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The National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) said yesterday that it has been informed by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) that the 2020 NACS Show, scheduled for October 11-14, cannot take place because of the pandemic.

“It is with heavy heart that we make this announcement,” said NACS president-CEO Henry Armour. “We had worked closely with the health department with jurisdiction, the LVCVA, our official partners, vendors and other stakeholders to develop a world-class ‘city within a city’ that prioritized safety for our attendees and staff. At the same time, there are issues beyond our control that led to this decision."

Armour said that NACS will instead offer an all-new virtual experience.

"Given all the disruption we have faced in 2020, it’s also essential to keep our industry moving forward,” he said.  “We invested in new platforms that we intended to roll out in 2021 to supplement our robust education and networking offer. We have fast-tracked implementation of this comprehensive series of virtual offerings to support our industry’s pressing need to stay connected and to bring our community together until we are able to resume in-person events."

Details to come…