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'The international hub' to open at The NACS Show 2017

Visiting the world’s largest trade fair for the convenience sector with over 23,000 visitors and over 1,200 exhibitors has always proven to maximise one’s return on investment for time and travel easily: New products, new trends, innovations, new connections.

And for the first time this year, the NACS Show is going to support their international visitors even further with the introduction of “The international Hub”: a place to meet, learn, network, negotiate and relax. No matter if travelling as a group, organised by a local convenience association, as a group of likeminded professionals or just on one’s own: the international touchpoints, the NACS Show is providing through the Hub will help visitors to structure their visit.

The Show: Chicago, October 17-20 2017. More than 1,200 exhibitors. Expect over 23,000 visitors from 50+ countries on over 410,000 net square feet of expo floor.

The Hub: An exclusive offer for international visitors to make the most out of their visit and to maximise networking, learning and meeting opportunities

Mini-c-summit at the international hub

Following NACS’ annual convenience-summits in Europe and Asia earlier this year and alongside the highly popular education sessions at the NACS Show, that are focused on a US target group, NACS put together a “mini-c-summit-US” with renowned global speakers, inside the international hub and exclusively for international visitors.

Just to name a few: Joseph Bona and Dan Munford will present the latest global best practice, showing new and successful C-store designs and formats from around the globe; Dae Kim, VP Research of NACS will present the latest trends in convenience form the US at what retailers can learn from it around the world; Gray Taylor, Executive Director of Connexxus, will present on the latest technology, disrupting POS and fuel systems. And on the last day of the show, Mark Wohltmann, Director NACS Europe will present a summary of the show in a “what we saw and what we learned” session.

Exclusive experience for international visitors

No matter if looking for a quiet place to meet with business partners, to have a personal conversation off the show floor and outside of hotel lobbies or if looking for a refreshment after a long day where one walked their shoes off… international visitors can access the Hub to use pre-booked meeting rooms or the lounge area in a relaxing environment to refresh, rejuvenate, network or to catch up on emails from the office.

•A good place to meet other international visitors and expand one’s network.

•International host at all times

NACS regional representatives to host the international hub

NACS’ regional representatives for their global regions, market and industry experts, will host the international hub at all times to help international visitors to connect and to get the most out of their NACS Show visit:

• Christian Warning, Managing Director, The Retail Marketeers, NACS regional representative DE/AT/CH

• Craig Panter, Chief Business Development Director, Invenco, NACS regional representative Asia/Pacific

• Dan Munford, Managing Director, Insight Research, NACS regional representative Europe

• Jeff Murphy, Managing Director, TMG Consultancy LLC, NACS regional representative Latin America

• Magnar Moekkelgard, NACS regional representative Scandinavia

International Hub @ NACS Show

McCormick Place, 2301 S Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60616, N427A-D, Level 4 North

For more information on the NAC Show and the International Hub, to pre-book meeting rooms, to get the latest schedule of the mini-c-summit or to request information about invitation-only-events, please contact either Mark Wohltmann, Director NACS Europe or one of NACS’ regional representatives.

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