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As in True Hollywood Fashion!

10/10/16 12PM

The SUN is out in Myrtle Beach and it’s time for our Stars to Shine too!  So, Let Your Star Shine Bright at ACE 2016

The hotel venue – Embassy Suites and Kingston Plantation - is open for business and ready for ACE 2016!

NOTE:  The airport (MYR) is operating 100% but presently there are road closures in NC and SC that may affect your route, so please be safe and check the sites below before you depart. 
We are geared up and ready for a really big show!  See you soon!
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Click here for Myrtle Beach Area Information

Due to Hurricane Matthew, ACE and CTD  would advise you to keep up with your freight and its location.  If it’s going to arrive by Wednesday it should still go to the Advance Warehouse.  If you received notice that it was arriving now arriving on Thursday, please REROUTE the freight to arrive directly to show site. 
ACE 2016 Show Address:
If you need SHIPPING assistance please call CTD at 704-366-9970

ACE - Hurricane Update

10/10/16 8AM

Please know every effort is being made to continue with ACE 2016! The venue is open and sustained no damage. ACE is confirming safe transportation routes at this time and will make an official announcement ASAP today.


October 13-15th, 2016
Embassy Suites Kingston Plantation
Myrtle Beach, SC

ACE 2016's theme "Let Your Star Shine" will offer Operators a full line-up of quality educational sessions and networking events centered around our Hollywood theme.

Celebrate with a new twist on the popular Beer Garden - this year with the flavor of an authentic Theater Concession Stand, Hollywood Night's Party, and "ACE Bright Stars Shine" Awards Breakfast with a Larry Etter, a Theater, Concessions, and Food Service Corporate Executive with stories to TELL! Round off the weekend by networking at our poolside corn hole tournament.

Check out the exciting new additions to ACE 2016 "Let Your Star Shine" and REGISTER TODAY!

Click here for ONLINE Registration

Click here for PRINTABLE Registration form

Operator Registration:
Operator: $99 per person
Guest: $50 per person
Minor: $10 per person (2-12 years of age)

Educational Sessions:
A full line-up of educational sessions are included in your registration fee; Starting Friday 9am, join Jonathan Childress for an OCS/Water session, Eric Dell will be presenting a Federal Legislative Update at 10:30am, rounded out by a Technology Session with Bryce Gartner.

Add-on Educational Programs:
Supervisor Leadership Educational Session CLICK HERE for Information (Thursday 1-5pm):
*$75 per person
Supervisor Session Details
Technician Training Session CLICK HERE for Information (Friday 8am-1pm):
*$50 per person
Technician Training Session Details
*does not include full conference, seating is limited

ACE 2016 Show Schedule

ACE 2016 Floor Plan 

ACE 2016 Exhibitor Listing

ACE 2016 Registration
Exhibitor Registration Open!

October 13-15th, 2016
Myrtle Beach, SC

Many ACE 2015 Exhibitors jumped on the Early Bird commitment period, but there are still several booths available to purchase! Register and claim your booth and be ready to "Let Your Star Shine" at our ACE 2016 event. 


EXHIBITOR Registration Fees:

Pembroke/Winchester/Oxford/Eton Booths: $825
6' deep x 10' wide

Required Association Fee $375
Ex: 6' x 10' = $1200, 6' x 20' = $2025

Cambridge & Westminster Hall Booths: $825 - SOLD OUT!
6' deep x 10' wide
Required Association Fee $375
Ex: 6' x 10' = $1200, 6' x 20' = $2025

Kensington Ballroom Booths: $1100 - SOLD OUT!
10x10 & 8x10
Required Association Fee $375
Ex: 10' x 10' = $1365, 20' x 10' = $2575

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Please feel free to contact Michelle or Beth at with any questions. We look forward to having you at the show!

By registering online, by mail or via fax, you agree to the terms and conditions set forth in the ACE Exhibitor's Contract. Click here for the 2016 Exhibitor's Contract.

If you are unable to register online, click Here For PRINTABLE Registration Form
Completed forms may be returned via fax 919-249-1394 or email

Exhibitor's Kit (Electrical Order Form, Page 5)

ACE Show Schedule

ACE 2016 Floor Plan 

ACE 2016 Exhibitor Listing

Hotel Information:

Embassy Suites Hotel at Kingston Plantation
9800 Queensway Boulevard
Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
Room Reservations:

Click here to be directed to online Room Reservations

Hotel Cut-Off Date: September 11th, 2016

Embassy Suites 2016 Rates
Oceanview Suite - $159.00

Kingston Plantation Rates
One Bedroom Villa - $125.00
Two Bedroom Villa - $157.00
Three Bedroom Villa - $179.00
Two Bedroom Oceanview Condo Brighton - $211.00
Three Bedroom Oceanview Condo Brighton - $242.00
Three Bedroom Oceanview Condo Margate - $263.00
Four Bedroom Oceanfront Condo Margate - $285.00

** NOTE:
   For cancellations on or before Sept. 1, 2016, all but $50/booth will be refunded. No refunds after Sept. 1, 2016. Substitutions are allowed. Refunds issued by check only.

ACE Exhibitor Checklist & Important Info

  • Update your ATTENDEE list, if necessary. Two attendees per booth included in registration, additional exhibitor attendees $25 per person. Email registrant names to
  • Examine EXHIBITOR KIT from Carolina Tradeshow Decorators (CTD) for booth necessities; commonly order items include electricity, tables, trash cans & cleaning service. Please note: Electrical Orders done through CTD, see Exhibitor Kit for details.

Electrical Orders: September 30, 2016
Discounted Furniture:
September 30, 2016
Advance Shipping: October 12, 2016
First Day for On-site-Shipping: October 13, 2016

  • MOVE-IN schedule: 3pm-10pm on 10/13 and 8am-12pm on 10/14. As you UNLOAD and RELOAD products from your vehicle, you must do so immediately. Move your vehicle promptly as others are waiting for their turn
  • Products that can be donated to the FOOD BANK at the end of the show must delivered to the show office in the ACE Office (Harrow Room) between 2pm – 4pm on Saturday, Oct. 15th

Remember to DECORATE your booth using our Hollywood "Let Your Star Shine" theme.


ACE Press Release Announces 2016 Theme
“Let Your Star Shine at ACE 2016”

January 21, 2016
Cary, NC
As the 2016 ACE Planning Committee continues its work for next year’s exposition, the theme has been selected - “Let Your Star Shine at ACE 2016”. Hollywood glam, movie and television – both old and new - will inspire exhibitors and attendees alike so put on your top hat and think about how to make this theme come alive!

Open now is the Early Bird booth sales offering for ACE 2016 that will continue until January 29th. Exhibitor presales have come in quickly and in large numbers! After that date, the remaining space will be released for sale to other exhibitors. Operator registration has not yet begun, but dates will be announced soon. ACE 2016 will once again be held at the Embassy Suites Kingston Plantation in Myrtle Beach, SC; the show dates are October 13-15, 2016.

The operator and exhibitor surveys for ACE 2015 Oktoberfest continue to rave about the show’s new look, hotel venue, education and networking opportunities. ACE 2015 attendees said “The venue and show set up was perfect – education, exhibits and social activities were excellent” and “ACE 2016 will push the limits to offer even higher quality than you bragged about last year”! ACE 2015’s “energy and enthusiasm at the show” will be magnified with the exciting Hollywood theme so start planning and SAVE THE DATE!

Click here for Press Release



ACE Oktoberfest Held Oct 8-10th

Where the Vending Industry Meets on the East Coast
October 16, 2015
Contact: Beth Bowen, ACE Show Director,

ACE 2015 Oktoberfest – Operator Attendance Up for Fifth Year in a Row!
Most Exhibitor Companies in Several Years

MYRTLE BEACH, SC - The Embassy Suites at Kingston Plantation was the chosen venue for the 61st 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. The theme: “ACE 2015 Oktoberfest” was evident all
around the show. The exhibit hall SOLD OUT nearly four months prior to the show and planners added Phases 2, 3,
4 and 5 to accommodate the growing demand. Participants from 20 states and Canada took part in this three-day
convention that is the largest show of its kind on the East Coast. For the FIFTH year in a row, ACE attendance
grew! ACE attendance has grown each year since 2011 and 2015 is no exception. More Operators attended ACE
2015 Oktoberfest and Booth sales grew 10% over last year!

Click Here for the Full ACE 2015 Press Release


ACE 2016 - October 13-15th, 2015 at the Kingston Myrtle Beach, SC!






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October 13-15, 2016
Embassy Suites Kingston Plantation
Myrtle Beach, SC

Hotel Details:

Embassy Suites Hotel at Kingston Plantation
9800 Queensway Boulevard
Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
Room Reservations:
Cutoff Date: Sept. 11th, 2016
Online Reservations

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EXHIBITOR Registration

Exhibitor New Product Showcase

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OPERATOR Registration

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