Save the Date: February 12-14, 2019
Location: Eden Roc, Miami Beach FL
2019 NACS LEADERSHIP FORUM
The convenience industry is in the midst of significant change. With e-tailers offering just-in-time delivery, endless choice and competitive pricing—that consumers can access from the comfort of home—why should anyone visit your stores? It’s a question that, in the face of lackluster margins and declining trips, retail leaders are asking themselves. The answer lies in exploring the boundaries of the physical store itself. Getting the answer right, and evolving the physical space accordingly, is key to survival in the bricks and mortar retail world.
Convenience retailing is going through an accelerated metamorphosis. Retailers have to turn themselves into destinations (and exciting ones at that), that provide speed, selection and a customized shopping experience. The physical store itself will have to get smarter at figuring out what customers want, providing a frictionless and memorable experience.
Embarking on this metamorphosis brings with it painful challenges and difficult decisions. Along with the executive peer networking that is a hallmark of the Leadership Forum, our 2019 event will help you navigate this disruption. Speakers at NACS Leadership Forum will reveal the decisions they are making, and the strategic and operational implications these decisions imply.
If you would like to receive an invitation for this year’s event, visit our registration tab for more information.
See Who Attends
The NACS Leadership Forum is a world-class event that brings together established leaders from the convenience and fuel retailing industry to explore high-impact and meaningful approaches to business in a dynamic setting.
Below is the draft schedule for the 2019 Leadership Forum. Exact times of sessions may vary slightly and will be updated as content is confirmed.
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
1:00 pm – 4:55 pm
Top-to-Top Business Appointments (by invitation only)
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
5:00pm – 6:30pm
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Supplier-Hosted Dinners (by invitation only)
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
8:15 am – 9:00 am
9:00 am – 10:15 am
10:15 am – 10:45 am
10:45 am – 12:00 pm
12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
1:15 pm – 3:30 pm
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
3:30 pm – 5:25 pm
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
NACS Reception & Dinner
9:30 pm – 10:30 pm
NACS After-Dinner Cocktails
8:00 am – 11:00 am
NACS Hospitality Lounge Open
9:00 am – 11:00 am
Interested in being invited? The NACS Leadership Forum is by invitation only, and predominantly top executives (CEOs, COOs and Vice Presidents) of successful convenience retailing companies operating 50+ stores. If you fit these criteria and would like to be considered during the selection process, please sign up below.
SuppliersThe Leadership Forum is an exclusive event made available to our Hunter Club supplier members. Hunter Club Gold members are eligible to register up to four (4) company representatives, Hunter Club Silver two (2) and Hunter Club Bronze one (1). The registration fee for Hunter Club members is $6,000 per person. Additional Hunter Club company personnel over and above their allotment will be $7,500 per person. NACS reserves the right to limit the number of additional registrations in order to maintain an appropriate balance between retailers and suppliers.
Registration is open to non-Hunter Club companies based on availability, and they are limited to one (1) participant at $10,000.
Please contact Nat Keller for more information.
2019 Speakers will be updated as soon as possible.
Eden Roc Miami Beach Resort
Miami Beach, FL
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For Invited Retail Attendees: Hotel accommodations will be made by NACS as part of your registration process. Invited Retail Attendees will have their first night stay (Feb 12 or 13) covered directly by NACS as part of the registration. Additionally, they Invited Retail Attendees, who participate fully in the Leadership Forum events, may also apply for reimbursement of up to $350 for travel and lodging-related expenses.
Supplier Attendees: Supplier attendance is limited to Hunter Club Member companies. For more information on how to participate please contact Nat Keller, firstname.lastname@example.org
Nearby Airports: Ground Transportation to and from the NACS Leadership Forum is on own.
Miami International Airport (MIA) 11 Miles, 20 minutes
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) 25 Miles, 45 Minutes