The Concession & Hospitality Expo

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

The Concession & Hospitality Expo will take place on July 21-24, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati and the adjacent Duke Energy Convention Center. Stay tuned for more details as they emerge.

On-line Registration

Click here for a downloadable Registration Form.

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About

The 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 2015 program comes together.

Formerly known as the NAC Annual Convention & Trade Show, the event is an educational conference in its 33rd 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 2015 Expo in Cincinnati.

CLICK HERE TO SEE PHOTOS OF THE 2014 EXPO

2015 Tentative NAC Expo Program

Date
Event
Room
Session Materials
Description
Tuesday, July 21
9:00 – 12:00 PMNAC Committee Meetings- Hyatt
12:00 – 1:00 PMNAC Board & Committee Members Luncheon – Hyatt
1:00 – 2:30 PMNAC Executive Committee Meeting – Hyatt
2:30 – 4:00 PMNAC Board of Directors Meeting – Hyatt
4:30 – 5:45 PM Mickey Warner Award Reception – Hyatt
5:45 PMLeave for Great American Ball Park for Cubs vs. Reds
Wednesday, July 22
7:00 AM5 K Run and Walk - HyattWednesday morning will start with the NAC Run/Walk before breakfast. Pre-registration is necessary. Proceeds will benefit the NAC Educational Fund.
8:00 AMContinental Breakfast - Hyatt
9:00 – 10:00 AMKeynote Address - Leonard Maltin, The Magic of Movies - HyattLeonard Maltin will be the keynote speaker. In The Magic of Movies, he will speak on the importance of the in-theatre experience as a vital part of enjoying film.
10:00 – 10:30 AMBreak
10:30 – 11:45 AMGeneral Session – The Food Experience – HyattWhite Castle, Ruby Restaurants, Skyline, Jimmy Johns
12:00 – 1:00 PMNew Product Presentations - Duke EnergyPrior to visiting the various vendors on the NAC Trade Show floor, you will have the opportunity to hear 3 minute back to back presentations from vendors with new and exciting products for your consideration.
1:00 – 4:00 PM Lunch and Trade Show – Duke EnergyVendors 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 – 5:00 PMGovernment Relations Panel – Duke EnergyA discussion on the latest state and federal regulatory and legislative issues that face the concession industry.
6:00 – 8:00 PMNAC Silent Auction Reception – Hyatt
Thursday, July 23
8:00 AMContinental Breakfast - Hyatt
9:00 – 10:15 AMGeneral Session – Making Food Jump off the Plate - HyattDenise Vivaldo
10:15 – 10:45 AMBreak - Hyatt
10:45 – 12:30 PMBreakout Sessions
12:30 – 2:00 PMMembership Luncheon – HyattNAC’s Annual Business Meeting that includes the Mickey Warner Award, the Krystal La Reese-Gaule Membership Award and the election of this year’s Board of Directors.
2:00 – 4:00 PM Trade Show - Duke EnergyVendors 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.
6:00 – 9:00 PM Oktoberfest in July – Haufbrau House
Friday, July 24
8:00 AMUSO Community Service Project/Breakfast – Duke EnergyNAC member volunteers will pack up to 500 individual gallon storage bags full of candy, popcorn, etc. The bags will be filled with the many great products that will be seen at the NAC Trade Show the previous two days, so exhibitors and members are requested to provide extra product to fulfill the need for the local USO.
10:30 – 1:30 PMVenue Tours - Hyatt
2015 NAC Expo Educational Programs

Wednesday, July 22

9:00 Keynote Address-The Magic of Movies

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Renowned film critic Leonard Maltin will be the keynote speaker at the NAC Concession & Hospitality Expo. In, The Magic of Movies, he will speak on the importance of the in-theatre experience as a vital part of enjoying film. Maltin is a respected film critic and historian, perhaps best known for his annual paperback reference Leonard Maltin’s Movie Guide, which was first published in 1969 and is now available as iPhone and iPad app. It was joined by Leonard Maltin’s Classic Movie Guide in 2005, newly revised in 2010. His latest book is Leonard Maltin’s 151 Best Movies You’ve Never Seen. Maltin hosts the weekly program Maltin on Movies on ReelzChannel and introduces pay-per-view movies for Comcast; for 30 years he appeared on television’s Entertainment Tonight, and for three years co-hosted the movie review show Hot Ticket. He teaches at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, and was a member of the faculty at the New School for Social Research in New York City

10:30 The Food Experience

Featuring representatives from White Castle, Ruby Restaurants, Skyline, and Jimmy Johns.

4:00 Government Relations Panel Discussion

A discussion on the latest state and federal regulatory and legislative issues that face the concession industry. Don Lear of The Hershey Company and Chair of the NAC Government Relations Committee will moderate a panel of experts.

Thursday, July 23

9:00 Making Food Jump off the Plate

Featuring guest speaker Denise Vivaldo.

2015 NAC Expo Social Functions

Tuesday, July 21

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5:45 Great American Ball Park for Cubs vs. Reds

Enjoy the great American pastime at this Cincinnati treasure. Located on the winding banks of the Ohio River in downtown Cincinnati, Great American Ball Park serves as the home of the Cincinnati Reds, baseball’s first professional franchise. The ballpark officially opened for the 2003 season, making 2014 its 12th big-league season.

Wednesday, July 22

7:00 Fun Run/Walk

Wednesday morning will start with the NAC Run/Walk before breakfast. Pre-registration is necessary. Proceeds will benefit the NAC Educational Fund.

6:00 NAC Silent Auction Reception

Guests will enjoy cocktails and appetizers while bidding on all types of auction items. All registered Exhibitors and Convention attendees (everyone with a badge) are welcome. Proceeds from the Silent Auction will benefit NAC educational programs.

Thursday, July 23

12:30-2:00 Annual Membership Luncheon

NAC’s Annual Business Meeting that includes the Mickey Warner Award, the Krystal La Reese-Gaule Membership Award and the election of this year’s Board of Directors.

HOFBRAUHAUS
6:00-9:00 Oktoberfest in July – Haufbrau House

Welcome to the first authentic Hofbräuhaus in America, modeled after the legendary 400+ year-old Hofbräuhaus in Munich, Germany! Guests are now able to enjoy many of the traditions from Germany that have made Hofbräuhaus famous. From the traditionally decorated rooms in the building to the beer that is brewed on-site, and of course the excellent German fare, Hofbräuhaus Newport is a memorable experience for all.

Friday, July 24

8:00-10:00 Breakfast & Community Service Project

NAC member volunteers will pack up to 500 individual gallon storage bags full of candy, popcorn, etc. The bags will be filled with the many great products that will be seen at the NAC Trade Show the previous two days, so exhibitors and members are requested to provide extra product to fulfill the need for the local USO.

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Trade Show

The 2015 Trade Show is at the Duke Energy Center right across the street from the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati and will be held on Wednesday, July 22 (1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.) and Thursday, July 23 (2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.) and is open to full and tabletop displays.

Click here for a downloadable Trade Show Registration Form. Check to the graphic below for available booths. You can also contact Dan Borschke at the NAC office, 312.236.3858, dborschke@NAConline.org to reserve your booth!

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Booth #
Company
Booth #
Company
Booth #
Company
100Sweet Bottom Cookies216405Eisenberg Sausage
101Kernel King217408Uncle John's Burger Dogs
102Royal Corporation218409Odell's
103219410
104Ricos Products220411
105221412
106224413
107225416
108Ventura Foods226417
109227Again! By Airlite Plastics418
110300Hershey Chocolate419
111301Van Holten's 420
112302Iowa Rotocast Plastics421
113303Tootsie Roll424
114304Weaver Popcorn425
115305Cinema Scene Marketing426
117308White Castle427
118309Bon Chef501Gold Medal Products
119310503Gold Medal Products
120311505
121312Future POS509
123313510
124316511
125317512
126318513
127319514
200Promotion in Motion320515
201Vistar321516
202Con Agra Foods324517
203RTS Solutions325518
204C. Cretors & Company326519
205Great Western Products327520
208Packaging Concepts Inc.400Nestle521
209Prime Ticket401CCSI522
210American Licorice402Jack Roe USA524
211403Mars Chocolate NA525
212Taste of Nature404Kernel Seasons526
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Trade Show Hours
Wednesday, July 22 (1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
(includes lunch)

Thursday, July 23 (2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

New Product/Service Presentations
NAC is continuing the well-received new product/service presentations in 2015. New exhibitors will have the opportunity to participate in short product/service presentations. Time and date to be determined.

These back-to-back 3 minute presentations are optional, and open to only first-time exhibitors on a first come, first served basis. A list for these presentations will begin as booth reservations are received. There are a limited amount (20) of presentation slots

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

Hyatt Regency Cincinnati
151 W 5th St
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 579-1234
CLICK HERE TO MAKE RESERVATIONS

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Choose the newly transformed Hyatt Regency Cincinnati and experience a hotel offering every possible convenience under one roof—including the city’s largest hotel ballroom. Set in the heart of town, connected to the Duke Energy Convention Center and near an array of attractions and entertainment venues, the regal Hyatt Regency Cincinnati reigns supreme amongst downtown hotels.

Unsolicited Cincinnati 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 Cincinnati for the 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 the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati 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.

AIR TRANSPORTATION

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American Airlines is offering NAC convention attendees 5% off of any applicable fare.

You must reserve flights at the American Airlines web site. After you have selected your flight, under the “Enter Passenger Details” tab, go to the AA.com Promotion Code field and enter in 1974EG. You may also call 1-800-433-1790.

The percentage discount can be booked online at www.AA.com for American Airlines and American Eagle flights only. Itineraries involving any oneworld or codeshare partner airline must be booked through our Meeting Services Department at 800-433-1790 if calling from the US and Canada. International attendees should call their local American Airlines reservations number with the above Promotion code.

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United Airlines is pleased to offer special discounts for your event. You may book online at www.united.com and enter your Offer Code ZSH3417436 in the Offer Code box when searching for your flights.

If booking through a travel professional or United Meetings at 800-426-1122, please give them the following information: Agreement Code: 417436 Z Code: ZSH3. Outside of the United States, please call your local United Airlines Reservation Office.

GROUND TRANSPORTATION

Hyatt Regency Cincinnati is centered on the majestic Ohio River just across from Kentucky. Once dubbed “The Queen City” by Longfellow; Cincinnati offers visitors a glimpse into our nation’s rich history.

Shuttle to / from Cincinnati Northern Kentucky Airport Terminal
Call Executive Transportation at 800 990 8841 or may be arranged in Cincinnati Northern Kentucky Airport Terminal (CVG)
One way to / from our hotel: $22
Roundtrip to / from our hotel: $32

Taxi to / from Cincinnati Northern Kentucky Airport Terminal
Approximately $25 one way

Megabus
Downtown Stop is 1 block from the hotel, located at the North East Corner of the intersection of 6th and Elm Street

For further information or inquiries, please contact the hotel directly at +1 513 579 1234.

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Avis is offering NAC convention attendees discounted car rental for the The Concession & Hospitality Expo. The discount is valid for 7 days before and after the convention dates. Click here for the link to the Avis website; the discount will automatically insert for the best rates.

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Hertz is offering The Concession & Hospitality Expo attendees discounted car rental for the NAC Convention. Click here to be taken to the Hertz website; the discount code will automatically be inserted. For pricing information for NAC attendees, click here.

2014 Expo Sponsors

Platinum:
Coca-Cola
Nestle

Gold:
CCSI
Hershey
Mars Chocolate North America
Ovations
Pepsi
Ricos
Weaver Popcorn Company

Silver:
Allure Global
Business Russia
C. Cretors & Company
Cinema Scene
Frankston Packaging
Gold Medal Products
The ICEE Company
Packaging Concepts, Inc.
Promotion in Motion
ReactorNet
Vistar

Bronze:
Centerplate
ConAgra Foods
Dynamic Drinkware
Eisenberg
Feltl & Company
Great Western Products
GrinOn Industries
Legends Hospitality Management
Malco Theatres
Odell’s
Preferred Popcorn
Proctor Companies
RCM Media
Scribner & Associates
Sodexo
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.

Click here for a Downloadable Sponsorship Form or 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, and special thank-you folder given to all full convention registrants;
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, August 5;
Seated on dais and recognized as major sponsor at NAC Membership Luncheon on Thursday, August 8.

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, and special thank-you folder given to all full convention registrants;
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, August 5;
Seated on dais and recognized as major sponsor at NAC Membership Luncheon on Thursday, August 8.

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, and special thank-you folder given to all full convention registrants;
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, August 5;

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, and special thank-you folder given to all full convention registrants;
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.

Expo Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

       

Gold Sponsors

                           

Silver Sponsors

                                           

Bronze Sponsors

                                                               

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