Product Development Advisory Committee

Do you want the opportunity to discuss your current or future products? Are you looking for feedback on your items? Now you have that opportunity!! The NACC has created a Vendor Product Development Advisory Committee (VPDA committee) made up of 16-20 members of the NACC to provide valuable feedback for the NACC industry members.

The format for the vendor product development advisory committee meeting is as follows:

  • We will invite eight NACC vendors to present their products. 
  • Each Vendor will present for 20 minutes and have 10 minutes for questions and answers. 
  • At the conclusion of the 30 minutes the next vendor will have 10 minutes to setup their products and have the same 30 minutes. 
  • So on for the third and fourth vendors.
  • At the conclusion of the fourth vendor the committee members and vendors will meet for lunch.
  • After lunch we will continue with four additional vendors present with the same 30 minute format.
  • At the conclusion of the day we will have a short break and then dinner will be available for all the school members and vendors that participated in the Vendor Product Development Advisory Committee meeting

It is the intent of the NACC to provide the Vendors with insightful feedback and/or information that their company can use to further develop their product or find out what is needed or wanted in the concession industry.

The NACC does not endorse or promote vendor products.   University committee members showing interest in presented products will in no way be construed as an intent or obligation by their company or university to purchase presented or discussed products.

The University committee members are not compensated in any way by the vendors or the NACC and all travel expenses are the responsibility of the University they represent.

The following school members could be serving on this year’s committee:

Dave Bullock - Univ. Maryland Chris Lauber – RE Arena
Heather Miranti - S. Illimois Univ. Theresa Traulsen - NACC
John Gibson – Univ. North Texas

Alex Terranova– Michigan State Univ

Larry Jones – Univ. Arizona Shawn Corr - UNLV
Mike Hayton – Wash. State Univ. Jed Prettyman – Utah State
Hillary Denham – Univ. Maryland Chuck Aldridge –Univ. Maryland
Kathryne O’Connell – Univ. New Hampshire Angela Peterson – N.C. AT&T State


The NACC VPDA committee meeting is planned for Monday, June 11, 2018 at 10:00am – 5:00pm in a meeting room at the University of Arizona, with dinner to follow.

There are only eight spots available for vendors, spots will be filled on a first come basis.  Please note that your company must be a participant in the NACC vendor trade show to be eligible to participate in the VPDA committee meeting.

The cost for this great chance to present your product and eat two meals with committee members is $750.00. If you are interested please contact Theresa Traulsen.

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