Great Ideas Bar Schedule

New! This year we will have a Great Ideas Bar on the show floor at The NATSO Show to meet for drinks, conversations and informal education with industry experts. This innovative meeting space is sponsored by Innovative Vending Solutions LLC.

Monday, Jan. 23

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

  • First Data
    Credit card fees take a big bite out of truckstop operators’ profits. NATSO has joined with First Data to offera competitive solution for processing credit card transaction. Learn how to save thousands using this NATSO member program in the Great Ideas Bar.
  • Coca Cola
    Experts from Coca Cola will be available to share key shopper trends and insights impacting truckstops and travel plaza from their extensive consumer research.

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

  • Hosts’ of Domestic Study Tour 2015 in Omaha, Nebraska
    Did you attend NATSO’s Domestic Study Tour in Omaha, Nebraska and have follow-up questions on the great ideas you heard? Domestic Study Tour hosts will be available in the Great Ideas Bar to answer questions on Monday morning. Want to learn more about what a NATSO Domestic Study Tour is? Stop by and hear from hosts and veteran attendees.

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

  • Allied Brand Capital
    Allied Brand Capital is the exclusive financing partner of NATSO. Take time in the Great Ideas Bar to learn about their financing options available to NATSO members only.
  • McLane
    McLane’s foodservice at retail solution leverages 175 foodservice suppliers that offer 1,800 SKUS to provide top-selling products to you. Bring your burning foodservice questions to the Great Ideas bar on Monday morning.

 

Tuesday, Jan. 24

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

  • First Data
    Credit card fees take a big bite out of truckstop operators’ profits. NATSO has joined with First Data to offer a competitive solution for processing credit card transaction. Learn how to save thousands using this NATSO member program in the Great Ideas Bar.
  • CareerCo
    CareerCo is a next generation, online recruitment tool, offering employers pay-per-applicant candidate sourcing. Their system generates applicants via the power of the internet and telephone, recruiting efficiently in speed and scale. Visit with CareerCo to learn how to get your job opportunities in front of the right audience.

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

  • Park My Truck App Sign Up
    Truckstop operators can sign up to participate in the Park My Truck app with NATSO director of database and technology Taryn Brice-Rowland.

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

  • Host of Domestic Study Tour 2016 in Lexington, Virginia
    Did you attend NATSO’s Domestic Study Tour in Lexington, Virginia and have follow-up questions on the great ideas you heard? Domestic Study Tour host Bobby Berkstresser will be available in the Great Ideas Bar to answer questions on Tuesday morning.

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

  • Sonic
    Learn the do’s and don’t of franchising from Sonic’s Joanna Guajardo-Pasnau.
  • McLane
    McLane’s foodservice at retail solution leverages 175 foodservice suppliers that offer 1,800 SKUS to provide top-selling products to you. Bring your burning foodservice questions to the Great Ideas bar on Tuesday morning.

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

  • CareerCo
    CareerCo is a next generation, online recruitment tool, offering employers pay-per-applicant candidate sourcing. Their system generates applicants via the power of the internet and telephone, recruiting efficiently in speed and scale. Visit with CareerCo to learn how to get your job opportunities in front of the right audience.
  • Allied Brand Capital
    Allied Brand Capital is the exclusive financing partner of NATSO. Take time in the Great Ideas Bar to learn about their financing options available to NATSO members only.

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