The 2021 NAC Concession and Hospitality Expo

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

About/Register



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.

DateEventRoomSession MaterialsDescription
Saturday, October 23
8:00 AM - 5:00 PMConcession Manager Certification (CCM) Class (Click to Register)
Sunday, October 24
8:00 AM - 5:00 PMConcession Manager Certification (CCM) Class
Monday, October 25
8:00 AM - 5:00 PMConcession Manager Certification (CCM) Class
Tuesday, October 26
8:00 AM -5:00 PMNAC Registration
8:00 AM - 5:00 PMConcession Manager Certification (CCM) Class
1:00 PM - 4:00 PMCommittee Meetings
4:00 PM- 6:00 PMBOD Meeting
6:30 PMBOD Dinner
Wednesday, October 27
8:00 AM -5:00 PMNAC Registration
9:00 AM Welcome Breakfast
10:00 AM - 12:00 NoonGeneral Education Sessions
12:00 Noon - 1:00 PMAwards Luncheon
2:30 PM - 4:00 PMBreakout Session - Theatre Operators
2:30 PM - 4:00 PMBreakout Sessions - Stadiums/ Arenas
4:30 PM - 6:00 PMExhibitor - Set Up
6:00 PM   Opening Night Reception & Joe Chabot Memorial Silent Auction
Thursday, October 28
7:00 AM - 8:00 AMFun Run/Walk
8:00 AM -5:00 PMNAC Registration
9:00 – 11:30 AM Educational Session
12:00 PMAnnual Meeting/Luncheon
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM NAC Expo Trade Show
6:00 PM Evening Offsite Event - Walkable Tour and/or Dinner

Education


More info on 2021 Expo Educational Programs will be posted shortly. (Check the Schedule tab for the latest.)

Social Functions


More info on 2021 Expo Social Functions will be posted shortly. (Check the Schedule tab for the latest.)

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!

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

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