The NACS team is hard at work in Atlanta laying the groundwork for the 2023 NACS Show. The conference kicks off tomorrow with the expo opening Wednesday.

“I have been to many NACS Shows as a retailer and then as CEO of NACS, and I have been amazed by every single one. Every year, I meet new people, learn from other leaders in the industry and take home notebooks full of great ideas to execute over the coming year. We have a special industry in which people help make each other better, and that’s on full display at the NACS Show,” said NACS President and CEO Henry Armour.

Education sessions begin at noon tomorrow, with a general session at 3:45 and a kick-off party at Mercedes Benz Stadium at 5:30. 

The NACS Show is also home to the NACS Food Safety Forum, the only event of its kind tailored to the global convenience retail community. This year’s event is taking place on Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The first Food Safety Forum was last year at the NACS Show.

Beginning Wednesday, the 425,000 square feet of expo space will be home to over 1,200 exhibitors eager to bring new products, services and technology to retail and industry partners. The expo floor is split into five categories:

  • In-Store Merchandise
  • Technology
  • Facility Development & Store Operations
  • Fuel Equipment & Services
  • Food Equipment & Foodservice Programs

In addition, showgoers will find a dedicated area for first-time exhibitors. Stop by the new exhibitor area to welcome some new faces into the convenience retailing space and to try the latest technology and products.

The Cool New Products Preview Room returns as well. It gives attendees a chance to get an exclusive peek at upcoming trends and products. This room opens an hour earlier than the expo, so it’s the perfect opportunity to get a first glimpse at industry must-haves. You can use your phone to access product details and save exhibitor contact information.

There are plenty of occasions to engage with your peers and discover new ideas during the more than 45 education sessions developed by the NACS Convention Content Committee. The education sessions are an opportunity for professionals to strengthen their understanding of the convenience store and fuel retailing space and learn new tricks of the trade.