Erin O. Pressley
Show of Shows
It’s Show time!
Show me the money.
Win, place, Show.
I could go on.
To write this NACS Show issue column, I started
typing phrases with the word “show” in them. And
you know what? In looking back at the words I
typed, ironically, they are all applicable to the NACS
Show in some
way. Here’s what
It is indeed
“Show time,” on
each year planning to spend
over the next 12
on what they
will see at the
Show, so the
NACS Show is
striking lucrative business deals and cultivating
super-profitable business relationships. The
event will “show you the money” for sure.
You’ll win, in this place (Atlanta) at this Show.
(OK, I’ll admit, that one was a little bit of a stretch.)
But to realize all these wonderful benefits to your
job and your company, you’ll need to “show up.”
And you won't be disappointed. Not only is the
NACS Show a “showstopper” because of the 60
educational sessions where you can develop your
expertise in areas such as foodservice, EMV, lead-
ership and branding, but you can also catch the
closing general session with football icon Peyton
Manning. (I’m a Patriots fan, so I had to hold back
a gag as I typed that last sentence.)
Want more? Showmanship. The NACS Show will
dazzle with its scope and depth. NACS leadership—
President and CEO Henry Armour, outgoing NACS
Chairman Jack Kofdarali, and our incoming NACS
Chairman—will speak eloquently from the main
stage about the industry and where it’s headed.
Talk show. You will meet so many people at
the NACS Show: exhibitors with new products to
decorate your store shelves, fellow retailers who
will share ideas and perspectives you hadn’t thought
of before, and old friends to catch up with. The
networking receptions—at Restaurant Row and the
College Football Hall of Fame—will provide excellent opportunities to mix, mingle and “talk” it up.
I think you get my point. So please, come to the
NACS Show this month and see for yourself. It
truly is the greatest show on Earth.
to your job
you’ll need to