At NATSO Connect 2018, hundreds of innovative, senior-level truckstop operators and industry partners came together to connect. For two-and-a-half days, this collaborative group shared insights and best practices in order to thrive.
Take a look at just a few of the many highlights.
Five different keynote sessions addressed disruptive trends facing the industry from autonomous vehicles to e-commerce.
Events like the Foundation Fundraiser at the Ryman Auditorium and NATSO PAC Party helped attendees foster deep connections to call on all year.
GREAT IDEAS! FOR INDEPENDENT OPERATORS WORKSHOP
More than 150 independent operators shared next steps and contacts to help attendees begin implementing new ideas.
FLOOR PACKED WITH INNOVATION
The wheel-shaped show floor showcased the new products and solutions of 65 companies.
HALL OF FAME
Bobby Berkstresser, owner of Lee Hi Travel Plaza and White’s Travel Center, was honored with the Hall of Fame award.
GOOD TO GREAT SHOW WORKSHOP
The Good to Great Workshop paired fundamental learning with game show inspired learning including Jeopardy and Family Feud.
NATSO FOUNDATION FUNDRAISER AT THE RYMAN AUDITORIUM
NATSO Foundation Fundraiser sponsors treated their guests to a private event at the historic Ryman Auditorium.
NATSO CONNECT CARD
Attendees were guaranteed to bring back ideas and contacts to their business or NATSO’s Darren Schulte would get a pie in the face. Even though connects were undoubtedly made, Schulte still ended up with pie on his face.
SAVE THE DATE FOR NATSO CONNECT 2019
Save the date and make plans to attend next year’s event Feb. 10–13 in Orlando, Florida. Request to be added to the NATSO Connect mailing list here.
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