About NACS reFresh
NACS reFresh helps convenience retailers address topics important to their businesses and create positive perceptions of the industry overall. The initiative delivers tools that help retailers enhance their operations and grow sales; facts and data that support community initiatives; and forms partnerships with likeminded groups.
Date: March 5-7, 2019
Location: The Langham, Shanghai, Xintiandi | Shanghai, China
Mark Your Calendar
NACS Convenience Summit Asia takes place in Shanghai, featuring thought leadership, store tours and opportunities to build strategic relationships in the Asian market.
What You’ll Experience
The 2019 NACS Convenience Summit Asia will be held in Shanghai, China. There, attendees will experience a robust conference agenda featuring inspiring speakers and case studies, thought-provoking discussions on critical industry topics, along with interactive store tours!
Attendees will benefit from:
TUESDAY, MARCH 5
8:30 am – 9:30 am
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Welcome to the NACS Convenience Summit Asia
Store Tour Briefing
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
WALKING STORE TOUR sponsored by Coca-Cola
2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Interactive Store Tour Debrief
3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
General Session: "Setting the Stage"
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Opening Reception and Dinner Sponsored by Shell
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6
9:00 am – 12:30 pm
9:00 am – 9:15 am
General Session: "Technology Disruption"
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
General Session: "Satisfying Customer Needs"
5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
THURSDAY, MARCH 7
9:00 am – 12:30 pm
General Session: "Vehicles and Their Fuels"
9:00 am – 9:45 am
Mobility Retail: Customer insights and scenarios driving change
9:45 am – 10:30 am
EVs in Asia
10:30 am – 11:00 am
11:00 am – 11:25 am
Asian Leader of the Year Award sponsored by PepsiCo
Interview with Award Winner
11:25 am – 11:45 am
2019 Asia Convenience Retail Technology Award sponsored by PDI
11:45 am – 12:30 am
2019 Asia Convenience Retail Technology Award Winner
General Session: "Insights from Progressive Convenience Retailers"
1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
2018 NACS European Convenience Retail Awards Finalists
2:15 pm – 3:00 pm
Retailer Case Study - 24Seven
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
3:30 pm – 4:15 pm
The future of convenience in China (and Asia): Panel discussion with leading retailers
4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
What have we seen? What have we learned?
6:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Closing Reception, Dinner & After Party
FRIDAY, MARCH 8
8: 00 am – 12:00 pm
NACS International Committee Meeting (Committee members only)
Registration is now open!
For any questions, or help with registration, please contact:
Director, Convention Operations
The NACS Convenience Summit Asia will take place in Shanghai at the following hotel:
The Langham, Shanghai Xintiandi
99 Madang Road
Xintiandi, Shanghai 200021, China
+86 21 2330 2288
Participants are responsible for their own hotel accommodations and travel. NACS has reserved a block of rooms at The Langham, Shanghai Xintiandi at a special rate for NACS Convenience Summit Asia attendees. The rate includes daily breakfast at the hotel buffet restaurant per occupancy. Reservations must be made by February 11, 2019 to take advantage of this rate and best availability.
Superior Room (single occupancy) CNY 1,500 per night
Superior Room (double occupancy) CNY 1,650 per night
(* room rates are subject to a 16.6% service charge and taxes per night.)
To make a reservation, click here: English | Chinese
Or call: +1 817 567 9688 Reference group code: NAC030119
* Visit www.xe.com for the latest exchange rate information.
Visa Policy of China
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China requires visitors to get a visa in advance unless they are eligible under the visa-free policies, which are mostly applicable to tourists transferring in China or citizens of countries who have signed bilateral visa waiver agreements with China. Holders of a valid Chinese Temporary Residence Permit or Permanent Residence Permit can also enter China without a visa.
Most travelers to China are required to get a China tourist visa, “L” visa for short, which allows them to travel freely in most parts of China as tourists, assuming that they do not qualify under the visa-free policies of China. Passports, application form, and documents showing the itinerary or an invitation letter from China are the essential application documents.
China Visa Information: TravelChinaGuide.com
China Visa Service: Allied Passport
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Know Before You Go
Download our comprehensive “Know Before You Go” document (PDF) containing all of the helpful travel information and tips you need for your upcoming trip to Asia.
For other practical information and travel tips when visiting Shanghai, check out the following sites.
The Official Shanghai China Travel Website