Annual Strategy Conference 2022

Conexxus Annual Strategy Conference 2022

 

August 22 - 25, 2022

Houston, Texas

Register

To register: email [email protected]

 

This year the Annual Strategy Conference will be held in Houston, Texas at the P97 offices from Monday, August 22 through Thursday August 25.  We look forward to hosting this important conference where Conexxus leaders, members, and staff come together to discuss the strategy for Conexxus initiatives that will drive the 2022-2023 standards work.

 

Attend In-Person:  

Join us in Houston for this three day strategy conference.  In-person registration is limited to 35 attendees, with priority to those serving on the Board of Directors and Advisors, followed by Gold Members.  Silver members can express their interest to attend and will be added to a waitlist.

 

Attend Virtually:  

Conexxus members of all levels plus all non-members, are invited to attend this year's Strategy Conference virtually!  You'll have access to all of the same education and strategy sessions throughout the conference from the comfort of your computer!

 

See below for details on the agenda, rates, and hotel/ travel information.  Any questions and interest to register should be directed to Ann Zecca at [email protected].

 

 

 

 

Linda, Gray, and Ann talk about the logistics of this year’s Conexxus Annual Strategy Conference!

Ann reviews what you can expect at the conference: committee meetings, discovery education sessions, and exciting networking events.

Gray will dive deeper into the session topics that will be covered, including efficiently connecting to external eco-systems, reference architecture for integrating with our industry dashboards, and use case examples from adjacent vertical markets.

2022 Annual Strategy Conference Agenda

 

All times are in CDT, local time in Houston, TX

 

Monday, AUGUST 22 

 
6:00 PM Welcome Reception and Dinner at the Rio Ranch Restaurant adjacent to the event hotel (Hilton Houston Westchase)

Tuesday, August 23

 

 

Breakfast on your own (included in your room rate if you booked in the event room block at Hilton Westchase)

9:00 AM

AT P97 HEADQUARTERS (either Uber or catch a ride with someone who rented a car) 2050 W. Sam Houston Pkwy S.  Suite 900

-- Welcome to P97, Don Frieden

9:30 AM

Industry Roadmap - review and update, Gray Taylor, Conexxus

 -- What is this horizon?

10:30 AM Break
11:15 AM

Strategic Conexxus Operations Innovations

  Pat Santos, Han Santos, David Ezell, Conexxus,  Nathan Rao, W. Capra Consulting, & Linda Toth,  Conexxus

12:45 PM

Lunch 

1:45 PM

AI and NLP in Retail:  Augmenting Operations, Sridhar Sudarsan, Spark Congnition

3:00 PM Break
3:30 PM AI and NLP in Retail:  Discussion/Applications
4:30 PM

Daily Wrap Up, Dae Kim

-- Key take-aways and parking lot

5:00 PM

Details of  evening events, Ann Zecca

Adjourn

Houton Astros Game

Wednesday, August 24

 
  Breakfast on your own (included in your room rate if you booked in the event room block at Hilton Westchase)
9:00 AM

AT P97 HEADQUARTERS (either Uber or catch a ride with someone who rented a car) 2050 W. Sam Houston Pkwy S.  Suite 900

Connecting to EcoSystems;  Approach & Opportunities, Karl Doenges, The Fuels Institute, Don Frieden, P97, Gray Taylor, Conexxus

-- Connecting consumer pools to our offer

10:30 AM

Break

11:00 AM Committee Updates, Future Strategies, External Engagement
12:45 PM Lunch
1:45 PM Connecting to the evolving digital marketing and promotions market, Henning Hamann, Altria & Joshua Mines, Altria
3:00 PM Break
3:30 PM

Enabling the Future, Edge Computing and Interoperability, Michael McCool, Intel

-- Plan for the future, not the present

4:30 PM 

Daily Wrap Up, Dae Kim

-- Key take-aways and parking lot

5:00 PM Adjourn
6:00 PM  Networking Reception at the Hilton Westchase

Thursday, August 25

 
  Breakfast on your own (included in your room rate if you booked in the event room block at Hilton Westchase)
9:00 AM

AT P97 HEADQUARTERS (either Uber or catch a ride with someone who rented a car) 2050 W. Sam Houston Pkwy S.  Suite 900

Conexxus Strategic Planning Build & Parking Lot Discussion, Dae Kim, P97

-- What has emerged as new opportunities?

-- What is Conexxus' role in industry strategy?

-- How do we pursue?  What is expected Outcome?

  Break as needed
12:00 PM

Wrap and Adjourn, Gray Taylor

12:30 Lunch
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Board of Directors & Advisors Meetings
Immediately following board meeting(s) Board Dinner 

 

 

Agenda is subject to change without notification.  Most recently updated August 19, 2022.

In-person registration is limited to 35 attendees, with priority to those serving on the Board of Directors and Advisors, followed by Gold Members.  Silver members can express their interest to attend and will be added to a waitlist.  Members at all levels, plus non-members, can all attend virtually.  Email Ann Zecca to confirm your attendance eligibility and receive the registration link.

 

Email Ann to Register

 

Conference Rates

 

 

In-Person

Virtual

Gold Conexxus Members

$1,250 $600

Silver Conexxus Members

$1,600 $800

Non-Members

-- $2,000

Member Guests

$300 --

 

 

 

Welcome Event for the Conexxus Annual Strategy Conference

Welcome Event at the Rio Ranch

Monday August 22 @ 6:00pm

Located adjacent to the hotel.

Networking Event for the Conexxus Annual Strategy Conference

Astros vs. Twins Baseball Game

Tuesady, August 23 (Time to be announced)

Sponsored by P97 - join us this evening for a great time at the game! 

The Houston Astros will be playing the Minnesota Twins.  To attend, be sure to
indicate your interest on your registration.

Welcome Event for the Conexxus Annual Strategy Conference

Evening Networking Reception with Tabletops

Wednesday, August 24 @ 6:00pm

If you'd like to sponsor a table top display, contact Ann Zecca for information.

 

HOTEL RESERVATIONS

Hotel Information for Conexxus Annual Strategy Conference

The Hilton Houston Westchase 

9999 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX

Special Conference Rate: $119/ night
Website: Hilton Houston Westchase

The direct hotel registration link will be provided in your conference confirmation email.

 

ACCOMMODATIONS

Participants are responsible for their own hotel accommodations.

Conexxus has arranged for a special conference rate of $119 plus tax per room per night at The Hilton Houston Westchase. This rate will be honored from August 20 – August 27, 2022 for reservations made and guaranteed by August 12, 2022. 

We are pleased to be able to offer Conference attendees the following:

  • Complimentary Full Breakfast Buffet at Rio Ranch Restaurant Daily
  • Complimentary Self-parking
  • Complimentary in room internet

Reservations may be made by calling the hotel directly (713-974-1000), by calling the Hilton Reservations Center (800-445-8667) or by following the registration link, which will be emailed to you when your conference registration is confirmed.

Be sure to mention you are attending the 2022 Conexxus Annual Strategy Conference.  The special conference rate will only be available for reservations made and guaranteed prior to August 12, 2022.

 

Transportation

Attendees are responsible for arranging their own air and ground transportation needs. The Hilton Houston Westchase is approximately 30 minutes from IAH and HOU airports. 
 

REGISTRATION CHANGES/ CANCELLATIONS

Registrations may be transferred to another person from the same company before August 12, 2022 for an administrative fee of $150.  Transfers will not be allowed after August 12, 2022.  Registration fees are not refundable.  If the registration is cancelled the full amount of the registration fee will be forfeited.  All transfers and cancellations must be sent via e-mail to Ann Zecca, [email protected]

SPONSORSHIPS

Promote your organization in front of the Conexxus Board members and the most engaged Gold members! View our full Sponsorship Opportunities for available options and contact Ann Zecca with any questions or to become a sponsor. 

 

Prime Event Sponsorships 

See the link below for full sponsorship level requirements and rates 

  • Monday Pre-Conference Welcome Event
  • Tuesday Night Table Tops Reception
  • Refreshment Breaks

 

Expanded Sponsorship Opportunities

See the link below for full sponsorship level requirements and rates 

  • Table Top Displays at Tuesday's Networking Reception
  • Daily Raffle Items
  • Event Bag
  • Event Bag Inserts
  • Lanyards

 

Thank you for your support of this important industry technology conference!

Full Details & Agreement Form

 

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Sponsored by:

 

Sponsored by P97

 

About Conexxus

Conexxus is a non-profit, member-driven technology organization dedicated to the development and implementation of standards, technologies innovation and advocacy for the convenience store and fuel market. Conexxus membership collaborates on key present and future industry challenges and innovations. Our work efforts improve profitability by reducing the cost of IT ownership and  improve the competitiveness of our members.

 

Thank You 2022 Annual Sponsors!

 

Diamond Sponsors

Acumera - Conexxus Diamond Sponsor
bounteous - Conexxus Sponsor 2022

 

AvaLAN Dover Fuel Solutions Logo 2022
Bulloch - 2022 Conexxus Sponsor

 

GIlbarco - 2022 Conexxus Sponsor

 

Hughes - Conexxus Diamond Sponsor
Invenco - 2022 Conexxus Sponsor
Kickback - 2022 Conexxus Sponsor

 

Mako Networks - 2022 Conexxus Sponsor
NACS - 2022 Conexxus Sponsor
NCR
PDI - 2022 Conexxus Sponsor

 

 

 

Emerald sponsors

Bluefin - Conexxus Sponsor 2022
Cenex - 2022 Conexxus Sponsor
Kwik Trip - Conexxus 2022 Sponsor

 

Mashgin Square Logo 2022

 

SageNet logo
Verifone - 2022 Conexxus Sponsor
W Capra - 2022 Conexxus Sponsor

 

Garnet Sponsors

 

Nouria - 2022 Conexxus Sponsor
Stuzo - 2022 Conexxus Sponsor
TNS - 2022 Conexxus Sponsor
Texas Born - Conexxus 2022 Sponsor
Warren Rogers - 2022 Conexxus Sponsor