Please note, while the 2019 YEO Conference is free to attend for NAG’s retailer members, this year we are requiring a $99 security deposit that will be refunded after the conference. No-shows will not be refunded the deposit.
TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2019
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM: Habitat for Humanity Team Building Project. The address for the building project is:
3670 N. Faith Way
Springfield, Mo. 65803
WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2019
8:15 AM: Arrive at the McLane Ozark Distribution Center: 2788 E Sawyer Rd, Springfield, Mo. (View a short video about McLane’s Ozark DC at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ypcAtJOHbI)
9:00 AM: Welcome and Introductions, John Lofstock, Executive Director, National Advisory Group (NAG) and YEO Board Chairman Bart Stransky, Vice President of Merchandising, RaceTrac, Petroleum.
9:15 AM – 9:30 AM: Welcome/McLane Overview, Lance Smith, Director, McLane Inc.
9:30 AM – 10:15 AM: General Session: Artificial Intelligence and The Future of Retail, Paul Roetzer, Founder, The Marketing Artificial Intelligence Institute
10:15: AM Break
10:30 AM – 12:15 PM: Tour of McLane’s Ozark Distribution Center Automation & Robotics
12:15 PM – 1:00 PM: Lunch
1 PM – 1:45 PM: General Session: How Robotics is Changing Retail and Distribution, Dan Kara, Vice President, Robotics and Intelligent Systems, WTWH Media
1:45 PM – 2:30 PM: General Session: Mining Data in the C-Store Industry, Jeremie Myhern, Chief Information Officer, Road Ranger
2:30 PM – 2:45 PM: Break
2:45 PM – 4:30 PM: General Session: Leadership Workshop for Young Executives, Linda McKenna, Principal, Employee Performance Strategies, Inc.
4:30 PM: Wrap Up/Hotel Check In
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM: Dinner Off-Site
THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2019
7:45 AM: Shuttles Depart Hotel
8:00 AM: Breakfast at McLane
8:30 AM – 9:15 AM: General Session: Foodservice Safety for Convenience Stores: What You Need to Know, Dr. Nancy Caldarola, President, The Food Training Group
9:15 AM – 10:00 AM: General Session: Takeaways for Young Executives: Leadership Skills You Can Implement Today, Linda McKenna, Principal, Employee Performance Strategies, Inc.
9:30 AM: Store Tours: A tour of top convenience stores in the Springfield, Mo. market including: Casey’s, Kum & Go, Eagle Stop and Farm2Counter
1:00 PM: Return and Wrap Up
1:15 PM: Depart