The presentations at idac are absolutely top class.

Viktor BAKÓ

Group Procurement Manager, Retail & Logistics



Be part of something special. The retail fuel marketplace shares commonality amongst every oil company and fuel retailer in the world, no matter how big or small. Collectively our industry serves every motorist on the planet. If that’s not special, then what is?

With the arrival of new retailing concepts, new forecourt technology and of course with the emergence of alternative fuels, exchanging experiences in common practice has never been so acutely relevant, helping us to find the right solutions for our businesses.


idac 19 invites oil companies, major fuel retailers and key suppliers from around the world, to come and listen to an international line up of industry speakers, for a lively programme of conference presentations, interviews and debates on the global business of fuel retailing. 






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One of several exciting features of idac 19, is that it will be steered by a group of senior retail executives from both sides of the industry, serving as an advisory forum on conference topics,  speakers and the idac International Fuel Retailing Awards programme being staged in conjunction with this year’s event. More details coming soon. 


In the meantime why not take a look at our previous events in Amsterdam and London, which collectively attracted over 500 industry delegates from major oil companies, retailing groups and international suppliers from around the world. 



The idac steering committee group, will meet for the first time on 20 June, to report and advise on keynote speakers to be announced by July 30th. The aim is to help and secure participants from a wide variety of oil companies and major retailers from around the world.


Following the above meeting, the idac committee, established to work on the development of the idac 19 conference, recommended to not proceed with idac in 2019, as the committee felt it was unable to secure the number of high profile speakers from the oil companies and major retailers it was targeting. As a result the committee felt it just didn’t make sense to move forward at this stage and the organisers respectfully accept these considerations.

How independents are changing the game in fuel retailing

Streamlining and simplifying a retail petroleum business

Planning a national retail network for a changing market

Designing modern sites that address the touch points of tomorrow

Is oil disappearing any time soon? 

Alternative fuels are still the question

The innovation curve of shop retailing

Loyalty programmes - You can pay for fuel at the pump, but that’s about it.

How times are changing fast for women in the retail fuel sector

Digital transformation – The importance of having a digital strategy

Latest research - What customers really want from today's fuel stations

How self-drive may mean busy forecourts at 2.30 in the morning

Rising to the challenges of social media



26-27 November 2019

The official conference programme lasts two days and incorporates lunch on November 26th & 27th and an awards dinner on the evening of November 26th. Delegates arriving in Nice early can take advantage of an excursion to Monte Carlo the day before on Monday 25 November, organised exclusively for idac 19 delegates. Visit the booking page for more details and prices, including early bird discounts. 

11.00 - Optional delegate excursion to Monte Carlo.* Departs from outside  Le Méridien Hotel. Excursion returns 18.00 hours

19.30 – Unofficial meet up with idac 19 delegates in the Le Méridien Hotel bar for drinks and pre-dinner refreshments

*The cost for the Monte Carlo excursion will be €60 per person including transport to and from the destination, a guided tour and light refreshments on arrival.


Monday 25 November

Free day

08.30 – 12.00 Morning conference programme

12.00 – 13.00 Lunch

13.00 – 16.00 Afternoon conference programme

16.30 – 18.00 Workshops as available. Sessions need to be pre-booked on arrival

19.30 – 23.00 International Fuel Retailing Awards dinner*


*Included in standard registration package. More details on entry criteria soon.


Tuesday 26 November

 Nice ‘Acropolis’ Convention Centre


Wednesday 27 November

 Nice ‘Acropolis’ Convention Centre

08.30 - 10.30  ‘Walk and Talk’ pre conference stroll along the famous Promenade des Anglais and the old quarter of Nice, ending up at the ‘Acropolis’ Convention Centre for erpec ‘Table Talk’ a la Carte with breakfast refreshments

10.30 – 13.00 Morning conference programme

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 17.00 Afternoon conference programme

17.00 – idac conference programme ends



The appeal of the Nice 'Acropolis' Convention Centre has won it numerous awards, including being named Europe’s number one convention centre three years in a row. In France, Nice is second only to Paris as a destination for international business travellers.  Its airport, the second largest in France, offers direct services to 90 destinations in more than 40 countries, including non-stop flights to several Middle Eastern destinations.  Its mild weather, beaches, elegant cafés and also its close proximity to Monte Carlo and Cannes, make it a favourite amongst international travellers. 


Hotels in Nice


A selection of preferred hotels with idac 19 discount codes will be published on this website from August 1st 2019. Note: The average predicted rate for 4 star accommodation during the idac 19 conference period is 120 euros per night. Delegates should book accommodation directly with their chosen hotel.The idac organisers will not be making hotel bookings on delegates behalf.



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