ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The 2017 NACS Insight Convenience Summit–Europe brings successful innovations in convenience retailing to two exciting European markets. Register by February 28 to take advantage of our best early bird pricing to join your global colleagues in June, where convenience and fuel retailing industry professionals from around the world will gather in Zurich (recently named one of the top five cities to visit in 2017) and London for new knowledge, commercial connections and networking, and the opportunity to discover new ideas from retail store tours.
The Summit program begins in Zurich (June 11-13), with high-level European retail thought leadership, trends, the political environment and economics. Networking receptions and a group dinner, along with store visits to Migrolino, Shell, Co-op, SPAR and other retailers, connect attendees to Zurich’s dynamic convenience retailing marketplace.
From there, attendees will travel to central London to the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel (June 14-16). This is the main event for the European and international c-store industry and features best practices presentations on key trends/developments in the global industry, retailer case studies and the can’t-miss awards night program. Guest speakers for London include:
- Matthew Corrin, CEO of Freshii
- Kash Khera, Managing Director of Simply Fresh
- Joseph Bona, President of Bona Design Lab
- Mike Greene, U.K. Convenience Industry Leader
- Pekka Ylihurula, CEO of S-Group subsidiary, S-Bank
Sessions in both Zurich and London will focus on growth and innovation opportunities in the convenience retail industry, which are driven by rapid and potentially business-changing pattern shifts in consumer shopping, lifestyle and on-the-go eating habits.
Specific topics include:
- Current economic and political trends in Europe
- The state of the European consumer and insights into the Swiss market
- Channel blurring between convenience stores and restaurants
- Improving fresh distribution and product lines
- The growing consumer demand for fresh and healthy food
- Retail technology transformations
- The new direction for digital marketing
- Employee engagement and what it’s worth
Following the London conference, attendees may take part in a retail study tour day in London to explore retailers including Simply Fresh, Euro Garages, Welcome Break, Pret a Manger, Little Waitrose and Tossed, as well as Tesla SuperChargers.
Convenience Summit–Europe is a modular program, so attendees can attend any or all days, and the parts of the event that are right for their schedules and business needs. Explore the complete offer at conveniencesummit.com. Get our best pricing to save 22% on full registration by February 28.
And the Winner Is…
The NACS Insight European Convenience Retail Awards recognizes outstanding achievements in the European retail community. Now in its ninth year, the awards event gathers industry innovators and leaders each June at the NACS Insight Convenience Summit–Europe to recognize and celebrate industry success and innovation.
The four award categories include:
Demonstrate to your peers, partners and customers the innovation and creativity found within your business. Enter the NACS Insight European Convenience Retail Awards today and join us for the awards celebration on June 14. Information is available at conveniencesummit.com/award.