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NACS Leadership Forum

Save the Date: February 7-9, 2018
Location: Trump National Doral, Miami FL




Industry Leaders Come Together to Shape the Future of Convenience
The NACS Leadership Forum is the premier industry event bringing together senior leaders from both the retailer and supplier sides to strengthen existing relationships, establish new business connections and hear from industry insiders and outside thought leaders about the future of retailing and convenience. 

During the general sessions, industry standouts and subject matter experts engage audiences by sharing unique perspectives on the changing retail landscape and providing insight into how business will shift in the months and years ahead. Smaller breakout sessions give attendees an opportunity to interact and problem solve with both peers and session speakers.

Over the course of the two-and-a-half-day event, retailers have the opportunity to see new products and discuss business opportunities during top-to-top appointments with leading supplier companies.  Several networking sessions are also built into the event, allowing attendees to come together and share resources aimed at solving the day’s most pressing challenges. 

The definition of convenience is changing right before our eyes.  Help shape its future.

This event is by invitation only.

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Below is a schedule of events for the 2018 Leadership Forum: Convenience Reimagined. Check back as we near the event for more details on the sessions and speakers.

Wednesday, February 7
11:00 am – 5:00 pm Registration Opens
1:00 pm – 4:55 pm Top-to-Top Business Appointments (by invitation only)
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Afternoon Networking
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Welcome Receptions
Evening Supplier-Hosted Dinners (by invitation only)
Thursday, February 8
8:00 am – 5:00 pm Registration Open
8:15 am – 9:00 am Networking Breakfast
9:00 am – 10:15 am Kickoff Session
10:15 am – 10:45 am Networking Break
10:45 am – 12:00 pm General Session
​12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ​Lunch
​1:00 pm – 3:15 pm ​Structured Breakout Sessions
​3:30 pm – 4:30 pm ​Afternoon Networking
​3:30 pm – 5:25 pm ​Top-to-Top Business Appointments (by invitation only)
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm NACS Reception
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm ​NACS Dinner
​9:30 pm – 10:30 pm ​NACS After-Dinner Cocktails
Friday, February 9
8:00 am – 11:00 am NACS Hospitality Lounge Open
8:15 am – 9:00 am Networking Breakfast
9:00 am – 11:00 am Closing Session



Retailer attendance is by invitation only. *Invited retailers consist of top executives (CEOs, COOs and Vice Presidents) of successful convenience retailing companies operating 50+ stores throughout the United States, and even a few from around the world. For invited retailers, NACS provides complimentary registration for the 2018 NACS Leadership Forum and a one-night credit (February 7 or 8) at the Trump National Doral Hotel. Invited retailers may also apply for reimbursement of up to $350 for travel and lodging-related expenses. As in previous years, spouses are invited to attend for only $459.

Please contact Allison Dean if you and your company meet the criteria* above and are interested in attending.

The Leadership Forum is open to all NACS Supplier Member Companies. Space is limited, so registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Hunter Club Gold members are eligible to register up to four (4) company representatives, Hunter Club Silver two (2) and Hunter Club Bronze one (1). The registration fee for Hunter Club members is $6,000 per person. Additional Hunter Club company personnel over and above their allotment will be $7,500 per person. NACS reserves the right to limit the number of additional registrations in order to maintain an appropriate balance between retailers and suppliers.

Non-Hunter Club companies are limited to one (1) participant at $10,000.

Please contact Nat Keller for more information. ​




​Trump National Doral, Miami, Florida

For Invited Retail Attendees: Hotel accommodations will be made by NACS as part of your registration process. NACS provides a one-night credit (February 7 or 8) at the Trump National Doral Hotel. Invited retailers may also apply for reimbursement of up to $350 for travel and lodging-related expenses.

Nearby Airports: Ground Transportation to and from the NACS Leadership Forum is on own.
Miami International Airport (MIA) 11 Miles, 20 minutes
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) 25 Miles, 45 Minutes

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