ACE 2022 Educational Sessions
Friday, October 14th - 9:00 am to 12:20 pm
Ribbon Cutting – 12:30 pm
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
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
Panel of Presenters:
Chris J. Taylor, Reg. Dir. For Unattended & Automated Retail, Canteen
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.
Announcing Our 2021 Keynote,
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…
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!
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
Raushawna Price, Author, Coach, Speaker, Radio Personality
We Built this City on…The Rock of DE&I
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.