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07/26/2021

Tech evangelist Marc Saltzman to host The All New Convenience U CARWACS Show Conference

The technology expert, TV and radio/podcast host, and author will provide valuable insights to help convenience, gas and car wash operators navigate changes and future-proof their businesses.
Michelle Warren
Editor, Convenience Store News Canada
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From technology to consumer behaviours to business best practices, the world is changing more quickly than ever before. In turn, the convenience, gas and car wash sectors are responding to these challenges and opportunities with an accelerated wave of adaptation and innovation. 

Whether you operate an independent business, a regional chain or you’re helping steer a multinational, we know you’re looking for valuable information, deep consumer insights and strategies to shape your business decisions and chart success in a post-pandemic world. Welcome to The All New Convenience U CARWACS Show's Conference: Future-Proof Your Business

We are thrilled to welcome well-known technology expert, TV and radio/podcast host, and author Marc Saltzman to emcee the valuable, timely and highly-engaging Conference: Future-Proof Your Business, where, together, we’ll explore the latest in technology, Canadian consumer values and evolving trends to position your business for success. 

Saltzman is a prolific tech expert with one simple goal: to break down geek speak into street speak. A freelance journalist for more than 20 publications (including USA TODAY, Costco Connection, AARP, Toronto Star, Post Media, and Zoomer), the 16-time author, radio and podcast personality and public speaker also hosts Tech Impact, which airs on Bloomberg Television.

In addition to hosting, Saltzman, who specializes in the intersection between consumer behaviour and smart business technology, will help attendees making sense of our fast-paced digital world and zero in on future trends. In Future-proof, Future Profits, Saltzman will examine the evolving retail landscape, how your business can benefit from the changing tide, embrace the social revolution, and lay a foundation for a profitable future. 

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Saltzman will be joined by 7-Eleven Canada's Norm Hower, who will deliver his much-anticipated Industry Keynote: The Evolution Continues. Hower will discuss how the international convenience store giant is reinventing the c-store experience by turning stores into multi-faceted testing grounds and what the company is learning about the future of convenience. 

We are excited to welcome Hower and Saltzman to Day 1 of The All New Convenience U CARWACS Show, which is  Canada’s largest and best attended c-store, retail fuel and car wash trade event. Over the years it has earned its position because it consistently showcases innovation and creates a perfect setting for the industry to gather and network.

The All New 2021 Convenience U CARWACS Show promises to continue this tradition with highly engaging and interactive virtual platform that is among the first of its kind in Canada.

“These challenging times demanded a solution that allow people to gather as an industry,” says Ed Several, executive vice president-events & conferences, EnsembleIQ (EIQ), the operators of the show. “We have come up with a virtual model that checks all boxes for attendees and exhibitors. With the new format everyone across the country can gather at the show, virtually,” he says, adding that EIQ assembled a technology stack that its team then integrated to create a package that brings people together under a digital umbrella that delivers added value to both exhibitors attendees.

 

The ALL New Convenience U CARWACS Show takes place September 28-29, 2021. 

Attend virtually.

Register today for the VIP Virtual Package!

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