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Former First Lady Laura Bush To Keynote NAMA’s OneShow 2017

CHICAGO – January 19, 2017 – Announcing an industry first: NAMA will welcome former First Lady Laura Bush as the keynote speaker for the OneShow held April 19-21 in Las Vegas at the Venetian Resort.

“Having former First Lady Laura Bush as our keynote speaker is an unconditional honor. We are delighted to bring this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to our NAMA membership and OneShow attendees, continuing our longstanding commitment to feature high-profile, exciting speakers,” said LyNae Schleyer, Vice President of Events at NAMA.

Former First Lady Laura Bush will share stories regarding her years in the White House and her current work through the George W. Bush Institute. In addition to the keynote presentation, NAMA CEO Carla Balakgie will lead a one-on-one fireside chat with the former First Lady.

The NAMA OneShow draws more than 4,500 professionals and nearly 300 exhibitors from the convenience services industry. It is the meeting place for vending, coffee services, micro market and food service professionals to focus on advancing industry innovation, build relationships and grow their businesses.

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