Monday, February 25 4:00pm – 7:00pm

Registration & Information Desk

Location: Panzacola Registration
Presented By:
Altria Group Distribution Company
McLane Company, Inc.
Tyson Convenience
Monday, February 25 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Welcome Reception

Location: Osceaola Courtyard

Join us and other early arrivals for appetizers and drinks at this relaxing pre-conference networking reception. Connect with old industry friends and make new ones while you prepare yourself to enjoy the next few days of learning, business-building and inspiration.

Presented By:
McLane Company, Inc.
Monday, February 25 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Dinner on Your Own

Need ideas for places to eat? Visit the Info Booth page in the CRU Event App for suggestions.

Tuesday, February 26 7:00am – 3:30pm

Product Gallery Sponsor Set-up

Location: Panzacola Ballroom G2 & F3-4
Tuesday, February 26 7:00am – 7:00pm

Registration & Information Desk

Location: Panzacola Registration
Presented By:
Altria Group Distribution Company
McLane Company, Inc.
Tyson Convenience
Tuesday, February 26 7:30am – 9:00am

Networking Breakfast

Location: Panzacola Ballroom Prefunction (nearest to outdoor Bus Loop)
Tuesday, February 26 7:30am – 12:00pm

Special Events

Every activity within the CRU agenda is an opportunity to expand your professional network. Whichever Special Event option you choose, you'll be surrounded by the industry's best and brightest. Don't miss this opportunity to meet new friends, chat with old ones and, most importantly, have fun leading up to a terrific conference experience. Approximately 8-10 weeks prior to the conference, guests will receive an invitation to register for the outing of their choice. Please be aware that capacity is limited and excursions will be available on a first-come, first-served basis; pre-registration will be required for each activity.

 

You are also required to check-in for each special event at the special event desk the morning of your selected activity to secure your spot. If you do not check-in at least 10 minutes prior to bus departure time, you forfeit your place to an attendee on the wait list.

 

Click here for more information on the CRU special events.

Tuesday, February 26 7:30am – 12:00pm

Wild Florida: Everglades Boat Ride and Explore Wildlife Park (retailers only)

Location: Departure from Panzacola Ballroom G1, F1-2 Prefunction

Take this one-of-a-kind opportunity to get a closer look at alligators and other exotic wildlife as you glide through the Florida Everglades, 4,200 acres of untouched nature preserve, on an exclusive airboat. Following the boat ride, stroll through the wildlife park where you can see lemurs, sloths, zebras and more.

7:30am - 8:00am Check-in and Breakfast
8:00amBus Departure
9:00amEverglades Airboat Tour
9:30amGator Demo
10:00amExplore Wildlife Park on your own
11:15amBus Departure
12:00pmArrive to Rosen Shingle Creek
Presented By:
Nestlé Waters North America
Tuesday, February 26 8:00am – 12:00pm

Store Tours (retailers only)

What better way to see the latest innovations in c-store design and merchandising than to visit the stores themselves? CRU’s Store Tours Program takes attendees along on a curated agenda of store visits to see what some of the area’s top operators are doing. Participants will view strategies in action within key categories and experience signature features of each location. The consumer and retail space is evolving rapidly, and you can’t afford to miss out on this competitive learning opportunity.

8:00am - 8:30amCheck-in and Breakfast
8:30am Departure
8:30am - 11:30amStore Tours
12:00pmArrive to Rosen Shingle Creek
Presented By:
Tyson Convenience
Tuesday, February 26 8:30am – 12:00pm

Disruption Watch

Location: Suwannee 11

Consumers are shopping online more and driving less. Automakers and technology companies alike are pouring money into self-driving cars and alternative fuels. Convenience itself is being redefined as consumers increasingly spend time staring at their mobile devices instead of each other. What do these changes mean for convenience? Cut through the noise for a series of can’t-miss conversations on trends that matter with Jackson Lewis, CSP’s resident expert on disruption, together with revealing consumer insights and retailer data courtesy of Incisiv, to learn how to avoid being left behind in today’s ever-changing times.

8:30am - 9:00amCheck-in and Breakfast
9:00am - 9:45amSession 1: Technomic
9:45am - 10:30amSession 2: Shopper Expectations You Can't Ignore
10:30am - 11:00amNetworking Break
11:00am - 12:00pmSession 3: Panel Discussion - Adjusting to Disruption
Speakers:

Associate Editor, Technology
Winsight Media

Chief Insights Officer
Incisiv

President
HJB Convenience, dba Russell's Express

Tuesday, February 26 9:00am – 9:45am

Session 1: Frictionless Shopping: Future of Retail?

Amazon Go was only the beginning. The very idea of the point-of-sale is quickly becoming obsolete as Skip Checkout, Zippin, Standard Market and others follow the explosive growth of no-checkout technology. Join CSP’s technology editor Jackson Lewis, one of the first in the industry to experience Amazon Go, for a conversation on frictionless shopping and what it means for the future of retail.

Speakers:

Associate Editor, Technology | Speaker
Winsight Media

Tuesday, February 26 9:45am – 10:30am

Session 2: Shopper Expectations You Can't Ignore

These days, your competition goes beyond the corner store across the street. Mobile-based services spanning from Uber to Netflix are reshaping consumer expectations across industries. No matter what your gut tells you, backing business decisions with intelligently sourced and collated data is imperative in today’s ever-changing retail landscape. That’s where leading insights firm and executive network Incisiv can help. Incisiv’s custom research benchmarks digital performance across all consumer industries, and Gaurav Pant, chief insights officer at Incisiv, will lead a CRU-exclusive session on a host of important insights and unique analysis. This must-see session will draw data from 6,500 U.S. shoppers across categories, including food, drug and convenience, in addition to more than 50 c-store retailers, 100 retailers across formats and 150 consumer industry startups. Don’t miss this exclusive chance to get the inside scoop on where your stores stand in today’s crowded retail field.

Speakers:

Chief Insights Officer | Speaker
Incisiv

Tuesday, February 26 11:00am – 12:00pm

Session 3: Panel Discussion - Adjusting to Disruption

Learn from other business owners on the front lines of the disruption wars in this retailer panel on changes in consumer behavior and how convenience stores can keep up with their ever-changing customer base.

Speakers:

Associate Editor, Technology | Moderator
Winsight Media

Founder and CEO
Choice Market

President
HJB Convenience, dba Russell's Express

Chief Insights Officer
Incisiv

Tuesday, February 26 12:00pm – 1:30pm

Networking Lunch

Location: Panzacola Ballroom H 3-4
Presented By:
Epson
Tuesday, February 26 1:30pm – 3:00pm

Refresh, Relax and Rejuvenate

Tuesday, February 26 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Opening General Session

Location: Panzacola Ballroom G1 & F1-2
Convenience Re-Defined

E-commerce, delivery, alternative fuels, competition – these and other market forces are pushing the industry in new directions, but the primary disruptor is consumers’ evolving definition of convenience. The very foundation of this industry is shifting, presenting both threats and opportunities for c-store retailers and their supplier partners. Join Technomic’s Donna Hood Crecca to explore what “convenience” means today, who’s winning and the implications for c-store offerings, amenities and prospects for future growth.

Speakers:

Principal
Technomic

Presented By:
McLane Company, Inc.
21 Megatrends: Transformational Shifts Shaping Our Futures

We tend to think about “the future” as something programmed by experts and engineers. In this keynote, futurist and innovation expert Ari Wallach rejects “the official future” that we’ve been handed. He argues that all of us can take action to actively build the futures that we desire for ourselves, our organizations, and society at-large. But to do so, we need to think strategically about the transformational shifts that are shaping tomorrow’s world.


Wallach gives us a view of the 21 megatrends affecting the futures of politics, sociology, the environment, arts, religion, and much more. More important, he helps shift our thinking to engage the futures actively, with empathy for coming generations in our communities, companies, and the world. To stay competitive, leaders need to broaden the framework of what they do, and how and why they do it. Wallach’s talk is invaluable for any purpose-driven organization that wants to adapt, stay relevant, and build accountability and empathy within the transforming communities and markets of tomorrow.

Speakers:

Founder and Executive Director
Longpath Labs

Presented By:
Tyson Convenience
Tuesday, February 26 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Product Gallery

Location: Panzacola Ballroom G2 & F3-4

Be sure to join us for the Grand Opening of the Product Gallery! This is the focal point of our sponsor and retailer interface, set within a real life functioning convenience store environment while enjoying fabulous food in a setting unique to our events. There is no better way to engage with people and products then to network and discuss building business. Use this opportunity to schedule time to meet with fellow attendees!

Presented By:
Food Concepts, Inc.
Networking Reception
Location: C-Store Product Gallery
Presented By:
Altria Group Distribution Company
Meet and Greet for Ari Wallach
Location: C-Store Product Gallery (Panzacola Ballroom G2 & F3-4)
Presented By:
Tyson Convenience
Tuesday, February 26 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Dinner on Your Own

Wednesday, February 27 7:30am – 8:30am

CRU Running Club

Location: Departure from hotel lobby/porte cochere
Presented By:
Lil' Drug Store Products
Wednesday, February 27 8:30am – 7:00pm

Registration & Information Desk

Location: Panzacola Registration
Presented By:
Altria Group Distribution Company
McLane Company, Inc.
Tyson Convenience
Wednesday, February 27 8:30am – 9:30am

Networking Breakfast

Location: C-Store Product Gallery (Panzacola Ballroom G2 & F3-4)
Presented By:
Danone North America
Wednesday, February 27 9:45am – 11:00am

General Session

Location: Panzacola Ballroom G1 & F1-2
2019 Category Manager of the Year Awards

They are the tireless CEOs of their respective sections—the category managers who navigate a labyrinth of complexity. Amid mounting pressure on profits, turns and market-basket synergies, the best category managers are committed professionals balancing new products and customer favorites to enhance their stores’ operations. The Category Manager of the Year Awards recognize these often-underappreciated specialists, who were nominated by their supplier and wholesaler partners.

Speakers:

Senior Manager of Industry Engagement
Altria Group Distribution Company

Content Director, Retail
CSP Magazine

Presented By:
Altria Group Distribution Company
Un-Marketing: Stop Marketing, Start Engaging

The tried and true ways of marketing have turned into tired and old, not to mention ineffective. The ability to build relationships and be heard by your market has never been greater, but overwhelming when trying to determine what tools to use. This session, lead by the effervescent Scott Stratten, president of UnMarketing, covers both online and offline methods of staying in front of your target audience, so when they have the need to buy, they choose you. From social media, to traditional local events, there are proven ways to connect more than ever before and after this session you have the practical tools to implement the tactics right away.

Speakers:

President
Un-Marketing

Presented By:
Altria Group Distribution Company
Wednesday, February 27 11:15am – 12:15pm

CRU Workshops (Choose 1 of 5)

The essence of CRU is the educational curriculum available to all attendees, providing insight, key trends and data, and valuable ideas to implement in stores. Regardless of your sphere of responsibility within the convenience industry, you will find the workshops informative, enlightening and engaging. 

Option 1: Thinking Outside the Box: Frictionless Self-Checkout, Robots, Delivery and Micro-Markets … Yes, They’re Real!
Location: Suwannee 12

A number of retailers are changing the paradigms of how products get into the hands of consumers! In this session, we will explore how some of these disruptive concepts are turning into reality. Amazon Go is targeting to open 3,000 stores. Convenience retailers are already experimenting with employee-free locations. We will show how robots, third-party delivery and a rapidly expanding micro-market concept threaten share of the dollar for c-stores. Yes, amazing things are really happening! Are you ready?

Speakers:

Founder and CEO | Speaker
Food Concepts, Inc.
608.830.5018

President
HJB Convenience, dba Russell's Express

Presented By:
Food Concepts, Inc.
Option 2: Retail Gift Card Fraud Prevention
Location: Suwannee 11

Disruption to business comes in many forms, but no one is ever fully prepared for the next scam. All convenience store operators can do is be vigilant, adaptable, well-informed and even creative. Learn about best practices in fraud mitigation from this panel of esteemed, experienced retailers and subject-matter experts in risk management.

Speakers:

Operational Improvement Coordinator, Maverik Inc.
Maverik Inc.

Corporate Manager - Asset Protection, 7-Eleven, Inc.
InComm

Director; Fraud and Risk Department , InComm
InComm

Presented By:
InComm
Option 3: Using Technology to Build your Foodservice Brand
Location: Suwannee 20

Strong branding is the cornerstone of retail success. New technology now makes it easy to create on-demand label merchandising at the store level. This capability reduces cost and the amount of space associated with storing labels while increasing sales by providing professional, informative and compliant labeling. This is extremely important to the production of fresh food. Beautiful color labels can be created and printed right at the point of production, in the store or the central kitchen. Learn how this technology can help you to grow your sales and profitability.

Speakers:

Senior Product Manager
Epson
562.290.5303

Presented By:
Epson
Option 4: Healthier Products That Are Good For Your Bottom Line, Too
Location: Suwannee 14

The natural product industry has been growing across all retail channels year-over-year and increasingly shaping shoppers’ expectations. However, keeping pace with health trends can be a full-time job. About 40% of consumers say their definitions of health have changed over the last two years, according to Technomic’s 2018 Healthy Eating Consumer Trend Report. The recent partnership between retailers with The Partnership for a Healthier America and new concepts catering to health-conscious consumers might signal big changes in our industry. With SPINS to lead us, join us for a lively conversation on emerging segments of opportunity in natural, organic, sustainable and health-forward products.

Speakers:

EVP – Business Development
SPINS

EVP of Foodservice, Caulipower
CAULIPOWER
310.989.1555

Presented By:
CAULIPOWER
Spins
Option 5: Consumer and Marketplace Trends – The Pursuit of Happiness
Location: Suwannee 13

Join Altria Group Distribution Company in this interactive session to gain insight into the consumer and learn together how we can optimize your tobacco categories in 2019.  We will explore the seven vectors of change and how they may apply to your operations all grounded in the never ending pursuit of happiness.

Speakers:

Senior Manager of Industry Engagement
Altria Group Distribution Company

Presented By:
Altria Group Distribution Company
Wednesday, February 27 12:15pm – 1:30pm

Networking Lunch

Location: C-Store Product Gallery (Panzacola Ballroom G2 & F3-4)
Presented By:
Tyson Convenience
Meet and Greet with Scott Stratten
Location: C-Store Product Gallery (Panzacola Ballroom G2 & F3-4)
Presented By:
Altria Group Distribution Company
Wednesday, February 27 1:30pm – 5:30pm

CRU Key Category Forums

Convenience is under siege – and everyone knows it. Online retailing, third-party foodservice delivery and declining fuel fill-ups are challenging c-store retailers’ in-store performance. So maximizing category success has never been more important.

 

To help retailers grow sales amid this retail revolution, we’re providing Key Category Forums. In the nearly four hours of category-specific deep dives, we’ll go into key trends, product innovation and customer strategies that will help retailers grow their business and stay relevant for years to come.

 

Each forum will feature experts to inspire fresh ideas and new ways to engage customers. We also want to hear from retailers, which is why we’ll spend part of the time brainstorming together. Whether you’re a one-store operator or work for a chain of 5,000 units, you are guaranteed to go home with new insights and actionable solutions.

 

The presentation options will include Tobacco/OTP, Packaged Beverages, Foodservice, Dispensed Beverages, Center Store, Operations/Fuel & Forecourt and the Connected Customer.

 

  • 1:30pm - 2:00pm, Guest Facilitator: Welcome & Presentation
  • 2:00pm - 2:45pm, Subject Matter Expert Presentation
  • 2:45pm - 3:15pm, Networking Break
  • 3:15pm - 4:15pm, Key Category Panel
  • 4:15pm - 5:00pm, Guest Speaker Presentation
  • 5:00pm - 5:30pm, Open Discussion
Option 1: Tobacco/OTP - Dramatic Change Comes to Tobacco/OTP
Location: Suwannee 20

New regulation, consumption challenges and a fresh take on cannabis keep retailers on the lookout for ways to drive sales and profit margins in the tobacco/OTP category. Join guest moderator, Kraig Knudsen, Category Manager, Circle K,  guest speaker, Don Burke, Senior Vice President, Management Science Associates and retail panel members Anne Flint, Cumberland Farms, Laura White, RaceTrac and Anna Bettencourt, VERC Enterprises for frank and interactive discussion dedicated to discovering new ways our industry can rise to the challenges surrounding it.

Speakers:

Category Manager, Cigarettes & Tobacco | Guest Facilitator
Circle K - Heartland

Director of Category Management, Tobacco | Panelist
Cumberland Farms

Senior Vice President | Speaker
Management Science Associates, Inc.

Senior Editor | Subject Matter Expert
CSP Magazine, Winsight Media

Category Manager, Cigarettes | Panelist
RaceTrac

Senior Category Manager
Verc Enterprises

State Government Affairs Associate

Presented By:
JT International USA Inc.
Option 2: Packaged Beverages - Breaking the Vault
Location: Suwannee 11

Retailers are hesitant to mess with a category that represents more than one-fifth of inside gross profits. But with the largest segments on the downslide and new entries showing promise, it may be time to blow up the cold vault. We’ll explore product assortment, shifting consumer demand and how outside influences are affecting shoppers’ purchase decisions. Join guest moderator, Dana Sump, Senior Category Manager, Casey’s and guest speaker Nik Modi, Managing Director, RBC Capital Markets for a frank and interactive discussion dedicated to maximizing sales and profits in cold vault space.

Speakers:

Senior Category Manager, Package Beverages | Guest Facilitator
Casey's General Stores, Inc.

Content Director, Retail | Subject Matter Expert
CSP Magazine

Category Manager
Yesway

Category Manager
The Wills Group

Managing Director
RBC Capital Markets

National Sales Director
Nestlé Waters North America

National Channel Manager - Convenience & Military
The Boston Beer Company

Director, Category Management
Keurig Dr Pepper

Presented By:
Boston Beer Company, The
Keurig Dr Pepper
Nestlé Waters North America
Option 3: Foodservice - Staying on Top Amid the Rise of Retail Foodservice
Location: Suwannee 19

Whether your chain is more traditional in its approach to foodservice with roller grill and packaged food or it offers full-service and MTO options, you face the same cravings for consumer insight, trends and product innovation. As everyone from large tech companies to small start-ups look to cash in on foodservice convenience, retailers are constantly challenged in how to capture their share of stomach. This session, comprised of 3.5 hours of subject matter experts, category panels and guest speakers allows frank and interactive discussion dedicated to the nuances of running a foodservice operation in an ever-evolving channel.

Speakers:

Associate Editor | Subject Matter Expert
CSP Magazine

Category Manager
Tri Star Energy

Director of Sales & Marketing
MAPCO

Founder & CEO
Food Forward Thinking LLC

Senior Manager, Convenience Channel Development
Tyson Convenience

Director of Foodservice
Yesway

Director of Sales - West
Ruiz Food, Inc.
949.218.8357

Presented By:
Tyson Convenience
Option 4: Dispensed Beverages
Location: Suwannee 18

Whether cold, hot or frozen, dispensed beverages are a focal point of every convenience store and continue to be some of the most complex of foodservice categories. So many things to consider! Do you have the right cup sizes, lids and product assortment to provide shopper beverage satisfaction? Some things that seemed simple – straws and disposable cups and sugary drinks – are now a societal conversation. What are the hot headlines in dispensed beverages you need to know from flavors to regulations to merchandising? This session, comprised of 3.5 hours of subject matter experts, category panels and guest speakers allows frank and interactive discussion dedicated to operational and customer needs within dispensed beverages.

Speakers:

Category Manager | Guest Facilitator
Cumberland Farms

Senior Manager, Consumer Insights | Subject Matter Expert
Technomic

SVP, Chief Product Marketing Officer
Wawa, Inc.

Director of Design
Food Concepts, Inc.
608.830.2764

Director, Consumer and Category Insights
Danone North America

SVP National Accounts & Contract Manufacturing
GoodWest Industries, LLC

Presented By:
Danone North America
GoodWest Industries, LLC
Keurig Dr Pepper
Option 5: Center Store (GM/HBC/Snack & Candy) - Is Your Store a "Center" of Attention?
Location: Suwannee 12

Center store is the heart of any retail site. This is where consumers find items ranging from impulse snacks and candies to the medications needed to cure headaches and sensitive stomach from overloading on the former. While the center store remains a staple for visits, retailers are faced with the challenge of pleasing today’s evolving consumers regarding their snacks, candy and general merchandise purchases. Now more than ever, customers crave the ease of convenience associated with c-stores, but with a new interest in exceptional quality. This session—a 3.5-hour meeting between subject matter experts, category panels and guest speakers—allows frank and interactive dialogue dedicated to operational and customer needs within the center store.

Speakers:

Associate Editor | Subject Matter Expert
CSP Magazine

Category Marketing Manager/Brand Ambassador - Candy & Snacks & Edible Grocery
Newcomb Oil Co. (Five Star)

Customer Benefits Manager
Maverik Inc.

Category Manager
7-Eleven

VP/Principal Convenience
IRI

VP, Sales
Lil' Drug Store Products
319.294.3760

Category Manager, Candy & Snacks
MAPCO

Sales Director – East
JTM Foods, LLC

Presented By:
Lil' Drug Store Products
Option 6: Operations (Fuel/Forecourt) - Backcourt and Forecourt: Upping Your Game
Location: Suwannee 13

With flat store traffic and fuel demand, getting consumers onto your site—and encouraging a repeat visit—is becoming more critical than ever. C-store retailers must hit the mark in the store and at the pumps, with everything from store cleanliness to the fueling experience at play. This session tackles the operational challenges and opportunities for c-store retailers. Join your moderator, Roy Strasburger, president, Strasburger Retail, and guest speaker Cassandra Worthy and her presentation of “Mastering the Chemistry of Change” for a frank and interactive discussion dedicated to operational challenges found in (and outside) the c-store. CSP’s fuels editor Samantha Oller will share highlights of a new consumer study with GasBuddy on influential factors in the c-store visit, and a panel discussion will focus on how to seal the deal with consumers on the gas island.

Speakers:

President | Guest Facilitator
StrasGlobal

Managing Editor | Subject Matter Expert
CSP Magazine

Chemical Engineer, High Impact Speaker, and Change Enthusiast | Guest Speaker

Global Head of Energy Analysis
Oil Price Information Service (OPIS)

Executive Vice President of Petroleum Supply
Sheetz

Principal, Turiano Strategic Consulting LLC and former Field Operations Manager, Wawa, Inc.

Divisional Vice President, Midwest
GPM Investments, LLC

Option 7: Technology & the Connected Customer - The Fast and the Frictionless
Location: Suwannee 14

How are you adapting to a connected customer’s retail shopping wants and needs? This session aims to understand implications of technology in frictionless checkout, marketing and consumer communication initiatives. Join subject matter experts, category panelists and guest speakers for 3.5 hours of interactive discussion dedicated to the operational challenges of meeting today’s fast-paced, mobile-centric consumer.

Speakers:

Associate Editor, Technology | Subject Matter Expert
Winsight Media

Customer Experience Design Expert and IBM Futurist featured by NPR's Fresh Air, CBS Sunday Morning, and the New York Times

Analyst/Evangelist, Convenience Store Trends
GasBuddy

Manager, Member Engagement
Conexxus

Sr. Category Manager – Loyalty, Tobacco, Alcohol
GPM Investments, LLC

Director, Business Development
McLane Company, Inc.

CEO
ZipLine

CEO & Co-Founder
SwiftIQ

Presented By:
GasBuddy
McLane Company, Inc.
ZipLine
Wednesday, February 27 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Product Gallery

Location: Panzacola Ballroom G2 & F3-4
Presented By:
Food Concepts, Inc.
Wednesday, February 27 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Networking Reception

Location: C-Store Product Gallery
Presented By:
McLane Company, Inc.
Editorial Category Innovation Tour of Product Gallery
All Attendee Cocktail Reception in Honor of the 2019 Category Manager of the Year Finalists and Winners

Join CRU in a salute to each of the 2019 CMOY Winners and Finalists.

Wednesday, February 27 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Dinner on Your Own

Wednesday, February 27 8:00pm – 11:00pm

Product Gallery Sponsor Teardown

Location: Panzacola Ballroom G2 & F3-4
Thursday, February 28 6:30am – 7:30am

CRU Running Club

Location: Departure from hotel lobby/porte cochere
Presented By:
Lil' Drug Store Products
Thursday, February 28 7:00am – 10:15am

Registration & Information Desk

Location: Panzacola Registration
Presented By:
Altria Group Distribution Company
McLane Company, Inc.
Tyson Convenience
Thursday, February 28 7:00am – 8:00am

Networking Breakfast

Location: Panzacola Ballroom Prefunction
Presented By:
GoodWest Industries, LLC
Thursday, February 28 8:00am – 10:30am

General Session

Location: Panzacola Ballroom G1 & F1-2
"Is CBD the New Energy Drink?"

A recent report suggests that the cannabidiol (CBD) market will explode over the next several years, potentially hitting $22 billion in sales by 2022.

And we're just talking about hemp-based CBD - not marijuana.

Use of nonpsychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis has surged in recent years as studies tout medical benefits such as alleviating anxiety and reducing seizures. CBDs come in many forms, including pills, extracts, gummies and beverages.

Will convenience stores be a player in this seismic market?

In an exclusive session, CSP Vice President Mitch Morrison will interview Floyd Landis, Founder, Floyd's of Leadville, to explore CBD's potential in the brick-and-mortar space. During the session we'll cover the following:

• What exactly is CBD?

• What are the market opportunities?

• What is the likely regulatory landscape?

• And, how do I merchandise it? 

Speakers:

Vice President, Retailer Relations | Moderator
Winsight Media

Founder
Floyd's of Leadville

Partner, Chair of the Cannabis Law Practice
Greenspoon Marder LLP

Senior Category Manager - Program & Opportunity Development
Kum & Go

Managing Director
RBC Capital Markets

Presented By:
Floyd's of Leadville
Raise Your Game: What the Highest Performers Do During Unseen Hours

The key to raising leadership performance lies in the ability to actively listen, embrace change, and close Performance Gaps (the gap between knowing and doing). This can only be achieved by utilizing effective strategies for guarding your time, filling your bucket (so you can pour into others), and investing your focus in the present moment.

 

In this powerful session, Alan Stein, Jr., a performance coach, consultant, speaker and author, teaches participants how to master the unseen hours by utilizing the mindsets, rituals, and routines of world-class athletes and coaches. Regardless of title or tenure, this program is essential for anyone who wants to raise his or her leadership performance and personal influence.

 

Attendees walk away with actionable steps that can be implemented immediately to:

 

• Heighten self-awareness
• Improve productivity
• Create winning habits
• Inspire teamwork
• Maximize impact

 

Speakers:

Performance Coach, Consultant, Speaker and Author

Presented By:
Keurig Dr Pepper