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Industry Update Luncheons

Keeping You Connected and Informed
NACS President and CEO Henry Armour hosts industry update luncheons in various cities around the country to share and discuss insights, issues and opportunities that are relevant to convenience and fuel industry retailers and suppliers*.

Since the program's inception in 2007, IULs have been held in 75 host cities in 45 host states. In fact, more than 5,300 individuals representing 49 states have attended these popular luncheons, including these 2014 attendees

Join us to hear about:

  • Industry performance trends, spotlighting NACS State of the Industry Report data;
  • Important legislative and regulatory issues facing convenience and fuel retailing and NACS efforts to advocate on behalf of our industry; and
  • Real-time initiatives that NACS feels are currently the most topical for retailers, including nutrition and anti-obesity campaigns, motor fuels, tobacco regulations, card swipe fees and mobile commerce.

With Industry Update Luncheons, it's easy to stay informed. Watch the video or view photos from the latest industry update luncheons.

There is no cost to attend and no advance preparation is required. We simply ask that you let us know that you'll be joining us. Join us to learn more about our industry and how you can make an impact.  

* We ask that suppliers limit attendance to two people per venue.

 See What It’s All About


Industry Update Luncheon (3:13)
NACS President and CEO Hank Armour shares the importance of Industry Update Luncheons.


 Upcoming 2015 Cities

Sacramento, CA - 1/21 Salt Lake City, UT - 4/7
Costa Mesa, CA - 1/23           Seattle, WA - 4/9
Baton Rouge, LA - 1/27 Cincinnati, OH - 4/17
Birmingham, AL - 1/29 Chicago, IL - 4/21
Charlotte, NC - 2/3 Minneapolis, MN - 5/12
Miami, FL - 2/5 Novi, MI - 5/14
Houston, TX - 2/24 Hartford, CT - 5/19
Dallas, TX - 2/26 Long Island, NY - 5/20

 What Attendees Are Saying


​“I attend the NACS Industry Update Luncheon because it's where I can hear from Hank Armour first hand on what's going on in Congress that may affect the convenience and fuel retail industry, and how I can help by supporting NACS.”

-- Eric Gagnon
Chevron Corporation


“In an ongoing effort provide members knowledge and guidance, the NACS Industry Luncheons, led by Hank Armour, highlight current metrics as well as industry trends.  Additionally, Hank will provide the current status on issues challenging the industry and provide ideas how to avoid, help or stop these unfair best practices from affecting your business.  Please attend a luncheon in a city near you.”

-- Brad Heetland
Core-Mark International, Inc.

 Contact Information


Contact NACS Education & Programming Director Carolyn Schnare with questions or to RSVP.

Do you want NACS to schedule an Industry Update Lunch in your city? For consideration, please contact NACS Education & Programming Director Carolyn Schnare.