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    'Hit King' Pete Rose to Headline 2014 M-PACT Show

    The Midwest's premier industry event is expected to draw 4,500 professionals.

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Major League Baseball (MLB) legend Pete Rose will be the keynote speaker of M-PACT 2014, the Midwest's premier energy and convenience trade show, taking place at the Indiana Convention Center April 1-3. Rose will share his insights on the second day of the event, which is expected to draw nearly 4,500 industry professionals.

    “Whether on the field or coaching his team, Pete Rose’s hard-charging style couldn’t be missed. We’d all like to make it in the big leagues, but Pete redefined the measurement for success,” said Bill Fleischli Sr., executive vice president of the Illinois Petroleum Marketers Association and Illinois Association of Convenience Stores (IPMA-IACS). “Throughout his unrivaled career, he taught us all what it means to win — and what it means to persevere. The chance to host Pete Rose at M-PACT is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”

    Rose's career began in 1963 and he was subsequently nicknamed "Charlie Hustle." In 1985, Rose broke Ty Cobb’s all-time hits record with his 4,192nd hit and earned a new nickname, the "Hit King." Rose ended his playing career with 4,256 total hits and holds all-time records with 3,562 games played and 14,053 at-bats. Rose also served as the Cincinnati Reds' manager from 1985 to 1988, helping the team to four consecutive second-place finishes.

    M-PACT 2014 will offer seminars on risk management, improving customer service, and the future of transportation fuels. The three-day show will also feature more than 500 vendor exhibits, as well as the newest technology, services and products for the petroleum and convenience industry.

    M-PACT’s host states — Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Ohio — collectively represent more than 1,500 member companies, which together operate nearly 20,000 convenience stores and gas stations throughout the Midwest.

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