The Concession & Hospitality Expo

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

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The 2020 Concession & Hospitality Expo will be at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista on July 28-31, 2020. Visit often for information on an evolving Agenda, Sponsorships and Trade Show.

Registration is now open! You may register for the Expo and Optional Programs On-Line or use the forms below. Hotel accommodations are available and must be arranged separately. Use the Hotel link on this page.

REGISTER ON-LINE

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Use the links below to see Photos from the 2019 Expo. The event was held in Chicago at the Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park Hotel and celebrated our 75th Anniversary year.

2019 NAC Expo Board and Annual Meetings Album
2019 NAC Expo General Sessions Album
2019 NAC Expo Joe Chabot Memorial Silent Auction Album
2019 NAC Expo Social Events Album
2019 NAC Expo Trade Show and Kindness Initiative Album
2019 NAC Expo Venue Tours Album

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 2020 program comes together.

Formerly known as the NAC Annual Convention & Trade Show, the event is an educational conference in its 38th 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 2020 Expo in Orlando.

Schedule


Here is a tentative look at the 2020 Expo. Check back often as the schedule evolves.

DateEventRoomSession MaterialsDescription
Friday, July 24
9:00 AM - 5:00 PMConcession Manager Certification (CCM) Class
Saturday, July 25
9:00 AM - 5:00 PMConcession Manager Certification (CCM) Class
Sunday, July 26
9:00 AM - 5:00 PMConcession Manager Certification (CCM) Class
Monday, July 27
9:00 AM - 5:00 PMConcession Manager Certification (CCM) Class
Tuesday, July 28
All DayNAC Registration
9:00 AM - 5:00 PMConcession Manager Certification (CCM) Class
9:00 AM - 4:00 PMAccredited Concession Supplier (ACS) Certification Class
10:00 AM-4:00 PMCommittee, Executive Committee & Board Meeting
6:00 – 8:00 PM  Opening Night Reception & Joe Chabot Memorial Silent Auction
Wednesday, July 29
7:00 AM - 8:00 AMFun Run/Walk
9:00 – 10:15 AM Keynote Address –Sustainability is NOT a Four-Letter Word: Concessions & Hospitality in a Brave
New World
Bob Langert – The Battle To Do Good, Representatives from
Coca-Cola, AMC Theatres and Spectra Food Service & Hospitality.
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM  Brunch and a Movie – AMC Dine- In Disney Springs 24
1:30 – 2:30 PMFuture Trends and Challenges for the Cinema Community Joe Masher, COO, Bow Tie Cinemas
2:30 - 5:00 PM  NAC Expo Trade Show
5:00 – 10:00 PM  Wednesday Evening Event- A Night at The Magic Kingdom or Epcot or Disney Studios (Admission & $50 gift card for food per person)
10:00 PM - MidnightNAC Late Night Lounge
Thursday, July 30
8:00 - 9:00 AMGeneral Session: Breakfast and Can Movie Theaters be “The Third Place” Away from Home and work? - Perceptions of Moviegoers Dr. Radesh Palakurthi – Dean, Professor and IHG Chair of Excellence, Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management, University of Memphis and Larry Etter, CCM, NAC Director of Education and Senior VP Malco Theatres
9:00 – 10:00 AM General Session - Life in the Arena and the Ballpark and at the Stadium Kevin Reichard, August Publications
10:00 - 11:30 AMGeneral Session - The Ever-Changing Hospitality Channel
11:30 AM - 12:30 PMGeneral Session - Successful Partnerships

Panel discussion for Suppliers & Operators
12:30 - 2:00 PM  NAC Luncheon and Annual Membership Meeting
2:00 – 4:00 PM   NAC Expo Trade Show
4:00 - 5:00 PMAfternoon Wine Sampling and Partnering
Featuring Copper Cane Wines
6:00 – 9:00 PM  Thursday Evening Event - TBD
9:00 PM - MidnightNAC Late Night Lounge
Friday, July 31
TBDVenue Tours TBD and Transportation to Airport

Education


More info on 2020 Expo Educational Programs will be posted shortly. (Check the Schedule tab for the latest.)

Wednesday, July 29

9:00 – 10:15 AM

Bob Langert

Keynote Address –Sustainability is NOT a Four-Letter Word: Concessions & Hospitality in a Brave New WorldBob Langert, author of The Battle To Do Good: Inside McDonald’s Sustainability Journey and former McDonald’s Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability will join a panel of concession and hospitality experts as they address: Sustainability Is Not A Four Letter Word: Concessions & Hospitality In A Brave New World. NAC Government Relations Committee Chair Don Lear will facilitate the session.

1:30 – 2:30 PM
Future Trends and Challenges for the Cinema Community – Joe Masher, COO, Bow Tie Cinemas

Thursday, July 30

8:00 – 9:00 AM
General Session: Breakfast and Can Movie Theaters be “The Third Place” Away from Home and work? – Perceptions of Moviegoers
Dr. Radesh Palakurthi – Dean, Professor and IHG Chair of Excellence, Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management, University of Memphis and Larry Etter, CCM, NAC Director of Education and Senior VP Malco Theatres.

9:00 – 10:00 AM

Kevin Reichard

General Session – Life in the Arena and the Ballpark and at the Stadium Kevin Reichard, Editor at August Publications for such titles as: Ballpark Digest, Arena Digest, Soccer Stadium Digest and Football Stadium Digest is scheduled to speak at the 2020 NAC Concession & Hospitality EXPO on Thursday morning, July 30 on Our Life in the Arena and in the Ballpark and in the Stadium.

Social Functions


More info on 2020 Expo Social Functions will be posted shortly. (Check the Schedule tab for the latest.)

Trade Show


Booths are now available for the 2020 Expo!

The 2020 Trade Show will be held on Wednesday, July 29 (2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.) and Thursday, July 30 (2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.) Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista Hotel and is open to full and tabletop displays.

Check 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. DOWNLOAD BOOTH RESERVATION FORM

OR

Reserve Booth On-line

Click on company name to go to their website or video icon to see video clip.
Booth #CompanyBooth #CompanyBooth #Company
100302Dible Dough, LLC513Klopp Money Handling Equipment
101303Vistar 514Copper Cane Wines
102304American Licorice 515
103305UNO Foods 600Iowa Rotocast Plastics (IRP Inc.)
104306Packaging Concepts, Inc. 601Coca-Cola
105308Royal Corporation 602Tootsie Roll Industries
106310Pepsi
603Weaver Popcorn
107311C. Cretors & Company 604Vision Media/Cinema Scene Marketing
109312Van Holten’s 605Highclere Castle Spirits
110313Taste of Nature606Kagome USA
111314Trinchero Family Estates
607Ricos Products
112315DEEL Media608New Belgium Brewing
113400Promotion in Motion Companies
609Pro Star Industries
200AICP401Gold Medal Products Company
610Sunsof, Inc.
201Con Agra Foodservice 402Mennel Popcorn611
202Prime Ticket 403Proctor Company612
203Stonegate Foods 412Ready Theatre Systems613Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation
204Kanak Naturals 413Ventura/Odell’s614
205Pure Pack/Continental Cup
414Sierra Nevada Brewing615
206ARA Food Corp.

415Gehl Foods700Vivian Company
207Alligator Ice 500Mars Wrigley

701Ben' Pretzels
208Pureco Paper Products 501Ferrara Candy Company702Casablanca Ventures
209On the Rocks Premium Cocktails
502Mars Ice Cream 703Ben' Pretzels
210503Butter Buds 704
211504Preferred Popcorn 706
212Variety – the Children’s Charity of the United States 505Load King707Prop & Peller Pretzels
213507Home Market Foods/Eisenberg708
214509SNS Products 709
215510Kernel Season’s 710
300The Hershey Company 511John Boos711
301Churchill Container 5121908 Candy/Sherwood Brands
712

Trade Show Hours
Wednesday, July 29 (2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

Thursday, July 30 (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 2020 NAC Concession & Hospitality EXPO is scheduled for July 28 – 31 at the Hilton Lake Buena Vista in Orlando. The hotel is adjacent to Disney Springs (Downtown Disney) and all the amenities and varied entertainment Walt Disney World provides.

Hilton Lake Buena Vista Hotel
1751 Hotel Plaza Boulevard
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
(407) 827-4000

CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR ROOM FOR THE 2020 NAC EXPO IN ORLANDO!

Rates:
$175.00 single or double
$195.00 Triple
$215.00 Quad
plus, applicable taxes

Property Location
Located in Lake Buena Vista, Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista – Disney Springs® Area is connected to a shopping center and convenient to Disney Springs® and Disney’s Lake Buena Vista Golf Course. This 4-star resort is within close proximity of Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park and Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets.

Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 814 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and flat-screen televisions. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed. Cable programming and DVD players are provided for your entertainment, with wired and wireless Internet access available for a surcharge. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature designer toiletries and hair dryers.

Amenities
Dip into one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools or enjoy other recreational amenities, which include a 24-hour health club. This resort also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and an arcade/game room. If you’re planning a day at a nearby theme park, you can hop on the complimentary shuttle.

Dining
Enjoy a meal at one of the resort’s dining establishments, which include 3 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access room service (during limited hours). Relax with a refreshing drink from a poolside bar or one of the 2 bars/lounges. Buffet breakfasts are available daily from 7 AM to 11:30 AM for a fee.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and limo/town car service. Planning an event in Lake Buena Vista? This resort has 78,000 square feet (7 square meters) of space consisting of conference space and meeting rooms. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

Unsolicited Orlando Room Phone Call Scam
NAC members and exhibitors may receive unsolicited phone calls from companies stating that they can provide you cheaper rooms than we can in Orlando 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 Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista 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.

Sponsors

2020 Expo Sponsors

Platinum:

Coca-Cola
Ferrara Candy Company
Fuze Viewer

Gold:

Gold Medal Products
Hershey
Load King
Mars Wrigley
PepsiCo
Vistar/Performance Food Group, Inc.
Weaver Popcorn

Silver:

C. Cretors & Company
ConAgra Foodservice
Oak Ridge Financial
Packaging Concepts, Inc.
The Promotion In Motion Companies, Inc.
Reactornet Technologies
Royal Corporation

Bronze:

American Licorice
Cinema Scene/Vision Media
Gehl Foods
Home Market Foods/Eisenberg
Kernel Season’s
Mennel Popcorn
Odell’s
Preferred Popcorn, LLC.
Scribner & Associates

2020 EXPO SPONSORSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE NOW!

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.

DOWNLOAD THE SPONSORSHIP RESERVATION FORM HERE

OR

Reserve Sponsorship On-line

Sponsorship Benefits

Platinum Level ($10,000 and above)
-Logo recognition and major prominence on every Expo page on the NAC web site throughout the year.
-Recognition in all pre-Expo marketing, both in print and via email.
-Complimentary 8×10 trade show booth valued at $1,500.
-Complimentary Full EXPO Registration valued at $595.
-Complimentary Full Page Ad in Expo Program valued at $350.
-Company name and logo noted in Expo program.
-Recognition in pre- and post-Expo 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 27th.
-Seated on dais and recognized as major sponsor at NAC Membership Luncheon on Thursday, July 30th.

Gold Level ($5,000 to $9,999)
-Logo recognition and major prominence on every Expo page on the NAC web site throughout the year.
-Recognition in all pre-Expo marketing, both in print and via email.
-Complimentary Full Page Ad in Expo Program valued at $350.
-Company name and logo noted in Expo program.
-Recognition in pre- and post-Expo press releases.
-Invitation for two to invitation-only board/ sponsor VIP party on Monday, July 27th.
-Seated on dais and recognized as major sponsor at NAC Membership Luncheon on Thursday, July 30th.

Silver Level ($2,500 to $4,999)
-Logo recognition and major prominence on every Expo page on the NAC web site throughout the year.
-Recognition in all pre-Expo marketing, both in print and via email.
-Company name and logo noted in Expo program.
-Recognition in pre- and post-Expo press releases.
-Signage at event.

Bronze Level ($1,000 to $2,499)
-Recognition in all pre-Expo marketing, both in print and via email.
-Company name and logo noted in Expo program.
-Recognition in pre- and post-Expo 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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