Expand Your Knowledge: NACS Show Education Sessions

Developed by retailers for retailers, this year’s NACS Show features 50 unique learning opportunities.

July 09, 2024

The NACS Show isn’t just a place to network and check out the coolest new products—it also gives you the opportunity to ignite your learning with 50 Education Sessions designed by your industry peers.

This year, attendees can expect a robust lineup that addresses a range of industry hot topics and issues, ranging from the ins and outs of category management to developing loyalty to frontline labor solutions—and more.

In addition, the NACS Food Safety Forum will be held in conjunction with the NACS Show, allowing you to dive into the most up-to-date food safety practices. (A separate registration is required to participate in the Food Safety Forum.)

Here’s a preview of several Education Sessions:

Spilling the Tea on Gen Z
October 7, 12:00-1:00 p.m. PDT, Pavilion 1/2
This session takes a close look at the latest generation entering the workforce—and spending its money. Blake Anderson, senior solutions engineer iSee Store Innovation; Donna Crecca, principal at Technomic; Brian Rogers, sr. marketing director, Sprite, North America, The Coca-Cola Company; and Vince Seery, director of food and beverage at E-Z Stop Food Marts, will discuss the characteristics, preferences, values and behaviors of Gen Z (those born between the late 1990s and 2014). Additionally, they will explore effective hiring practices, workplace engagement strategies and innovative marketing techniques tailored to this diverse and digitally savvy generation.

Creating a Safe Store Environment for Employees and Guests
October 8, 8:00-9:00 a.m. PDT, Ballroom E/F/G
A high priority for all convenience retailers is keeping their employees and customers safe in their stores. In this session, Kelly Harrington, director of asset protection at RaceTrac, and Wes Pate, senior director of loss prevention and risk management at Refuel Operating Company, will share strategies they have successfully implemented to address safety concerns in their stores and on their forecourts.

Digital and Physical Marketing Strategies for Smaller Retailers
October 8, 9:15-10:15 a.m., Pavilion 1/2
This session looks at ways to attract and retain customers online and offline, with methods designed for smaller retailers. Kristin Ghere, marketing director at Jump Start Stores, will discuss ways to leverage digital platforms and how to master traditional methods by offering practical insights and actionable tips—perfect for those just starting out or for those looking to enhance their current strategy.

Click here for the full list of Education Sessions.

First time attending the NACS Show? The November 2023 NACS Magazine issue covered it all—including an in-depth look at some of the Education Sessions in “Learning Together.”