FastForwardFocus: Executive intel for leaders driving the future of highway retail.

  • Fast. Fly in for executive briefings and networking and get back to business fast.
  • Forward. Get up to speed on breaking trends shaping highway businesses’ future.
  • Focus. Zoom in on trends’ implications for highway fuel retailers and create new insights with the industry power players we specifically invited to fill the room.

Get in. Get the intel and contacts you need. Get back to shaping your highway business’ future.

Invitation only. Closed to press. Request an invitation by emailing Christine Schoessler at

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FAST Schedule

Tuesday, June 7

Safety Stakeholders Luncheon with Truckload Carriers Association
Germantown 4 Room
Noon - 1:30pm           
NATSO members gather with truckload carriers’ safety and security executives to address roadside repair safety and other shared priorities. Spaces limited. Contact for information.

Shop Repair/Roadside Safety Group Business Meeting
Germantown 3 Room
2pm - 4pm      
NATSO members with shop repair and roadside assistance programs convene for a business meeting to receive updates and set the group’s action plan for the coming months.

Timothy P. Lynch, Senior Director, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Improving Roadside Safety through Training
Kevin Rohlwing, IOM, Chief Technical Officer, Tire Industry Assoc.

Roadside Repair/Safety Group Action Plan: Updates and Next Steps (Discussion)
Lisa Mullings, NATSO

Government Affairs – Will the Government Select Your Competition?
Germantown 3
4pm - 5:30pm      
Will the government not only choose your future competitors - but also tip the scales in their favor? Find out from NATSO’s David Fialkov, who stalks the halls of Congress daily. He’ll tell you what to expect in 2022 from Congress and the White House, outline what’s at stake in the midterm elections - and forecast how government actions at the state and federal levels could affect your investments along the Interstate.

Welcome Dinner Hosted by NATSO’s Chairman’s Circle
Germantown 1
Relax and reconnect with your peers for cocktails and dinner. All directors, attendees and Chairman’s Circle members are encouraged to attend.                      

Wednesday, June 8

Board of Directors Meeting: Strategic Planning
Germantown 3 Room
9am - 2pm                  
All NATSO and NATSO Foundation directors are asked to attend this session to consider emerging trends and their implications for the industry, NATSO and the NATSO Foundation. NATSO travel center attendees, Chairman’s Circle members and top Sustainability Campaign donors are also invited to attend and participate in this highly interactive and future-focused session.

Ukraine, the Economy and Retail Trends: Implications for Travel Centers
9am - 10am
Aaron Rettaliata, McKinsey & Company
Arvind Govindarajan, McKinsey & Company
Aneliya Valkova, McKinsey & Company

Technology Trends
Tech Opportunities, Obstacles & Cyber Crime
10:30am - 11:30am 
Jim Cornette, PDI
Brett Lambing, PDI

The Future of Digital Dispatch
11:30am - 12pm 
Bernie Veon, Bridgestone

Sustainability Trends
Brought to you by NATSO and the NATSO Foundations Campaigns for Economically and Environmentally Sustainable Travel Centers with generous support from Gladstein, Neandross and Associates, QuikTrip and Racetrac
ESG, Sustainability and Fleets
12pm - 1:45 pm
Nate Springer, Gladstein, Neandross & Associates
Nico Bouwkamp, CaFCP, GTI Energy
Lisa Mullings, NATSO

NATSO Board of Directors Business Meeting
2pm - 4pm 
Germantown 3 Room
NATSO Board members are expected. All other attendees are welcome as observers.

Optional Dinner
Guests who are staying through Thursday are invited to join an informal dinner.

Thursday, June 9

NATSO Foundation Board of Directors: Business Meeting
Germantown 3 Room
9am - 11am
NATSO Foundation board are expected. All other attendees are welcome as observers.



What should I expect?
This is an executive-level event designed to help highway fuel retailers gain insight into how trends are likely to affect their operating environment. Expert speakers kick things off by presenting information - but it is the interaction among the power players in the audience that turns information into actionable insights. We keep the attendee list small, design robust group discussions, and build in ample time for discussion among the entire group.

Who’s Invited?
We invite top-tier highway fuel retail industry executives and suppliers. These include NATSO’s board of directors, the NATSO foundation board of directors, and leaders from other NATSO members and top suppliers.

What’s the dress code?
Casual attire is appropriate for all events.

How can I book a hotel room?
Please book your room at the host hotel, the Renaissance Nashville, online.

Where is the event? What airport is nearby?
The meetings take place at Renaissance Nashville, located at 611 Commerce St, Nashville, TN 37203.

How do I enroll?
The event is by invitation only. Request an invitation by emailing Christine Schoessler at