NATSO, WPMA team up with 2015 conventions

Oct. 28, 2014

For their 2015 annual tradeshows, NATSO, the national association representing truckstops and travel plazas, and the Western Petroleum Marketers Association (WPMA) are co-mingling their events to offer attendees more business and networking opportunities.

By seizing the opportunity to share educational resources and access to their annual shows in February 2015 in Las Vegas NV, the two groups will provide attendees with greater access to innovative solutions, their peers, industry suppliers, and key travel plaza owners and operators.

NATSO members and WPMA marketer members who register for one trade show automatically will be registered to attend the neighboring show at no additional cost. Reciprocal registration is honored for NATSO travel plaza members and WPMA marketer members only. Each show will feature its own exhibit hall, as well as unique educational programming for attendees.

The NATSO Show will be held at the Wynn Las Vegas, February 16-19, 2015, and offers innovative experts focused on ahead-of-the-curve trends, a knowledge-filled human library built for a customized learning experience, and exhibitors that showcase tomorrow’s hottest products and services specifically designed to meet the unique needs of travel plaza and truckstop leaders.

WPMA’s National Convention & Convenience Store Expo will be held at the Mirage Convention Center February 17-19, 2015. The Expo offers two-and-a-half days of world-renowned speakers, seminars, and networking events, and access to more than 90,000 square feet of tradeshow space with exhibitors displaying and selling the latest in technology, c-store innovations, and truck and trailer displays to meet the needs of the petroleum industry.

"We first took advantage of this unprecedented opportunity in 2012 and found that it benefited both of our members, so we are excited to be able to recreate it again in 2015," said NATSO president and chief executive officer Lisa Mullings. "We are extremely fortunate to be able to partner with such a respected organization."

WPMA Executive Director Gene Inglesby said: “This partnership opportunity creates an even stronger platform for increasing the attendee value proposition for both events. Not only will both groups benefit from a wide array of educational programming, exhibitors at both shows will take advantage additional traffic on the show floor and the increased exposure that provides.”

NATSO truckstop and travel plaza operators can register for the two events at on The NATSO Show website. WPMA Marketer Members can register at on WPMA's website. Reciprocal registration is honored for NATSO travel plaza members and WPMA marketer members only. Exhibit partners must be registered for each event separately to participate.