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Innovate: Fuel the Future

October 11-14, 2020
The 2020 PEI Convention at the NACS Show is slated to be held as scheduled. We recognize that this is an unprecedented time as we face global, historic challenges with the COVID-19 pandemic. The most important thing is that we are in this together. PEI and NACS staff are actively monitoring key guidance and evaluating precautions. Ongoing updates and FAQs about the Show will be posted here

Discounts available for future members.
Exhibitors register through the NACS website.
Regulators and industry press register online (login required).
International attendees may request a letter of invitation.
Exhibit at the 2020 PEI Convention at the NACS Show.

If you would like more information about the COVID-19 pandemic, go to the PEI Coronavirus Resource Center


The PEI Convention at the NACS Show offers outstanding educational sessions conducted by recognized industry leaders, business professionals, and insightful keynote speakers. Programming for the PEI Convention is driven by the PEI Education and Convention Committee, which works to ensure that the topics selected for these sessions address the issues of greatest interest to PEI members. 

Industry-specific sessions introduce you to new opportunities. Business and management-oriented sessions give you tools to run a leaner business, manage change, generate greater profitability and navigate HR issues, among others. PEI registrants are able to attend NACS sessions in addition to PEI's. 

PEI member registrants also are welcome to attend any of the NACS educational sessions.

PEI 1-on-1

PEI 1-on-1 is the place to engage with other members, staff and industry experts for discussions about key industry topics. The setting and schedule are designed to encourage casual, small-group conversations. This is a great opportunity to connect with others in the industry, often including regulators and key players as well as PEI staff.


Throughout the annual convention, numerous opportunities for networking are woven into the schedule. Here's a list of the can't miss events that encourage the exchange of ideas and help attendees connect and build lasting relationships.

PEI 10-Groups & Service Managers Networking Groups Breakfast, General Session & Breakouts

The PEI 10-Groups meet on the pre-show day before the trade-show floor opens. Attendees gather for breakfast, followed by small breakout meetings for the separate 10-Groups.

PEI Women Event

PEI Women gather on the pre-show day for a networking session geared to allow them to touch base beyond their spring conference.

PEI Young Executives Session & Reception

The PEI Young Executives enjoy a session and reception that are open to YE members and those interested in joining the program. The event is held the day before the convention.

PEI Kick-off Breakfast

The PEI Kick-Off Breakfast sets the stage for a terrific convention experience by featuring a top speaker who is certain to not only inform but also inspire. This event is a great way to position your mindset to get the most of your time at the show.

PEI Membership Breakfast & Meeting

All PEI members are invited to the annual membership meeting and complimentary breakfast. The current PEI president speaks to the group, and members will hear a state-of-the-industry report. Officers for the following year are elected, and new directors are installed. Al members are encouraged to attend.

PEI Industry Reception

The annual industry reception is the perfect venue to reconnect with PEI friends while enjoying music and complimentary food and drinks. Just in the festivities with fellow PEI members and guests. There is no additional charge to attend. Step out to see and be seen.

PEI After-Hours Lounge

Held at the PEI headquarters hotel, which will be the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino for 2020, the PEI After-Hours Lounge offers the perfect venue for catching up with old acquaintances and meeting new friends.

PEI Convention Education: Submit a Proposal

Potential speakers for the PEI Convention at the NACS Show may submit a speaking proposal for the 2020 event. Proposals will be considered when planning for the 2020 PEI Convention at the NACS Show. Planning is already under way.

We are always looking for dynamic speakers to share their expertise with PEI's attendees. Submit your speaker proposal or add your name to our speaker database by clicking below. Proposals are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. If we are interested in your proposal we will reach out for further information. 

Submit a Proposal


Speakers will be mindful of the fact that retailers attend the PEI education sessions to learn.

This means that suppliers may not use any PEI education platform to pitch their products or companies, and will be asked to use PEI-branded PowerPoint templates where applicable.


Once submitted, you will receive an automated email confirmation of your submission. Due to the volume of submissions we receive, preference for speaking goes to existing PEI members. All PEI Convention session topics are determined based on the needs of the industry as identified by the PEI Education & Convention Committee. If a topic brought forth by our Committee matches your submission, we may contact you for further exploration of your participation as a speaker.