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NACS Global Forum

Date: March 6-10, 2016
Location: Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa

 
 

 About

 

An Exclusive Global Experience That Can Position Your Company for the Future
The NACS Global Forum brings together convenience and fuel retailing leaders from around the world to connect, exchange ideas and see fresh perspectives in a dynamic market each year. The 2016 Forum will be held in the diverse and exciting country of South Africa—beginning in the bustling metropolis of Johannesburg and continuing on to the picturesque, oceanfront city of Cape Town.

Over four days, the program features:

  • Powerful networking and collaboration with global retail leaders including C-Suite executives from North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa.
  • Highly interactive programming including presentations from world-class speakers, roundtable conversations with industry leaders and engaging group discussions on vital industry topics.
  • Unique retail perspectives through case studies that give attendees an inside look at how some of the strongest retailers compete and succeed in their respective markets
  • Local store tours at diverse retail formats that allow retailers to see what’s working in different markets so they can apply new concepts to their stores at home.

What Sets the Conference Apart
Imagine a comfortable setting in a vibrant city for you to connect, learn from and engage with executives just like you. That’s the NACS Global Forum. While there, you’ll also be treated to special activities that you might not experience anywhere else. Past events have featured exclusive access and dinner on the field of the Real Madrid fútbol stadium, a special reception in the Sydney Opera House and other exciting, one-of-a-kind experiences that you can share with fellow industry executives.

Watch our short video to see the NACS Global Forum experience.

5 Great Reasons to Attend the 2016 NACS Global Forum

 
 
 
 

 Agenda

 

The NACS Global Forum will begin Sunday, March 6 in Johannesburg at 12:00pm. On Monday March 7, there is a suggested group flight arriving in Cape Town at 3:10 pm. The program continues in Cape Town until Thursday’s Township Tour. Scroll down to see the full agenda and click 'Show Details & Speakers’ under General Session to see the presentation topic descriptions.

Johannesburg, South Africa


Sunday March 6

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Networking with Light Fare
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm Store Tour Briefing
- Nicholas Scherzer, Director, Insight Research

Prepare for today’s Johannesburg Store Tours with an in-depth preview.

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Store Tours: Johannesburg
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6:00 pm - 7:00 pm General Session: Welcome to and Overview of South Africa in Johannesburg
- Event Moderator: Henry O. Armour, President & CEO, NACS(event moderator)

Discover the vibrant history and culture of Africa, its origins and its future.

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm NACS Global Forum Welcome Reception

Monday March 7

8:30 am - 9:15 am General Session: Retailer Case Study: FreshStop
- Dave Hogg, Director, FreshStop

Hear from FreshStop, a prominent South African retailer about their history, strategy and best-in-class categories and programs.

9:30 am - 11:45 am Store Tours: Johannesburg
Bus tour will terminate at Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport at 11:45 am.

Participants should arrange for their air travel to Cape Town that afternoon. Suggested group flight: South African Airways flight #337 at 1:00pm to Cape Town arriving at 3:10pm.


Cape Town, South Africa


Monday, March 7

5:30 pm - 7:15 pm General Session
• Welcome to the NACS Global Forum
• Economic & Political Overview of Africa
• South Africa Market Overview
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7:45 pm - 10:00 pm NACS Global Forum Welcome Reception and Dinner Co-hosted by Gilbarco Veeder-Root

Tuesday March 8

9:00 am - 12:45 pm General Session
• Prospering in Foodservice
• Positioning Towards a Healthier Offer
• Retailer Case Study: Engen Petroleum Ltd.
• The Power of Brands
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12:45 pm - 1:45 pm Lunch
1:45 pm - 5:45 pm General Session
• The Last Mile in Mobile Commerce
• Alternative Franchise Models
• Retail Case Study: Sasol South Africa
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6:30 pm - 7:45 pm Networking Reception

Wednesday March 9

9:00 am - 10:00 am General Session
• Retailer Case Study: RaceTrac Petroleum Inc
• Store tour Briefing
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10:00 am - 1:30 pm Store Tours: Cape Town
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2:00 pm - 5:30 pm General Session
• Navigating the Global Wave of Regulations
• 2016 NACS Global Forum Summary and Learnings
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7:00 pm - 10:00 pm NACS Global Forum Closing Reception and Dinner Co-hosted by Philip Morris International

Thursday March 10

8:00 am - 10:00 am NACS International Committee Meeting (members only)
10:00 am - 3:15 pm Off the Beaten Path Excursion (additional fee)
Township Tour
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 Registration

 

​Registration for the NACS Global Forum is open to all industry retailers and association executives. Supplier attendance is limited to members of the NACS Global Supplier Council (GSC). GSC members can contact mdanzig@nacsonline.com for information on registration.

For more information, or if you have any questions, please contact Regina Sheehan, NACS Director, Convention Operations.

Pricing
Full Package
Member: $2,295
Nonmember:$2,695
For complete pricing details, click here.

 

 Hotel/Travel

 

The NACS Global Forum will take place in Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa at the following hotels.

Johannesburg March 6-7
Southern Sun O.R. Tambo International Airport
Deluxe Room – Single/Double Occupancy:
Rand 1,325 + 1% Tourism Levy per night (includes complimentary breakfast)

Cape Town March 7-10
Westin Cape Town
Deluxe Room – Single Occupancy:
Rand 4,000 per night (includes complimentary breakfast and tax)
Deluxe Room – Double Occupancy:
Rand 4,300 per night (includes complimentary breakfast and tax)

*Visit www.xe.com for the latest exchange rate information.

Hotel accommodations will be made through NACS during the registration process.

Know Before You Go
For attendees, we’ve created a comprehensive know before you go sheet containing all of the helpful travel information you need for your 2016 NACS Global Forum trip.

For other practical information and travel tips when visiting South Africa, check out the following sites.

South Africa Visitor’s Guide

Lonely Planet

 
 
 
 

 Speakers

 

Henry O. Armour
President & CEO | NACS

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Adam Brumberg
Deputy Director, Cornell Food and Brands Lab | Cornell University

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Emilio Carbone
Global Director for Sales, In Home | Anheuser-Busch InBev

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Mohamed Carrim
General Manager, Retail and Property | Sasol South Africa

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David Coleman
Vice President, Public Affairs Europe | Mars Incorporated

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Jeronimo Jose Merlo Dos Santos
Retail & Marketing Director | Ipiranga Productos de Petroleo S/A

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J. Gilmore
Vice President | RaceWay

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Dave Hogg
Director | FreshStop

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Markus Laenzlinger
CEO | Migrolino AG

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J.P. Landman
Political & Trend Analyst

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Gavin Lottering
Regional Vice President of Sales for Africa | Kalibrate

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Patricia Boke Mahlangu
Retail Convenience Manager | Engen Petroleum Limited

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Bakang Moeketsi
National Director | South African Petroleum Retailers Association (SAPRA)

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Magnar Mokkelgard
Vice President | Reitan Convenience AS

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Andreas Nagel
Global Convenience Retail Business and Alliance Development | Shell International Petrolem Company Limited

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Robby Posener
Vice President of Marketing, Merchandise, Design & Construction| RaceTrac Petroleum Inc

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Neetesh Ramjee
Director of Corporate Affairs for Southern Africa | Philip Morris International

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Nicholas Scherzer
Director | Insight

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Prahar Shah
Head of Business Development | DoorDash

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Reggie Sibiya
CEO | Fuel Retailers Association of Southern Africa (FRA)

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Darren Tristano
President | Technomic Inc

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 Previous Forums

 

For over ten years, the NACS Global Forum has brought together hundreds of c-store executives from all over the world to explore the convenience and fuel retailing industry in unique and diverse markets. Along the way, the Forum has visited a wide range of vibrant destinations, including Australia, Canada, Brazil, and most recently in 2015, the Forum was held in Singapore.

To learn about the attendee experience at the 2015 NACS Global Forum in Singapore, you can check out the NACS Magazine article

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