The ANFP Annual Conference & Expo (ACE) is the premier conference for foodservice professionals. ACE is designed for CDMs, ANFP leaders, industry stakeholders and corporate partners.

Spend four engaging and motivational days participating in education sessions, networking events, and the can't-miss expo featuring more than 60 exhibitors.

Make plans now to attend the conference that 98% of last year's attendees indicated that they would recommend to a colleague!


5 Reasons to Attend ANFP’s 2018 Annual Conference & Expo (ACE)

1. Learn to Tackle Your Biggest Foodservice Challenges

What are the biggest demands in your position? Is it survey readiness, regulations, patient satisfaction? The 2018 ANFP Annual Conference & Expo has education sessions that are primed at helping foodservice professionals tackle their most glaring obstacles. Do you have goals in your personal career? ACE also focuses on helping you become a more confident leader. The upcoming conference has sessions on leadership, communication, staff management, and workplace motivation.

2. Gain Continuing Education to Nurture Your Career

To maintain the Certified Dietary Manager (CDM, CFPP) credential, you must earn 45 hours of continuing education (CE) every 3 years. At least 9 of your continuing education hours must be in sanitation and food safety. Attending ACE gives you the opportunity to earn up to 20 CE hours! Foodservice is an ever-evolving industry, and education plays a primary role in helping you stay up-to-date with the latest technology and trends.

3. Expand Your Connections with Expo Vendors

The Expo at ACE hosts 50+ exhibitors that cover the full spectrum of foodservice opportunities. The Expo Hall will be full of innovative products and services. You will have the opportunity to sample, test, and evaluate the latest technology in foodservice. Whether you are happy with your current vendors, or are interested in seeing what other opportunities are available, the Expo is the perfect event to meet face-to-face with the companies whose products and services you may use every day!

4. Gather Knowledge to Implement and Impress

To attend ACE, your supervisor may prefer a written request for your professional development. We took care of that for you with our Letter to Your Supervisor template. Simply fill in all applicable information including your supervisor name and the education sessions that you circled in part 1. Feel free to customize and edit this document to your specific preference, but this should serve as a place to start! Additionally, the ACE program book provides note pages for you to jot down what you learned throughout the conference. Be sure to bring these notes back with you to share with your team!

Letter to my Supervisor

5. Benefit from Early, Discounted Registration

Get approval early and you can save on registration fees! If you register before the priority deadline, the event registration price will drop by 20%! If you secure your hotel reservation by May 21, 2018, you will also receive the special conference pricing of only $169 per night. ANFP will offer two tickets to SeaWorld for one lucky ACE attendee that registers before the early bird deadline.



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