ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Registration and housing is now open for the NACS Show, the most comprehensive event for convenience and petroleum retailing professionals. This year€™s NACS Show will take place October 5 to 8 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.
Full registration, which includes admission to the general sessions, workshops, expo and the Welcome Reception, is $275 for NACS members and $425 for all other attendees. This super-saver rate is available through August 13. Other rates apply for one-day registration or expo-only registration. Exhibitor registration will be available in June.
In addition to online registration, nacsshow.com features the latest information about exhibitors, new products, guest speakers, workshops and networking events.
President George W. Bush has been announced as a closing general session speaker. Additional speaker announcements will be made next week.
NACS and the Petroleum Marketers Association of America (PMAA) will once again extend their strategic alliance around the NACS Show that includes PMAA-branded sessions. The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) and NACS will also continue their strategic alliance for a combined Show, which was introduced in 2002 at the NACS Show in Orlando.
More than 22,500 attendees were at the NACS Show last year €" a 6 percent increase over 2008 attendance. The number of attendees classified as "buyers" (retailers, wholesalers and distributors) jumped 16 percent to reach 8,584, the second-largest total ever for a NACS Show.
Last year€™s NACS Show featured a 350,000-plus net-square-foot exposition with 1,222 exhibiting companies €" including a record 338 new companies, 66 workshops and three days of general sessions.
In February 2010, the NACS Show was again named the top trade show in the United States for "buying power" and second overall for buying plans according to the latest annual report on U.S. trade shows developed by Exhibit Surveys Inc.