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INDIANAPOLIS -- The 2013 Midwest Petroleum and Convenience Tradeshow (M-PACT) will have some star power with ESPN "College GameDay" sportscaster Lee Corso delivering the keynote speech. The event will take place in Indianapolis April 16-18.
Corso will take his turn at the podium on Wednesday, April 17, at the Indiana Convention Center. He will share his insights on what it takes to rise to the top, outlining his time-tested formula to win with integrity every time.
"On the field or in the studio, Lee Corso's the epitome of leadership," said Bill Fleischli Sr., executive vice president of the Illinois Petroleum Marketers Association and Illinois Association of Convenience Stores (IPMA-IACS). "He knows the way, goes the way and shows the way with utmost integrity and an unparalleled sense of humor. We're thrilled to welcome Lee to M-PACT."
Football and competition runs deep in Corso. The graduate of Florida State University joined ESPN after 28 years as a coach at the college and professional levels. Corso was a head coach for a total of 17 seasons, during which he led the Louisville Cardinals and the Indiana Hoosiers.
Corso is the recipient of multiple awards recognizing excellence in the sport. In 2001, Sporting News magazine named him as one of the most influential people in college football, and in 2004, the publication ranked him as one of the most powerful media personalities in sports. In 2006, "College GameDay" received the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame's Outstanding Contribution to Amateur Football Award.
In 2010, the National College Football Awards Association presented Corso with the Contributions to College Football Award. He is also a member of the Hall of Fame at Florida State, the University of Louisville and, most recently, the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame.
M-PACT is a three-day show offering seminars on risk management, improving customer service and the future of transportation fuels. More than 500 vendor exhibits will feature the newest technology, services and products for the petroleum and convenience industry, including storage tanks, tank trucks, pumps, environmental and laboratory services, fuel additives, car washes, food and beverage items, freezers and novelties.
M-PACT's host states -- Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Ohio -- collectively represent more than 1,500 member companies, which together employ approximately 165,000 individuals; operate nearly 20,000 convenience stores and/or gas stations; total more than $1.5 billion in inside sales; and sell more than 20 billion gallons of petroleum products throughout the Midwest.