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"Game On! ACE 2013" Photos from the expo –
ACE grows over 10% for the third year in a row!
MYRTLE BEACH, SC - The Embassy Suites at Kingston Plantation was the chosen venue for the 59th edition of the Atlantic Coast Exposition (ACE) where operators and suppliers from all across the US gathered to see and show new products, equipment and take part in educational sessions. Not only was the exhibit hall SOLD OUT three months prior to the events’ kick off, but it overflowed into pre-function space to accommodate exhibitors. Nearly 800 participants took part in this two-day convention that is the largest show of its kind on the East Coast. Attendance has grown over 10% each year since 2011 and this year noted the largest increase in operator attendance since the growth began
ACE Awards Breakfast Honors the Best in the Industry
The Saturday MVP breakfast (sponsored by Vistar) gave us an inspirational Keynote by Ty Bello who spoke to a packed house on how, Technology Causes a VOID in Customer Service: Avoid the GAP. Beforehand, awards were given to the following: NCVA Vendor of the Year: Chris Taylor, Canteen; NCVA Supplier of the Year: Lisa Kelley, Mondelez; VAMA Vendor of the Year: Mark Matthews, HL Toms; and VAMA Supplier of the Year: Frank Weatherly of G&J Marketing. A plaque presented to Gaye Tankersley of Food Service, Inc. was given to honor her year-long commitment and passionate service as the 2013 ACE Planning Committee Chair. The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented posthumously to Bob McTaggart and received by Gordon Vermillion. First Place Booth awards were given to companies in three different categories that embraced the show theme, showing creativity toward "Game On! College Football - Tailgating”. Prizes went to: Single Booth – Mondelez; Multi-Booth – Coca-Cola Consolidated; Mega-Booth – Brokers Unlimited.
News Channel 15 in Myrtle Beach
ACE Story on Vending Industry and New Technology
News 15 in Myrtle Beach found that industry leaders attending the expo say there are new items available by vending machines these days, from espresso coffee to personal pizzas. The food items go beyond the usual fatty chips or snack cakes.
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