Wednesday, August 12 7:30am – 10:30am

Registration & Information Desk

Location: Grand Ballroom Pre-funcition
Presented By:
Matrix Capital Markets Group, Inc.
McLane Company, Inc.
Wednesday, August 12 7:30am – 8:30am

Social Enterprise Partnership Desk

Location: Grand Ballroom Pre-funcition
Wednesday, August 12 7:30am – 8:30am

Networking Breakfast

Wednesday, August 12 8:45am – 10:30am

General Session

Social Enterprise Grand Prize Drawing
When Great Isn’t Good Enough

Nearly 20 years ago, Jim Collins sparked our imagination and challenged long-held leadership views in his transformative magnum opus, Good to Great. But in the era of hyper me-ism and customized-centric approach, is “great” good enough? Many of Collins’ shining examples from his 2001 must-read are no longer around - five-star companies dimmed by rapidly unfolding retailing dynamics.

Our executive panel features leaders not afraid to challenge their own companies’ success. It’s their success, in fact, that propels them to continually think differently, to confront the paradox of excellence, to invest in fresh talent and technology, and to always think about the customer of tomorrow. Our discussion will capture the biggest opportunities and gravest concerns influencing our top convenience executives, from the profundities of artificial intelligence to accelerating changes in customer expectations to intensifying consolidation in the convenience space.


Vice President, Retailer Relations
Winsight Media

President & CEO
Family Express

Associate Vice President of Strategy

Martin and Bayley (DBA Huck’s)

Leadership and Risk Management: Taking Command

Admiral William H. McRaven eloquently draws on his extensive career of 37 years of service as a Navy SEAL. The discussion addresses issues such as U.S. foreign policy, the current geopolitical landscape, leadership during high-stress situations, risk management, teamwork, resilience in the face of adversity, resourcefulness, personal accountability, and the determination to succeed.


Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command (2011-2014) and of U.S. Joint Special Operations Command (2008-2011)