Must-See Speakers

General session keynotes provide inspiration and motivation at the NACS Show

Hillary Clinton to speak at convenience store convention

Former Secertary of State Hillary Clinton is among the keynote speakers during the 2013 NACS Show in Atlanta.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- The general sessions at the NACS Show are the place each year where the most convenience store representatives  come together to hear a shared message and learn about the direction of its association. Here's the what, when and why of this year's keynote schedule.

Sunday, Oct. 13, 10–11:15 a.m.

General Session featuring NACS chairman Dave Carpenter and Chip Conley delivering keynote address

Acclaimed business leader and best-selling author Chip Conley is the opening general-session speaker for the NACS Show. He is founder of Joie de Vivre, California’s largest independent hotel company and America’s second-largest boutique hotelier. Through insights from his best-selling book, "Peak: How Great Companies Get Their Mojo from Maslow," Conley will share with attendees how they can motivate employees, customers and investors through peak experiences that address their higher, unspoken needs.

Conley has been an in-demand speaker on main stages across the country.

Monday, Oct. 14, 10–11:15 a.m.

"Ideas 2 Go" featuring NACS president and CEO Henry Armour

NACS president and CEO Henry Armour will kick off the session with an update on important industry initiatives and will then introduce the latest NACS “Ideas 2 Go” video presentation. Ideas 2 Go showcases new ideas and concepts that are making a difference at convenience stores across the country, whether delivering exceptional foodservice, refining loyalty or creating new profit centers.

Tuesday, Oct. 15, 8:45–10 a.m.

General Session featuring NACS incoming chairman Brad Call and Hillary Rodham Clinton delivering keynote address

The Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton, former secretary of state and former U.S. senator from New York, has been named the closing general-session speaker for the NACS Show. Hillary Rodham Clinton has spent nearly four decades in public service as an advocate, attorney, first lady and senator. She served as the 67th secretary of state of the United States from Jan. 21, 2009, until Feb. 1, 2013.