PDI to Relaunch Annual Users Conference as Connections Live

Event intended to bring together convenience leaders around the globe
PDI Connections Live
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Having just wrapped up its annual Users Conference in Denver in late August, PDI Technologies will expand the direction of the event, evolving it into Connections Live as an industrywide event intended to bring together convenience leaders around the globe.

Connections Live will be an expansion of PDI Connections, a customer community platform digitally uniting PDI users and the convenience industry in training opportunities, support, events and innovative solutions, the tech company said. The new Connections Live event will feature the same in-person training historically offered at PDI Users Conference along with greater networking and education opportunities to create more complete experiences and accelerate innovation across the full ecosystem.

"Connecting convenience is always the north star for what we strive to do," said Jimmy Frangis, CEO of PDI Technologies. "The convenience industry continues to evolve to serve changing consumer needs. To best support these changes, Connections Live will provide convenience innovators with enhanced access to the network and world-class education."

The inaugural PDI Connections Live event will be held August 25-28, 2024 in Washington, D.C.

"Convenience is an important industry, and becoming increasingly more important in people's lives," said Steve Spinks, CEO of Greenville, South Carolina-based fuel and convenience retail company The Spinx Co. "Events like Connections Live are essential for helping to deliver the highest value to convenience stakeholders, and PDI continues to live up to their commitment of joining us together."

Connections Live will be a four-day, U.S.-based event. In addition to the in-person experience, global users can access a digital community of more than 10,000 users and 100 online forums, as well as live and virtual training from PDI University.

"We've had the pleasure of watching our Users Conference flourish over the years by growing its audience beyond PDI customers, which is why we decided to rebrand and expand the event for 2024," said Linnea Geiss, chief operating officer at PDI Technologies, Atlanta. "As we celebrate 40 years of connecting convenience globally, now is the right time to broaden our event reach and create a more memorable and informative experience for customers, prospects and industry leaders."

As part of this larger initiative, PDI is committed to promoting Connections as a community for all customers and industry-related solutions, the company said.

PDI Technologies serves more than 200,000 locations worldwide with solutions like the Fuel Rewards program and GasBuddy, two popular brands representing more than 20 million active users.

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