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 2021 ACE Show
October 14-16, 2021
Embassy Suites at Kingston Plantation

ACE 2021 is Back and the Theme Lives On:  Rock of ACEs

YES!  ACE IS HAPPENING and the 2021 ACE Planning Committee is excited about our theme - “Rock of ACEs”.

Patrick Shaw, ACE 2021 Chair states, “Our ACE team really missed having the opportunity to reconnect with everyone in 2020. As such, we are especially THRILLED to be moving forward with the plan to host ACE 2021 in October. Our theme this year will be, Rock of ACEs. We hope you’ll join us as we Turn the Page and get Back in the Saddle again! Please know that everyone’s safety will be our top priority for this event and that we plan to follow whatever guidance is applicable to our event, come October. We can’t wait to ROCK OUT with you in person!”

ACE 2021 will once again be held at the Embassy Suites Kingston Plantation in Myrtle Beach, SC and the show dates are October 14-16, 2021.

ACE will adhere to the CDC and local SC guidelines to make the safety and health of attendees our priority.
Masks in Meeting Spaces and Public spaces are encouraged so PLEASE wear your Mask! 


ACE's Official Media Sponsor:


The 2021Golf Tournament
October 14, 2021

Have you registered for the Golf Tournament yet?

Don't miss out on a day of fun and prizes, including the new $50,000 prize for a hole in one!

Attendee acknowledges the highly contagious nature of COVID-19 and its variants and voluntarily assumes the risk of exposure or infection by attending the ACE tradeshow. Attendee hereby releases, covenants not to sue, discharges, and holds harmless ACE, TayCar, Inc., North Carolina Vending Association, South Carolina Vending Association and Virginia Automatic Merchandising Association, its employees, agents, and representatives, of and from any  COVID -19 and/or its variants claims. The Attendee also agrees to comply with all COVID-related procedures that may be implemented by ACE and the event venues.


Pepsi Bottling Ventures




Vendors Supply

Coca Cola

365 Retail Markets

Brokers Unlimited

Gimme Vending

Van Products Commercial Up-Fit

Adapting to a Changing Market

Friday, October 9, 12:00-1:30 pm

If you weren't able to attend the event in person, we recorded the session for you.
Click here for the recording of ACE Lunch & Learn - Session 1

Our business landscape is changing – workplace benefits and competition for talent, the marketplace and methods of doing business are all changing.  We must look at relationships as operators and with our clients as well.  Thanks to the support of our generous sponsors ACE's virtual meetings will be FREE to operators AND suppliers.

SESSION ONE"s representatives from CAI, an employer’s association focused on Human Resources Support, brought us up-to-date on the intricacies of recruiting and employment law in the age of Covid-19. 

The first segment of this session focused on employment law related to COVID-19 and covers: the two types of paid leave required under FFCRA, when and how to quarantine employees and return them to work safely, as well as updates on furloughs, safety plans, unemployment and more.   

The second segment covered the recruiting issues that many companies are facing, and how to navigate hiring and recruitment as we enter 2021. This portion was hosted by one of CAI’s professionals in the recruitment field. 

Our expert presenters are eager to answer your questions and bring you up-to-date on current and future impacts of COVID-19 on your business.

Competition for Talent Presentation
COVID Hot Topics Presentation
SESSION #1 Recording Here

'The Change Decision'
ACE's Lunch and Learn Session #2
Tuesday, November 17, 12:00-1:30pm


Thanks for joining us for an interactive session with The Change Decision on how to get you and your leadership team clear on the change ahead of you and how to communicate it.  The session will showed participants how to use the change Story, a tool designed for changes large and small, that can help you handle any change that you are facing.  At the end of the session, attendees received a copy of The Change Story along with instructions to help guide you through using it.

More about The Change Session:
Introducing a change? Having one forced on you that you don't like? How do you keep everyone aligned on what's important to communicate?  Join us for an interactive session with The Change Decision on how to get you and your leadership team clear on the change ahead and how to communicate it.  The session will show you how to use The Change Story, a simple and highly effective communications tool designed for changes large and small.  At the end of the session, you'll receive a copy of The Change Story along with instructions to help guide you through using it.  Don't have all the answers?  That's OK.  The Change Story will help you find them.

Attend future ACE Lunch and Learn educational sessions to see some familiar faces of those vending industry friends you have missed these last few months AND have a chance to WIN PRIZES.
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