subscribing to NAMA services. These companies include operators, suppliers, machine manufacturers, distributors and brokers located outside the United States and have no vending, coffee service, micro market or foodservice business in the United States.


What is your phone/fax number?
Phone 312-346-0370
Fax 312-704-4140

What is your address?
20 N. Wacker Drive
Suite 3500
Chicago, IL 60606

When is your next trade show (expo)? Where can I locate information about your trade show?
Click here for all the most up-to-date information for the NAMA OneShow, and click here for information on the CoffeeTea&Water show.

How can I purchase a publication?
Our complete listing of our publications is available here.

Where can I see your staff directory?
Click here.

Where can I locate your board of directors list?
Click here.

How can I locate your education programs?
Click here.

What is the NCE?
The NAMA Certified Executive, or NCE designation is awarded by the National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA) to those industry executives who demonstrate the commitment, knowledge, integrity and leadership characteristics to distinguish themselves in their field. It is earned through credits for experience, education and leadership and a multiple-choice exam. For more information, please click here.

ccs logoWhat is CCS?
The Certified Coffee Specialist (CCS) designation is to establish new and higher benchmarks for the National Automatic Merchandising Association’s Coffee Service program. It gives those professionals who are actively involved in providing coffee, water and beverage service the opportunity to take their skills and knowledge to the next level.

Who do I contact for questions on a statement or an invoice?
Please contact the Accounting Department at 312-346-0370 ext. 223.

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