The Midwest’s Premier Industry Trade Show Commemorates Twenty Years of Innovation
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The 20th year of M-PACT, the annual Midwest Fuel and Convenience Trade Show, will take place April 19-21 in Indianapolis. The massive exhibit hall will feature the latest products, services, and technologies to meet the needs of today’s diverse fuel and convenience supply chain. The M-PACT Show is a collaboration of four state associations: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio.
“It is a yearlong effort, one that requires close coordination with all four partner states,” says Brian Clark, executive director of the Kentucky Petroleum Marketers Association. “We’re regularly meeting throughout the year to plan, research, respond to feedback from participant and exhibitor surveys, and to make sure the show represents the latest topics and presents the best opportunities for participants.”
The M-PACT Team is thrilled to share some changes and new events for its 20th year. The M-PACT Open will launch the week of networking and fun at Topgolf on April 18th, from 3:00-7:00 PM. This year, plan to join all four state associations the following evening for a Kick-Off Celebration, April 19th from 6:30-10:00 PM, at the Indiana Roof Ballroom to revel in twenty years of success and innovation. This is a ticketed event, which replaces the original Welcome Reception, with live music from Rod Tuffcurls and The Bench Press.
The general session is included in the attendee fee this year with keynote speaker, Robyn Benincasa. CNN Hero, Adventure Racing Champion, and best-selling author, Benincasa, will inspire and motivate the audience. In addition to this powerhouse speaker, the M-PACT hosts will give out the first ever M-PACT awards.
Following the general session, the tradeshow floor will open its doors mid-morning (for the first time ever!) to give attendees more time to discover, learn, and connect. Brand meetings will now be held at a new time from 3:30-5:30 PM on April 20th. There will be a special 20th Anniversary toast at 3:00 PM opening day at the M-PACT Host booth for all the tradeshow floor participants to enjoy!
The education sessions will return this year but with an additional track, Innovation! M-PACT will feature five industry-focused education tracks: C-Store Managers, Equipment & Environmental, Innovation, Retail and Wholesale. All sessions will take place the morning of April 21st.
Josh Sharp, chief executive officer of the Illinois Fuel and Retail Association, shares, “The education, the networking, the speakers that we have, the different kinds of engagement that vendors can get on the show floor with their customers, that doesn’t really exist anywhere else, certainly not in the Midwest. You can only get that kind of experience in one place, and that’s at M-PACT.”
For more details on the show, visit m-pact.org. Exhibitor information, sponsorships and attendee registration are available today!
The largest gathering place in the Midwest for energy and convenience industry leaders, M-PACT 2022, will take place April 19-21, 2022, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, IN. The M-PACT Show is a collaborative effort of the Illinois Fuel & Retail Association (IFRA), the Indiana Food & Fuel Association (IFFA), the Kentucky Petroleum Marketers Association (KPMA) and the Ohio Energy and Convenience Association (OECA). The premier regional tradeshow brings together more than 4,000 professionals representing the entire spectrum of today’s dynamic energy and convenience supply chain for three days of networking, learning, and exploring the vast exhibit hall, featuring the latest products, services, and technologies on display from nearly 400 exhibiting companies. Learn more: www.M-PACT.org | Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn.