ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The 2015 NACS Show will feature an extra day of general sessions in addition to more than 55 educational sessions spread over the four-day event. The event also will feature more than 1,200 exhibitors in a massive 400,000 net-square-foot expo.
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 convenience stores. “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.
Each general session also will feature keynotes from NACS leadership, including president and CEO Henry Armour; 2014-15 chairman Steve Loehr; and incoming 2015-16 chairman Jack Kofdarali, president of J & T Management Co. Inc., 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.