Brightbox to sponsor Coffee Fest

Brightbox, Inc. (, the leading platform provider of secure mobile device charging lockers, is pleased to announce it is the official mobile device charging sponsor of the 2015-2016 Coffee Fest events to be held in Chicago, Portland, and New York City.

Brightbox will be enhancing the attendee experience by providing safe and secure charging via its Brightbox® Mark3 Mobile Charging Platform at each stop in the Coffee Fest expo series.

The tradeshow series serving the specialty coffee and gourmet tea industries is America’s most vibrant coffee market. After successfully completing Coffee Fest Atlanta Brightbox Inc. has signed on for the three next stops in the series. Each Coffee Fest stop features over 150 exhibition booths along with seminars and classes for the best in coffee retail education, training and workshops, Coffee Fest draws passionate coffee and tea professionals who come to learn new skills, network and experience new products.

Brightbox, a New York based B2B kiosk technology company, is the global leader in developing and deploying secure charging stations for on-the-go people with mobile devices, including cell phones, phablets, backup chargers and batteries. The Brightbox® Mark3 mobile charging platform is the most innovative, secure mobile device charging solution available in today’s marketplace, enabling consumers to continue to communicate, navigate, search, shop, share, pay and play on their mobile devices in public places. Cell phone users simply swipe a credit/debit or complimentary card to open an available station chamber, plug in their mobile device or accessory to one of three industry standard charging cords, close the chamber and return later to swipe the same card to retrieve their charged phone. Companies can offer device charging via Brightbox as either a complimentary or paid amenity.

“Coffee drinkers want hot coffee and fast charging. We are pleased that top executives in coffee retailing and marketing will be delighted first hand by the Brightbox® Mark3 Platform, while they all charge their mobile devices and accessories without the need for any special enabling hardware,” said Billy Gridley, CEO of Brightbox. “97% of cell phone users and coffee shop patrons can currently charge securely at a Brightbox station by accessing one of three industry standard charging cords (microUSB, Apple Lightning and Apple 30-pin). We believe consumers value the freedom to experience fast, universally accessible, and secure mobile device charging in coffee shops. Cordless or so-called “wireless” charging alternatives often require the participation of coffee shop staff in handing out enabling hardware devices, and are not yet universal, practical or economical for most coffee-drinking consumers and coffee shop operators.”

Coffee Fest attendees will be able to experience Brightbox and enjoy unlimited charging sessions via lockers available at the exhibition. Top executives, coffee professionals, retailers, distributors and manufacturers in the industry can attend sessions, network, check out new products, take meetings and work, resting assured that their phones are being safely and optimally charged in a station that delivers both data privacy and physical security.

“Having a background in the coffee industry I can understand what Coffee Shops are looking for in order to increase dwell time and the Brightbox is a solution that has an immediate impact on customer dwell time,” said Joel Martin, Global Events Director of Brightbox. “Clients expect certain amenities such as free wi-fi and secure charging. Brightbox promotes greater social media engagement, higher dwell times, and offers a branded benefit that guests associate with a higher quality coffee shop experience.”

The Brightbox® Mark3 customizable and interactive charging platform delivers the safest fast charge possible at optimized manufacturer recommended rates up to 2.1 amps. Brightbox hardware provides universal accessibility for cell phone users, providing them with freedom, convenience and security.

The UL and agency certified stations ensure the physical security and data integrity of phones being charged, are PCI compliant with a best-in-class encrypted card reader and meet the highest standards for safety and security. They offer retractable charging cables and chambers that can accommodate nearly any mobile device, including the latest phablets.
The Brightbox® Mark3 features a 10” interactive touch screen, customizable swipe cards and a strong brand-messaging platform, with video and slide show capabilities that provide effective delivery of intimate and direct sponsor messaging, surveys, brand offers and promotions. Exclusive offers are also available via branded key cards specifically tailored for customers, events and activations. No other charging kiosk company offers a similarly competitive, robust platform with such a range of security, engagement and interactivity features.

About Brightbox
Brightbox® is B2B kiosk technology solutions company providing global venues and users with the best-in-class secure mobile device and accessory charging platform for marketing, sponsorship and venue interaction. Founded in 2011 and based in New York City, Brightbox delivers intelligent and innovative charging solutions and has deployed its secure charging lockers in 3 countries (the United States, Brazil and the Netherlands) and 20 states in a variety of event and vertical markets that include hospitality, entertainment, healthcare, retail, education, transport and government.

Event customers include AOL, AdWeek, American Airlines, BBC ComicCon, CEDIA, Citibank, Coca Cola, Detroit Grand Prix, Discovery Channel, Event Tech, GoPuck, IBM, IMEX, Inc. 500/5000, InCharged, Intel, Major League Baseball, New York Times Travel Show, So Cool Events, Societe Generale, Verizon, UBS.

Enterprise customers include Hilton, Hyatt, Sheraton, Omni, Dream, Caesars, MGM, Heineken, RadioShack, Toys’R’Us, Westfield Malls, Time Warner Cable, National Spy Museum, Christie’s, NFL Experience, New York Red Bulls, Tampa Bay Rays, Universal Studios, Baystate Health, Mount Sinai Health, Orlando Health, Yale New Haven Health, American Airlines, British Airways, Columbia University, Telefoon Oplaad and BR CHARGE.
Learn more at @brightboxcharge

About 2015 Coffee Fest
Coffee Fest has been celebrating coffee long before coffee was “hot”. In 1992, they gathered coffee professionals together in Seattle for their first coffee festival. After several years of hosting thriving events, Coffee Fest turned its focus toward the specialty coffee, gourmet tea and alternative beverage industry and brought retailers, distributors and manufacturers together for its first retail “trade show” in 1998. With a mission to help attendees build and refine their specialty coffee businesses, they coupled a relevant educational program with a friendly, informative, and enjoyable trade show floor creating a successful show that serves as a touchstone for many in the specialty coffee industry.

Today Coffee Fest produces three trade shows annually, and remains the industry’s top-performing show, consistently providing retailers with relevant information to hone their business skills and up their bottom line and manufacturers and service companies the face to face opportunities to build their businesses.

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