Georgia Association of Convenience Stores

Events

Upcoming Events

  • GACS 2019 Annual Convention
    GACS 2019 Annual Convention

    June 23, 2019 - June 25, 2019
    Omni Plantation
    Amelia Island, FL

    ​Join us for three days in Amelia Island full of education, networking, and fun!

    Our event starts on Sunday with a reception and dinner featuring speed painter Tim Decker.

    Monday is filled with education as we hear from Greg Wilson, UGA; Bonnie Herzog, Wells Fargo; Brad Rodu, University of Louisville; and Keelan Gallagher, Smoker Friendly. Afterwards, you may venture off into the recreation activity of your choice - golf, fishing, or beach party!

    Tuesday features Chadd Wilson, trainer/instructor for Georgia Public Safety Training Center to discuss what is and is not legal with CBD and our Legislative Panel. We will also have our tabletop exhibit and closing banquet.

    Hotel block has ended—please call 770-736-9723 if in need of a room

    Thank You to Our Sponsors:

    Diamond:

    Altria Group Distribution Company * Coca-Cola Bottling Company United * PepsiCo * R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company

    Platinum:

    Core Mark International * Eagle Rock Distributing Company * MillerCoors * Swisher International, Inc. * Variety Amusement

    Gold:

    Eby-Brown Company * Georgia Beverage Association * The H.T. Hackney Co. * Snyders-Lance, Inc.

    Silver:

    Anheuser-Busch, Inc. * Colonial Coffee Roasters, Inc. * Georgia Lottery Corporation * Swedish Match North America

    Bronze:

    Charles L. Ruffin of Baker Donelson * CITGO Petroleum Corporation * Corona Extra * Flowers Bakeries / Mrs. Freshley’s * McLane Company * MECO of Atlanta, Inc. * Point to Point Environmental * Royal Cup Coffee & Tea * S & D Coffee & Tea * Scandinavian Tobacco Group-Lane Limited * Stewart Distribution * Turkey Creek Snacks * Utz / Golden Flake Snack Foods

    Patron:

    BIC Consumer Product * Florida Rock & Tank Lines, Inc. * Lil Drug * North American Money Order Company, Inc. * S&ME, Inc. * SRP Companies * Valero Marketing and Supply * W. L. Petrey Wholesale Co., Inc.

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  • Lunch & Learn July 9
    Lunch & Learn July 9

    July 09, 2019
    Georgia Lottery Office
    Dalton, GA

    Hear from USDA SNAP representatives on current trends and hot issues that can impact your business.

    Lunch and Learn meetings are free for GACS retail members, and open to non-members for $35/person.

    Agenda:

    11:30 AM - Networking & Lunch

    12:00 PM - Featured Speaker

    1:00 PM - Q&A

    1:30 PM - Program Concludes

    Interested in sponsoring this event? Each meeting is available to a limited number of sponsors. Download sponsor form for additional information.

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  • Retailers - 2019 Southern Convenience Store and Petroleum Show
    Retailers - 2019 Southern Convenience Store and Petroleum Show

    September 12, 2019
    The Classic Center
    Athens, GA

    Join us in Athens at the Southern Convenience Store and Petroleum Show to meet industry partners and experience new products and services the industry has to offer. Prior the show floor opening, hear from speaker Terry McKenna as he explains how you can stand out in the customer buying and service experience.

    Please note that this is registration is for convenience store owners and employees only. If you are a vendor, please view the below Exhibitor Registration. Non-exhibiting vendors will not be allowed on the show floor. Any vendors wishing to be on the show floor without a booth must pay a fee equivalent to the price of a booth.

    Registration and Show Hours are as follows:

    September 12:

    Registration Hours: 8:00AM - 2:00PM

    Show Hours: 9:00AM - 4:00PM

    Reserve your room at the Hyatt Place Athens - Cutoff deadline is Aug 14

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  • Exhibitors - 2019 Southern Convenience Store and Petroleum Show
    Exhibitors - 2019 Southern Convenience Store and Petroleum Show

    September 12, 2019
    The Classic Center
    Athens, GA

    The SHOW, targeted to convenience store owners and operators in the Southeast, is the perfect outlet for suppliers of the c-store industry to display their products and demonstrate their services.

    Download booth contract.

    View online floorplan

    NOTE: a signed contract with payment must be received in order to hold booth space.

    Non-exhibiting vendors will not be allowed on the show floor. Any vendors wishing to be on the show floor without a booth must pay a fee equivalent to the price of a booth.

    Show Hours:

    Thursday, Sept 12: 9 AM - 4 PM

    Reserve your room at the Hyatt Place Athens - Cutoff deadline is Aug 14


    New This Year: Exhibitors can gain additional exposure through our new sponsorship opportunities. Download sponsorship form..

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  • NACS Show
    NACS Show

    October 01, 2019 - October 04, 2019
    Georgia World Congress Center
    Atlanta, GA

    ​The NACS show brings together convenience store industry peers on a global level to share ideas and learn from each other.

    GACS is hosting “Georgia Day” on October 4, which offers Georgia retailers the opportunity to attend NACS on Friday (the last day) for a $95 rate. When registering, use the Georgia Day Code GACS19NS to receive the discounted rate.

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