Conventions - October 2007

NACS Show 2007

The 2007 National Association of Convenience Stores’ (NACS) Show will be held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta Georgia. The event is scheduled to run from Tuesday, November 6 through Friday November 9. The Petroleum Equipment Institute’s (PEI) convention and the fall meeting of the Petroleum Marketers Association of America (PMAA) will be held in conjunction with the NACS Show.

The Opening General Session on Wednesday, November 7 will feature keynote speaker Archie Manning. The former NFL Pro Bowl quarterback and father of current NFL stars Peyton and Eli, currently serves in public relations and consulting capacities for several local, regional, and national companies.

Thursday, November 8 will once again feature Ideas 2 Go, a fast-paced video presentation highlighting new ideas that are making a difference in retailers’ operations across the country.

Make sure to visit the Cool New Products Preview Room and see the newest products in the industry. For more information on the event call the NACS at (703) 684-3600 or check for all the latest information on the web at www.nacsonline.com.

Tuesday, November 6

7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Cool New Products Preview Room
(exclusive access for retailers,
wholesalers, and distributors)
7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Registration
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Global Forum (separate registration fee)
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Supplier Board Meeting
12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
International Lounge
12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Atlanta Sightseeing Tours
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Workshops
• Healthy for Them;
Good for Your Bottom Line?
• How to Sell Equipment or Services Not for Resale to Convenience Retailers
• Squeaky Clean with Car Washes
• Spokesperson/Media Training for Retailers
• Obtaining the Maximum Return from
In-Store Marketing Activities
• Extreme Store Makeover:
More than a Facelift
• Innovative Recruitment Techniques
5:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
New Member Welcome Reception
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Welcome Reception

Wednesday, November 7

7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Cool New Products Preview Room
(exclusive access for retailers,
wholesalers, and distributors)
7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Registration
7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
International Lounge
7:30 a.m.- 9:00 a.m.
Interfaith Prayer Breakfast
9:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Opening General Session
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Workshops
• Gone Green? A Retailers Guide to Being Environmentally Responsible
• Supervisors at Their Best: Report from the NACS Leadership Challenge class of 2007
• Gateway to the Future of Connectivity
• The Future of Motor Fuels:
Biofuels and Beyond
• Brewing the New Coffee Customer
• Will Your Business Survive a Pandemic?
• Loyalty Lessons Learned: How Your Competitors
and Other Channels are Building Relationships with your Customers
• Global Store Design Innovations
• Global Achievement Award Competition
12:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Expo
12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Cool New Products Preview Room
(open to all attendees)

Thursday, November 8

7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Cool New Products Preview Room
(open to all attendees)
7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Registration
7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
International Lounge
8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Workshops
• Industry Leaders Roundtable, presented by NACS Magazine
• Live Longer, Live Better:
The Ultimate Physical
• Attracting and Retaining the Best
People; Disney Style
• Cyber Marketing:
Way Beyond Your Web Site
• Jobbers Serving Retailers: Components of a Great Business Relationship
9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
CEO Presentation on Retail Business Strategy General Session
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Ideas 2 Go General Session
12:00 p.m.- 5:30 p.m.
Expo
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
International Reception

Friday, November 9

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
Food For Thought
7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Cool New Products Preview Room
(open to all attendees)
7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
International Lounge
7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Registration
8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Workshops
• Attention Independent Operators:
Work Smarter, Not Harder
• How to Survive a DOT Audit
• Proprietary Foodservice for
Small Operators
• Consumer Insights and Analytics:
Traditional vs. Alternative Fuel Channels
• Escucha! Gaining and Keeping the Attention of Hispanic Consumers
• GenderSpeak: Promoting Effective
Workplace Communications Between
Men and Women
9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Expo
1:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Closing General Session
3:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
NACS Board of Directors/Retail
Member Meeting
6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
NACS show 2007 Closing Party and
NACSPAC Live Auction

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