Where the Vending Industry Meets on the East Coast
Atlantic Coast Exposition (ACE) shows new and innovative products and equipment available in the vending, food service and office coffee service industries.
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The Atlantic Coast Exposition is dedicated to providing professional growth by sponsoring a comprehensive trade show exhibit and timely educational programs, offering opportunities to develop a network of industry resources, maintaining an established tradition of gracious hospitality and promoting the goals of the three sponsoring state associations (NCVA, SCVA and VAMA) as defined by each association's representatives to the ACE planning committee.
The ACE Planning Committee works tirelessly to offer a terrific show for
operators and suppliers alike and we are proud of the show’s success in
recent years. After careful consideration regarding the pandemic and
the health and safety of everyone in our industry family, we have made the difficult decision to cancel ACE 2020 which was scheduled for October 8-10 in Myrtle Beach, SC. Please read through the details below regarding payments, refund options, and hotel rooms.
The GOOD NEWS!
ACE is working on details for a 2020 Virtual Edition: Education with Networking & Sales opportunities – all are important benefits of our Expo! Keep an eye out for detailed information - COMING SOON!
2020 Payments, Booth Sales & Hotel Rooms
Our team will be reaching out with more information and is available to answer any questions.
Committee regrets that we are unable to hold ACE 2020 this year, but we
are happy to reserve the ACE 2020 theme for next year! Rock of ACEs
for 2021 – October 14-16.
We look forward to keeping you connected to ACE until we meet again in 2021. Take care of yourselves - stay safe, informed, and reach out to us anytime.
Thank you for your hard work to keep your businesses going as an essential part of daily life during this COVID-19 crisis. We are faced with unprecedented challenges, but please remain positive as we stay the course and look forward to success on the other side of this pandemic.
ACE would like to share some valuable resources for you to bookmark while we stay the course and push through. Let's look forward to a brighter future as plans for ACE 2020 remain active.
CLICK HERE to find a letter that NAMA sent to all 50 Governors encouraging them to consider social distancing protocols for office breakrooms that allow them to safely operate when re-opening their states for business. The letter includes proposed language that Governors can easily include in re-opening orders and/or guidance. This is part of our continued effort to support the convenience services industry while it provides valuable services in a safe manner during these unprecedented times.
Vending Times has daily coverage of how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting businesses in the vending industry and what they're doing to overcome the challenges. Click here to read Vending Time's latest stories.
As you may know, NAMA was successful in working with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to have them list “Workers supporting groceries, pharmacies, convenience stores, and other retail (including unattended and vending) that sells human food, animal/pet food and pet supply, and beverage products, including retail customer support service and information technology support staff necessary for online orders, pickup and delivery” as essential in its Memorandum on Identification of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers During COVID-19 Response.
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For detailed links for our vendors and suppliers in NC, SC, and VA, please visit the association websites.
ACE Chair, Karen Harlow, would like to share a quote that has given her strength through these challenging times:
Every Situation in life is temporary. So, when life is good, make sure you enjoy and receive it fully. And when life is not so good, remember that it will not last forever and better days are on the way.
ACE would like to thank all 2019 operators and exhibitors for making our show a great success! The 2020 ACE Planning Committee is hard at work planning the 2020 exposition.