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July 15, 2017 8:00 AM to July 19, 2017 12:00 PM
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Marriott Marquis, Houston Texas


 Get Ready for Houston – The City With No Limits

The National Association for Catering and Events (NACE) Experience Conference, taking place at the brand-new Marriott Marquis Houston, July 16-19, 2017, is the only major industry conference that serves everyone in the catering and events industry. This four-day event will certainly not disappoint with world-class speakers, innovative designs, and the latest and greatest in culinary arts. Experience is more than professional development and networking, it’s also the place to celebrate your creativity and passion and discuss critical issues affecting the industry. 



Triangle Chapter Member Only Scholarship Opportunity
Your Triangle Chapter will be awarding Two Members in good standing Full Tuition Scholarships to the 2017 NACE Experience! Conference. 
Valued at $1,345 each!

Applications Due May 2nd at 5:00PM.
Must be present at May 9th 2017 Chapter Meeting to be awarded Scholarship. 

Learn More and Apply Via This Link!

 Additional scholarship opportunities through the Foundation of NACE


Register now for the NACE Experience Conference, taking place at the Marriott Marquis Houston, July 16-19, 2017.

Education is Key, Achieve the CPCE!
Establish yourself as a successful and sophisticated professional at the Experience Conference. Take the CPCE exam on Sunday, July 16. Submit your application and documentation by June 17 for consideration for the exam. Visit for more information.
Prepare for the exam with the CPCE Fast Track on July 15, 2017.
Thinking of taking the exam after the conference? Education sessions attended at the Experience Conference count as contact hours towards your CPCE application.

Registration is now open/Early bird registration deadline is May 19/Last day to register online
June 30. 
Showcase your company and exhibit at the Marketplace Expo

Group Registration
If three (3) or more people are registering together, you will receive $100 off the all-inclusive package for each person. This discount applies whether you register before or after May 19. If you register before the early bird deadline, you will receive the group registration discount and the early bird discount.
These discounts apply to any group of three or more people as long as you register together and pay together. The group can be a mix of non-members, student members, young professional members, and professional members. If you have questions, email to register your group.

Hotel Accommodations
Reserve your room for only $199 a night, plus 17% tax, at the Marriott Marquis Houston. There are no resort fees. Book online today. Don't delay! Reservations must be made by Wednesday, June 21, 2017.

Conference Attire
Daytime meetings: Business Casual
Opening Reception: Reception
Foundation Event Fundraiser: Themed attire
Awards Gala: Semi-formal

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