The 2021 NAC Concession and Hospitality Expo

| July 16, 2021

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

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The 2021 Concession & Hospitality Expo will be at the Hyatt Regency Dallas on October 27-28, 2021. Visit often for information on an evolving Agenda, Sponsorships and Trade Show.

The Expo Committee, Board-of Directors and Staff are excited to move forward and resume the annual live event which brings together the top food and beverage concession leaders in the recreation and leisure-time industry.

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

REGISTER ON-LINE

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 2021 program comes together.

Formerly known as the NAC Annual Convention & Trade Show, the event is an educational conference in its 39th year covering a wide range of concession and foodservice topics. The business sessions are practical and focused on the concession 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, 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 2021 Expo in Dallas.

Schedule


Here is a tentative look at the 2021 Expo. Check back often as the schedule evolves.

DateEventDescriptionSession MaterialsRoom
Saturday, October 23
8:00 AM - 5:00 PMConcession Manager Certification (CCM) Class (Click to Register)Windsor
Sunday, October 24
8:00 AM - 5:00 PMConcession Manager Certification (CCM) ClassWindsor
Monday, October 25
8:00 AM - 5:00 PMConcession Manager Certification (CCM) ClassWindsor
Tuesday, October 26
8:00 AM -5:00 PMNAC RegistrationBaker
8:00 AM - 5:00 PMConcession Manager Certification (CCM) ClassWindsor
1:00 PM - 2:00 PMEducation Committee MeetingBryan Beeman A
1:00 PM - 2:00 PMCommunication Committee MeetingPryor Crockett
1:00 PM - 2:00 PMMembership /Marketing Committee MeetingKessler
2:00 PM - 3:00 PMGovernment Relations Committee MeetingBryan Beeman A
2:00 PM - 3:00 PMOutreach Committee MeetingPryor Crockett
2:00 PM - 3:00 PMFuture Leaders Committee MeetingKessler
3:00 PM - 4:00 PMExecutive Committee MeetingBryan Beeman A
4:00 PM- 6:00 PMBOD MeetingBryan Beeman B
6:30 PMBOD DinnerBryan Beeman A
Wednesday, October 27
8:00 AM -5:00 PMNAC RegistrationMarsalis Foyer
9:00 AM Welcome BreakfastMarsalis A
10:00 - 10:45 AM General Education Session - Keynote Rolando Rodriguez-Marcus Theatres/NATOMarsalis A
11:00 - 11:45 AMGeneral Education SessionGeneral Education Session - Women in Exhibition (WIE) Panel - Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Moderated by Heather Blair, Women in Exhibition (WIE). Panel includes Theresa Boysen, ACS, ACE, Great Western; Christie J. Lawler, CJL Consulting; Stacy Bably, Marcus Theatres and Kim Cook-Sorano, Galaxy Theatres.
Marsalis A
12:00 Noon - 1:00 PMAwards LuncheonPresentation of the 2021 Bert Nathan and Mickey Warner Awards and recognition o f the 2020 honorees.Cumberland JKL
1:30 - 2:15 PMGeneral Education SessionThanasi Papoulias - Social Media PracticesMarsalis A
2:30 PM - 4:00 PMBreakout Session - Theatre OperatorsFacilitator - Rob Novak, Marcus TheatresMoreno AB
2:30 PM - 4:00 PMBreakout Sessions - Stadiums/ ArenasFacilitator - George Raub, Delaware NorthGaston AB
4:30 PM - 6:00 PMExhibitor - Set UpMarsalis B
6:00 PM   Opening Night Reception & Joe Chabot Memorial Silent AuctionMarsalis A
Thursday, October 28
7:00 AM - 8:00 AMFun Run/WalkLobby
8:00 - 11:00 AMExhibitor - Set UpMarsalis B
8:00 AM -5:00 PMNAC RegistrationMarsalis Foyer
8:00-9:00 AMContinental BreakfastMarsalis A
9:00 - 9:45 AM  General Educational Session - KeynotePhilip Couch, CinemarkMarsalis A
10:00 - 10:45 AMGeneral Educational Session Government Relations Panel - Don Lear, FacilitatorMarsalis A
11:00 - 11:45 AMGeneral Educational Session Labor Panel - Larry Etter, Facilitator. Panel includes: Adam Noyes; Proof of Pudding, Tim Maloney ; LEGENDS, Reggie Davis; Arizona Cardinals-
Craft Culinary and Tim Witkowski; Aramark.
Marsalis A
12:00 PMAnnual Meeting/LuncheonMarsalis A
1:30 - 4:30 PM NAC Expo Trade Show Marsalis B
4:30-5:30 PMExhibitor - TeardownMarsalis B
6:00 PM Evening Reception/ DinnerBryan Beeman AB

Education


2021 Expo Educational Programs. (Check the Schedule tab for the latest.)

Rolando Rodriguez

Wednesday, October 27

10:00 – 10:45 AM
General Education Session – Keynote Speaker- Rolando Rodriguez-Marcus Theatres/NATO

11:00 – 11:45 AM
General Education Session – Women in Exhibition (WIE) Panel – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Moderated by Heather Blair, Women in Exhibition (WIE). Panel includes Theresa Boysen, ACS, ACE, Great Western; Christie J. Lawler, CJL Consulting; Stacy Bably, Marcus Theatres and Kim Cook-Sorano, Galaxy Theatres.

1:30 – 2:15 PM
General Education Session – Thanasi Papoulias – Social Media Practices.

2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Breakout Session – Theatre Operators, Facilitator – Rob Novak, Marcus Theatres

2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Breakout Sessions – Stadiums/ Arenas Facilitator – George Raub, Delaware North

Phillip Couch

Thursday, October 28

9:00 – 9:45 AM
General Educational Session – Keynote Speaker- Philip Couch, Cinemark

10:00 – 10:45 AM
General Educational Session Government Relations Panel – Don Lear, Facilitator

11:00 – 11:45 AM
General Educational Session Labor Panel – Larry Etter, Facilitator
Panel includes: Adam Noyes; Proof of Pudding, Tim Maloney; LEGENDS, Reggie Davis; Arizona Cardinals-Craft Culinary and Tim Witkowski; Aramark.

Social Functions


2021 Expo Social Functions. (Check the Schedule tab for the latest.)

Wednesday, October 27

9:00 AM
Welcome Breakfast

12:00 Noon – 1:00 PM
Awards Luncheon – Presentation of the 2021 Bert Nathan and Mickey Warner Awards and recognition of the 2020 honorees.

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

Thursday, October 28

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Fun Run/Walk

12:00 PM
Annual Meeting/Luncheon

6:00 PM
Evening Event – Reception and Dinner

Trade Show


Booths are now available for the 2021 Expo!

The 2021 Trade Show will be held on Thursday, October 28 (1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.) at the Hyatt Regency Dallas and is open to full and tabletop displays.

2021 SPECIAL OFFER: Your participation in the trade show will automatically register you and up to two additional booth personnel for ALL Expo Events!

CLICK HERE FOR 2021 EXHIBITOR KIT

Check the graphic below for available booths. You can contact Chris Dammann at the NAC office, 612.849.8419, or email cdammann@naconline.org to reserve your booth.

OR

Reserve Booth On-line

Trade Show Hours

Thursday, October 28 (1:30 p.m. – 4:30 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 National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) will host a conference and trade show on Wednesday, October 27 through Thursday, October 28 at the Hyatt Regency Dallas.

Hyatt Regency Dallas
300 Reunion Blvd
Dallas, TX 75207
(214)651-1234

LINK TO RESERVE YOUR ROOM AT THE HYATT REGENCY

Special Rate: $195 per night

Experience Downtown Dallas from our Iconic Hotel

Located downtown next to an iconic Dallas landmark Reunion Tower, Hyatt Regency Dallas is a gateway to the best of the city. Live, work and be yourself at our inviting, contemporary hotel near the Dallas Convention Center and within walking distance of many tourist attractions, including Dealey Plaza and the Historic West End. Whether you are here to work or play, Hyatt Regency Dallas is designed to meet all of your needs.

Unsolicited Dallas 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 Dallas. 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 Hyatt Regency while also supporting 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


2021 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 Chris Dammann at the NAC office, 612.849.8419, or email cdammann@naconline.org .

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 Tuesday, October 26th.
-Seated on dais and recognized as major sponsor at NAC Membership Luncheon on Thursday, October 28th.

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 Tuesday, October 26th.
-Seated on dais and recognized as major sponsor at NAC Membership Luncheon on Thursday, October 28th.

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.

2021 Expo Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

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