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NACS Show 2018 Preview

09/01/18

The National Association of Convenience Stores’ annual event — the NACS Show — is scheduled to run from Sunday, October 7 through Wednesday, October 10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. It is the convenience and fuel retailing industry’s premier event and attracts more than 23,500 attendees from around the world.

More than 1,200 exhibitors are expected to occupy a tradeshow floor measuring in excess of 410,000 square feet. Attendees will discover thousands of the latest products and services that c-stores sell and use every day. The expo is segmented into six categories: Fuel Equipment & Services, Food Equipment & Foodservice Programs, Candy/Snacks, Facility Development & Store Operations, and Merchandise and Technology.

A must-see feature of the show is the Cool New Products Preview Room, which is loaded with innovations, new products, services, and other growth opportunities. Here, attendees can capture product details and access exhibitor contact information.

The NACS show provides ample learning opportunities. On Sunday alone, there is a choice of three workshops and 22 seminars. Monday offers two workshops and 15 seminars, one of which — scheduled for 8:00 a.m. — is titled: Your Next Big Category: The Carwash. Keeping up with — or, perhaps, getting ahead of — the times, the program includes a 9:15 a.m. presentation called Marijuana: Capitalizing on a Budding Opportunity. On Tuesday, car washers get another mention in one of two small-operator workshops on offer: Growing Your Customer Base — Gasoline, Store, Car Wash Pricing Strategies. There are a further 16 seminars to choose from during the course of the morning.

The NACS Show 2019 will be held October 1-4 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. For more information, please visit www.nacsonline.com.

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS* 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7
7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Registration

10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Cool New Products Preview Room (Retailers Only)

Noon - 3:30 p.m.
Educational Sessions

3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
General Session
• Speaker: Bonin Bough

5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
New Supplier Member Reception

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
NACS Show Kick-Off Party

 

MONDAY, OCTOBER 8
7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Registration

8:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Educational Sessions

8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Cool New Products Preview Room (Retailers Only)

10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
General Session
• Speakers: Joe Sheetz and Scott Stratten

10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
New Exhibitor Area

11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Exhibits Open

11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Cool New Products Preview Room

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9
7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Registration

8:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Educational Sessions

8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Cool New Products Preview Room

10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
General Session
• Speakers: Henry Armour and Ideas 2 Go

10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
New Exhibitor Area

11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Exhibits Open

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10
7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Registration

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
General Session
• Speaker: Mike Rowe

8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Cool New Products Preview Room

9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Exhibits Open

 

* Schedule of events based on information available at press time. Subject to change. For the latest information, visit www.nacsonline.com.



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