Discover What’s Next at the NACS Show

Registration is open for the convenience industry’s top in-person event, October 5-8 in Chicago.

May 05, 2021

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ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Get ready to tap into the convenience retailing community this October at the 2021 NACS Show as the industry gathers live, in-person to share innovative ideas, solve problems, source on-trend products and propel convenience retail into the future—together.

Registration is now open for the 2021 NACS Show to be held October 5-8 in Chicago at McCormick Place. Register by June 11 to save $300 and snag the early-bird rate.

The convenience industry never stopped running throughout more than a year of lockdowns, supply chain disruptions and uncertainty. Convenience stores adapted to whatever the world threw at them and continued to meet the evolving needs of their customers and communities. Now, it’s time to look ahead. The 2021 NACS Show is where the industry will come together to seize new opportunities, side by side.

“At Kwik Check Food Stores, our motto and our goal is to “Leave ‘em Better”. I’ve learned in my role as NACS chairman that it’s a goal shared by everyone as we look to take our industry from the unique challenges of the past year to the promise of an ever more customer-centric future,” said Kevin Smart, CEO, Texas Born (TXB) and 2020-21 NACS chairman. “There are challenges, of course, but when we bring together the best and the brightest from across the convenience and fuel retailing industry, I have no doubt. We got this!”

This October, explore more than 1,200 exhibitors across 420,000 square feet of expo floor space at Chicago’s lakefront convention center. View hundreds of Cool New Products, and see what exciting things suppliers have been working on.

Meet the innovators, leaders and storytellers who will share their unique take on where the industry is headed and how you can stay competitive. Plus connect directly with industry experts and analysts and dive into key insights and industry trends to keep your business one step ahead in more than 40 education sessions.

Here are the NACS Show Basics:

  • LIVE in Chicago at McCormick Place
  • Conference: October 5-8, 2021
  • Expo: October 6-8, 2021
  • Registration: Open now!
  • Early-bird discount: Register by June 11 for $300 off.
  • Schedule at a glance is now available.
  • COVID-19 considerations: The NACS Show will follow all local, state and federal guidelines.
  • Book your hotel now with the NACS Show Housing office.

Join NACS this fall at the 2021 NACS Show to reconnect in-person with your peers across the convenience retailing industry.

“I’m attending the NACS Show because it’s my happy place,” said Don Rhoads, president and CEO of The Convenience Group, based in Vancouver, Washington. “This is the industry’s one-stop shopping for all things convenience—education, trends, technology, advocacy and networking with our industry leaders. Absolutely a must!”