Tuesday, February 28 7:45am – 6:30pm

Registration and Information Desk

Location: Foyer
Tuesday, February 28 8:00am – 9:30am

Networking Breakfast

Location: 6th Level Amenity Deck
Tuesday, February 28 8:00am – 4:00pm

Product Gallery Sponsor Setup

Location: Griffin Ballroom
Tuesday, February 28 9:30am – 11:30am

Opening General Session

Location: Palm Ballroom
The Emerging Future: Building Future-Ready Organizations and High-Performing Cultures to Compete and Win in The Decade Ahead

As we enter the second decade of the 21st century, C-Store leaders prepare to face an unrelenting and continuously shifting landscape to scale and grow business. Today, change knows no boundaries, no borders, and no breaks. The impact of this can be felt as individuals’ fatigue under the weight of extreme ambiguity.

Seth will dissect how world-class firms, leaders, and sales producers are meeting the elevated expectations of more sophisticated and demanding customers by demonstrating an entirely new set of relationship competencies and intelligence gathering skills required to compete and win business in this new complex and competitive environment.

Speakers:

Trend Spotter, Workforce Strategist, and Management Renegade

Breakout Working Tables

After hearing from Seth Mattisons, we’ll break into tables and work together on real solving the top questions, concerns or issues facing challenges in our industries. Seth will be helping facilitate the discussion as he spends time with each group to work together as an industry. Ultimately, helping to bring real time actionable ideas to take back to your teams. 

Speakers:

Trend Spotter, Workforce Strategist, and Management Renegade

Leadership in the C-Store and Beyond

Hear from some of today's top leaders in the field.

Speakers:

Vice President of Marketing
Maverik

Director of Store Operations
Wawa

Vice President, Retailer Relations | Moderator
Winsight Media

Tuesday, February 28 11:30am – 12:30pm

Networking Lunch

Tuesday, February 28 12:45pm – 1:30pm

Innovation Forums (Choose 1 of 7)

The essence of CRU lies within the educational curriculum which will provide you with insights, key trends and data that will spark new ideas. Regardless of your sphere of responsibility within the convenience industry, you will find an Innovation Forum filled with hot topics and powerful take-aways. 

Tuesday, February 28 1:30pm – 5:30pm

Special Events (Choose 1 of 3)

More details coming soon!
Please be aware that capacity is limited and special events 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 before 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.

Tuesday, February 28 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Cocktail Hour

Location: CRU Product Gallery

Explore new products and solutions while mingling with your peers as you enjoy appetizers and drinks in the CRU Product Gallery.

Tuesday, February 28 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Dinner on Your Own

Take the night to dine with peers or supplier partners at one of the many delicious restaurants options on property or nearby.

Wednesday, March 01 7:45am – 6:00pm

Registration and Information Desk

Location: Foyer
Wednesday, March 01 8:00am – 9:00am

Networking Breakfast

Location: Griffin Ballroom
Wednesday, March 01 9:00am – 9:45am

Category Breakouts

Discover the insights, key trends and innovative thinking that best-in-class operators employ to drive c-store traffic. Uncover what makes top-tier category managers tick, and find out how they grapple with everything from exciting new product introductions to pricing, out-of-stocks to promotions. Join us as our team of editorial experts and last year's CMOY award winners sit down with some of the brightest category managers in the business to discuss their strategies for elevating an entire organization—one category at a time.

FoodService: From Ideation to Creation… Or Rejection
Speakers:

Director of Store Operations
Wawa

Founder & CEO
Food Forward Thinking LLC

Packaged Beverages: Current Trends in Packaged Beverages

Review current trends within packaged beverages & the cold vault. Bonnie will share some of the takeaways from Goldman Sachs proprietary Beverage Bytes retailer and distributor surveys. Learn about the strategies the large beverage companies are taking regarding innovation, pricing, etc.

 

Speakers:

Managing Director
Goldman Sachs

Behind the Counter: The Value of Vice: A Look at Trends and Interactions between Alcohol, Tobacco and Cannabis
Speakers:

Managing Director and Senior Research Analyst
Cowen

Dispensed Beverage
Tech and Loyalty
Center Store
Fuels and EV
Wednesday, March 01 10:00am – 10:45am

Category Breakouts - 22' CMOY Winners and 23' CMOY Finalists

Discover the insights, key trends and innovative thinking that best-in-class operators employ to drive c-store traffic. Uncover what makes top-tier category managers tick, and find out how they grapple with everything from exciting new product introductions to pricing, out-of-stocks to promotions. Join us as our team of editorial experts and last year's CMOY award winners sit down with some of the brightest category managers in the business to discuss their strategies for elevating an entire organization—one category at a time.

Wednesday, March 01 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Networking Lunch

Wednesday, March 01 1:15pm – 4:45pm

Speed Networking

Location: CRU Product Gallery

Spend some quality time this morning in structured networking opportunities that will connect you and CRU's supplier partners to provide the solutions and partnerships you need! Retailers will receive of list of suppliers that outlines who and where your meetings are during this time. If you complete all your meetings, you will eligible to receive a $100 Amazon gift card.

Wednesday, March 01 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Cocktail Reception

Location: Palm Ballroom Prefunction
Wednesday, March 01 6:15pm – 8:00pm

CMOY Awards Presentation Dinner

Location: Palm Ballroom
Wednesday, March 01 6:45pm – 10:00pm

Product Gallery Sponsor Teardown

Location: CRU Product Gallery
Wednesday, March 01 8:00pm – 10:00pm

CMOY Afterparty

Location: Palm Ballroom
Thursday, March 02 7:45am – 11:30am

Registration and Information Desk

Location: Foyer
Thursday, March 02 8:00am – 10:00am

Product Gallery Sponsor Teardown (Continued)

Location: CRU Product Gallery (Griffin Ballroom)
Thursday, March 02 8:00am – 9:30am

Networking Breakfast

Location: Palm Ballroom
Thursday, March 02 9:30am – 11:30am

Closing General Session

Location: Palm Ballroom
Grow Your Basket

Amidst national inflation and supply disruptions, getting customers to buy more when wallets are pinched has never been harder. How do we woo consumers to spend more with us, to purchase that extra pack of gum, bag of chips, tobacco product or 20oz soft drink? Hear how leading category managers are integrating planogramming creativity, teamwork, data analytics, technology, and loyalty programs to grow their baskets by getting shoppers to spend more than originally planned.