2018 Annual Strategy Conference & Emerging Technology Education Sessions

August 12 - 16, 2018 // Portland, Maine


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The Annual Strategy Conference, paired with the Emerging Technology Education Sessions, is the place for those who want to get involved with Conexxus and the initiatives that the organization and the c-store and fuel industries are facing. During Strategy Sessions, attendees will discuss the top priorities that the committees and working groups of Conexxus will focus on over the next year, as well as get updates on the previously set priorities.  The Emerging Technology Education Sessions will bring in top new tech companies to present their research, products, and services aimed towards bringing convenience stores into the future.



Below is the working agenda for the week.  The final agenda, with emerging tech companies identified, will be available in July.

Sunday, August 12

  6:00 pm Dinner

Monday, August 13

  8:00 am Strategic Planning
  6:00 pm Dinner

Tuesday, August 14

  8:00 am Strategy/ Technology Sessions
  6:00 pm Dinner Sponsored by Altria

Wednesday, August 15

  8:00 am Strategy/ Technology Sessions
  6:00 pm Dinner

Thursday, August 16

  8:00 am Strategy/ Technology Sessions
  2-4:00 pm Board Meeting
  6:00 pm Dinner (for those with later flights)



WEX, Inc.The Strategy Conference is hosted this year by WEX, Inc. in Portland, ME



If you are interested in attending, email Ann Zecca at azecca@conexxus.org to request the online registration link.  Space is limited and will be reserved on a first to respond basis.

Conference attendance is $1,500 per person. Registration Includes:

  • Attendance at all Strategy and Emerging Technology Sessions.  The Board Meeting is only open to current Board members.
  • Dinner on Sunday
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
  • Daily beverages and snacks  



The number of participants for the Annual Strategy Conference and the Emerging Technology Sessions will be limited to 35 people.  If there are more people wishing to participate than available seats, priority will be given to:

  • Conexxus Board Members
  • Gold Level members
  • We will further limit participation to 1 person per company if necessary


A block of hotel rooms has been reserved at The Embassy Suites Portland, where all of the conference sessions are being held.

IMPORTANT: The cut-off date for the Room Block is Wednesday, July 18, 2018.  After July 18th, the group rate and room availability cannot be guaranteed. Portland is a very popular tourist destination during the summer and hotels in the area are already filled and the rates are VERY HIGH.  DO NOT WAIT!  PLEASE MAKE YOUR RESERVATION NOW if you plan to attend.  There is a 48 hour cancellation policy in effect, and you can cancel with no fees if you are not able to attend the conference.

The Conexxus reduced group rate is $199 per night (two room suite) plus applicable state and local taxes. The room rate includes Made-to-Order breakfast and Wi-Fi in all guest sleeping rooms.

Reservations may be made on line through the Conexxus/Embassy Suites link or by calling the hotel directly.  Be sure to ask for the Conexxus Annual Strategy Conference group rate.

The Embassy Suites Portland
1050 Westbrook Street
Portland, ME 04102
Online Reservations



  • Attendees are responsible for arranging their own air and ground transportation.
  • The Embassy Suites Portland is adjacent to the Portland International Jetport and is approximately a five-minute walk. The Embassy Suites provides a free shuttle to and from the Jetport.
  • Complimentary Self-parking at the hotel is available.