Atlantic Coast Exposition Makes 'Honoring Veterans' Its 2019 Theme

Posted On: 3/1/2019

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MYRTLE BEACH, SC — The 2019 Atlantic Coast Exposition will be held at the Embassy Suites Kingston Plantation here from Oct. 10 through 12, and show director Beth Bowen reports that the ACE planning committee has been working diligently to build on the event's success over the past decade.

Lance Roper, Canteen Vending (Columbia, SC), who chairs the Planning Committee for this year's show, announced that its theme will be "Mission ACE: Honoring Veterans." Exhibitors are encouraged to design their display decor and at-show events to pay tribute to the contributions made by Americans who have served in the military since the foundation of the Republic.

"This year's theme not only offers a unique perspective for activities, decorating, and the overall setting - but also reflects a tone of respect and gratefulness to the many veterans throughout American history," Roper observed.

Early-bird booth sales are now complete, and open registration for exhibitors opened on Tuesday, Feb. 26. The date for opening operator registration will be announced soon.

Survey results from the operators and exhibitors who participated in the 2018 ACE continue to praise the exposition for its yearly growth, hotel venue, superb educational programming and enjoyable networking opportunities. Director Bowen emphasized that ACE 2019 will continue to strive to provide the high-quality exposition that ACE participants continue to rave about.

The Atlantic Coast Exposition provides a forum for manufacturers and product suppliers who serve the vending, foodservice/micromarket and coffee service industry. These exhibitors display the latest developments in food, beverage and snack products as well as electronic components, management and promotional software, unattended retailing terminals, communication equipment and customized vehicles. The exposition's educational programs deliver timely information about the industry and provide insights into trends and best practices. Social and sporting events round out the attractions.

ACE began as the Carolinas Vending Convention more than six decades ago, and expanded steadily into the Carolinas-Virginia Vending Convention and then the Atlantic Coast Exposition. It is sponsored by the North Carolina Vending Association (NCVA), South Carolina Vending Association (SCVA, formerly the South Carolina Automatic Merchandising Association) and Virginia Automatic Merchandising Association (VAMA, formerly the Automatic Vendors Association of Virginia). TayCar, Inc. (Cary, NC) manages the administration of the convention and exhibits as well as the NCVA and VAMA. Capitol Consultants, Inc. of Columbia, SC, provides administrative services for SCVA.

Information on the Atlantic Coast Exposition may be found online at the event website, .