Adam Vinatieri, kicker for the Indianapolis Colts and one of the most accomplished—and longest-serving—players in the National Football League (NFL), will deliver the Industry Luncheon keynote address at M-PACT 2019. The regional tradeshow, which annually draws nearly 4,500 participants to the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, will take place March 26-28, 2019. The keynote luncheon featuring Vinatieri is slated for Wednesday, March 27 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
With an NFL career spanning 23 seasons, Vinatieri is the only kicker in NFL history to record successful field goals in four Super Bowls (XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX and XLI). A three-time Pro Bowl selection, he has played in 353 career games, is the NFL’s all-time leader in both points scored and field goals made, and has the most career regular season wins (215) by a single player in league history.
Nicknamed ‘Automatic Adam’ for his accuracy and ‘Iceman’ for his incredible poise under pressure, Vinatieri has converted several of the most pressurized field goals in NFL history, including game-winning kicks in the final seconds of two Super Bowls. Vinatieri first joined the Indianapolis Colts in 2006 after playing 10 seasons with the New England Patriots and, earlier this month, agreed to an historic, one-year contract extension with the Colts for the 2019 season. When the new season kicks off—his 24th in the NFL—Vinatieri will become just the fourth player in NFL history to still be playing at age 46.
Vinatieri’s keynote presentation will take attendees through his storied career—from his early days as a placekicker at South Dakota State University and with the NFL Europe Amsterdam Admirals—to the high-stakes challenge of kicking in front of millions of fans during the Super Bowl. In an engaging and inspirational style, Vinatieri shares how the lessons he has learned in the pressure cooker work environment on the football field can be applied to any professional situation.
“We are thrilled to welcome the greatest placekicker of all time as our keynote speaker at the M-PACT 2019 Industry Luncheon,” said Scot Imus, Executive Director of the Indiana Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association. “Adam’s story of longevity in a career usually measured by years—not decades—combined with his ability to excel under extreme pressure, and his unique perspective on the importance of creating a winning team environment are sure to resonate with M-PACT attendees in their daily challenges.”
The Industry Luncheon Keynote presentation is a ticketed event. Admission to the luncheon is not included in the price of registration. For more information, to purchase luncheon tickets and to learn more about the Midwest’s energy and convenience event of the year, visit www.m-pact.org.