Save the Date: April 2-4, 2019
Location: Hyatt Regency O'Hare, Chicago, IL
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One of the best ways to gain a competitive advantage is by using data to guide the direction of your business. Informed decisions can help you improve product offerings, retain customers, reduce costs and gain operational improvements to drive growth.
With nearly 50 years of convenience industry data, analysis and strategic insights behind it, the NACS State of the Industry (SOI) Summit provides the data-powered answers you need to help set the course forward for your business. Each spring, we bring together business professors, economists and top-performing c-store retailers to help break down the latest consumer, financial and operational data across the convenience channel—live from the stage. Held over two, fast-paced days, this annual benchmarking conference is the only event where convenience retailers gain access to the newest metrics—as well as industry trends, opportunities and ‘watch-outs’—in essential topic areas such as finance, labor, store operations, merchandising and fuel sales.
Here’s a Look at the 2018 Summit
For any questions or to request more information, please contact:
Retail Attendee Inquiries
Amy Ashley-Burke, CMP
Director, Meetings and Convention Services
Supplier Attendee Inquiries
New Business Development Manager, Winsight Media
Below is a preliminary schedule of events for the 2019 NACS State of the Industry Summit and subject to change without notice. Please check back over the next few weeks for agenda updates for the 2019 NACS State of the Industry Summit.
Tuesday, April 2
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Cool New Products Showcase
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
NACSPAC Lounge – After Hours
Wednesday, April 3
7:00 am - 5:30 pm
7:00 am - 6:30 pm
Cool New Products Showcase Open
7:15 am - 8:15 am
8:30 am – 12:00 pm
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
1:15 pm – 5:00 pm
General Session (continued)
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
9:00 pm – 12:00 am
NACSPAC Lounge – After Hours (open)
Thursday, April 4
7:00 am - 11:30 am
7:00 am - 10:00 am
7:15 am – 8:15 am
8:30 am – 11:30 am
Registration for the 2019 NACS State of the Industry Summit is open to NACS retail members and NACS supplier members. If you are unsure about the status of your membership with NACS, or would like to learn more about how you can participate in the event, please contact:
Director, Retail Membership
RETAILER - REGISTER NOW
Membership Manager, Supplier Relations
SUPPLIER - REGISTER NOW
2019 Speakers will be announced over the coming months. Click here to see the 2018 agenda and speakers.
Watch this video to hear directly from past attendees about their experience at NACS State of the Industry Summit.
Conveniently located less than 3 miles from Chicago O'Hare International Airport, the Hyatt Regency O'Hare Hotel serves as the location for the 2019 NACS State of the Industry Summit. For room reservations, visit 2019 NACS State of the Industry Summit. Reservation deadline is March 15, 2019 to receive the NACS group rate of $199 plus tax, per room per night. All rooms are based on availability and are not guaranteed. Remember to book early! The hotel offers complimentary airport shuttle service to and from the O'Hare Airport & hotel.
Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD)
Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW)
Directions to SOI Summit Host-Hotel:
From Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD)
*Enjoy complimentary airport shuttle service to and from the O’Hare Airport and Hyatt Regency O’Hare.
From Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW)
April weather in the Chicago area is typically pleasant, with average temperatures in the low to mid-50s, but the meeting rooms may get chilly so bring layers, just in case.
Introducing Cool New Products at the State of the Industry Summit
NACS is pleased to announce Cool New Products at the NACS State of the Industry Summit! Introduce your newest product innovations to decision makers at the top retailers in the industry.
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