As a foodservice professional, you're likely well aware that the industry is constantly changing and evolving. The ANFP Annual Conference & Expo is designed to educate you on the latest trends while also creating an environment where the most passionate individuals in foodservice can gather together and share ideas and make life-long connections. Many ACE attendees leave the conference refreshed, revitalized, and full of information and ideas that can be implemented at their facility immediately upon return.

But,  for any of this to be possible, you first need to convince your supervisor that it's an investment worth exploring. Below you will find the top five reasons your supervisor needs to send you to this year's ACE!


Review the ACE Educational Sessions

What are the biggest challenges in your position? Is it survey readiness? Regulations? Patient Satisfaction? This year's ACE has over 20 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, and this year's conference has sessions on leadership, communication, staff management, and workplace motivation. Take a look below and circle the top 5-10 sessions that will help you do your job more efficiently and effectively.

ACE Education Sessions


Stress the Importance of Continuing Education

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.


Meet Your Vendors at the Expo

The Expo at ACE hosts 50+ exhibitors covering the full spectrum of foodservice opportunities. The exhibit hall will be full of innovative products and services. You'll be able to sample, test, and evaluate the latest technology in foodservice. Whether you are happy with your current vendors, or interested in seeing what other opportunities are available, the expo is the perfect event to meet face-to-face with the companies who's products and services you may use every day! See a full list of ACE exhibitors below.

Exhibitor List


Fill Out the Letter to your Supervisor

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. Open the Word document below, fill in with all applicable information including your supervisor name as well as the education sessions that you circled in part 1 of this page. Feel free to customize and edit this document to your specific preference, but this should serve as a place to start!

Letter to Supervisor


Sign Up Early & Save $100!

Get approval early and you can save $100 on registration fees if you register before May 9. Registering drops the event registration price from $485 to $385, a 20% savings! If you secure your hotel reservation by May 15, you are locked in to the special conference pricing of $150 per night. 

Already approved? Register today by clicking on the link below!

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