NACDA 2018 – Halifax on the Harbourfront.

Don’t Miss the 2018 Summit

The 2018 Summit will take place in Halifax, Nova Scotia at the Westin Nova Scotian September 25 to 27.

Set along Halifax’s harbourfront, the 2018 National Convenience Industry Summit will bring together retailers, distributors and manufacturers from across Canada. During a time of industry disruption, this year’s program will focus on Navigating a Changing Channel. The 2018 Summit will provide relevant research, inspiring keynotes and networking opportunities that will offer insight into future opportunities, challenges and trends.

Once you arrive in Halifax on Tuesday September 25, join us for a night out on the town to kick things off. Meet with industry friends and network into the night. The program kicks into high gear the next morning with a full day of sessions, trade exchange and close off with our gala awards event. On the final half-day of programming, our keynote speakers will leave you with some valuable insights to take back to the office.

Meet Opening Keynote – Bob Espey

Bob Espey was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Parkland Fuel Corporation in 2011. During his tenure, he has successfully led the shift of Parkland from a regional independent to Canada’s largest and one of North America’s fastest growing independent suppliers and marketers of fuel and petroleum products and a leading convenience store operator. Today, Parkland supplies and supports a network of over 1,800 retail gas stations in Canada and operates national convenience store brands, On the Run / Marché Express.

Espey is a transformative leader with a proven track record of delivering on the corporation’s strategic plan while maintaining a strong focus on teamwork, business integration and growing shareholder value. In 2017, he and his team made two transformative acquisitions, adding the Chevron and Ultramar brands to Parkland’s portfolio, nearly tripling the size of its business. Parkland has also become the second largest convenience store operator in Canada by site count.

Meet Economics Expert – Alex Chausovsky

Alex regularly delivers keynote addresses at leading industry events to rave reviews. His charisma, engaging personality and refreshing demeanor on stage will surpass your expectations. With extensive consulting expertise, Alex is greatly valued by management teams of companies both large and small. ITR Economics’ clients rely on his input when developing strategic plans for the future, as he helps them plan for risk conditions and find areas of opportunity.

During his talk Winds o f Change, attendees will learn what the leading indicators are saying about the economy for the rest of 2018 and what ITR’s outlook is for 2019. There are business cycle changes afoot, and there are other factors that will have an impact on our future—and others that won’t. The consumer drove the economy to where it is today. Attend the session and find out why we think the consumer could be in a weakened position for 2019. Hint: it is tied to the savings rate, the stock market, and interest rates.

Check our website regularly at nacda.ca to see more speaker profiles. Register early as this is not an event to be missed.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Whether you are a long-standing supporter of the industry or a company looking to gain exposure with the industry, the summit is a can’t-miss event.

Are you interested in sponsoring a session or any other element of the summit program? Find our sponsor package online today at nacda.ca.

“As chairs of NACDA and CCSA, we are big believers in the importance of our annual summit to bring everyone together from coast to coast to provide a platform for education and networking. The event is only successful with sponsorship which allows us to put on a first-rate program. As a sponsor, you will receive amazing visibility. Attendees recognize the importance of sponsorship in order to put together an event with compelling content, memorable networking opportunities and awards programs that celebrate and recognize excellence in our industry.”

Jackie Bellerose, Wallace& Carey, NACDA Chair
Ian White, Parkland Fuel Corp., CCSA Retail Chair
Peter Kerr, Sobeys, CCSA Distributor Chair