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Industry Update Luncheons

Keeping You Connected and Informed
In 2015, NACS President and CEO Henry Armour will share and discuss insights, issues and opportunities that are relevant to convenience and fuel industry retailers and suppliers at 16 Industry Update Luncheons around the country. And, you’re invited to attend.

An Event That Can Position Your Company for the Future
NACS Industry Update Luncheons bring together regional convenience and fuel retail and supplier leaders for a unique experience where they connect, exchange ideas and hear industry performance trends and metrics in a casual setting.

By attending, you’ll gain insight and knowledge on:

  • NACS State of the Industry Report data relevant to your region and state
  • Important legislative and regulatory issues facing the industry and how NACS is advocating on your behalf
  • Timely and topical initiatives, including nutrition and anti-obesity campaigns, motor fuels, tobacco regulations, card swipe fees and mobile commerce

To learn more, watch a short video or view photos from last year’s highly successful and often sold-out luncheon events.

What to Expect
At each Industry Update Luncheon, guests will enjoy casual networking time, followed by a seated lunch including a 60-75 minute interactive presentation and discussion delivered by NACS President and CEO, Henry Armour. Be sure to bring your questions!

A sample luncheon schedule is provided below:

11:00 am - 11:45 am     Check in & Networking
11:45 am - 12:15 pm     Lunch & Networking
12:15 pm -   2:00 pm     Presentation
  2:00 pm -   2:30 pm     Open Forum

Since the program's inception in 2007, IULs have been held in 75 host cities in 45 host states. In fact, more than 5,300 individuals representing 49 states have attended these popular luncheons, including these 2014 attendees.

How Do I Attend?
There is no cost to attend and no advance preparation is required. Simply sign up for the city and date you would like to attend when registration becomes available (usually 2 months prior to each luncheon). This event is open to all retailers, regardless of their NACS membership status. NACS Hunter Club member companies can send up to two individuals per event as space allows. For questions regarding Hunter Club member participation, please contact Molly Plummer. Due to the popularity of the events and the possibility of a wait list situation, NACS reserves the right to select participants from registration forms once received.


 See What It’s All About


Keeping You Connected and Informed
Watch our short video to learn more about NACS Industry Update Luncheons.


 Select Your City


Please select the city you would like to attend. Retailer registration becomes available approximately 2 months prior to each scheduled luncheon. Events shown in red are now full or closed. Hunter Club members please contact Molly Plummer for separate registration instructions.

Sacramento, CA - 1/21

  Seattle, WA - 4/9

Costa Mesa, CA - 1/23

  Cincinnati, OH - 4/17

Baton Rouge, LA - 1/27

  Chicago, IL - 4/21

Bir​mingham, AL - 1/29

  Minneapolis, MN - 5/12

Charlotte, NC - 2/3

  Novi, MI - 5/14

Miami, FL - 2/5

  Hartford, CT - 5/19

Dallas, TX - 4/2

  Long Island, NY - 5/20

Salt Lake City, UT - 4/7

  Houston, TX - 5/26


 What Attendees Are Saying


​“I attend the NACS Industry Update Luncheon because it's where I can hear from Hank Armour first hand on what's going on in Congress that may affect the convenience and fuel retail industry, and how I can help by supporting NACS.”

-- Eric Gagnon
Chevron Corporation


“In an ongoing effort provide members knowledge and guidance, the NACS Industry Luncheons, led by Hank Armour, highlight current metrics as well as industry trends.  Additionally, Hank will provide the current status on issues challenging the industry and provide ideas how to avoid, help or stop these unfair best practices from affecting your business.  Please attend a luncheon in a city near you.”

-- Brad Heetland
Core-Mark International, Inc.

 Contact Information


Contact Retail Membership Manager Jenn Smith with questions or to RSVP.

Do you want NACS to schedule an Industry Update Lunch in your city? For consideration, please contact NACS Retail Membership Manager Jenn Smith.