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June 13-16, 2016
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Las Vegas, NV
June 13-16, 2016


Alexis Park All Suites Resort

The Alexis Park All Suite Resort was the first non-gaming resort property in Las Vegas. With a long history of boutique experiences and guests, the hotel has been providing quality hotel service and hosting events in Las Vegas for several decades. Guests may stroll beautifully landscaped gardens to access a variety of relaxing and stylish choices in accommodations and enjoy live entertainment in our lounge. Boasting 10 uniquely different floor plans and guest amenities to suit a variety of hotel stays, our guests can count on a comfortable and memorable Alexis Park Hotel experience. All of our Las Vegas hotel rooms are suites providing guests with spacious accommodations and privacy along with amenities for both Extended Stays and Last minute Getaways alike.

The room rates are: $79 for a single or double, $99 for a triple and $119 for a quad if you book before May 10, 2016 otherwise regular room rates will apply.

Call 702-796-3300 during normal business hours (Las Vegas time) then dial '0' for the hotel. Do NOT talk with the national reservations people. Tell them you are with the National Association of Collegiate Concessionaires and the booking code is: NACC616.

If you have problems booking the room, contact Jeff Carden directly via email at Inform him that you are with the NACC and provide him with the following information: NACC Booking code (NACC616), name for the room reservation, phone number, email address, arrival date and departure date. Jeff will then contact you directly to get your credit card information to hold the reservation.

All Hotel Suites at the Alexis Park Las Vegas include:

  • Two Telephone Lines
  • Wet Bar
  • Refrigerator
  • 32” Flat Screen with Pay Per View Movies
  • WIFI Availability
  • Choice of Queen, King or Two Double Size Beds

A Variety of Upgrades including Two-Story Loft Suites and One-and-Two Bedroom Suites

Exercise Room (Hours: 5:00am to 11:00pm)

All Guests of Alexis Park have access to Free Safe Deposit Boxes




On Tuesday morning June 14th, You’ll see the original water line to Boulder City, dynamite storage bunkers used during construction and get a view of the dam exclusive to the passengers escorted down the Lower Portal Road by Black Canyon River Adventures staff.

Next, board a motorized raft with an experienced tour guide for a guided 30 minute ride on the Colorado River below Hoover Dam that includes unique views of the Dam, the power plant and Black Canyon.

You’ll learn interesting historical facts and get an astounding view of the Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, winner of the 2012 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement (OCEA) Award for superior engineering achievement from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

For more information, visit there website by clicking HERE.

EVENING ACTIVITIES (All members and vendors are encouraged to attend)


This years welcome reception will take place at Las Vegas’s “High Roller”. We will have two “Pods” for our members to take a roll and experience the thrill of this unique view of Las Vegas. The reception and dinner will be held in the adjacent building.


Wednesday’s reception and dinner will be held at Bonnie Springs Western Ranch. They are an authentic western destination venue and the location is absolutely beautiful. Located in the heart of the famous Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.


Thursday’s dinner will be a two hour Dinner Cruise on Lake Mead. For two hours we will have dinner and enjoy the the natural beauty of lake Mead. The tour will take to the backside of Hoover dam. So if you also went on the rafting tour you will have viewed Hoover dam from the water on both sides.

New Member Orientation - Hosted by Hope Kaser, Past President of the NACC, and Theresa Traulsen, Executive Director of the NACC as well as other NACC Board members. This will be an open forum for all members. We encourage all new members to participate and ask any questions they have regarding the NACC organization or about concessions food service in general. The orientation will be held in the hospitality room at the host hotel.


Equipment ROI. Portable carts -vs- stands plus determining if a new piece of equipment can generated increased sales to pay for itself.

Subcontractors -vs- Food Trucks. When should you subcontract a food item and in some cases does it make sense to bring in a Food Truck vendor to help introduce new products.

Digital Menus. Are they worth the cost in time and investment? What does it take to set one up and then how much time does it require to keep it up to date. What do you do when it fails to turn on? Always have a plan ‘B’ in the wings ready to go!

Alcohol. Tracking inventory and trends in working with your alcohol vendors. What equipment can and will they provide.

Spoilage Donation Programs. What are facilities doing now and how are things changing.

NPO’s and Employee recruiting and retaining. What are facilities doing now and what are future plans for keeping training groups and employees from leaving.

Cash Handling and Money Room procedures. It’s always good to review and update your cash handling and money room procedures. Complacency promotes poor procedures.

Online Training for your staff and NPO’s. What is currently being done and what future online training plans do members currently have in the works.

Open Forum - This session will be facilitated by the NACC board - If there is a topic that you would like to discuss with your concession peers, forward the topic to the NACC office via email, fax or phone and we will add it to the open forum session. Email:


Members will have to answer questions about conference sponsors during the trade show. Those members that get all of the questions answered will be entered into a drawing by exchanging their completed answer sheet for a numbered ticket at the end of the trade show.



Back again, the University members will have to locate their number at a Vendors booth. Good luck and good hunting.


The trade show will be held on the Thomas and Mac Center Wednesday June 15 2016 from 10:00AM to 2:00 PM. Because we don’t schedule any other events at this time, vendors will have the undivided attention of the University members. We will be drawing University member names during Wednesday’s reception, for great prizes!

NACC vendor members can advertise your new products on the NACC’s web site’s new products page. This service is included in your membership. Go to to see what other vendor members are promoting.

Cancellation Policy

90 days prior to conference: 75% refund
89-60 days prior to conference: 50% refund
59 days prior to conference: 0% refund

For more information, contact:

Theresa Traulsen
Executive Director
Phone: 206-440-9203 Fax: 206-440-9213

Future Conference Host locations:

Future Locations:

University of North Texas, 2017
University of Arizona, 2018
University of CAL - Berkeley, 2019


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