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NACS State of the Industry Summit

Date: April 11-13, 2016
Location: Hyatt Regency O'Hare, Chicago, IL

 

 About

 

Many consider it the industry’s crystal ball.
The NACS State of the Industry Summit (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’s already made plans to join us this year.

What will this year’s numbers reveal about your business?
Last year, the c-store industry hit all-time highs in almost every sales category. So what was the secret to our industry’s success, and are we headed for disruption or more of the same? Check out NACS Magazine’s post-SOI Summit wrap-up article, here, and save yourself a spot at this year’s event to see how the latest data could impact your business.

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

Retail Attendee Inquiries
Amy Ashley-Burke, CMP

Director of Meetings & Convention Services, NACS
aburke@nacsonline.com
(703) 518-4239

Supplier Attendee Inquiries
Michael Marino

New Business Development Manager, Winsight Media
mmarino@winsightmedia.com
(630) 528-9246

See What the SOI Summit Is All About

 
 

 Agenda

 

​This year’s NACS State of the Industry Summit (SOI Summit) will take place April 11-13 in Chicago.

Our research team is working with top performing retailers, business experts and economists to develop a brand new program with the latest convenience channel data and game-changing insights. Please check back often for the most up-to-date information in the weeks leading up to the SOI Summit.

A tentative schedule is listed below (as of January 29, 2016).

Monday, April 11, 2016
4:30 pm – 7:30 pm Onsite Registration Open
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Evening Networking Reception
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
7:15 am – 8:15 am Networking Breakfast
7:30 am – 5:30 pm Onsite Registration Open
8:30 am – 12:00 pm

General Session
Liftoff – Now What?  An Update on the Economy
Speaker: David M. Nelson, Ph.D., Professor of Economics at Western Washington University and Founder and President of Finance & Resource Management Consultants, Inc.

Shopper & Format Trends
Exploring new best practices in the c-store industry as well as any innovations that could crossover into a convenience store
▪ Speaker: Todd Hale, Consultant, Nielsen

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Networking Lunch
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm General Session (continued)
3:15 pm – 4:00 pm Regional State of the Industry Data Breakout Sessions *New for 2016*
4:15 pm – 5:15 pm

General Session (continued)
Transcendent Trends Reshaping the Future of Convenience and Fuel Retailing
Find out what’s coming in convenience retail and learn about specific action steps you and your organization can take to achieve greater success in 2020 and beyond. 
Speaker: John Martin, CEO, GenerationsMatter

5:15 pm – 6:15 pm Evening Networking Reception
Wednesday, April 13
7:30 am – 12:00 pm Onsite Registration Open
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

General Session
Energy Pricing
An examination of petroleum markets in the United States and politics with 2016 being a presidential election year
▪ Speaker: Kevin Book, Co-founder and Managing Director, ClearView Energy Partners, LLC.

12:00 pm Adjourn
 

 Registration

 

Registration for the 2016 NACS State of the Industry Summit is open to NACS retail members and NACS supplier members. If you are unsure about the status of your membership with NACS, or would like to learn more about how you can participate in the event, please contact:

Pamm Chaney
Director, Retail Membership
(703) 518-4244

Nicole Walbe
Membership Manager, Supplier Relations
(703) 518-4229

 

Powerful Insights, Powerful Connections: Check out the growing list of retailers who are planning to join us at this year’s SOI Summit.

 

 HOTEL & TRAVEL

 

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 is the host location for the 2016 NACS State of the Industry Summit (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 Hyatt Regency O'Hare Hotel Reservations and click on “Make a Reservation.” Reservations must be made by March 25, 2016.

*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 in advance. 

 

Chicago Travel

Airports:
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)

Weather:
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.

 

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