The 2022 NAC Concession and Hospitality Expo

| May 9, 2022

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

About/Register

The 2022 Concession and Hospitality Expo will be at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista on July 26-29, 2022. 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.

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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 and Hospitality Expo. The Expo committee is planning terrific educational sessions, great social functions and exciting events. Check back often as the 2022 program comes together.

Formerly known as the NAC Annual Convention and Trade Show, the event is an educational conference in its 39th 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 2022 Expo in Orlando.

Schedule

Check back often as the schedule evolves.

DateEventDescriptionSession MaterialsRoom
Monday, July 25
6:00 PM - 9:00 PMBOD and Sponsors DinnerLobby Restaurant
9:00 PMNAC Late Night Lounge
Tuesday, July 26
9:00 AM -5:00 PMNAC RegistrationWest Registration
8:30 AM - 10:00 AMContinental BreakfastMezzanine Foyer
9:00 AM - 5:00 PMAccredited Concession Supplier (ACS) Class (Click to Register)Magnolia - Mezzanine Level
9:30 AM - 10:45 AMEducation Committee MeetingQuince - Mezzanine Level
9:30 AM - 10:45 AMCommunication Committee MeetingPoinsettia - Mezzanine Level
9:30 AM - 10:45 AMMembership /Marketing Committee MeetingAreca - Mezzanine Level
10:45 AM - 12:00 PMGovernment Relations Committee MeetingQuince - Mezzanine Level
10:45 AM - 12:00 PMOutreach Committee MeetingPoinsettia - Mezzanine Level
10:45 AM - 12:00 PMInternational Committee MeetingJasmine - Mezzanine Level
12:00 PM - 1:00 PMBOD and Committee LunchAzalea - Mezzanin Level
1:30 PM - 2:45 PMExecutive Committee MeetingBegonia -Mezzanine Level
3:00 PM- 4:30 PMBOD MeetingNarcissus/Orange - Mezzanine Level
5:30 PM - 7:00 PMOpening Night Reception & Joe Chabot Memorial Silent AuctionRegister and Bid Online HereSalons 1-3
9:00 PMNAC Late Night Lounge
Wednesday, July 27
8:00 AM -5:00 PMNAC RegistrationWest Registration
8:00 AM - 1:00 PMTrade Show Exhibitor Set-UpSalons 4-8
8:00 AM Continental BreakfastSalons 1-3 Foyer
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Opening General Session - Coca-Cola / Harris Research Cinema Channel StudySalons 1-3
9:15 AMNetworking Cookies in back of roomSalons 1-3 Foyer
11:00 AM - 1:00 PMAwards Luncheon South Ballroom
1:15 PM - 2:30 PMGeneral Session - Extended Options OptimizedSalons 1-3
2:30 PM - 5:00 PMNAC Expo Trade Show Salons 4-8
7:00 PM - 10:00 PMOpen evening to explore Orlando.
9:00 PMNAC Late Night Lounge
Thursday, July 28
8:00 AM -5:00 PMNAC RegistrationWest Registration
8:00 AM - 8:45 AMContinental BreakfastSalons 1-3
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM  General Session - Pain to Gain: Balancing Challenges While Protecting Margins Salons 1-3
10:15 AM - 10:30 AMNetworking BreakSalons 1-3 Foyer
10:30 AM - 12:15 PMGeneral Session -NAC Town Hall MeetingSalons 1-3
12:30 PM - 1:45 PMAnnual Meeting/LuncheonSouth Ballroom
2:00 - 4:00 PM NAC Expo Trade Show Salons 4-8
4:00-6:00 PMExhibitor - TeardownSalons 4-8
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Evening Dinner, Benihana Restaurant at the HiltonBenihana Restaurant connected to hotel.
9:00 PM NAC Late Night Lounge
Friday, July 29
8:00 AM - 9:00 AMBreakfast on-the-GoEntrance near the bus drop off
9:00 AM - 3:00 PMVenue ToursTours of Camping World Stadium and the Amway Center (Includes lunch)Bus Drop Off
4:30 PMArrive back at Hotel

Education

Wednesday, July 27

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM – Opening General Session – Coca-Cola / Harris Research Cinema Channel Study
NAC will kick-off Expo with a greeting, review of the conference and benefit from some important research shared by Platinum Sponsor Coca-Cola. Rafael Barrera, Senior Manager, Category Leadership and Guest Insights for Coke will present an Executive Summary of the findings which define key differences between teen and adult movie-goers, opportunities within each segment, strategic implications for cinema strategies and tactics, and understand the movie-going consumer to directly affect the type of programs offered, target the correct demographics, and ultimately increase movie-going frequency and concession sales.

1:15 PM – 2:30 PM – General Session – Extended Options Optimized
Dine-In and Club features at our venues have become a popular attraction for our patrons. This panel will discuss how to maintain a focus on efficiency and profitability as amenities and offerings become more and more specialized. Hat Thilakan of Influx Worldwide will facilitate Michael Bekolay, Venue Hospitality Solutions; Michael Giacinto, Proctor Companies; Patrick Micalizzi, National Amusements; George Raub, Delaware North and Dante Reesman, Emagine Entertainment, Inc.

Thursday, July 28

9:00 AM – 10:15 AM – General Session – Pain to Gain: Balancing Challenges While Protecting Margins
Supply Chain issues, labor shortages and inflation are the issues of the day and realities that we all must wrestle with. This panel will examine the effects on costs, pricing strategies and how to best protect the health and bottom line of our business and still provide an attractive entertainment and recreation option to the customer. Siobhan Scalamogna of PepsiCo will facilitate Kim Cook-Sorano, Galaxy Theatres; Jayne Davis, Preferred Popcorn; Tim Farha, Ferrara/Ferrero; Mike Holtzman, Profitable Food Facilities; Shelly Olesen, C. Cretors and Ken Whiting, IAAPA and Whiting’s Food Concessions.

10:30 AM – 12:15 PM – General Session -NAC Town Hall Meeting
Leaders from NAC will conduct an open, Town Hall style meeting to discuss the future of the Association and how to best meet the needs of the membership in today’s and tomorrow’s environment.

Social Functions

Tuesday, July 26 – Evening Event

Opening Night Happy Hour & Joe Chabot Memorial Silent Auction CLICK HERE TO REGISTER AND BID ONLINE NOW!

Wednesday, July 27 – NAC Awards Luncheon

Rob Novak

Dave Guepfer


Join us as we celebrate our prestigious 2022 NAC Award recipients including the 2022 Bert Nathan Memorial Award Honoree, Rob Novak and the 2022 Mickey Warner Award Recipient, Dave Guepfer.

Thursday, July 28 – Evening Event

Benihana Orlando, Hilton – Lake Buena Vista

Welcome to Benihana in Orlando, at Lake Buena Vista, Florida, where you’ll find a dining experience unlike any other! Our guests are seated at communal hibachi grill tables in groups, where your personal chef will perform the ancient art of Teppanyaki. Watch as we slice and dice, preparing a meal that will dazzle your eyes as well as your taste buds, whether you choose mouth-watering steak, tender chicken or succulent seafood. You can also enjoy sushi and sashimi prepared by a talented sushi chef and indulge in our famous, award-winning signature hot sake or a specialty cocktail.

Friday, July 29 – Venue Tours

NAC will once again feature venue tours. Bus transportation and lunch will be provided.

Camping World Stadium

Camping World Stadium opened in 1936 as Orlando Stadium and has also been known as the Tangerine Bowl and Florida Citrus Bowl. The City of Orlando owns and operates the stadium. The 60,000-seat venue is the current home venue of the Citrus Bowl and the Cheez-It Bowl. It is also the regular host of other college football games including the Florida Classic between Florida A&M and Bethune-Cookman, the MEAC/SWAC Challenge, and the Camping World Kickoff. The stadium was built for football and in the past, it has served as home of several alternate-league football teams. From 2011 to 2013, it was the home of the Orlando City SC, a soccer team in USL Pro. From 1979 to 2006, it served as the home of the UCF Knights football team. It was one of the nine venues used for the 1994 FIFA World Cup. The stadium has also hosted the NFL’s Pro Bowl four times.

Amway Center

Amway Center is an indoor arena located in Downtown Orlando, Florida. The arena is home to the Orlando Magic of the NBA, the Orlando Solar Bears of the ECHL, and the Orlando Predators of the National Arena League. Amway Center hosted the 2012 NBA All-Star Game and the 2015 ECHL All-Star Game. It also hosted some games of the round of 64 and round of 32 of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament in 2014 and 2017. On January 14, 2013, the Arena Football League’s Board of Directors voted to award ArenaBowl XXVI to Orlando in the summer of 2013. It hosted UFC on Fox: dos Anjos vs. Cerrone 2 on December 19, 2015. The arena has also hosted several local graduations, as well as professional wrestling events by the professional wrestling promotion WWE, notably the 2016 Royal Rumble pay-per-view. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the promotion took a long-term residency at the Amway Center from August 21–December 7, 2020.

Trade Show


Booths are now available for the 2022 Expo!

The 2022 Trade Show will be held on Wednesday, July 27 (2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.) and Thursday, July 28 (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 floor plan. You can contact Chris Dammann at the NAC office, 312.236.3858, or email cdammann@NAConline.org to reserve your booth. DOWNLOAD BOOTH RESERVATION FORM

OR

Reserve Booth On-line

Click on company name to go to their website.
Booth #CompanyBooth #CompanyBooth #Company
100Ben's Pretzels210Gehl Foods405The Hershey Company
101Ricos Products211Vivian Company406ElectroFreeze Tri-State
102KLOPP: Money Handling Equipment212Sauer Brands
407Proctor Company
103Gold Medal Products Company 213Mars Wrigley 409Preferred Popcorn
104Open214Open410Ferrara Candy Company
105Weaver Popcorn215ICEE 411Tootsie Roll Industries
106Open300Lands' End412Open
107RCM Media301SpotOn
413DEEL Media
108Open302good2grow, LLC

414PCD, LLC
109Open303National Purchasing Partners415Vistar
110Open304Open500American Licorice
111Open305Indigo Marketing Solutions Ltd.
501PretzelHaus/FUNacho
112Open306/207Draft Wine Guy502Ventura/Odell’s
113Open307Molly Bz Inc503The Coca-Cola Company
114Open310Royal Corporation 504AICP
115Open311C. Cretors & Company 505Open
200PIM Brands 312UNO Foods 506Open
201Pops Corn 313Sierra Nevada Brewing 507Open
202Pepsi314Prime Ticket Inc 508Open
203Open315Open509Open
204Golden Link
400Stella's Gourmet
510Churchill Container
205CJL CONSULTiNG401Home Market Foods/Eisenberg511Open
206Mars Ice Cream 402Open512Open
207/306Draft Wine Guy403Packaging Concepts, Inc. 513Open
208Ole Smoky Distillery
404Open514Open

Trade Show Hours
Wednesday, July 27 (2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

Thursday, July 28 (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 2022 NAC Concession and Hospitality EXPO is scheduled for July 26 – 29 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 MAKE ROOM RESERVATION

Rates:
(ONLY AVAILABLE UNTIL JULY 1, 2022)
$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 and 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



2022 EXPO SPONSORSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE NOW!

The Concession and 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, 312.236.3858, cdammann@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 25th.
-Seated on dais and recognized as major sponsor at NAC Membership Luncheon on Thursday, July 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 Monday, July 25th.
-Seated on dais and recognized as major sponsor at NAC Membership Luncheon on Thursday, July 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.

2022 Expo Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

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