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Sunday Funday at the Upcoming NACS Show

From the must-attend educational sessions to an exciting new networking event, reserve your space today at next month’s NACS Show.
September 9, 2013

​ALEXANDRIA, Va. – If you think you’ve seen it all at the NACS Show, think again.

This year’s event — October 12-15 in Atlanta — is guaranteed to deliver on great ideas, new products for your customers, and all-star lineup of speakers and innovators ready to share with your their expertise and knowledge.

If your company is foodservice-focused and itching for more information on branding, trends and nutrition, here’s an educational session you don’t want to miss: 

Sunday’s “Future of Brands in Foodservice” session offers insights from Kat Cole, the President of Cinnabon Inc., who will share how successful brands make an effort to identify consumer needs, wants and trends, and what it takes to build one of the world’s greatest food brands. 

Cole will also talk with attendees about how a prominent brand such as Cinnabon is finding growth by stepping out of its traditional business model to “be where the guest is.” Cinnabon’s ability to succeed — despite the ever-increasing consumer awareness of calorie counts — is a great example of strong differentiation, an organization’s belief in its products and its relevance to the consumer, as well as a brand’s expansion through non-traditional partnerships. 

If technology is more your speed, Sunday’s “Big Data Is Huge” session will focus on how retailers can leverage huge pools of data to analyze and build their marketing and merchandising strategies, and use Big Data for pricing, capital expenditure and operation decisions. Speakers include experts/techies from The Pantry, Mid-Atlantic Convenience Stores and Applied Predictive Technologies.

Sunday Funday is also the final day of exclusive Cool New Products Preview Room hours for retailers, wholesalers and distributors only, which gives you a sneak peek at the “next big thing” for your stores.

And it’s also the day 392,000 net square feet of expo opens up its doors at 11:30 am — wear comfortable shoes!

Once you’ve covered all the ground you can cover in a day, stick around for pre-dinner networking and fun at our NACS Show Tailgate Party in the Hall C Lobby, featuring themed décor and events around Sunday’s NFL games. Flat-screen televisions with the top games of the week — plus the NFL Network for fantasy sports enthusiasts — will be playing. Enjoy an open bar and an opportunity to meet with colleagues and new acquaintances. As an added benefit, visit the Atlanta dinner concierge station for dinner recommendations and reservations. Staffed by Atlanta experts, it will be easy to make plans for your preferred dinner spot.

There’s an incredible amount of learnings, networking and new products available to you on Sunday, October 13 at the NACS Show — and if you haven’t registered yet, do so today. See you in Atlanta!