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.

ACE 2020 Plans Are Underway!

The ACE committee is excited that plans for the upcoming meeting are in full swing! The health and safety of our attendees is at the top of our list as we work to put together another great show. 

Music brings harmony to the world and brings people together.  Something that Karen Harlow, ACE 2020's Chair, believes we could all use now more than ever! Our theme for the 2020 Atlantic Coast Exposition ROCK OF ACEs provides attendees with the opportunity to network and let their hair down.  So pack your bags and head to the beach - we look forward to seeing you there! 

Exhibitors, If you haven't had a chance to register for your booth, please follow the registration links above.

Operator Registration - Open June 15th

We will adhere to CDC and local guidelines and make the health and safety of attendees our priority!

COVID-19 Update
We're Here For You!

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.

NAMA Sends Letter to Governors...
Outlining Social Distancing Protocols for Office Breakrooms

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.

Get the Latest Updates on How the Coronavirus
is Impacting the Vending Industry

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.
Small Business Administration:

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.
-Jenni Young

Please reach out to our staff (Beth and Michelle) for any assistance you may need.

The 2020 ACE Show
October 8-10, 2020
Embassy Suites at Kingston Plantation

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.


Coca Cola Consolidated

Pepsi Bottling Ventures


USA Technologies


Vendors Supply

365 Retail Markets


Brokers Unlimited

Gimme Vending

Van Products Commercial Up-Fit

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