Regional Insights Highlight NACS SOI Summit | NACS Online – Media – News Archive
Sign In Help

The Association for Convenience & Fuel Retailing

Skip Navigation LinksNACS Online / Media / News Archive

Regional Insights Highlight NACS SOI Summit

Attendees will be able to choose from six focused breakout sessions examining financial, operational and category metrics by region.
February 22, 2017

​ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Building on the momentum from last year, the NACS State of the Industry (SOI) Summit is bringing back the regional breakouts. Join your peers April 4-6 just outside of Chicago and be among the first to find out what the metrics reveal about your business.

SOI Summit attendees will have the option to select from six focused breakout sessions on April 5 that examine financial, operational and category metrics by region. Each session will feature a panel of retailers and suppliers providing powerful insights that are targeted for that region of the country. By expanding the breakouts, NACS will be able to focus on one region per session, and the addition of a second track will enable retailers to view data from regions specific to their store’s portfolio.

Prior to the breakout sessions, SOI Summit attendees will hear from a slate of expert speakers both from within and outside of the industry, including Dr. David Nelson, and RaceTrac Petroleum Inc. President Billy Milam, and, new to the SOI Summit stage, Dr. Oliver Schlake.

Dr. Schlake is a full clinical professor and senior executive teaching fellow at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, a senior business consultant, entrepreneur and researcher. He will focus on what the collision of technology and consumer trends means for convenience retailers, and how to prepare for an uncertain future.

An author and co-author of more than 50 publications on strategic management, scenario planning, product development, future awareness and technology management, Dr. Schlake is sure to bring valuable insights to SOI Summit attendees.

Held over two days, the NACS State of the Industry Summit brings together top-ranked business professors, economists and convenience store retailers to help break down the newest consumer, financial and operational numbers as they relate to your business—all live from the stage. Plan to join your peers at this year’s event and register today.