Industry events

Explore industry related events tailored the needs of your business

FEB. 28–March 2, 2023

Convenience Retailing University

JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort & Spa | Orlando, FL

Convenience Retailing University’s category-focused format fosters the information exchange between category managers, regional executives and their supplier partners in order to help build better, smarter convenience stores. These three days of insights, ideas and peer-to-peer networking are unmatched by any other industry event.

April 11-13, 2023

Risk Management Forum

The Beeman Hotel | Dallas, TX

Issues such as product and premises liability, crisis prevention, and the need for outstanding leadership are taking priority in the post-pandemic world. As the cost of insurance rises, and consumer behaviors change, how do you prepare? Is the future contactless stores? What are the associated costs? The annual Risk Management Forum discusses all of these crucial topics and more with best-in-class leaders of c-store companies.

APRIL 24–26, 2023

Dispensed Beverages Forum

Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel | Rosemont, IL

CSP’s annual Dispensed Beverages Forum helps retailers improve their dispensed beverage sets and understand trends in product, equipment, cups and flavors that are driving consumption.

MAY 10-12, 2023

Cold Vault Forum

Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel | Rosemont, IL

Whether you manage alcohol, nonalcohol or both, CSP’s annual Cold Vault Forum is where retailers and suppliers can collaborate and share ideas for boosting cold vault sales and profits. This event brings retailers and suppliers together to provide data and insights on consumer behaviors to help operators create the best assortment for their customers, from waters and soft drinks to energy, beer and wine.

JUNE 7-9, 2023

C-Store Foodservice Forum

Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel | Rosemont, IL

C-Store Foodservice Forum brings together retailers and suppliers for networking and education over the course of two days. From exclusive research to thought-provoking trends, C-Store Foodservice Forum delivers all of this and more to foodservice decision-makers across convenience.

AUG. 1-3, 2023

Outlook Leadership

Terranea Resort | Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

The Outlook Leadership conference is the convenience industry's premier, invitation-only event assembling key decision makers and financial partners in an environment designed for and dedicated to networking. Hear from unique industry thought leaders and experts who've captured and capitalized on our diversified industry landscape.

SEPT. 11–13, 2023


Hilton Anatole | Dallas, TX

Debuting in September 2023, RetailTEC is a new conference designed for retail technology decision makers.


Tobacco+ Forum

Hotel TBD | Location TBD

Discussing the total economic and environmental state of the tobacco/OTP, CBD and alternative industries to help retailers understand what these categories mean for future sales and profits. Expert speakers will provide insights on industry projections, product development, regulations, compliance, supply chain logistics and consumer acceptance. Along with the educational sessions, our 1:1 speed networking meetings enable retailers and suppliers to connect and figure out how to grow together.


Retail Leader of the Year

Hotel TBD | Atlanta, GA

CSP honored the 2022 Retail Leader of the Year, Pilot Company’s Ken Parent, on October, 2nd 2022. Ken has a long history at Pilot, having joined in 1996 as a region manager. Since then, he has held various leadership positions in the company, such as SVP of operations, marketing and human resources, chief operating officer, president, and now senior advisor.

NOV. 8-10, 2023

C-Store Women

The Meritage Resort & Spa | Napa, CA

C-Store Women’s Event (CSW) is a brand new, thoughtfully crafted conference designed with the intent to empower and develop women in the c-store industry.