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.

2024 Registration Open

October 10-12, 2024

Embassy Suites at Kingston Plantation
9800 Queensway Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

The Embassy Suites at Kingston Plantation will be the site for the Atlantic Coast Exposition (ACE) where operators and suppliers from across the US gather to take part in educational sessions and to see and show new products and equipment. Exhibitor registrations began on December 8, 2023 with operator registration opening in the spring of 2024. 

ACE 2024 Official Media Sponsor

ACE 2024 Official Media Sponsor

Embassy's Virtual Show Floor Tour

Check out Embassy Suites' Fully Rennovated Show Floor!
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Keynote Speaker, Steve Smith

ACE 2024 Keynote, Steve Smith

Get ready for THIS news…ACE is bringing an astronaut to the show! Senior Astronaut, Stanford Engineer and MBA, Steve Smith. His keynote address will focus on building stronger individuals, teams, and leaders. 

See Steve's ACE Promotional Video Below!

Steve Smith dreamed of being an astronaut at age seven. He made his dream come true through sheer determination and intelligent risk taking. He is one of America’s most experienced astronauts with four spaceflights and seven spacewalks to repair the Hubble Space Telescope and to build the Space Station. During the three-decade pursuit of his dream he became a Stanford electrical engineer and MBA, General Motors Fellow, pilot, elite collegiate athlete, and IBM Product Manager. At NASA, Steve held multiple senior leadership positions, including as the Deputy Chief Astronaut leader to 135 astronauts and served as a Diplomat. He now uses this one-of-a-kind experience as a base for his current roles as board director, venture capital advisor, and keynote speaker. Steve motivates audiences using an “Explorer’s Mindset™” and disciplined protocols to improve individual, team, and leadership performance and a company’s bottom line in today’s dynamic highly competitive business environment. 

ACE Lifetime Achievement Award

Congratulations to Karen Harlow who was awarded ACE's highest honor, the 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award!

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