Time to Take the Wheel

NACS Show achieves near-record attendance and Expo square footage.

Time to Take the Wheel

November 2022   minute read

The 2022 NACS Show delivered four days of learnings, insights, networking and exploring what’s new and exciting for the convenience and fuel retailing industry. This year’s event took place October 1-4 at the Las Vegas Convention Center and attracted the third-highest attendance in NACS Show history with 24,534 industry stakeholders from 73 countries, including 8,841 retail “buyers.”

“Our NACS Show theme of Full Speed Ahead certainly represented the mood of NACS Show attendees. There was incredible energy throughout the four days, whether in packed education and general sessions or on the always-popular Expo. I am energized about how our industry will continue to redefine convenience to our customers,” said NACS 2022-23 Chair Don Rhoads, president and CEO of The Convenience Group LLC in Vancouver, Washington.

From food to technology, car wash, electric vehicle equipment and in-store merchandise, the Expo was the second largest in NACS Show history at 429,200 net square feet. It featured 1,262 exhibitors, 250 of them new to the NACS Show, offering retailers a sneak peek at the new products and services available for their stores.

In addition, the Cool New Products Preview Room helped attendees explore 278 of the newest products, services and line extensions (Here are the top 10 scans).

At the end of the Show, NACS worked with Three Square, a local charity dedicated to providing wholesome food to hungry people in the greater Las Vegas area. Food and beverages donated by exhibitors were distributed to a network of community partners to help fight hunger in Lincoln, Nye, Esmeralda and Clark counties.

The 2023 NACS Show will take place October 3-6 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Sign up to be notified when registration opens.