Industry Calendar

Industry Events and Conferences

July 2016

July 28, 2016 to July 30, 2016
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

The NEW Executive Leaders Forum 2015 is the retail, consumer goods and services industry’s most prestigious women’s leadership event. You’ll hear from thought-provoking disrupters like actress Drew Barrymore, management guru Daniel Pink, American Express OPEN President Denise Pickett, Instagram COO Marne Levine and Maria Renz, technical advisor to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. You’ll engage in daring discussions with your peers, strengthen your network and leave with a whole new perspective on how to compete in today’s marketplace. The NEW Executive Leaders Forum is an invitation-only event for senior leaders, vice president level and above. For more information contact your Network Ambassador.

August 2016

08/02/2016 to 08/04/2016

Chicago, IL

With every new tobacco regulation, excise tax and use restriction, our industry bounces back with innovation, integrity and the continued dedication to meet shoppers' needs. Our strength is our resilience and creativity on top of a foundation of the most up-to-date information. Today's tobacco and OTP category manager needs ongoing legislative interpretation, analysis of key business indicators and insight into the changes in nicotine usage that can be found only at CSP magazine's Total Nicotine Conference.

August 08, 2016 to August 10, 2016
Las Vegas, NV

September 2016

September 12, 2016 to September 15, 2016
Chicago, IL
September 21, 2016 to September 22, 2016
Clayton, NY

09/25/2016 to 09/27/2016

Dallas, TX, TX

Winsight presents the 20th annual FSTEC Event - the only conference of its kind bringing together foodservice operators and the leading tech suppliers our industry has to offer. Join us—September 25-27 in Dallas—to experience true product innovation, collaborate with industry successes, and takeaway revenue driving ideas.

October 2016

10/09/2016 to 10/12/2016


International presence and growth has been termed a "necessity" for U.S. brands going forward. In 2016, Winsight will introduce the first-ever Global Restaurant Leadership Conference, an unparalleled gathering of global leaders, operators and suppliers from the foodservice industry. No other conference in the world offers an event for international foodservice giants to meet and collaborate amongst others with one goal: decoding global growth.

November 2016

11/01/2016 to 11/03/2016

Chicago, IL

Totaling 22.4% of in-store gross profits*, the cold vault is one of the most prized sections of real estate in the convenience store. Locking on a relavant assortment of products requires category managers to anticipate shifts in consumer preference and a thorough understanding of outside influences on the shopper's purchase decisions. CSP magazine's Cold Vault Summit provides opporutnity to network and build relationships, learn alongside manufacturers and gain invaluable access to subject matter experts.

11/09/2016 to 11/11/2016

Scottsdale, AZ

<p>Join the right mix of convenience and petroleum retailing industry pioneers and supplier trailblazers in the right face-to-face environment that stimulates conversation and creative thought toward increasing sales and profits. Stay tuned for speaker announcements and the unveiling of the full agenda.</p>

February 2017

02/22/2017 to 02/24/2017

Glendale, AZ

Convenience retailing is evolving rapidly, prompted by changing consumer demands, product innovation and competitive intensity not only from within the channel, but from other retailers and foodservice providers. Retailers and suppliers come to CRU to strategize together on the future of convenience retailing.