Education & Career Growth

Carefully chosen subject matter experts bring higher levels of insights to the education sessions and the show floor. From speaker presentations to unique supplier insights, you'll capture the latest trends, best practices and technological integrations to drive revenue, improve efficiencies and meet your business objectives.

subject matter EXPERTS

A strategically curated collection of expert speakers in the Education Sessions will introduce you to insights and best practices for navigating the new terms and challenges of the convenience service and unattended retail industries.

extended opportunity for ADVANCED LEARNING

This year's lineup of PreConference Sessions on April 5 includes:

  • Starbucks Roastery Tour in downtown Chicago - includes an exclusive tasting with Starbucks partners, a Starbucks gift card, and an Uber credit for convenient transportation. Space is limited!
  • Selling Convenience Services: Strategies of Elite Performers run by industry veteran Bob Tullio who will reveal key principles that are crucial for an effective sales program.
  • Taking Your Micro Market to the Consumer will outline advanced approaches to reach consumers via unconventional locations, marketing tactics, and technology.


Located in the heart of the exhibit hall as part of NAMA Central, the Main Stage features impactful deep-dive "Learning Lab" presentations as well as insightful 30-minute insight-driven supplier presentations focused on actionable takeaways that you can immediately apply to your business.

a blast of INSPIRATION

Reimagining convenience service begins in the General Session — an opportunity to raise the bar, explore the future, and see a way forward after the industry's recent disruption.