In addition to the four days of more than 55 educational sessions, the 2015 NACS Show will now feature an extra day of general sessions. The event will take place in a 400,000 square-foot expo, and will play host to more than 1,200 exhibitors.
The NACS Show will take place Oct. 11-14 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
“The NACS Show combines world-class education with cutting-edge products and services all wrapped up in the best networking event in the convenience and retailing industry,” said NACS Chairman Steve Loehr, vice president of operations at LaCrosse, Wis.-based Kwik Trip. “The added fourth day of general sessions further cements the NACS Show as a can’t-miss event for anyone selling convenience.”
The general session speakers are:
- Chris McChesney, global practice leader of execution for Franklin Covey, and national best-selling author of The 4 Disciplines of Execution.
- Connie Podesta, an award-winning author, comedian and expert in the psychology of human relations, as well as sales and leadership.
- John Mackey, co-CEO and co-founder of natural and organic grocer Whole Foods Market.
On the last day of the NACS Show, the general session will debut the 2015 NACS Ideas 2 Go video program that will feature behind-the-scenes looks at nine exceptional convenience retailers, showcasing the industry’s best practices and most innovative operators. An archive of previous Ideas 2 Go segments is hosted online at nacsonline.com/ideas2go.
Each general session also will feature keynotes from NACS leadership, including president and CEO Henry Armour, 2014-15 NACS chairman Steve Loehr and incoming 2015-16 NACS chairman Jack Kofdarali, president of J & T Management Company Inc. in Corona, Calif. Reflecting the growing international scope of the NACS Show, the general sessions will be once again translated into Portuguese, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese, and select educational sessions will be translated into Portuguese and Spanish.
The NACS Show is ranked as one of the top 40 largest trade shows in the United States. More than 20,000 attendees from 60-plus countries are at the 2015 NACS Show in Las Vegas. For the most up-to-date news and information on the event, go to www.nacsshow.com.