Industry Calendar

Industry Events and Conferences

December 2014

12/02/2014 to 12/03/2014

Phoenix, AZ

You just got comfortable with “e-cigs” and navigated through hundreds of providers, product options and conflicting results of research and scientific study. You are now confronted with a plethora of vape-related terms, hardware, juices and just as many suppliers. With the creation of an education forum for c-store retailers and suppliers, CSP clears the air and focuses on the trials and benefits of selling vapor in an unregulated environment.

12/02/2014 to 12/04/2014

Phoenix, AZ

Still believing retailers and product manufacturers dictate what shoppers buy is old-school thinking. Throw those antiquated tapes away and enter the world of digital and social media, where customers compare price and shopping experiences with each other. Let’s face it—the customer is in control. Shopper-centric organizations will leap ahead of the competition as consumers are attracted to more relevant merchants appealing to and winning their emotions. The more we understand the changing needs of the shopper, the more likely we are to capture his or her loyalty.

February 2015

02/04/2015 to 02/06/2015

Dallas, TX

Every business must find ways to drive revenue and growth. Whether via team development, optimizing business practices or building shopper loyalty, growth must be achieved year over year. Dependent upon the lifecycle of a business, focused efforts will fall within different arenas, from positioning to people to products and promotion. Conveninence Retailing University delivers, in one location, a learning environment fostering insights and answers.

February 08 2015 to February 11 2015
Snowmass, CO

March 2015

03/01/2015 to 03/03/2015

Memphis, TN

All non-commercial foodservice operators are invited to this exclusive CSP Foodservice Group event. Take a culinary journey to Memphis, as we examine the world's influence on our own cuisine along with a focus on healthy cooking. It's an opportunity to discover the tools that will make your operations more successful and profitable.

03/17/2015 to 03/19/2015

Chicago, IL

The highly profitable Hot Dispensed Beverage category remains one of the most visible foodservice categories in the convenience store. At CSP's seventh coffee bar summit, participants assemble to network with best-in-class retailers and manufacturers, gather shopper insights and learn what key economic or other external indicators are likely to affect the marketplace.

03/22/2015 to 03/25/2015

Phoenix, AZ

RLC is the top-to-top, invitation only event where the most progressive and influential individuals in the restaurant industry gather each year. RLC continues to be the restaurant industry’s leading, one-of-a-kind forum that deliberately and positively impacts business.

April 2015

04/14/2015 to 04/16/2015

Chicago, IL

The NACS State of the Industry Summit is the leading financial, operational and consumer view of the convenience store industry from a metrics and strategic review. The summit offers a first look at the numbers from a retailer's perspective coupled with expert commentary on what all the numbers mean. All aspects of the economy, from the energy markets to the banking industry, as well as overall economic health will be evaluated from the perspective of the convenience store industry.

04/21/2015 to 04/23/2015

Las Vegas, NV

As long as tobacco continues to remain a key contributor to profitability, convenience stores will continue to look to NATO for up-to-date and actionable information. For 14 years the National Association of Tobacco Outlets (NATO) has been helping retailers, manufacturers and wholesalers comprehend changes in legislation and regulations affecting tobacco.

May 2015



Increasingly, our industry is dealing with threats to our business, with the potential liability falling back on the retailer. This is the ONLY industry program at which attendees tackle the increasingly critical tenets of preparedness, response and recovery that will protect a company’s core assets: its people, reputation, brand and finances.