Summit Brings Together ‘Disruptors’ to Explore Tomorrow’s Convenience

NACS Convenience Summit Europe includes world-class content delivered live from the stage by top convenience retailers and disruptors.

May 10, 2018

WARSAW and LONDON – What happens in Europe can impact your business wherever you operate in the world. Join top retail industry leaders from around the globe for the NACS Convenience Summit Europe, an intimate view into Europe’s convenience market that offers insight, best practices, interactive store tours, networking and forward-looking ideas for the rest of the globe.

The modular program offers various ‘experience’ packages, meaning you can participate in the portions of the Summit that fit your business needs, in two booming European markets: Warsaw and London. In addition to day-by-day event pricing, registration packages combine events, world-class content delivered live from the stage by top convenience retailers and disruptors, as well as networking and curated activities (e.g., guided interactive store tours) for optimized pricing.

View the program details below and register here

Warsaw, Poland
Warsaw Marriott Hotel

Sunday, June 3, 2018
Getting the Context: Convenience Retail in Poland & Eastern Europe

  • Overview of the Polish/Eastern Europe Market
  • Tell Me More About the Eastern Europe Consumer

Monday, June 4, 2018
Best Practices and Thought Leadership: Case Studies from Poland

  • Retailer Case Study
    • PKN Orlen, Krysztof Lagowski, Executive Director Retail & Wojciech Skoczylas, Director Non-Fuel Sales
  • Evolution from Discount
    • Panel:
      • PKN Orlen: Krysztof Lagowski, Executive Director Retail
      • Circle K: Andrzej Kondys, Senior Director Convenience & Marketing
      • Shell: Peter Gyuros, Head of Convenience Retail, Central & Eastern Europe

Thought Leadership: Innovation

  • Delivering the Last Mile
  • Retail Store Briefing (tour)

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Best Practices and Thought Leadership: Case Studies from Poland

  • Interactive Store Tour Debrief
  • Retailer Case Study

London, England
Hilton London Bankside

Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Trends: Technology, Markets, Products, Consumer

  • 2018 Retail Technology Trends
    • Speaker to be announced
  • Consumer Trends
    • Planet Retail (speaker to be announced)
  • Unveiling the NACS/Nielsen European Convenience Benchmark
    • Mike Watkins, Head of Retailer and Business Insight, Nielsen
  • Disruptive Technology
  • [Videos] NACS European Convenience Retail Award Submissions

Global Issue: Technology

  • Self-Scan and Self-Checkout
    Jan-Willem Dockheer, General Manager, Albert Heijn To Go
    • Let’s Talk about Recharging
    Vicky Boiten-Lee, General Manager—Global Fuels Marketing & Pricing, Shell

Thursday, June 7, 2018
Global Issue: Retail Excellence

  • European Convenience Industry Leader of the Year
    • Henry Armour, Ph.D., President & CEO of NACS, will interview the winner (awards night on Wednesday, 6 June 2018; details here)

Global Issue: Mobility & Payments

  • Mobility Ecosystem 2030: Autonomy, Electrification and Mobility as a Service
    • Ben Foulser, Associate Director of Transport and Infrastructure Technology; and Natasha Patel, KPMG
  • The Future of Payments
    • Speaker to be announced
  • How to Prepare for Disruption in Payment Systems
    • Gregoire Toussaint, Principal at Edgar Dunn & Company (EDC); and Gilles Bourron, Payments Expert at Total France

Global Issue: Frictionless Retail

  • Retailing without People
  • Making Convenience More Convenient

Thought Leadership: The Future of Convenience Retail

Friday, June 8, 2018
Best Practices and Thought Leadership: Case Studies from London

  • Retail Store Briefing (tour)