The 2024 Concession and Hospitality Expo

SAVE THE DATE FOR 2024! – Join the top food and beverage leaders at THE International Concessions and Hospitality Marketplace

The 2024 NAC Concession & Hospitality EXPO will be held on July 16-19 at the Marriott St. Louis Grand. The Expo Committee, Board-of Directors and Staff are excited to bring together the top food and beverage leaders in the entertainment food and beverage industry.


The event will include General Education Sessions, Trade Show, Awards Luncheon, Venue Breakout Sessions and evening social events. A four-day CCM class will also be made available at the hotel in the days leading up to the Expo.

More specific details on registration, trade-show participation and sponsorships opportunities will be communicated shortly on, email and NAC social media channels on Facebook, LinkedIn and twitter.

We can’t wait to see all of you in St. Louis!



The 2024 NAC Concession & Hospitality EXPO is scheduled for July 16-19 at the Marriott St. Louis Grand. Visit often for information on an evolving Agenda, Sponsorships and Trade Show.



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 program comes together.

The event is an educational conference in its 41th 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 2024 Expo in St. Louis.


Check back often as more details are revealed.

DateEventDescriptionSession MaterialsRoom
Saturday, July 13
9:00 AM - 5:00 PMCCM Class Benton
Sunday, July 14
9:00 AM - 5:00 PMCCM ClassBenton
Monday, July 15
9:00 AM - 5:00 PMCCM ClassBenton
6:00 PM - 9:00 PMBOD and Sponsors DinnerStatler
9:00 PMNAC Late Night LoungePresident's Suite
Tuesday, July 16
9:00 AM -5:00 PMNAC RegistrationPrivate Dining Room
8:30 AM - 10:00 AMContinental BreakfastMezzanine Foyer
9:00 AM - 5:00 PMCCM ClassBenton
9:00 AM - 5:00 PMAccredited Concession Supplier (ACS) Class Statler
9:30 AM - 12:00 PMCommittee Meetings Portland, Aubert, Parkview
12:00 PM - 1:00 PMBOD and Committee LunchCrystal Foyer
1:30 PM - 2:45 PMExecutive Committee MeetingLafayette Boardroom
3:00 PM- 4:30 PMBOD MeetingParkview/Aubert
6:30 PM - 8:00 PMOpening Night Reception & Silent Auction Crystal Ballroom
9:00 PMNAC Late Night LoungePresident's Suite
Wednesday, July 17
7:00 AM - 8:00 AMNAC Fun Run/WalkMeet in Lobby
8:00 AM -5:00 PMNAC RegistrationPrivate Dining Room
8:30 AM Continental BreakfastCrystal Foyer
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Opening General Session Crystal Ballroom
10:45 AM - 12:00 PMGeneral Session 2 Crystal Ballroom
12:00 PM - 1:30 PMAwards Luncheon
2:00 PM - 2:45 PMGeneral Session 3Crystal Ballroom
3:00 PM - 3:45 PMGeneral Session 4Crystal Ballroom
6:00 PM - 9:00 PMWednesday Evening EventGather in Lobby
9:00 PMNAC Late Night LoungePresident's Suite
Thursday, July 18
8:00 AM -5:00 PMNAC RegistrationMajestic Foyer
7:30 AM - 12:00 PM Exhibitor Set-UpMajestic D-H
10:00 AM - 11:00 AMContinental Breakfast: Majestic A - C
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM General Session 5 Majestic A - C
11:00 AM - 11:45 AMGeneral Session 6Majestic A - C
12:15 PM - 1:30 PMAnnual Meeting/LuncheonCrystal Ballroom
1:30 PM - 5:00 PMNAC Expo Trade Show Majestic D-H
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Thursday Evening EventGather in Lobby
9:00 PM NAC Late Night LoungePresident's Suite
Friday, July 19
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Venue ToursGather in Lobby
4:15 PM Airport Drop Off
5:00 PMArrive back at Hotel


Check back often as details are revealed.

Social Functions

Check back often as details are revealed.

Trade Show

Booths are now available for the 2024 Expo!
The 2024 Trade Show will be held on Thursday, July 18 (1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.) in St. Louis, at the the Marriott St. Louis Grand and is open to full and tabletop displays.

Trade Show booths are now available, and we look forward to having your company exhibit at our show. Here is a link to an on-line registration portal for your convenience. You can also simply email


The booth registration entitles you to receive one complimentary registration to our Accredited Concession Supplier Certification (ACS) Class on Tuesday July 16!

As an added incentive, booth registrations received and paid for by February, 28 will receive ONE FREE FULL EXPO REGISTRATION! Special pricing is available for any other booth personnel who wish to attend all the events. The Opening Night Silent Auction and Happy Hour is open to all for additional networking time.

Click on company name to go to their website.
Booth #CompanyBooth #CompanyBooth #Company
100Open204PretzelHaus/FUNacho 312Continental Cup Company
101Churchill Container 205Home Market Foods/Eisenberg313Open
102Open206J. Lohr Wines
314/316Snap Creative
103Great Western Products207SOLUT! 315Open
104Open210Vistar 317Open
105Open211Preferred Popcorn 400Ferrara Candy Company
107Fanestil Meats213Open402Burdette Beckmann, Inc.
108Open214Open403Trinchero Family Estates
110Coca-Cola 215Open404Open
111Pops Corn 216Open405Open
112Open217Open406Ricos Products
113Open301PIM Brands407Mars Wrigley
114Open302Aspire Bakeries
410Rural Route 1 Popcorn
115Open303Great Kitchens 411Pepsi
116Open304Ben's Pretzels412Open
200Royal Corporation 306The Hershey Company 414Open
201/300Freezing Point / Frazil 307Proctor Company415Open
202American Licorice 310DEEL Media416Open
203HealthPro Brands 311C. Cretors & Company 417Sigma Foodservice

We look forward to seeing your in St. Louis!

Trade Show Hours

Thursday, July 20 (1:30 p.m. – 5:00 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!


The 2024 NAC Concession & Hospitality EXPO will be held on July 16-19 at the Marriott St. Louis Grand

Marriott St. Louis Grand
800 Washington Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63101, US

NAC Expo Single Room Rate: $195.00 / night

Stay at Marriott St. Louis Grand to experience the vibrant, authentic spirit of St. Louis, Missouri. With a prime downtown location near the St. Louis Zoo, City Museum, Busch Stadium, Ballpark Village, and the Gateway Arch, our downtown St. Louis hotel is a National Historic Landmark. It was originally the Statler Hotel, an icon of the St. Louis skyline since the 1900s. Relax in our guest rooms and suites featuring plush bedding, high-speed Wi-Fi and scenic downtown views. Maintain your workout routine in our well-equipped fitness center. Greet the day with breakfast at 8th Street Pantry or our on-site full-service Starbucks®. Delight your palate with contemporary American cuisine and cocktails at our Zenia Bar & Grille restaurant. Our hotel on Washington Ave, St. Louis, offers versatile event space, including the historic Statler and Crystal ballrooms, for your next corporate event or wedding in downtown St. Louis. Fall in love with Missouri at Marriott St. Louis Grand.

Unsolicited 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 St. Louis 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 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.


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,

Level:PlatinumGold PlusGoldSilverBronze
2 Complimentary 8×10 trade show booths valued at $3,000 Or 1 booth and two additional RegistrationsX
Complimentary Full EXPO Registration valued at $595.XX
Thank you announcement and invitation to address attendees at event.XX
Complimentary 8×10 trade show booth valued at $1,500.X
Complimentary Full Page Ad in Expo Program valued at $350.XXX
Invitation for two to invitation-only board/ sponsor VIP party on Monday, July 15th.XXX
Seated on dais and recognized as major sponsor at NAC Membership Luncheon on Thursday, July 18th.XXX
Logo recognition and major prominence on every Expo page on the NAC web site throughout the year.XXXX
Recognition in all pre-Expo marketing, both in print and via email.XXXXX
Company name and logo noted in Expo program.XXXXX
Recognition in pre- and post-Expo press releases.XXXXX
Signage at event.XXXXX

2023 Expo Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors


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