The NATSO Show 2014 Heads To Nashville, Tenn.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

NATSO, the trade association representing the truckstop and travel plaza industry, is excited to announce its 2014 annual show, scheduled to be held Jan. 25-29, 2014, at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn.

The NATSO Show is the premier gathering place for the nation’s truckstop and travel plaza owners and operators and provides two-and-a-half days of smart ideas, great new products and good advice designed to meet the unique needs of the industry’s leaders.

“In 2014, industry executives, buyers and managers will converge in Nashville to collaborate with and learn from top industry experts who will share insights on today’s ahead-of-the-curve trends and offer up cutting-edge solutions and bold strategies tailored to truckstop and travel plaza operators,” said NATSO President and CEO Lisa Mullings. “It is especially fitting that we will be focusing on business and entrepreneurship in Nashville, which was identified as one of the top five regions for job growth by a Gallup poll.”

Darren Schulte, NATSO’s vice president, membership, said, “By investing time at The NATSO Show, truckstop and travel plaza operators can generate a return on investment for years to come. Not only will they find new products and great ideas, they will also connect with their fellow operators who can serve as a resource long after the show is over.”

“I would encourage anyone interested in delivering an innovative product or service to the $7 billion travel plaza industry to make plans to be there as an exhibitor or sponsor,” added Pamela Hayes, NATSO’s vice president, strategic partnerships. “At The NATSO Show vendors can meet the industry’s top executives and buyers all in one trip. That is money well spent.”

Not only will operators find a wealth of knowledge and new products at the show, Nashville provides countless tourism opportunities for travelers. Conde Nast Traveler listed Nashville as one of the top cities in the world to visit this year, and Travel and Leisure Magazine has listed it as one of the friendliest cities. Top attractions include the home of Andrew Jackson, the Grand Ole Opry, Civil War battlefields, RCA Victor Studio B where Elvis Presley recorded more than 200 records and the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Registration is now open. Early-bird pricing is available until Nov. 1. NATSO members can register online or by contacting Kimberly Roberts. Suppliers interested in participating as an exhibitor or sponsor should contact Susan Taylor. For more information about The NATSO Show, visit The NATSO Show website.

Media Contact:
Tiffany Wlazlowski Neuman
Vice President, Public Affairs
Phone: (703) 739-8578
Email: twlazlowski@natso.com