A GLOBAL AFFAIR
The international scope of the NACS Show reached new heights this year,
attracting nearly 2,500 attendees from 60 countries.
BY CHRIS BLASINSKY
The convenience and fuel retailing industry continues to grow as a vibrant global community, with events uch as the NACS Show providing a best-in-class fo- rum for global engagement o take place. This year’s
NACS Show played host to 2,465 attendees from 60
The day before global attendees began exploring the
expo and participating in the general and education-
al sessions, the NACS Global Government Affairs
Council convened its annual fall meeting at the
NACS Show to identify emerging legislative and
regulatory trends influencing convenience retailing
in countries such as Canada, Brazil, Australia, New
Zealand and the United Kingdom.
The Council, comprised of government relations staff from global trade associations, serves
as an early warning team that identifies unique
regional or country-specific issues that affect
convenience and fuel retailers, such as tobacco retail display bans, credit card fees, motor
fuels regulations and in-store product bans, all
to ensure a level playing field across all retail
channels of trade.
Through this global engagement, Council
members are continually scanning the globe and
sharing how retailers in their countries have
NACS Show attendees from around the world
took part in educational sessions tailored to
the international retail landscape.