Hundreds of convenience store and service station owners, food and beverage purveyors, equipment and software providers, fuel industry leaders and other exhibitors will gather for the first time in two years at NECSEMA 2022, as the region’s largest convenience and fuels trade show returns after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The NECSEMA 2022 Trade Expo will be held from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. EST on March 16 at the MassMutual Center on 1277 Main St. in Springfield, Massachusetts.
“We are so excited to be able to bring our industry back together, in person, to reconnect and explore all the exciting new trends and changes taking place in the convenience store and fuel supply space,” said Jonathan Shaer, executive director of New England Convenience Store and Energy Marketers Association.
“It’s been a hard two years for everyone, and our members certainly stepped up to provide essential services for the public at a time when they were needed more than ever. This year’s trade show will be a celebration of our industry’s resilience and innovation as we all move forward together.”
The Expo will feature exhibitors from every reach of the industry, in addition to a series of seminars focused on emerging trends in the industry.
Some of the NECSEMA seminars will include:
- “Industry Trends: Where Have We Been. Where Are We Going?” – featuring Henry Armour, president and CEO of the National Association of Convenience Stores.
- “How to Hire and Retain in Today’s Labor Market” with Joanne Loce, managing partner, Fortify Leadership Group.
- “Delivering Convenience” – a discussion on the emergence of new payment platforms, curbside service and delivery with Mike Welsh, chief creative officer with Mobiquity.
- “Electric Vehicles and the Evolution of Fuels” – a talk on the role of service stations in the emerging electric vehicle market with Paige Anderson, director of government relations, NACS.
- “Identifying and Adding Value to a C-Store Business” featuring Erdem Cimen, CFO of Nouria Energy; Ken Currier, partner in c-store investments; Paul Black, senior manager of Webster Bank; and Jay Patel, owner of New World.
- “Playing Politics: Thriving Locally in Turbulent Times” – a discussion on how small businesses can navigate challenging political waters featuring Dave Wedge, communications consultant and best-selling author; Greg D’Agostino, partner, Tenax Strategies; and Dave Mancuso, president, Mancuso Strategies.
For more information, visit necsema.net/necsema2022-trade-expo.html.
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