The Regional Chain Conference is designed to address the challenges facing senior retail executives who operate regional chains.


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Registration Policy

(As of December 8, 2021)

For the health and safety of everyone, NACDS will require that all Regional Chain Conference attendees be fully vaccinated and wear a mask when appropriate. NACDS has partnered with HealthShield by 42Chat to collect vaccination proof and store it privately. Each registrant must complete the NACDS Vaccination Verification Form provided in their registration confirmation email and provide a mobile number, and that of their spouse/companion/children if attending. Following the completion of the form, registrants will receive a text message to the mobile phone number(s) provided with instructions on submitting their proof of vaccination. *Failure to provide vaccination proof will prevent a registrants’ attendance at the 2022 NACDS Regional Chain Conference.

*Medical Exceptions
If you are unable to be fully vaccinated due to a medical exception, then you will only be able to attend if you provide proof of a negative COVID test taken 48 hours prior to your arrival at the conference AND wear a properly fitting face covering that covers your nose and mouth at all times during the conference, except when you are eating or drinking. Any unvaccinated person who does not wear a mask will surrender their right to remain at the conference. Please contact Mary Medawar at for instructions on submitting your negative COVID test.

NACDS reserves the right to alter, modify, and/or limit registration to the Regional Chain Conference based on government regulations and/or recommendations made by public health officials concerning health and safety. Any such changes will be communicated to registered attendees. For additional information, please contact Jim Whitman at

Chain Registration

Chain registration is complimentary and includes all general sessions, insight sessions and networking events. Spouse/companion registration is also complimentary and includes attendance at all evening events.

Associate Registration

Associate/Supplier participation is by invitation. Invited Associate/Supplier companies are limited to 2 registrations. Interested companies should contact Jim Whitman of NACDS for more information at (703) 837-4610 or

Other Ways to Register

Register by Mail

Mailed forms should be sent to:
P.O. Box 34814
Alexandria, Virginia 22334-0814

Return your form via the U.S. Postal Service 1st Class or Priority Mail. Other overnight delivery services cannot deliver to this address.

Register by Fax

Fax the completed form to (703) 683-5678.

Rules & Regulations

Please read and familiarize yourself with the Regional Chain Rules & Regulations prior to registering for the conference.


All cancellations must be made in writing on the official cancellation form and are considered official on the date they are received at NACDS headquarters. Refunds, if applicable, will be made after the meeting. If you cancel by Tuesday, December 21, 2021, NACDS will refund the registration fee less a $250 administrative fee per registrant. No refunds will be made for individual cancellations received after Tuesday, December 21, 2021.


Registration substitutions are required to be made on an official substitution form. Registrations may be transferred from one company representative to a substituting representative from the same company at any time without penalty.

Press Registration

In an effort to ensure fairness and accessibility for media who wish to attend NACDS conferences and meetings, we have implemented some changes to the media registration procedures.

Please contact Chris Krese in the Media Relations Department at (703) 837-4650 or for further information.

Go Above & Beyond At Regional 2022

The NACDS Regional Chain Conference is a working meeting that offers unique networking opportunities with both your peers and trading partners.

January 23–25, 2022 The Breakers, Palm Beach, FL

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