The National Association of Convenience Stores is preparing to host the NACS Convenience Summit Asia. The event is to be held at the Langham Hotel in Shanghai, between 5 March and 7 March 2019.

“This Summit comes at a time when many industry participants are struggling to gain traction with their convenience strategies, but the agenda suggests of this event looks likely to provide delegates with some powerful insights into strategies that are working within the wider Asian Region”, said ACAPMA CEO Mark McKenzie

The event is being staged by the National Association of Convenience Stores. This US Based industry body has a strong and positive reputation for assembling global scale events that deliver value to market participants in the fuel industry.

Of particular interest are the sessions relating to the China market (including store tours in Shanghai), which is currently undergoing a consumer revolution on the back of the emergence of Chinese consumerism and the increased wealth of Chinese households.

“Although China is a frontier market, compared to the mature markets of the Australasian Region, the ‘blank sheet’ approach being taken by some of the merging retailers in this economy provide some innovative ideas that have potential application for fuel retailers in our own markets”, said Mark

“The NACS Asia Summit programme also makes provision for a discussion on the future of conventional fuels and emerging vehicle technologies, continuing the discussion that has been a regular and highly popular feature of ACAPMA’s Asia Pacific Fuel Industry Forum in recent years, said Mark.

ACAPMA is a marketing partner for the 2019 NACS Summit (Asia) and further details about attendance and the programme can be obtained by contacting Sarah Haughey via email ( or by visiting the event website at