ALEXANDRIA, Va.—There’s a lot of talk about disruptive technology and how those trends will impact retailers. But attendees at this year’s NACS Show will have the opportunity to hear first-hand what radical changes in mobility will mean for the convenience and fuel industry.
In the Super Session “Reimagining Mobility 2020–2030,” Jacob Schram, senior advisor at McKinsey & Company, will discuss the four disruptive technology-driven trends that have the potential to alter the mobility industry. Those trends are autonomous driving, connectivity, shared mobility and electrification.
As the former group president and CEO of Circle K Europe/Statoil Fuel & Retail, Schram has studied the mobility industry for years, giving him a wealth of expertise and knowledge that will help attendees plan for the future. Electric vehicle (EV) purchase pricing is almost at par with the average internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicle, and the new EV models are coming closer to ICE vehicle ranges. Schram views that as an opportunity for retailers to invest in substantial charging infrastructure in the coming years.
“There’s a lot of new business opportunities for retailers, including providing in-car services and charging services, plus on-the-go recharging and urban mobility hubs,” Schram said. “The possibilities for our industry are limitless.”
Join Schram at the Super Session “Reimagining Mobility 2020–2030,” on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 9:15 a.m. Visit the education session website for more details on the dozens of workshops available. Registration is now open for the 2019 NACS Show, scheduled for October 1-4 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.