Where the Vending Industry Meets on the East Coast

Operator Registration

ACE 2020 - October 8-10th
Embassy Suites Kingston Plantation

ACE 2020 Cancels
Face-to-Face Exposition

The ACE Planning Committee works tirelessly to offer a terrific show for operators and suppliers alike and we are proud of the show’s success in recent years.  After careful consideration regarding the pandemic and the health and safety of everyone in our industry family, we have made the difficult decision to cancel ACE 2020 which was scheduled for October 8-10 in Myrtle Beach, SC. Please read through the details below regarding payments, refund options, and hotel rooms.

ACE is working on details for a 2020 Virtual Edition:  Education with Networking & Sales opportunities – all are important benefits of our Expo! Keep an eye out for detailed information - COMING SOON!

2020 Payments, Booth Sales & Hotel Rooms

  • All exhibitors, operators, and sponsors who have paid to attend ACE 2020 can either receive a full refund OR roll over your payment to ACE 2021.  Please email Michelle Thomsen by October 1st to request a refund.  After that date, your payments will be applied to 2021.  
  • Exhibitors: All exhibitors who have reserved a booth for 2020 will have first right of refusal throughout the Exhibitor Early Bird Registration period for the 2021 ACE show. To hold your 2020 booth space, send confirmation to Michelle Thomsen with your intention to exhibit no later than February 28, 2021.
  • Hotel rooms and condos booked for ACE will be AUTOMATICALLY canceled (if you provided an email).  However, should you wish to stay at the hotel during the original conference dates, you can CALL (800) 876-0010 to rebook:  Embassy Suites Reservations: Press Option 2, use code 'EXP'; Kingston Plantation Reservations: Press Option 1, use code 'COA'.
  • Watch your email for FAQ.

Our team will be reaching out with more information and is available to answer any questions.
The Committee regrets that we are unable to hold ACE 2020 this year, but we are happy to reserve the ACE 2020 theme for next year!  Rock of ACEs for 2021 – October 14-16. 
We look forward to keeping you connected to ACE until we meet again in 2021. Take care of yourselves - stay safe, informed, and reach out to us anytime.

Operator Pricing

(Early Bird Registration - through 8/31/20)


An operator is an employee of a vending company, either full or part-time, including government attendees. $99 per person after August 31, 2020.

(of Operator Attendee)


A guest is anyone age 13 or older accompanying an operator, who is NOT in the vending industry and is NOT a customer. This option may NOT be used by a co-worker or an associate within the industry.

(Everyone Aged 2 - 12)


A minor is everyone aged 2 - 12 years, whether or not the person is employed by the company.

Large Groups (12+)

At this time our online registration form can only accept registrations for yourself and up to 10 additional registrants (11 registrants total, including yourself) at one time.

If you need to register more attendees than yourself, plus 10 additional registrants, please do NOT register online.

For groups larger than 11 please email the Assistant Show Director for assistance.

Michelle Thomsen


The following education sessions are included FREE in your ACE Registration.

Legislative Update

This training event takes place on

Friday, October 9, 2020


9:00 am - 9:45 pm (45 min)

Adaptation Panel

This training event takes place on

Friday, October 9, 2020


10:00 am - 11:30 am (90 min)

OCS, Micro-markets, Legal/HR Issues

This training event takes place on

Friday, October 9, 2020


11:45 am - 1:00 pm (75 min)


2020 Rock 'n' Roll All Night Release Party

The ACE 2020 Party will be held on the night of Friday, October 9, 2020.

Rock Star Awards Breakfast

The ACE Awards Breakfast will be on Saturday, October 10, 2020 from 8:00 am to 9:45 am and is FREE to conference attendees.

Special annual awards to top vendors and suppliers of the year.

Corn-Chella Tournament

The Corn Hole Party will be held on the afternoon of Saturday, October 10, 2020.

ACE Golf Tournament

It's back!

This year, the ACE Golf Tournament is back and being held at Myrtlewood Golf Course on October 8, 2020.

Golf will take place from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Registration Available SOON! 

Registration Fee
$25.00 per player

The golf registration fee is NOT included in your Operator Registration.

Register Now


Please Note: No refunds after September 12th. Refunds prior to that date will be subject to a $15 processing fee.

*By registering online you agree to the following waiver:

The registrant, in consideration of his/her registration at ACE 2020, releases, holds harmless and discharges the associations, sponsors, management staff and their agents from any and all actions, claims and demands which may arise out of an accident, casualty or occurrence during said convention. The planners/sponsors of this function claim no liability for the acts of any suppliers to this meeting or the safety of any attendee while in transit to and from this event. By registering online you acknowledge and accept this provision of registration for all those listed on the online registration form.

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