• February 10, 2018 12:00 AM February 13, 2018 11:59 AM
    • Natso Event

NATSO Connect 2018

Nashville, Tennessee

Major changes in technology and consumer demand are shaking up the retail industry–and not in a good way. Even though the economy has recovered from the Great Recession, retailers are filing for bankruptcy at the same rate as they did in 2009, and a record number of stores are closing. Just as our members are adapting the way they do business, we are reinventing The NATSO Show. We are redesigning every element of our annual meeting, with a single goal in mind: to create an event that will enable our members to not just survive but thrive amidst ongoing disruption.

At NATSO Connect, hundreds of innovative, senior-level truckstop operators and industry partners will come together to connect.

For two-and-a-half days, this collaborative group will share insights and best practices in order to convert ideas into action and re-invent how truckstops do business.




Visit www.natsoconnect.com for more information. Truckstop and travel plaza operators can register online or by contacting Sharon Butler at (703) 739-8569 or sbutler@natso.com. Suppliers interested in participating as an exhibitor or sponsor should contact Pamela Hayes at (615) 673-2798 or phayes@natso.com.







This highly-focused event will combine exclusive, executive briefings with opportunities for you to gain specific guidance on how to succeed by speaking directly with experienced operators and vendor partners. NATSO Connect lets you 
problem-solve with key industry suppliers and your peers so you can grow your business.

What will NATSO Connect Focus on This Year?
This year, NATSO Connect will deliver the connections truckstops need to adapt the way they do business in order to thrive amidst ongoing disruption and increased competition.



You will experience:

  • Executive briefings from experts inside and outside the industry;
  • Hand-selected vendors showcasing their new and proven products;
  • Peer-to-peer discussions to brainstorm how to apply national retail trends within travel plazas’ unique realities;
  • Collaborative problem-solving sessions geared toward growing your business; and
  • Time to continue conservations from group settings into one-on-one meetings so you can take the conversations to the next level.


Specifically, you will bring back to your business:

  • Comprehensive insights into growing your truckstop business.
  • An all-star peer network to call on for advice and solutions year round.
  • Next steps and contacts to begin implementing road-tested ideas so you can win with today’s on-the-go consumers.
  • Renewed energy and inspiration for the truckstop and travel plaza industry.
  • Fun memories are guaranteed. Plus, you may also find an appreciation for country music, a love of Goo Goo Clusters and plenty of new friends.

Travel Plazas and Truckstops

Truckstops and travel plazas can register here.
Request someone reach out to you with more information here.

Vendor Partners
Suppliers interested in participating as an exhibitor or sponsor should contact Pamela Hayes at (615) 673-2798 or phayes@natso.com.

Fill in the form here to get information on sponsoring and exhibiting at NATSO Connect 2018.

Read about the sponsorship opportunites at the show here.

NATSO Connect has a limited number of non-exhibiting registrations available. Download the form to sign up here.


*Important note: NATSO's room block is not sold out at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center. Please disregard any phone calls from a group pretending to be a NATSO travel agencies. Do not give them your credit card or your business. Reserve your hotel room here

More information

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