Annual Experience Conference


Annual Experience Conference

Time July 14, 2019 9:00 AM EDT - July 17, 2019 12:00 PM EDT
Location Hilton Netherland Plaza Cincinnati, Ohio

Add to Calendar 07/14/2019 9:00 AM 07/17/2019 12:00 PM America/New_York Annual Experience Conference Hilton Netherland Plaza Cincinnati, Ohio

Thrive at #NACEEXP19 with opportunities to explore creative business strategies and fresh ideas brought to you industry leaders, trendsetters and innovators.

The event industry is evolving, and professionals like you need to keep up and seek up to date information, tools and techniques. At #NACEEXP19, you’ll connect with colleagues and share the challenges and successes that are faced every day.


NACE Experience is a must-attend event for catering and event professionals. Whether you’re an on-premise or off-premise caterer, event designer, or creative event partner, you’ll get the knowledge you need to elevate your skills. You don’t want to miss out!

  • Explore culinary and beverage innovations that will your business thrive
  • Learn about the latest in events design, production and more
  • Expand your business management and leadership skills
  • Expand your professional network and make new connections

2018 Conference Highlights

Saturday, July 13

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM     CPCE Fast Track

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM     EIC Sustainability Initiative Sustainable Event Professional Certificate Program

Sunday, July 14

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM  CPCE Exam

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM    Town Hall

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM    Chapter Leaders’ Council Meeting

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM     Networking Roundtables

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM    Opening Reception

Monday, July 15

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM     CPCE Breakfast – Invite Only

9:30 AM – 11:00 AM  #MotivationMonday Experience

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM Educational Breakouts

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM   Culinary Experience

2:15 PM – 3:15 PM    Educational Breakouts

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM    Educational Breakouts

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM     Meet and Greet/Elections

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM    Mix and Mingle with Partners

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM     Foundation of NACE Dine Around

8:30 PM – 11:59 PM   Foundation of NACE Signature Fundraising Event

Tuesday, July 16

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM     Breakfast with Exhibitors

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM  Technology Experience

10:45 AM – 11:45 AM Educational Breakouts

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM    Design Challenge Lunch

1:45 PM – 2:45 PM    Educational Breakouts

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM    Educational Breakouts

6:00 PM – 11:30 PM  NACE One Awards Gala

Wednesday, July 17

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM   Community Service Event – Give Back Project

Book your room today!
NACE has secured a discounted room block at the beautiful Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, please note to receive the discounted rate and NACE benefits you must book through the NACE hotel block.

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
35 West Fifth St.,
Cincinnati, OH, 45202, USA
Rate: $171.00 (single/double) $201.00 (triple) $231.00 (quad)
Tax: 17.5% per night

Reserve your hotel today!

Call In Information: +1 800-445-8667 (please reference NACE for the discounted rate)
The cutoff date for discount: Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Check-in time is 4:00 p.m.
Check-out is at 11:00 a.m.

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact

Q. What are the registration fees for #NACEEXP19?

A. Registration will open soon. To help you begin planning, we have outlined the pricing for you below:

All-Inclusive Early Bird Member Pricing: $1345 Through May6
All-Inclusive Early Bird Non-Member Pricing: $1645 Through May 6

Education Early Bird Member Pricing: $895 Through May 6
Education Early Bird Non-Member Pricing: $1095 Through May 6

You don’t need to be convinced to attend the 2019 NACE Experience Conference, but how about your boss? Attending #NACEEXP19 in Cincinnati, Ohio, July 14-17, 2019 will provide experiential learning, where you will engage in the creative process of catering and events as well as understand the foundations on which the industry operates. But how do you convince your boss to send you? 

We’ve created the Convince Your Boss Toolkit that includes helpful information demonstrating the value of attending Experience Conference to your employer. The toolkit includes:

  • General tips
  • ROI calculation worksheet
  • Value proposition
  • Justification letter for your supervisor

Download the toolkit today.

#1 Reason to Attend
Our conference sessions are led by industry thought leaders showcasing current trends and innovative business strategies.  #NACEEXP19 Learning Tracks:

  • Catering and Beverage Trends
  • Event Design and Production
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Business and Technology
  • Personal Development
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