Affinity Benefits:

Did you know you receive various offers just for being a NACE member?

AFR Event Furnishings

BBJ Linen


CORT Event Furnishings


Industry Events 

Hertz Rental Cars 






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Have an idea.....share it!

If you have an idea for a future chapter meeting, program or exciting venue, we'd love to hear from you.  We have a fantastic programs team! You are welcome to send them an email. Please make sure to use the subject line: "Orlando NACE Programs"

Luci Straub, Programs Director – [email protected]

They  would LOVE to hear from you!


Education Opportunities:

We believe everyone should have the opportunity to learn and grow! We are committed to providing our growing industry the education to help guide your career and business to the next level with our expansive programs:

  Experience! Conference and Expo: The finest national showcase of industry trends in catering and event design! Each summer, nationally recognized speakers and catering and event professionals bring the year’s innovations in menu planning, food preparation, entertainment, event planning and décor to the conference. It’s your opportunity to learn new skills, meet and network with colleagues, and gain the experience you need to advance your career. 

 NACE Business Academies Certificate Program: This program provides introductory education on the eight core concepts of the catering and events industry! It is designed for you if you are a student, young professional or experienced professional looking to become more well-rounded or make a career move. You may select to take one course or participate in the full certificate program. Learn more about the Business Academies. All NACE educational opportunities are worth 1 point per hour in the continuing education section of the CPCE application. 

 Certified Professional in Catering and Events (CPCE) Designation: Elevate your career and showcase your expertise in catering and events by achieving the CPCE designation. This prestigious certification is earned by taking a comprehensive exam that covers the core competencies of the industry. A variety of study methods are available for every type of learner. Members receive a special discount on the application fee. Read more on the CPCE page.

  • Establish a nationally recognized standard of competence
  • Promote professional commitment to excellence
  • Endorse active participation in educational offerings that support the continued competency of CPCE
  • Aid employers in identifying qualified personnel
  • Enhance the professional image of industry professionals
  • Provide a sense of personal achievement for the advancement of one’s career


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