QUICK LINKS: Micromarkets  |

VT Classifieds

|

Buy a Classified Ad

|

Editorial Calendars

|

Circulation Data

|

Downloads

|

Bookstore

|

Operators Date Book

Search:    

Bookmark this site




Issue Date: Vol. 51, No. 7, July 2011, Posted On: 7/15/2011


Planning Shifts Into High Gear For ACE In Myrtle Beach, SC, Oct. 20-22


Tim Sanford
Editor@vendingtimes.net
TayCar Inc., Atlantic Coast Exposition, ACE, North Carolina Vending Association, vending, vending machine, vending business, vending industry trade show, food service, office refreshment, OCS, vending machine operator

MYRTLE BEACH, SC -- Formal planning now is under way for the 2011 Atlantic Coast Exposition. It's scheduled for the Embassy Suites at Kingston Plantation hotel here from Oct. 20 to 22 (Thursday through Saturday).

Now in its 57th year, ACE -- originally the Carolinas Vending Convention -- is cosponsored by the North Carolina Vending Association, South Carolina Vending Association and Virginia Automatic Merchandising Association. This year's expo is managed by TayCar Inc. (Cary, NC).

On Thursday, Oct. 20, registration will open at noon at close at 3:30 p.m. The ACE Convention Committee plans to meet from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., and the three sponsoring associations will conduct board meetings immediately thereafter.

On Friday, registration reopens at 7:30 a.m. and is available until 5 p.m. The educational program gets under way at 8 a.m. with an all-day maintenance training course, focusing on troubleshooting and problem solving for vending equipment and payment systems.

Four business sessions are planned. The first two will run concurrently from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.; two more will follow, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The exhibit opens at 1 p.m. and closes at 7 p.m.; a welcome event is scheduled for the exhibit area at 5:30 p.m.

Saturday's agenda leads off with the traditional awards presentation starting at 8 a.m., and an address by a keynote speaker who will be announced soon. Registration reopens at the same time. Exhibit hours on Saturday are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The eagerly anticipated volleyball tournament is set for 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., and a hard-fought contest among champions from the three sponsoring associations is in prospect. A poolside finale event from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. will climax the 2011 festivities.

The Atlantic Coast Exposition serves as a showcase for some 150 manufacturers, suppliers, service providers, distributors and brokers who support vending, foodservice and office refreshment operations. It attracts attendance from all parts of the United States and a number of foreign countries. Online registration is available at atlanticcoastexpo.com.


Topic: Meetings/Events

Articles:
  • Foundations Entertainment University Will Present One-Day 'Lite' Workshop On Aug. 19 In Atlanta
  • 2014 Sweets & Snacks Expo Reports Its Largest Event In Show's History
  • Georgia's Amusement Machine Association Plans Conference And Exhibit: Sept. 5-6
  • Conn. Vending Assn. Dinner And Legislative Meeting: June 11
  • Del Monte Sponsors NAMA Webinar On Smart Snacks In Schools, Presented By USDA : May 21, 2:30 P.M. EST

Copyright © 2014 Vending Times Inc. All rights reserved. 
P: (516) 442-1850 | F: (516) 442-1849 | subscriptions@vendingtimes.net
55 Maple Ave. - Ste. 304, Rockville Centre, NY 11570