This keynote presentation from Mark will feature exclusive insights from the most recent NACS Global Issues Survey on technology and will look at trends and disruptors as well as examining how emerging technologies could change the way consumers interact with the c-store, that may fundamentally change the face of fuel retailing and forecourt convenience as we know it.
Commenting on his presentation this year Mark Wholtmann said “forecourttech brings together our industry on the ever increasingly relevant and disruptive topic of technology and digitalisation. At NACS, being the only global association for convenience and fuel retailing, we believe that platforms that support an open and proactive exchange of the supplier- and retailer communities from within our industry and with connected partners help advance our entire industry. Therefore we are proud to support and to present at the 2019 forecourttech.”
Mark has 16 years of experience within the consulting and market research sector, with a strong focus on FMCG/CPG and Retail. Prior to NACS Mark worked with the Nielsen Company, where he held the position of Director Product Management Europe. Prior to this Mark worked with USP Market Intelligence, setting up Germany’s largest convenience retail panel; as well as with Combera, developing Marketing- and sales strategies for FMCG companies, entering the convenience sector.
Mark started his career in the advertising industry, focusing on trade marketing and sales advertising, working with Dorland in Berlin and with Grey and BBDO in Duesseldorf after studying business administration at the University of Siegen and being trained in advertising consulting.