Executive Forum ’17, geared exclusively toward C-suite executives, will focus on transformation with a deep dive into three critical competencies: individual leadership, marketplace leadership and organizational leadership.

    NAMA has engaged well-known thought leaders from corporate America and partnered with the Disney Institute to deliver a first-class learning and relationship building experience designed to transform participants’ thinking and actions.

    The most defining objective of Executive Forum ’17. . . the cultivation of FORUM, differentiating this event as THE gathering place for a trusted community of peers.

    The NAMA Executive Forum is an invitation only, first-come, first-served event. Participation cannot be guaranteed without early commitment. Please register as soon as possible.


    The Forum is designed to attract the convenience services industry’s senior thought leaders from both operator and supplier communities. Ideally, Forum participants should be C-level executives who lead the strategic vision for their organization.


    When / how will my registration be confirmed?
    Your registration will be confirmed with an e-mail receipt immediately after payment, then an additional confirmation e-mail within 24 hours of registering.

    I’d like to bring a colleague – how can I register that person?
    As an invitation-only event, we ask that you send us information on your guest so that we can extend the invitation. Please click here.

    Will registration be open to everyone?
    Executive Forum ‘17 is an invitation-only event. That said, we welcome you to forward potential invitees to our attention and we will extend the invitation. Please click here to submit additional attendee names for consideration.

    If I pay and am unable to attend, what is the refund policy?
    Refunds will be provided on full registration payment only. The $1000 deposit is nonrefundable. Written notice of cancellations received by rferensic@namanow.org before Monday, October 30, 2017 (5:00pm CT) will result in a refund less a $50 processing fee. There will be no refunds granted for cancellations received after October 30, 2017 (5:00pm CT). Refunds will not be granted for on-site no-shows or on advance deposits.

    How can I maximize my experience at the Executive Forum?
    Five Tips:

    1. Review materials, including books and videos written by speakers
    2. Fully engage in small group and facilitated discussions
    3. Come with your “list” of questions, challenges, and ideas
    4. Bring an open mind and be willing to share
    5. Make use of informal and formal networking and connections


    1. $3975


    1. $4975


    1. $1000

    This cost includes Forum expenses only, including meals, events and related transportation; it does not include hotel / travel costs.

    Participants best suited for the Forum are business owners and executives who:

    1. Lean forward and encourage innovation
    2. Enjoy and value learning as a means to drive growth
    3. Disrupt “business as usual” processes
    4. Generate and embrace new ideas
    5. Turn pain into gain

    Keeping an "exclusive" format with limited, high-level audience makes it more valuable. The risk to the forum next year will be others will want in, and value may be diluted. Overall, it was one of the best NAMA events EVER! (by the way, nice job with this survey too).

    The organizing team did an excellent job. I also liked that the sponsorships and typical advertising from industry companies was left out. This gave it much more legitimacy and felt more truly educational.

    I found the forum EXTREMELY motivating and informative. I learned so much and have already implemented quite a few procedures that came from my trip.

    Well done event. Not cheap, but well worth the money. That is if I can put just a little of what I learned into use and not let it just slip through the cracks! I don't intend to let that happen.

    Raises the level of professionalism in our industry to new heights. A bold endeavor and a result to be proud of.

    Best NAMA event that I have attended, keep it up.

    I loved the interaction and discussion with my peers during the round table moderator. The moderator did an amazing job keeping thing moving and interesting.

    It was one of the best events I have ever attended and one that should help our industry open their minds to the changing world of technology and why we need to embrace it and how it can help us when we do.

    This event surpassed my expectations. I found the speakers to be of very high quality. The Google visit was excellent.