The International Forecourt Standards Forum has appointed François Mezzina as their new president. François’ presidency commences today, Monday June 1, after over six years on the IFSF board.
Welcome to our newsletter, ‘Forum’. We want to keep you informed about the latest updates and work that we are undertaking, and would like to thank all our contributors for their valuable, expert content.
In this edition: Meet the board and new executive committee members, plus find out more about our groundbreaking API work, reflect on our Budapest conference and look forward to Prague 2020.
IFSF Conference 2020
We would like to also take this opportunity to announce the upcoming dates for the IFSF Annual Conference, which is currently scheduled to take place in Prague on November 10-11. Further information will be shared in the coming weeks.
IFSF is pleased to announce that following voting from all IFSF Technical Associates, Nick Allen (P97) and Mirko Spagnolatti (Ingenico), have been appointed to sit on the Executive Committee. IFSF reviewed its organisational structure at the 2019 Board Meeting and agreed to give Technical Associates (largest pool of members) a voice in the Executive Committee’s decision making process. The IFSF Executive Committee sits regularly and helps to monitor and prioritise IFSF’s work, feeding into the IFSF strategy process.
Conexxus and the International Forecourt Standards Forum (IFSF) have announced a joint initiative aimed at creating standardized application programming interfaces (APIs). This standardization will greatly reduce the time to market, development cost and maintenance overhead of digital transformation; it is a key strategy for competing in the increasingly digital landscape of convenience retail.
Peter Altmaier, Federal Minister of Economics and Energy, is patron of UNITI expo 2020
With Peter Altmaier, the German Federal Minister of Economics and Energy as patron, UNITI expo 2020 will celebrate its fourth edition on 26 – 28 May at the Landesmesse Stuttgart in Germany. The support from the political sphere underlines the importance that the German government attaches to UNITI expo as the leading trade fair for the retail petroleum and car wash industries.
IFSF Projects Manager John Carrier will be featured on the forecourttech '19 speaker line-up. The conference is scheduled to take place in Alicante, Spain on 14-15 October 2019. The event will focus on present day and future technologies that optimise…