Atlantic Coast Expo

The 56th annual Atlantic Coast Expo (ACE) promises a collection of the old and new, starting with a new venue in 2010, the Embassy Suites at Kingston Plantation in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Scheduled for Oct. 14 to 16, events will kick off with a golf tournament after the association meetings. More than 40 exhibitors are planning to attend, with some new names such as LightSpeed, Apriva, and Zapp’s Potato Chips.
Education takes center stage

In 2010, ACE is expanding its educational programming to six hours, focusing on operator concerns about effects of the economy and the ability to remain profitable. ACE is also reviving the awards breakfast, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 16, and keynote address, which will be given by Dennis Hogan, chief executive officer of Canteen Vending Services Inc.

Sponsored by the vending associations in North and South Carolina and Virginia, more information about ACE is available by calling 919-459-2077; emailing info@atlanticcoastexpo.com or visiting www.atlanticcoastexpo.com.

Preliminary Planning Schedule 2010
Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010 
8 a.m.–11 p.m. Exhibits move in Kensington Ballroom, Embassy Suites
8 a.m.–5 p.m. Registration Embassy Suites
8–9:30 a.m. 2010 committee meeting Embassy Suites
9:30–11 a.m. VAMA board meeting Embassy Suites
  NCVA board meeting Embassy Suites
9:30–11 a.m. SCVA board meeting Embassy Suites
Noon–5 p.m. Golf tournament TBD
6 p.m. Cookout TBD
Friday, Oct. 15, 2010 
7:30–8:30 a.m. Fun Run Hilton
7:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Registration Embassy Suites
8 a.m.–noon Exhibits move in Kensington Ballroom, Embassy Suites
9 a.m.–4 p.m. Maintenance training school Embassy Suites
9–10:30 a.m. Educational programming Embassy Suites
10:30 a.m.–Noon Educational programming Embassy Suites
Noon–2 p.m. ‘Key Connections’ Kensington Ballroom, Embassy Suites
2–5 p.m. Exhibits open Kensington Ballroom, Embassy Suites
5–6 p.m. Welcome eventon exhibit floor Kensington Ballroom, Embassy Suites
Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010 
8 a.m.–3 p.m. Registration Embassy Suites
8–9:30 a.m. Awards breakfast Embassy Suites

9:30–11 a.m
Educational programming Embassy Suites
9 a.m.–Noon Maintenance training school Embassy Suites
9–9:30 a.m. Exhibitors’ meeting Embassy Suites
11 a.m.–3 p.m. Exhibits open Kensington Ballroom, Embassy Suites
3–7 p.m. Exhibits move out Kensington Ballroom, Embassy Suites
4–5:30 p.m. Volleyball tournament Beachfront, Embassy Suites
5:30–7:30 p.m. Cookout  Poolside and Palmetto, Embassy Suites 
Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010 
8–10:30 a.m.
2010 and 2011 Committees Debrief Embassy Suites

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