Global Futurist to Help Truckstops Navigate the Future at NATSO Connect

Monday, December 18, 2017

No one can predict the future, but Jack Uldrich has made a career out of helping people prepare for it. Uldrich, a leading futurist and author, helps organizations gain the critical foresight they need to create a successful future. Ulrich is bringing his expertise to NATSO Connect 2018, Feb. 10-13 in Nashville, Tenn., where he will outline 10 trends transforming the truckstop industry, as well as identify a series of concrete actions truckstop business leaders can take today to future-proof themselves, their companies and their customers against the tides of tomorrow.

During his keynote address, “The Big AHA: How to Future-Proof Your Business Against Tomorrow’sTransformational Trends Today,” Monday, Feb. 12, 12:00 p.m.– 1:00 p.m., Uldrich will dig into the roles that creativity and action will play in the future of retail success.

“The rate of change is accelerating, and our goal at NATSO Connect is to give truckstop and travel plaza operators the resources they need to thrive in an era of unparalleled transformation,” said Amy Toner, vice president of publishing and digital content for NATSO. “Jack Uldrich will paint a vivid picture of what the world may look like in just a few short years, and give concrete strategies for how NATSO members can prepare.”

Uldrich speaks more than 100 times a year to a variety of businesses and organizations. He will not only explore how the “Internet of Things,” ‘Big Data,” social media, artificial intelligence, renewable energy and collaborative consumption will change everyday life in the near future, but also give practical and actionable insights on future trends, emerging technologies, innovation, change management and leadership.

Uldrich is just one of several noteworthy keynote speakers attending NATSO Connect. From Feb. 10-13, hundreds of innovative, senior-level truckstop operators and industry partners will come together to learn from industry experts, gain new insights and uncover best practices to convert ideas into action and re-invent how truckstops do business.

Truckstop and travel plaza operators can register online or by contacting Sharon Butler at (703) 739-8569 or Suppliers interested in participating as an exhibitor or sponsor should contact Pamela Hayes at (615) 673-2798 or View the full schedule and register at

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