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ALEXANDRIA, Va. — NACS, the Association for Convenience & Fuel Retailing, has announced the general speaker lineup for the 2017 NACS Show.
This year’s agenda will include presentations from motivational speaker and author Eric Chester; Airbnb Strategic Advisor Chip Conley; and Hollywood icon and philanthropist William Shatner.
On Oct. 17, Chester will focus on creating a company culture through compensation, alignment, atmosphere, growth, autonomy, communication and acknowledgement. “Culture is nothing that can be passed down from the corporate office. You’ve got to be a great place to work,” he stated.
The following day, Oct. 18, Conley will talk about how to keep c-store employees motivated and share tips, like listening to employees and asking what retailers can do to support them. “The way you treat your employees will have a large influence on how they treat your customers,” the strategic advisor commented.
The closing speaker, Shatner, will address attendees on the final day of the NACS Show on Oct. 20. His career has spanned more than half a century, and includes roles such as: director, actor, producer, recording artist, author, Priceline.com pitchman and screenwriter. Shatner is best known for his portrayal of James T. Kirk, Captain of the USS Enterprise, in the Star Trek franchise.
More information about the 2017 NACS Show — taking place Oct. 17-20 at Chicago’s McCormick Place — can be found here.