NACS State of the Industry Summit | NACS Online – Events – State of the Industry Summit
Sign In Help

The Association for Convenience & Fuel Retailing


Skip Navigation LinksNACS Online / Events / State of the Industry Summit

NACS State of the Industry Summit

Save the Date: April 4-6, 2017
Location: Hyatt Regency O'Hare, Chicago, IL

Be the First to Know: Registration is not yet open, but you can sign up under the "registration" tab below to be among the first notified regarding important details for the 2017 NACS State of the Industry Summit.




Many consider it the industry’s crystal ball.
The NACS State of the Industry (SOI) Summit takes the guesswork out of what makes top performers stand above the rest. Held over two days, this annual benchmarking conference is regarded as the authority for data and insights into the fast-paced and constantly changing convenience channel.

This is the only event of the year where retailers gain access to the latest industry trends and metrics in essential topic areas such as finance, store operations, merchandising and fuel sales. The SOI Summit brings together business experts, economists and top performers to help break down the latest data and offer insights into the opportunities and watch-outs for convenience and fuel retailers—live from the stage.

By attending the SOI Summit, you’ll be among the first to:

  • Preview the newest retail data, industry benchmarks and key performance category insights. Gain a fresh perspective on how your business is performing against competitors in your region and the industry as a whole.
  • Learn how top performers stand above the rest. Discover how our industry’s top performers continue to grow their businesses, along with areas to enhance your own company's performance.
  • See how consumers drive the convenience retail model. Grow your sales and strengthen your bottom line using exclusive NACS data on consumer shopping behavior that tracks the path to purchase at U.S. convenience stores. 

See who joined us in 2016.

More Information
For any questions or to request more information, please contact:

Retail Attendee Inquiries
Melody Ain

Meetings & Registration Coordinator, NACS
(703) 518-4266

Supplier Attendee Inquiries
Michael Marino

New Business Development Manager, Winsight Media
(312) 940-1961

See What the SOI Summit Is All About




​Next year’s NACS State of the Industry (SOI) Summit will take place April 4-6 in Rosemont, Illinois at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare Hotel.

Over the coming months, our research team will be working with top performing retailers, business experts and economists to develop a brand new program with the newest convenience channel data and game-changing insights. Please check back in the fall for the latest information about the 2017 SOI Summit.




View the 2016 speaker list below and check back in December for 2017 speakers and program information.

Read his bio >>

Read his bio >>

Read his bio >>

Read his bio >>

Read his bio >>

Read his bio >>

Read his bio >>

Read his bio >>

Read his bio >>

Read his bio >>

Read his bio >>




First Name
Last Name
Please enter the characters displayed in the image.



Hyatt Regency O’Hare
9300 Bryn Mawr Avenue
Rosemont, Illinois, USA, 60018

Hotel Reservations
Conveniently located less than 3 miles from Chicago O’Hare International Airport, the Hyatt Regency O'Hare hotel will once again serve as the host location for the 2017 NACS State of the Industry (SOI) Summit. Complimentary airport shuttle service is available to and from the O’Hare Airport and hotel.

NACS has negotiated a discounted hotel rate of $189 plus tax per room, per night* for SOI Summit attendees. To secure your room and take advantage of this reduced rate, visit 2017 NACS State of the Industry Summit - Hotel Reservations and click on the purple “make a reservation” button. Reservations must be made by March 17, 2017

*Remember to book early: All rooms are based on availability and are not guaranteed. Please book your room early as room blocks have historically sold-out weeks before the event. 


Chicago Travel

Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD)
Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW)

Directions to SOI Summit Host-Hotel:
From Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD)
*Enjoy complimentary airport shuttle service to and from the O’Hare Airport and Hyatt Regency O’Hare. 
                   From Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW)

April weather in the Chicago area is typically pleasant, with average temperatures in the low to mid-50s, but the meeting rooms may get chilly so bring layers, just in case.



  • 1 of 35
  • 2 of 35
  • 3 of 35
  • 4 of 35
  • 5 of 35
  • 6 of 35
  • 7 of 35
  • 8 of 35
  • 9 of 35
  • 10 of 35
  • 11 of 35
  • 12 of 35
  • 13 of 35
  • 14 of 35
  • 15 of 35
  • 16 of 35
  • 17 of 35
  • 18 of 35
  • 19 of 35
  • 20 of 35
  • 21 of 35
  • 22 of 35
  • 23 of 35
  • 24 of 35
  • 25 of 35
  • 26 of 35
  • 27 of 35
  • 28 of 35
  • 29 of 35
  • 30 of 35
  • 31 of 35
  • 32 of 35
  • 33 of 35
  • 34 of 35
  • 35 of 35