The 2017 Concession & Hospitality Expo

| January 20, 2017

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Join the top food and beverage leaders at THE International Concessions and Hospitality Marketplace.

The 2017 Concession & Hospitality Expo will be held on July 11-14, 2017 at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Scottsdale, Arizona. The information below is an example of the business, education and networking activities that have become a trademark of our annual event. The Expo Committee is busy putting together a value packed schedule.

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About

DSC00512BThe National Association of Concessionaires will bring together the top food and beverage concession leaders in the recreation and leisure-time industry at The Concession & Hospitality Expo. The Expo committee is planning terrific educational sessions, great social functions and exciting events. Check back often as the 2017 program comes together.

Formerly known as the NAC Annual Convention & Trade Show, the event is an educational conference in its 35th year covering a wide range of concessions and foodservice topics. The business sessions are practical and focused on the concessions industry, and provide interaction between all types of operations. In addition, exciting social functions allow for attendees to network in a less formal setting. Your full convention registration fee includes all educational sessions, food functions, social events, venue tours and the trade show.

As part of the Expo, NAC will host its own trade show specifically for the recreation and leisure-time foodservice industry. The trade show will feature companies that provide products and services to all types of recreation, leisure-time and public assembly facilities. For more information on the trade show and how you can participate, click on the Trade Show tab on this page.

Make plans now to attend the 2017 Expo in Scottsdale.

This is the evolving 2017 Expo Program. Check back often for updates.

Date
Event
Room
Session Materials
Description
Saturday, July 8
9:00 AM - 5:00 PMConcession Manager Certification Course
Sunday, July 9
9:00 AM - 5:00 PMConcession Manager Certification Course
Monday, July 10
9:00 AM - 5:00 PMConcession Manager Certification Course
6:00 AM - 9 PMBoard of Directors Dinner
Tuesday, July 11
9:00 AM - 5:00 PMConcession Manager Certification Course
6:00 – 8:00 PMOpening Night Reception & Joe Chabot Memorial Silent Auction
Wednesday, July 12
7:00 - 8:00 AMNAC Fun Run
8:00 AMBreakfast
9:00 AMKeynote Address: From Homeless Refugee to Living the American Dream – Derreck KayongoDerreck Kayongo and his family fled a civil war in Uganda and settled in the U.S. when Kayongo was just ten years old. Now a successful entrepreneur, Kayongo is a renowned expert in environmental sustainability and global health. Kayongo is the founder of the Global Soap Project: a program which takes donated, melted, purified and reprocessed hotel soap and redistributes it to vulnerable populations around the world.
10:00 AMNetworking Break
10:30 AMFinding Your Productivity & Focus in an Interrupted World - Randy Dean, MBA Randall Dean, MBA, has more than 20 years of experience using and teaching advanced principles of time and project management and personal organization.
12:00 PMNew Product Presentations
1:00 PM NAC EXPO Trade Show Vendors will display the newest in food, beverages, and services for the concession & hospitality channels. Make sure to eat your way through the show with a variety of items only found at the NAC EXPO.
4:00 PMTraining the Next Generation of ConcessionairesLarry Etter, CCM – Moderator;
Michael Cheng, Ph.D. – Florida International University; Radesh Palakurthi, Ph.D., The Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management at the University of Memphis
5:00 PM Mickey Warner Reception
6:00 PMWednesday Evening Event - University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona Dinner and tour.
Thursday, July 13
8:00 AMBreakfast
9:00 AMMillennials and Generation Z Appetites within an American Food Renaissance – June Jo LeeJune Jo Lee serves as food ethnographer for Google Food, providing food culture and user/stakeholder insights that have been implemented through existing and new services, programs and communications.
10:00 AMNetworking Break
10:30 AMThe Value of Movie Concessions to Your Bottom-Line
11:30 AMNAC Government Relations Update
12:30 PMNAC Memberships Luncheon
2:00 PMNAC EXPO Trade ShowVendors will display the newest in food, beverages, and services for the concession & hospitality channels. Make sure to eat your way through the show with a variety of items only found at the NAC EXPO.
4:00 PMNetworking Break
6:00 PMThursday Evening Event-La Hacienda Restaurant at the Fairmont Scottsdale PrincessReception and Dinner.
Friday, July 14
8:00 AM How to Prepare for a Super Bowl - Ken Wilson – General Manager – Rojo Hospitality.
An industry expert with numerous Concession & Hospitality Venues, Ken has been instrumental in preparing for two Super Bowls at The University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale as well as NCAA Football and Basketball Championship Games.  These high risk - high reward sporting events are unique and demand herculean efforts and remarkable planning which Ken will share over breakfast.
9:00 AM - 4:00 PMExecutive Manager Certification (ECM)
9:30 AM Venue ToursHarkins Camelview Theatre - Scottsdale
Sun Devil Stadium -  ASU -  Tempe
Chase Field - Phoenix
2:15 PMAirport Drop Off.
3:00 PMArrive back at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Scheduled to speak at the 2017 Expo. Check back often for additions and updates.

Derreck Kayongo, Business Visionary, Global Soap Project Founder & CEO of the Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, From Homeless Refugee to Living the American Dream

Derreck Kayongo Derreck Kayongo and his family fled a civil war in Uganda and settled in the U.S. when Kayongo was just ten years old. Now a successful entrepreneur, Kayongo is a renowned expert in environmental sustainability and global health. Kayongo is the founder of the Global Soap Project: a program which takes donated, melted, purified and reprocessed hotel soap and redistributes it to vulnerable populations around the world. Kayongo’s Global Soap Recycling enterprise has recently expanded to Hong Kong. A franchisee operation has opened a factory to reprocess soap called the Soap Cycling. Today the Global Soap Project’s distribution operation is active in 32 countries and has given away more than two million bars of soap to refugees, including people affected by humanitarian disasters like the 2010 Haitian Earth quake that left over 100,000 people dead. Currently, there are 1,500 hotels that are members of the Global Soap Project Recycling program in the United States alone and the list of participating countries is continuing to expand. Global Soap recently partnered with Clean the World, to make an even more expansive and effective organization.

Kayongo was recently selected by President Jimmy Carter to interview him as part of the National Archives’ Amending America Initiative. Kayongo’s Global Soap Project has been designated for a Day of Recognition by the city of Atlanta on May 5th of each year as Global Soap Project Day. On April 8th 2014, Kayongo was one of the elite TED TALK speakers at the esteemed Memminger Auditorium in Charleston, SC. http://tedxcharleston.org/speakers/. Kayongo is a graduate of the prestigious Fletcher school of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

Randy Dean, MBA , Taming the E-mail Etiquette Beast: Strategies for Finding Sanity in Your Written E-mail Communications

randy-dean-headshotRandy Dean, the “Totally Obsessed” Time Management Tech Guy and E-mail Sanity Expert, and author of the recent Amazon e-mail bestseller, Taming the E-mail Beast: 45 Key Strategies for Managing Your E-mail Overload (Sortis Publishing 2009), is your preferred source for speaking and training programs on advanced time management using technology, managing the mess of e-mail and information overload, and related topics including smart phone & tablet usage and ending office clutter. Randall Dean, MBA, has more than 20 years of experience using and teaching advanced principles of time and project management and personal organization. His popular keynote/breakout programs, “Finding an Extra Hour Every Day”, “Taming the E-mail Beast: Managing the Mess of E-mail and Info Overload”, and “Smart Phone Success & Terrific Tablets” are great sessions for conference and association meetings, combining humor with extraordinarily relevant and useful content and providing strategy-rich information on finding and saving time, taming the e-mail beast, and getting the most out of your devices both at home and work.

June Jo Lee, Food Ethnographer, Millennials and Generation Z Appetites within an American Food Renaissance

june_jo_leeJune Jo Lee is a Food Ethnographer, user experience designer and future fresh forecaster. Internationally trained, she works within the food industry to make the rate of food systems change faster by bending culture towards higher quality food experiences in 3 key areas: de-commoditize what and how we eat, rebalance resources from healthcare to foodcare and scale fresh, flavorful and soulful food for all.Lee serves as food ethnographer for Google Food, providing food culture and user/stakeholder insights that have been implemented through existing and new services, programs and communications. She is working with UMass Dining to co-create a regenerative regional foodservice operations in New England that bridges k-12 and universities. Additionally She collaborates with The Hartman Group to create foundational/breakthrough consumer insights and food culture trends.

In addition to research consulting as Food Ethnographer LLC, Lee co-founded Readers to Eaters, an independent children’s book publisher promoting food literacy through good stories and a deep appreciation of food cultures. Most recently she was VP of Strategic Insights at The Hartman Group, a consumer culture consultancy for the food industry. Lee has Master’s Degrees in East Asian Studies from Harvard and in Korean Studies from Yonsei where her research focused on understanding food culture through practices and narratives around health, identity, taste and desire during Korea’s Nationalization and Globalization Eras.

Ken Wilson, General Manager, Rojo Hospitality, How to Prepare for a Super Bowl

An industry expert with numerous Concession & Hospitality Venues, Ken has been instrumental in preparing for two Super Bowls at The University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale as well as NCAA Football and Basketball Championship Games.  These high risk – high reward sporting events are unique and demand herculean efforts and remarkable planning which Ken will share over breakfast.
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Ken is a proven industry veteran with almost 40 years of experience in Stadiums, Arenas, Amphitheaters & Convention Centers with Ogden Corporation, Service America/Volume Services America/Centerplate and currently Rojo Hospitality Group. Throughout his multi-faceted career, he has held every position from Warehouse Manager to Regional Vice President. Ken builds trust through a collaborative team approach, meeting sales and profitability through steadfast adherence to ethical standards. Ken is an open, honest and honorable individual who demonstrates sound business practices while precisely balancing the needs of clients, customers, employees and the Company. As an exceptionally ‘fan-centric’ leader, he has effectively planned the execution of countless major events throughout the country including four Super Bowls (combined with their respective NFL Experience and Super Bowl Central events), the Pro Bowl, MLB All Star Game, MLB World Series, BCS Championship Game, and numerous Fiesta Bowls, Holiday Bowl, Grand Prix, and Waste Management Phoenix Open events. As a highly respected operator, he has successfully directed and developed partnerships in all aspects of the industry: catering, restaurants, concessions, merchandise, subcontractors, vendors, suites/lofts, and club premium services. In 2010, Ken accepted the challenge of working with the Arizona Cardinals to take the food and beverage operation “in-house”, creating Rojo Hospitality Group LLC from the ground up. Ken’s vast experience and knowledge was instrumental in bringing Rojo Hospitality Group to fruition. From its inception, Ken’s vision has built Rojo Hospitality Group into the employer of choice. He also inspires top guest rankings. In the 2014 & 2015 NFL “Voice of the Fan” survey Rojo Hospitality Group was ranked 2nd among the league’s 32 teams in overall guest satisfaction. Likewise, his comprehensive financial management has resulted in increased per capita spending as well as driving overall revenue increases. Ken is a “hands on” manager who leads by example and is one of the top notch mentors for future industry leaders.

Check back often for additions and updates.

Tuesday, July 11

6:00 – 9:00 PM Opening Night Reception & Joe Chabot Memorial Silent Auction

Wednesday, July 12

6:00 – 9:00 PM University of Phoenix Stadium Dinner and Tour

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The two-time Super Bowl host, the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona will be the site for the Wednesday evening dinner and tour during the 2017 NAC Concession & Hospitality EXPO scheduled for the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Scottsdale, Arizona July 11-14.
The ten year old retractable domed stadium has a unique natural grass playing surface that is able to be moved outdoors when not in use and a concession operation that builds on the success of the numerous industry professionals who have called this venue home.

Thursday, July 13

6:00 – 9:00 PM La Hacienda Restaurant

lahaciendaExperience La Hacienda by Richard Sandoval as you uncover Scottsdale’s top rated Mexican restaurant experience at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, offering a paradise of fresh, modern Mexican cuisine complemented by an unmatched tequila bar. Dine amid warm, Spanish architecture with flagstone, wood-beamed ceilings and beehive fireplaces; enjoy light table fare in the entry patio with four fire pits under the Arizona stars. Enjoy an evening of great food, drink and NAC friends; and a Mariachi Band to complete the closing night festivities.

Friday, July 14

9:30 AM Venue Tours

Harkins Camelview Theatre – Scottsdale
Sun Devil Stadium –  ASU –  Tempe
Chase Field – Phoenix

Trade Show

The 2017 Trade Show will be held on Wednesday, July 12 (1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.) and Thursday, July 13 (2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.) at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Scottsdale, Arizona and is open to full and tabletop displays.

For more information and to reserve your booth, click here to download the EXPO TRADE SHOW FLYER.

Check to the graphic below for available booths. You can contact Dan Borschke at the NAC office, 312.236.3858, or email dborschke@NAConline.org to reserve your booth!

Click on company name to go to their website.
Booth #
Company
Booth #
Company
Booth #
Company
100Pepsico 301Royal Corporation504Stonegate Foods
101The Hershey Company302Ricos Products Co., Inc. 505Sweet Bottom Cookies
102RTS Solutions303American Licorice506Haribo of America
103Lancer Corporation304CCSI507Popcorn Country USA
104Sierra Nevada305C. Cretors & Company508The Great Plate
105Iowa Rotocast Plastics (IRP Inc.)306Promotion in Motion Companies509Color Ad Packaging LTD. 
106Deputy
307Weaver Popcorn510Vivian Company

107Casablanca Ventures
 
308Ventura Foods 511Zinc
108SoCal Safe/MIMO LLC
 
309Odell’s512Mennel Popcorn

109FanFood Inc.

310Ferrara Candy Company513D’Marie LLC


110myRA (St. Louis Fed)311Prime Ticket Inc.600Great Western Products
111GoLidZ (Crazy Minds LLC)


312Packaging Concepts, Inc.601Appetize
112Famous Brands International
313Eisenberg Sausage Company602SurveyMe
113Dr Pepper Snapple Group

400Nestle 603RP & Associates

114Van Holten’s


401Vistar 604Sassy By Nature Gourmet Ice Cream
116Snap Dog, Inc.
402Proctor Companies605EdaMovie
200Gold Medal Products Company403Mars Chocolate North America, LLC606Veezi
201Preferred Popcorn404New Belgium Brewery607
202Tootsie Roll Industries405Mars Ice Cream608
203Gehl Foods406Seapoint Farms
609
204Kono USA
407Pro Star Industries610
205365 Retail Markets
408Shake N' Share611
206Clif Bar & Company
409Churchill Container
612AICP

207ConAgra Foodservice
410Johnsonville613NCR
208Conver Pack, Inc.
411Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation 700
209SSDC (ECOLAB) 412FUNacho702
210Dynamic Drinkware 
413RCM Media704
211Concierge by Food Buy
500White Castle706
212Cinema Scene Marketing
501Kernel Season’s 708
213Cotton Cravings
502Coca- Cola710
300Golden Krust503Kernel King712

Trade Show Hours
Wednesday, July 12 (1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
(includes lunch)

Thursday, July 13 (2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

The trade show will feature products and services such as:
soft drinks • beer • iced tea • nachos • menu boards • pizza • hot dogs • soft pretzels • peanuts • pressure fryers • cotton candy • sno kones • frozen yogurt • ice cream • churros • egg rolls • condiment dispensers • mobile food carts • food warmers • holding ovens • candy • grills • BBQ• popcorn poppers • concession stands • containers & trays • architectural planning & concession design• souvenir cups/mugs • beverage dispensers • paper products • popcorn toppings & oils • point-of-sale equipment and MORE!

Don’t miss the chance to put your company in front of the leading buyers in the industry!

HOTEL

The Expo will take place at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel.

Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
7575 East Princess Drive
Scottsdale, Arizona, United States 85255
(480) 585-4848
website

CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR ROOM.

a2bfb267-a8b5-469b-9ad3-9fec63a65158The AAA Five-Diamond Fairmont Scottsdale Princess provides the perfect setting to enjoy al fresco living in the blooming Sonoran Desert. As in the Native American tradition, you’ll live in harmony with nature…vast open spaces, lushly landscaped grounds, regal Saguaro cacti and a burning orange sun sinking behind the majestic mountains will inspire and energize you. From the rich purple hues of the desert sunset to the green agave plants and coral pinks and butter yellow of blooming cactus flowers, the natural palate at play is of the most unique and stunning in the world.

2709d72a-af8a-4679-b027-34e7e8a4f271Four top-ranked Arizona restaurants, inspiring indoor and outdoor meeting facilities, innovative spa and fitness programs at Well & Being Spa (formerly Willow Stream Spa), six sparkling pools, including the all-new Sunset Beach, and two newly renovated 18-hole championship golf courses—one of which is home to the Annual PGA Tour Waste Management Phoenix Open—this highly acclaimed Scottsdale resort is truly an experience like no other.

Unsolicited Scottsdale Room Phone Call Scam
Apparently NAC members and exhibitors are receiving unsolicited phone calls from companies stating that they can provide you cheaper rooms than we can in Scottsdale for The Concession & Hospitality Expo. Please be aware that these individuals and companies are known to scam clients by getting credit card numbers and pertinent information that can be used in nefarious ways. You are receiving the most affordable rate at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess while also supporting your association at NAC. DO NOT PROVIDE THESE CALLERS ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION AND PLEASE REPORT THEM TO US AS SOON AS POSSIBLE SO THAT WE CAN PROVIDE THEM A CEASE AND DESIST LETTER ASAP.

GROUND TRANSPORTATION

Check back for transportation information.

2017 Expo Sponsors

Platinum:
Allure, A Christie Company
Coca-Cola
Nestle

Gold:
Continental Concession Supplies Inc. (CCSI)
Gold Medal Products
Hershey
Mars Chocolate
PepsiCo Foodservice
Ricos Products Company
Spectra By Comcast Spectacor

Silver:
Business Russia
C. Cretors and Company
Cinema Scene Marketing
ConAgra Foodservice
Concierge by Food Buy
Kernel Season’s
Packaging Concepts, Inc.
Promotion in Motion
ReactorNet
Royal Corporation

Bronze:
American Licorice Company
Dynamic Drinkware
Feltl & Company
Funacho
Great Western Products
Legends Hospitality
Odell’s
Pop Weaver
Preferred Popcorn
RCM Media
Scribner & Associates
Sodexo Sports & Leisure
Taste of Nature, Inc.
Ventura Foods

Sponsorships

The Concession & Hospitality Expo provides your company with opportunities to put your products, services and brand in front of buyers for all types of recreation and leisure-time food and beverage operations. Sponsorships are available at every level and extend well past the convention itself, and benefits for each level are detailed below. Many of our sponsors also choose to extend their opportunities by registering for the full NAC convention, allowing them access to buyers at all educational sessions and social functions.

For more information on how to become a sponsor contact Dan Borschke at the NAC office, 312.236.3858, dborschke@NAConline.org.

Sponsorship Benefits

Platinum Level ($10,000 and above)
Logo recognition as a platinum sponsor and major prominence on every convention page on the NAC web site throughout the year;
Recognition as a platinum sponsor in all pre-convention marketing, both in print and via email;
Company name and logo noted in day’s events in program;
Recognition as a platinum sponsor in pre- and post-convention press releases;
Signage at event;
Thank you announcement and invitation to address attendees at event;
Invitation for two to invitation-only board/sponsor VIP party on Monday, July 20;
Seated on dais and recognized as major sponsor at NAC Membership Luncheon on Thursday, July 23.

Gold Level ($5,000 to $9,999)
Logo recognition as a gold sponsor and major prominence on every convention page on the NAC web site throughout the year;
Recognition as a gold sponsor in all pre-convention marketing, both in print and via email;
Company name and logo noted in day’s events in program;
Recognition as a gold sponsor in pre- and post-convention press releases;
Signage at event;
Invitation for two to invitation-only board/sponsor VIP party on Monday, July 20;
Seated on dais and recognized as major sponsor at NAC Membership Luncheon on Thursday, July 23.

Silver Level ($2,500 to $4,999)
Logo recognition as a silver sponsor and major prominence on every convention page on the NAC web site throughout the year;
Recognition as a silver sponsor in all pre-convention marketing, both in print and via email;
Company name and logo noted in day’s events in program;
Recognition as a silver sponsor in pre- and post-convention press releases;
Signage at event;
Invitation for two to invitation-only board/sponsor VIP party on Monday, July 20;

Bronze Level ($1,000 to $2,499)
Recognition as a bronze sponsor on the NAC web site;
Recognition as a silver sponsor in all pre-convention marketing, both in print and via email;
Company name and logo noted in day’s events in program;
Recognition as a bronze sponsor in pre- and post-convention press releases;
Signage at event.

Contributing Sponsors (under $1,000)
Recognition as a educational session prize sponsor in signage;
Recognition in program as an educational session prize program sponsor;
Recognition in post-convention materials.

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