Industry Panels

Learn directly from industry subject matter experts how they manage challenges facing c-stores

Tuesday, November 14

8:00 am–9:00 am
More Option 1 (INDUSTRY PANEL): The Workforce: From Liability to Asset

Hiring, training and retention can be the biggest weaknesses—and expenses—of a retail brand. But done right, it can also be its biggest tool for profitability and operational success. This session will tackle both regulatory labor issues such as minimum wage and overtime as well as innovative solutions to reduce employee turnover, attract the best team members and even enhance community relations.

Alaina Lancaster

Associate Editor, Foodservice Content Group
Winsight Media

Mitch Morrison

Head of Retail Executive Platform
Winsight Media

8:00 am–9:00 am
More Option 6 (INDUSTRY PANEL): Next Gen Leaders Forum – Part 1: Industry Icon Panel Discussion

Outlook’s Next Gen Leaders Forum is a rare opportunity for next generation leaders to interact and learn from some of convenience industry’s most respected and veteran business-leaders. The Forum is split into two segments to maximize participant interaction with a selection of industry icons who have made a difference in their organization and in the industry. Following icon presentations in Part 1, participants identify which industry leader they wish to spend an hour with in roundtable discussion the following day. The individual small group discussions with icon will allow inquiring minds to candidly talk about issues, ask specific questions, and make a direct person-to-person connection with leaders of the convenience store community.

Ieva Grimm

President
SYNERGE

Bob Myers

Chairman of the Board
Casey’s General Stores Inc.

Stewart Spinks

Chairman
The Spinx Company, Inc.

Lynn Wallis

President & CEO
Wallis Companies

Tom Welch

Board Member
Maverik Inc.

Malik Yousif

President - Operations
MalikYousif Sons Petroleum, Inc.

Moderator: Ieva Grimm, President, SYNERGE
9:20 am–10:00 am
More INDUSTRY PANEL: The Forecourt Tipping Point

The fuel business is encountering a storm of disruptive forces, from an emerging on-demand, mobile retail model to an alternative-fuel revolution. With other experts from both the traditional and unconventional fueling industries, Norman Turiano will discuss the potential and timeline for disruption, and how retailers can prepare for the inevitable change.

Samantha Oller

Senior Editor, Retail Content Group
Winsight Media

Norman Turiano

Principal | Former Fuel Operations Manager
Turiano Strategic Consulting | Wawa

Moderator: Samantha Oller, Senior Editor, Retail Content Group, Winsight Media
2:45 pm–3:30 pm
More INDUSTRY PANEL: The Road to Gender Parity

Research shows advancing women to leadership roles is not just the right thing to do, it’s competitively advantageous. But societal expectations, corporate culture and women’s individual choices combine to hold women back in ways that may sometimes feel insurmountable. In this panel discussion, industry leaders discuss the career hurdles women encounter and the steps women, managers and organizations can take to support women’s leadership and create a better workplace for all.

Nancy Krawczyk

Vice President, Corporate Partnerships and Engagement
Network of Executive Women

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