The Concession & Hospitality Expo

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

The 2015 Concession & Hospitality Expo took place on place on July 21-24, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati and the adjacent Duke Energy Convention Center. The information below is an example of the business, education and networking activities that have become a trademark of our annual event. The 2016 Expo will take place on July 19-22 at the Depot Renaissance in Minneapolis. we hope you will join us! Registration information will appear in late 2015.

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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.

2015 Tentative NAC Expo Program

Date
Event
Room
Session Materials
Description
Saturday, July 18
9:00 AM - 5:00 PMConcession Manager Certification CourseBluegrass A
Sunday, July 19
9:00 AM - 5:00 PMConcession Manager Certification CourseBluegrass A
Monday, July 20
9:00 AM - 5:00 PMConcession Manager Certification CourseBluegrass A
Tuesday, July 21
9:00 AM - 6:00 PMConcession Manager Certification CourseBluegrass A
10:00 AM - 11:00 AMGovernment Relations CommitteeBuckeye B - Hyatt
10:00 AM - 11:00 AMEducation/Publications/Internet CommitteeBuckeye A -Hyatt
11:00 AM -12:00 PMMarketing/Membership CommitteeBuckeye B - Hyatt
11:00 AM - 12:00 PMRVP CommitteeBuckeye A - Hyatt
11:00 AM - 12:00 PMHospitality CommitteeBluegrass B- Hyatt
12:00 – 1:00 PMNAC Board & Committee Members Luncheon – HyattFindlay's
1:15 – 2:30 PMNAC Executive Committee Meeting – HyattBluegrass B - Hyatt
2:30 – 4:00 PMNAC Board of Directors Meeting – HyattBuckeye A,B - Hyatt
4:30 – 5:30 PM Mickey Warner Award Reception – HyattGarden Terrace
5:45 PMLeave for Great American Ball Park for Cubs vs. RedsHyatt LobbyFull Expo Registration Necessary
7:00 - 10:00 PMReds vs. CubsGreat American BallparkFull Expo Registration Necessary
10:00 PM - MidnightAfter hours receptionPresident's Suite
Wednesday, July 22
7:00 - 8:00 AMNAC 5 K Run and Walk Hyatt LobbyWednesday morning will start with the NAC Run/Walk before breakfast. Pre-registration is necessary. Proceeds will benefit the NAC Educational Fund.
8:00 - 9:00 AMContinental Breakfast - HyattDuke Energy Convention Center Foyer for Room 230Full Expo Registration Necessary
9:00 – 10:00 AMKeynote Address - Leonard Maltin, The Magic of Movies - HyattDuke Energy Convention Center Rooms 230-233Leonard 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. Full Expo Registration Necessary
10:00 – 10:30 AMBreakDuke Energy Convention Center Room 230 Foyer
10:30 – 11:45 AMGeneral Session – The Food Experience – HyattDuke Energy Convention Center Rooms 230-233White Castle, Haufbrauhaus Newport and Skyline. Full Expo Registration Necessary
12:00 – 1:00 PMNew Product Presentations Duke Energy Convention Center 230-233Prior 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 Energy Convention Center Hall CVendors 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.
2:30 - 3:30 PMNAC Cooking Experience Duke Energy Convention Center-Hall CChef Purvill Chaney. Executive Chef, Duke Energy Convention Center.
4:00 – 5:00 PMAre You Ready for the FDA Menu Labeling Regulations?Duke Energy Convention Center Rooms 230-233A panel discussion lead by Don Lear, The Hershey Company featuring Judy Barbe, RD; Rob Warnes, Show Biz Cinemas; Jon Muscalo, Legends Hospitality; Doug Starr, Allure Global; and Neely Schiefelbien, Cinema Scene Marketing.
6:00 – 8:00 PMNAC Networking Reception and Silent Auction Reception Hyatt Ballroom A-DOpen to all attendees with a badge.
9:00 PM - MidnightAfter hours receptionPresident's Suite
Thursday, July 23
8:00 - 9:00 AMContinental Breakfast Hyatt Ballroom FoyerFull Expo Registration Necessary
9:00 – 10:15 AMGeneral Session – Making Food Jump off the Plate Hyatt Ballroom AGuest speaker Denise Vivaldo is an award winning food stylist, consultant, and culinary producer. Full Expo Registration Necessary
10:15 – 10:45 AMBreak Hyatt Ballroom Foyer
10:45 AM – 12:30 PMTheatre Venue Breakout SessionHyatt Ballroom EFacilitated by Kathi Gillman of Starplex Cinemas and Gary Butzke, Jr. of Emagine Entertainment, Inc. Credit Card Processing Changes Are Coming – Are You Ready? Wynn Salisch, Casablanca Ventures.
10:45 AM – 12:30 PMArenas/ Stadiums Breakout SessionsHyatt Ballroom FFacilitated by Joe Joyce, CCM, of Playhouse Square and Dave Guepfer of La Crosse Center. Credit Card Processing Changes Are Coming – Are You Ready? Wynn Salisch, Casablanca Ventures.
10:45 – 12:30 PMReorganization Task ForceHyatt Ballroom G
12:30 – 2:00 PMMembership Luncheon Hyatt Ballroom B & CNAC’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. Full Expo Registration Necessary.
2:00 – 4:00 PM Trade Show - Duke EnergyDuke Energy Convention Center - Hall CVendors 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.
2:30 - 3:30 PMNAC Cooking Experience Duke Energy Convention Center-Hall CChef Chad Goudie, Executive Chef, Hyatt Regency Cincinnati.
3:30 PMPrizes and Raffle Winners AnnouncedTrade Show Floor
5:30 PMBusses depart for Haufbrau House NewportHyatt LobbyFull Expo Registration Necessary.
6:00 – 9:00 PM Oktoberfest in July Hofbräuhaus NewportFull Expo Registration Necessary.
9:00 PM - MidnightAfter hours reception President's Suite
Friday, July 24
8:00 AMContinental BreakfastDuke Energy Convention Center - Hall C
8:00 AM 10:00 AMUSO Community Service Outreach ProjectDuke Energy Convention Center - Hall CNAC 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. Volunteers are encouraged to attend.
9:30 AMBuses depart for Venue ToursDuke Energy Convention Center
10:30 – 2:00 PMVenue Tours Gold Medal Products Facility and the Cincinnati Zoo.Gold Medal Products and the Cincinnati Zoo. Full Expo Registration Necessary.
2:30 PMBuses returnHyatt
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, Hofbräuhaus Newport and Skyline Chili.

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2:30 NAC Cooking Experience

Purvill

As an Executive Chef for over 30 years, Chef Purvill Chaney continues to redefine Quantity with Quality. Duke Energy Convention Center’s Executive Chef for over six years, Chef Purvill exemplifies 5-Star Food Quality and Presentation, while leading his diverse Culinary Team in a state-of-the-art Training-Based Kitchen.

A 25 plus year veteran of Hyatt Regency, Chef Purvill’s classically trained background and passion for Food has brought him to the Pinnacle of Ovations Food Services Culinary Management. Whether he is traveling to Sister Properties to train up and coming Chefs, personalizing a Gourmet Chef’s Table for clients, or overseeing mass quantity production of over 55,000 meals during an 17-day period, Chef Purvill always lets the Food do the talking and never shy’s away from a challenge.

4:00 Are You Ready for the FDA Menu Labeling Regulations?

A panel discussion lead by Don Lear, The Hershey Company featuring Judy Barbe, RD; Rob Warnes, Show Biz Cinemas; Jon Muscalo, Legends Hospitality; Doug Starr, Allure Global; and Neely Schiefelbien, Cinema Scene Marketing.

Thursday, July 23

9:00 Making Food Jump off the Plate

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Guest speaker Denise Vivaldo is an award winning food stylist, consultant, and culinary producer. A classically trained chef, Denise began her career in 1988 when she founded a catering, recipe-development, and food-styling firm in Los Angeles. Her company, Denise Vivaldo Group, Inc., continues to grow and thrive. She is also a teacher, speaker, and the author of eight books, including the much-celebrated Food Stylist’s Handbook.

2:30 NAC Cooking Experience

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Born in Toronto, Canada to parents who loved food, Chef Chad Goudie learned at a young age two valuable lessons: that the secret ingredient to great food was love and second, that keeping a dish simple, but fresh, could be an amazing combination. Chef Goudie’s first professional kitchen experience was at Bamboo in Toronto where he learned unique flavors in Thai Caribbean cuisine. He first started with Hyatt in 2002 where he held the position of Chef de Partie at the Park Hyatt Toronto and then at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay through 2007. He then left the Hyatt briefly to open L’Unita, an Italian restaurant that was voted one of the top 10 new restaurants in 2007. Always looking to grow and explore, Chef Goudie returned to the Hyatt Regency Toronto where he took on the role of Food and Beverage Director/Executive Chef and in 2013 transferred to Hyatt Regency Cincinnati as Executive Chef.

Friday, July 24

10:30 – 2:30 Venue Site Tours / Lunch – Gold Medal Products Facility and the Cincinnati Zoo.

Motor coach departs from Duke Energy Convention Center at 10:30 and returns no later than 2:30 PM with stops at the Gold Medal Products Facility and the Cincinnati Zoo.

Gold Medal Products
Located in Cincinnati, God Medal Products is a worldwide distributor and manufacturer of concession equipment and supplies including popcorn, cotton candy, sno-kones, pizza, pretzels and nachos.

Cincinnati Zoo
The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden is the second oldest zoo in the United States. It opened in 1875. The Reptile House is the oldest zoo building in the United States, dating from 1875. The Zoo is located in the Avondale neighborhood of Cincinnati . It was founded on 65.4 acres in the middle of the city. The zoo is currently building the 8-acre (3.2 ha) Africa exhibit, which will be the largest animal exhibit in the zoo’s history.

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 2015 its 13th big-league season.

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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 spectacular food options 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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2015 Expo Exhibitor’s Kit – Click Here

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Click on company name to go to their website.
Booth #
Company
Booth #
Company
Booth #
Company
100Sweet Bottom Cookies217Wicked Spoon Frozen Yogurt413Preferred Popcorn
101Kernel King218Value 4416Event Cup Solutions
102Royal Corporation219Phoenix Distribution & Marketing417Churchill Container
103The Vivian Company220Original Gourmet Food Company418Frankston Packaging
104Ricos Products221New Belgium Brewing419Bill’s 'World Famous" Lemonade
105Steve’s Frozen Chillers300Hershey Chocolate420Chef Stephen Foods
107Golden Link301Van Holten's421RCM Media
108Ventura Foods302Iowa Rotocast Plastics501Gold Medal Products
109Pepsi 303Tootsie Roll503Gold Medal Products
110Spring USA304Weaver Popcorn505Ping HD
111Veezi305Cinema Scene Marketing509Samso Group
112ICEE308White Castle511TCB Manufacturing
113Crystal Spirits, LLC309Bon Chef513SSDC/ECOLAB
115Finger Food Products, Inc.310Berk Concession Supply517The Vollrath Company
116The Cawley Company311Gehl Foods, Inc.519Shake n’ Share
117J & J Snack Foods312Future POS521Coca-Cola
118Icebox Water313Dynamic Drinkware
119Kaiser Pickles 316AICP
120Quick n’ Crispy Greaseless Fryers317ProStar Industries
121Calbee North America318Kickers Powdered Fruit Blends
123Again! By Airlite Plastics319Appetize
125Walk – n’ – Dip320Color Ad Packaging
200Promotion in Motion321Fremont Company
201Vistar400Nestle
202Con Agra Foods401CCSI
203RTS Solutions402Jack Roe USA
204C. Cretors & Company403Mars Chocolate NA
205Great Western Products404Kernel Seasons
208Packaging Concepts Inc.405Eisenberg Sausage
209Prime Ticket408Uncle John's Burger Dogs
210American Licorice409Odell's
211FUNACHO410Waffle Cabin by Atonium, Inc.
212Taste of Nature411NAMCO Entertainment
213Technimark412Nestle Ice Cream
216NCR

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
Special Expo rate of $159.00 per night single or double occupancy plus applicable taxes.
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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.

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

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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.

2015 Expo Sponsors

Platinum:
Coca-Cola
Nestle
Pepsi

Gold:
CCSI
Gold Medal Products
Hershey
Mars Chocolate
Ricos
Spectra By Comcast Spectacor (formerly Ovations)
Weaver Popcorn Company

Silver:
Allure Global Solutions, Inc.
Business Russia
C. Cretors & Company
Centerplate
Cinema Scene Marketing
ConAgra Foods
Kernel King
Kernel Season’s
Packaging Concepts, Inc.
Promotion in Motion
ReactorNet
Uncle John’s Burger Dogs
Vistar

Bronze:
AICP
American Licorice
Dynamic Drinkware
Eisenberg
Feltl & Company
Great Western Products
Legends Entertainment
Malco Theatres
Odell’s
Preferred Popcorn
Proctor Companies
RCM Media
Royal Corporation
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;
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.

Expo Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

           

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