Education at NATSO Connect
Wednesday, March 8, 2022
Educational focus: See, interact and learn from each other
NATSO Connect Retail Tour
NATSO retail tours provide NATSO members with an opportunity to tour best-in-class retail locations, gather great ideas from successful truckstop operators and network with other truckstop and travel plaza operators in attendance! Attendees will tour Victron Energy’s Texas Best Smokehouse, QuikTrip and Buc-ee's in the greater Dallas area.
Space on the NATSO Connect Retail Tours are limited to 45. Reseve your spot on the bus when you register for NATSO Connect. Closed to press.
NATSO’s Roadside Repair/Shop Safety Sharegroup Meeting
Great Ideas! Workshop
The Great Ideas! Workshop is open to truckstops, travel centers and sponsors only. Closed to press.
Thursday, March 9, 2022
Educational focus: Emerging Alternative Fuels
Truckstop and Travel Center Regulatory and Government Affairs Update: Keynote and Breakfast on the Show Floor
Fialkov will discuss the national political environment as well as take a “deep dive” on some of the key issues relevant to the travel plaza industry that will be on the table in 2023. Attendees will learn the inside-the-beltway scoop on some of the biggest government affairs issues facing NATSO members. Plan to attend and learn how operators and vendors can work together to advance our shared advocacy goals.
Is Hydrogen the Fuel of the Future?: Emerging Alternative Fuels Keynote and Lunch on the Show Floor
Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are advancing zero-emission vehicle technology, including hydrogen fuel cells, as they react to increasing regulatory demands for new technology. On Thursday, March 9, 2023, a panel of alternative leaders will examine the future of hydrogen-fueled vehicles and the infrastructure needed to fuel them. While some industry advocates and researchers are confident that the costs of hydrogen, vehicles and hydrogen production will be reduced through scale and innovation over time, what is the timeline that travel centers can expect for this to become a reality? What are OEMs looking at as they look to scale up production? And, most importantly, what can truckstops do to prepare for their arrival? Panelists will probe the dynamics shaping investments in hydrogen and discuss what the market will need to meet future expectations.
Emerging Alternative Fuels Keynote on the Show Floor
Alternative Fuels Case Studies:
Make the Case for Renewable Fuel
NATSO Government Affairs Meeting
Friday, March 10, 2023
Educational focus: Innovative Retail Technology
Don’t Get Left Behind: What Innovative Retail Technology Should Embrace Now: Keynote and Breakfast on the Show Floor
Retail Technology Hosted Table Boxed Lunch
Table Hosts: Contact Pamela Hayes, NATSO’s vice president business development, at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about hosting a table.
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Travel Center Technology Forum
New! The Travel Center Technology Forum is designed to facilitate interactive discussion among truckstops and travel centers operators regarding their top technology priorities for improving customer experience and brand loyalty, while driving efficiencies throughout their organizations.
The 2023 forum will focus on:
The Travel Center Technology Forum is open to truckstops, travel centers and sponsors only. Closed to press.
Contact Amy Toner, the NATSO Foundation’s executive director, at (703) 739-8570 or email@example.com to inquire about speaking opportunities.