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ACE 2022

ACE 2022 Educational Sessions

Friday, October 14th - 9:00 am to 12:20 pm

Ribbon Cutting – 12:30 pm

9:00 am – 9:50 pm
Federal Industry Legislative Update
Presenter:  Mike Goscinski, NAMA Lobbyist

Mike will present an update on the convenience services industry and the impacts of pending and passed Federal, State and Local legislation and regulations. You will also get a high-level overview of the political landscape across the country from state houses to the White House and review NAMA’s recent legislative successes and some of the upcoming challenges that the industry will face during the next legislative sessions.  

10:00 am – 10:50 am
Be Cyber Secure:  Protecting Your Business & Personal Data
Presenter: John Hickey, Tech 2 Success

Understand the risk for your business & your personal risk to cybercrimes. Hear what businesses like yours are doing to protect themselves and take away FREE items you can implement in your business and personal life to reduce your exposure to cybercrimes.  Become exposed to additional measures your company can consider learning more about. The information is valuable for everyone, regardless of whether you are the IT decision maker in your business.

11:00 am – 12:20 pm
The Future of Unattended Retail:  Changes that Direct Market Decisions, Engaging Clients Through Food Service Innovations

Panel of Presenters:  

Chris J. Taylor, Reg. Dir. For Unattended & Automated Retail, Canteen
Michael Johnson, VP & GM of Micro Markets, Cantaloupe
Reed Barton, VP In-Reach Sodexo

Technology continues to drive change to the way we approach refreshment services in today’s breakrooms.  User experience is now top priority in how we utilize the new technologies. Come learn how technology and user experience are driving innovations around breakroom services.

The Future of Retail is Your Micro Market,
How to Maximize on this Opportunity

Ever wonder if Amazon Go was a spin-off of micro markets? In this session we’ll talk about the opportunities for micro market operators to not only increase same store sales through consumer engagement, but also how they can use their supply chain and innovative technology of self-checkout to expand into new verticals. Have you tried hotel pantries? What about apartment complexes? We’ll dive into these concepts and how some operators are already trying these as new ways to offer services into the not so typical micro market location.

Show Schedule

PRINTABLE Registration Form

Click here to check out the 2022 Exhibitor Listing and Floor Plan.

ACE 2021

Announcing Our 2021 Keynote,
Patrick Henry!

Full Exhibit Hall Ready for ACE 2021
Embassy Suites, Kingston Plantation, Myrtle Beach, October 14 -16, 2021

“Rock of ACEs” is coming to life in one month with a full Exhibit Hall and an excitement level that has been building for two years. Operators need to get ready - show registration for attendees is underway that promises high level education and entertainment alike.  To start, the ACE Golf Tournament is set for Thursday where you have a chance at a $50,000 Hole-in-One!  Friday education, exhibit time followed by a Rock ‘n’ Roll All Night Release Party featuring the live music of “The Breakfast Club” – an 80s tribute band.  Saturday morning begins with our Encore Rock Star Awards Breakfast, more exhibit time and ends with a Corn-Chella Tournament with the music of our friend and country music star, Andy Velo.  This fun and light-hearted “Rock of ACEs” theme is perfect for attendees to learn and network – sign up today for ACE 2021 in Myrtle Beach. 

The ACE Show Planning Committee is excited about this years’ keynote speaker…

Patrick Says, “Do your customers smile when they see you coming? Do they say amazing things about you when you leave? You don’t need more customers, you need more friends! Songwriter and business humorist Patrick Henry believes, “if you can’t create an emotional connection with your customers, you’re going to lose them.” For ten years Patrick was a songwriter in Nashville, Tennessee and a regular performer on the SiriusXM Radio Comedy Channels. During his hilarious and thought-provoking keynote presentation you will laugh, be moved, and discover the answer to a question that will elevate your business… “can making friends become a habit?”.  Appearing at Saturday morning’s Encore Rock Star Awards 

Take advantage of the early bird pricing good through September 30th and register today!

The Full Schedule of Events can be found HERE!

Click here for the Operator PRINTABLE Registration

Click here to check out the 2021 Exhibitor Listing and Floor Plan.

Friday, October 15th - 9:00 am to 12:45 pm

9:00 am to 9:45 am
Mike Goscinski, NAMA Sr. Director
Federal Legislative Update – Issues Impacting the Industry at State & Local Levels

10:00 am to 11:30 am

Innovations can be transformed into practical reality – it can be a process, concept or new ways to approach existing business. Are you responding to important challenges ahead? Activate innovation in the marketplace and good things can happen – new profits, new growth, new strategies, new results from this creative invention. Come learn what others are doing and hear the success stories they share in this informative, fast-paced and entertaining 90-minute session.

Presenters & Topics:
Melissa Brown, Founder & CEO, Well-Bean Coffee
Bean to Cup Success

Ravi Venkatesan, CTO, Cantaloupe
Future of Payment Acceptance:
Touchless, QR Codes, Cryptocurrency, Mobile Acceptance

Jim Versical, Sales Manager, 365 Retail Markets
Future of Technology

11:45 am to 12:45 pm

Raushawna Price, Author, Coach, Speaker, Radio Personality
We Built this City on…The Rock of DE&I

Overcoming Adversity and turning it into Awesomeness is Raushawna’s passion. During this session we focus on the foundation of the human condition that Diversity and Inclusion is built upon. Explore how science, specifically the brain, creates realities, behaviors, and beliefs about others.  Leave with choices about how to implement new learning's within your organization and team and recognize the greatest gifts and talents you possess. 

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