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June 2017 Issue

Calendar of Events

September 1, 2014 •

Welcome to the Fuel Marketer News industry calendar of events. We hope you find this calendar useful for managing the large number of annual conferences, trade shows and events hosted by our various industry trade associations we support. Please feel free to contact us if  you do not see your event listed and would like to submit your event.


2016

Past 2016 Events

January

SIGMA Executive Leadership Conference

Location: Big Sky, MT

Dates: January 24-27, 2016

Website: http://exchange.sigma.org/2016elc/home

Description:  The SIGMA Executive Leadership Conference is a family friendly event where busy market leaders can getaway from daily distractions to focus on longer-term goals. Morning education sessions leave days free for family time, and the intimate environment is ideal for nighttime networking opportunities. There is also a small trade show to help you keep abreast of the latest products and services available to the fuel marketing industry.

National Biodiesel Board Show

Location: Tampa, FL

Dates: January 25-28

Website: http://biodieselconference.org/2016/

Description:  The National Biodiesel Board is the national trade association representing America’s first Advanced Biofuel. The group works to create sustainable biodiesel industry growth through education, communication, governmental affairs, technical and quality assurance programs.

February

WPMA

Location: Las Vegas Mirage Hotel  

Dates: February 16-18

Website: http://www.wpma.com/national-convention

Description:  Western Petroleum Marketer Association Expo

PACE

Location: Kansas City, MO

Dates: February 19-20

Website: http://www.paceshow.com

Description:  PACE 2016 will be held in downtown Kansas City, Missouri at the Marriott properties and the Kansas City Convention Center.  The synergies of this regional trade show event with an expansive array of industry products and services offers both attendees and exhibitors from throughout the Midwest easy access to tremendous networking and business growth opportunities.

NATSO

Location: Lake Buena Vista, FL       

Dates: February 22-25

Website: http://www.natsoshow.org/

Description:  The show for travel plaza and truckstop owners, operators, managers, buyers and staff who want to increase their industry knowledge, gain business intelligence and see new products.

March

Southeast Petro-Food Marketing Expo

Location: Myrtle Beach, SC

Dates: March 2-3

Website: http://www.sepetro.org

Description:  The nation’s largest regional petroleum and c-store show continues the spring date started in 2001. Approximately 1550 buyers attended last year from throughout the southeast. Each year more than 450 exhibit companies offer equipment, products and services to petroleum marketers and convenience store owners and managers. Of course, the latest in products and services will be on display.

Gulf Coast Food & Fuel Expo

Location: Biloxi, MS

Dates: March 9-10

Website: http://www.foodandfuelexpo.com

Description:  Many associations around the country, such as ours, have joined forces and are participating in regional trade shows. LOMCSA (Louisiana Oil Marketers and Convenience Store Association) P&CMA (Petroleum & Convenience Marketers of Alabama) and MPMCSA (Mississippi Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Stores Association) hold the Gulf Coast Food & Fuel Expo in the spring of each year, in Biloxi, Mississippi.

NECSEMA Annual Trade Show

Location: Worcester, MA

Dates: March 16

Website: http://www.necsa.net

Description:  NECSEMA (formerly NECSA) will hold their annual trade show at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA. Don’t miss this one day premier show that brings the c-store and energy industries of New England together! Retail attendee online registration now open, FREE attendance for all retail store operators.

MPACT

Location: Indianapolis, IN

Dates: March 22-24

Website: http://www.m-pact.org

Description: M-PACT 2016 is the largest gathering place in the Midwest for energy and convenience industry leaders. The premier regional tradeshow brings together more than 4,500 professionals representing the entire spectrum of today’s diverse energy and convenience supply chain for three full days of networking, learning and exploring the vast exhibit hall featuring the latest products, services and technologies to propel your career — and your business– forward

April

Wayne Technology Summit

Location: Austin, TX

Dates: April 4-7

Website: http://waynetechsummit.com/

Description:  Don’t miss out on your opportunity to see the future of your business.

NACS State of the Industry Summit

Location: Chicago, IL

Dates: April 11-13

Website: http://www.nacsonline.com/events/SOI/Pages/default.aspx

Description:  The NACS State of the Industry Summit (SOI Summit) takes the guesswork out of what makes top performers stand above the rest. Held over two days, this annual benchmarking conference is regarded as the authority for data and insights into the fast-paced and constantly changing convenience channel.

LDC Gas Forum – Southeast

Location: Intercontinental Buckhead, Atlanta, GA

Dates: April 11-13

Website: http://wwww.ldcgasforums/se

Description:  LDC Gas Forums, where the Natural Gas Industry gathers!

International Biomass Conference & Expo

Location: Charlotte, NC

Dates: April 11-14

Website: http://www.biomassconference.com

Description: The International Biomass Conference & Expo unites current and future producers of biomass-derived power, fuels and chemicals with waste generators, energy crop growers, municipal leaders, utility executives, technology providers, equipment manufacturers, project developers, investors and policy makers.

Michigan Petroleum & C-Store Convention & Trade Show

Location: DeVos Place, Grand Rapids MI

Dates: April 12-14

Website: http://www.mpamacs.org/#!about1/cr9c

Description:  MPA/MACS counts over 400 companies as members with over 1,500 retail locations. Our members employ over 15,000 people statewide in all of Michigan’s 83 counties.

Fuels Institute Spring Meeting

Location: San Francisco, CA

Dates: April 27-29

Website: http://www.fuelsinstitute.org

Description:  Bringing together diverse stakeholders of the transportation and fuels markets. The Institute helps to identify opportunities and challenges associated with new technologies and to facilitate industry coordination to help ensure that consumers derive the greatest benefit

May

ACT EXPO

Location: Long Beach, CA

Dates: May 2-5

Website: http://www.actexpo.com

Description:  The largest clean fleet event…

The Southwest Fuel & Convenience Expo

Location: Austin, TX

Dates: May 9-11

Website: http://www.sw-expo.com

Description:  The Southwest Fuel & Convenience Expo is the most comprehensive fuel, food, and convenience retailing event in the Southwest United States. This is your “one-stop-shop” to connect with owners/operators, top-level executives, buyers, and merchandisers under one roof! Engage in dynamic educational sessions, network, exchange knowledge, and display your products and services while generating leads that will grow your business.

SIGMA Spring Convention

Location: Scottsdale, AZ

Dates: May 10-13

Website: http://www.sigma.org

Description:  SIGMA’s Spring Convention is a casual networking opportunity that offers an environment to sharpen your business edge.

30th Annual Mansfield Golf Classic

Location: Reynolds Plantation (Lake Oconee), Greensboro, GA 

Dates: May 17-18

Registration, Sponsorship and Donations: http://mansfield.energy/divisions/mansfield-cares/mansfield-golf-classic/

Contact: mdagolf@mansfieldoil.com | (678) 450-2004

Description:  This event, hosted by Mansfield Energy Corp. in Gainesville, GA, is a fundraiser to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Mansfield has raised more than $5 million over 29 years to help MDA fund research, find cures, and enhance support programs that help kids and adults living with muscle disease live longer and grow stronger. The 30th year celebration will kick off on Tuesday, May 17th with skeet shooting and a round of VIP Golf during the day, rolling into a VIP dinner and a concert on the lawn. Tournament day is Wednesday, May 18th and will begin with a continental breakfast at 7:00 am, registration at 7:30 am, a shotgun start at 8:30 am, and end with a Hole In One opportunity. Lunch and an awards program will be held after the tournament.

Eastern Energy Expo

Location: Foxwoods Resort Casino, CT

Dates: May 22-26

Website: http://www.easternenergyexpo.com

Description:  The Eastern Energy Expo is hosting attendees and vendors who are responsible for providing energy and home comfort services to millions of consumers in the Northeast – one of the most populated regions in the United States.

ILTA

Location: Houston, TX

Dates: May 23-25

Website: http://www.ilta.org

Description:  International Liquid Terminals Association 36th Annual International Operating Conference & Tradeshow

June

LDC Gas Forums

Location: Westin Copley Place, Boston MA

Dates: June 6-8

Website: http://wwww.ldcgasforums/ne

Description:  LDC Gas Forums, where the Natural Gas Industry gathers!

UNITI Expo

Location: Stuttgart, Germany

Dates: June 14-16

Website: http://www.uniti-expo.de/en

Description:  UNITI expo – The leading trade fair for the retail petroleum and car wash sector in Europe

International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

Location: Milwaukee, WI

Dates: June 20-23

Website: http://www.fuelethanolworkshop.com

Description:  The World’s Largest Ethanol Event

July

PPA Summer Conference

Location: Ocean City, MD

Dates: July 10-12

Website: www.papetroleum.org

Description:  Pennsylvania Petroleum Association Summer Conference held at the Grand Hotel & Spa. Contact Robert H. Willis for information rwillis@papetroleum.org

Women in Petroleum 2016

Location: Palm Beach, FL

Dates: July 20-22

Website: http://www.PetroWomen.com

Description: Leading petroleum business experts Meridian are well known for their innovative, ahead-of-the-curve professional consulting and their upcoming event ‘Women In Petroleum 2016’ is no exception. During July 20-22 at the Tide Line Resort in Palm Beach, Florida, this ladies only event will not only provide a place for professional women in the petroleum industry to de-stress and network, it will provide focused mastermind sessions which will help them find the answers to their toughest business problems.

Sunshine EXPO

Location: Orlando FL

Dates: July 29-August 1

Website: http://www.sunshineexpo.com/

Description:  The Sunshine EXPO unites top management, qualified buyers and key decision makers from throughout the food, beverage and retailing industries. With more than 3,000 leaders from across the Southeast participating in 400 exhibit booths, the EXPO is a key destination for the region’s top buyers for c-store chains, grocery stress, major oil, wine, beer and spirits retailers and wholesalers. With the power of the Florida Retail Federation behind the Sunshine Food, Fuel & Beverage EXPO, this event is expanding to include more retail formats than ever before to better serve the needs of retailers in the Southeast and their key suppliers and vendors.

August

Location: Minneapolis, MN

Dates: August 8-10

Website: https://ethanol.org/events/conference

Description:  ACE’s annual conference is unique in the world of renewable fuels because it is specifically tailored to the interests and needs of the people of ethanol — the folks who are really in the trenches. It’s a gathering of ACE’s commitment to connect ethanol producers with the farmers, researches, retailers, and support businesses to continue what all of them started a long time ago. It’s also an excellent place to learn and share ideas. And it’s got all the fun of a family reunion.

7th Annual DeliveryONE Expo & Seminar

Location: Denver Marriott City Center

Host: Mansfield Energy Corp.    

Dates: August 22-24

Website: http://www.d1expo.com   Contact: afisher@mansfieldoil.com | (678) 450-2189

Description:  Our vision for the DeliveryONE Expo & Seminar is to connect our attendees together each year for an unforgettable event. This year’s event incorporates education, a hands-on exhibitor hall, and networking events designed to establish relationships that will help further your business. Leverage your competitive advantage with the substantial benefits of DeliveryONE’s solutions and capabilities by driving down costs and increasing your customer base. Our Network offers Air1® DEF, mobile fueling, LTL, bulk delivery, reefer fueling, and more, making us a stronger force nationwide – together.

September

The Pacific Oil Conference (POC)

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Dates: September 6-8

Website: http://www.petroshow.com

Description: The Pacific Oil Conference is an engaging, thought-provoking three-day event offering you multiple ways to network with others in the industry, attend valuable education sessions from business professionals that know your business, and meet with vendors offering the products and services you need. Check back later for more information because this is an event you won’t want to miss!

PPA 2016 Fall Conference and Annual Meeting

Location: Chicago IL

Dates: September 12-14

Website: http://www.ldcgasforums.com/mc/

Description: Mid-Continent Gas Forum 2016

Location: The Nittany Lion Inn. State College, PA

Dates: September 27-29

Website: www.papetroleum.org

Description: PPA 2016 Fall Conference and Annual Meeting. Contact John V. Kulik for information joviku@aol.com

October

LDC Gas Forum

Location: Denver, CO

Dates: October 10-12

Website: http://www.ldcgasforums.com/rw

Description: Rockies & West LDC Gas Forum 2016

NACS SHOW

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center

Dates: October 11-14

Website: http://www.nacsonline.com/nacsshow/Pages/default.aspx

 Description: Retailers rely on the NACS Show for strategies that increase sales, attract new customers, build their brand and improve their bottom line. Importantly, they also come to the NACS Show to network and connect with industry peers and experts. Some of the best solutions to business challenges and ideas for growth come from colleagues, peers and other industry leaders. With literally tens of thousands attendees, be prepared to engage with familiar faces and make plenty of new connections.

9th Integer Emissions Summit & DEF Forum USA 2016

Location: Chicago, IL

Dates: October 27-29

Website: https://www.integer-research.com/conferences/ies-usa-2016/

Description: North America’s leading emissions control conference returns to Chicago in 2016 for the ninth summit of the series.

November

SIGMA

Location: Washington DC

Dates: November 2-4

Website: http://www.sigma.org

Description: Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers Association – Annual Meeting

LDC Gas Forum

Location: Toronto, Canada

Dates: November 7-9

Website: http://www.ldcgasforums.com/cn

Description: The 9th Annual Canada Forum is the premier event where 300+ of the Natural Gas Industry’s leaders gather in Toronto for 3 days of networking, insights, & deal making.

December

2017

January

SIGMA ELC

SIGMA Executive Leadership Conference

Location: Vail, CO

Dates: January 22-25, 2017

Website: http://exchange.sigma.org/2017elc/home

Description:  The SIGMA Executive Leadership Conference is a family friendly event where busy market leaders can getaway from daily distractions to focus on longer-term goals. Morning education sessions leave days free for family time, and the intimate environment is ideal for nighttime networking opportunities. There is also a small trade show to help you keep abreast of the latest products and services available to the fuel marketing industry.

National Biodiesel Board Show

National Biodiesel Board Show

Location: San Diego, CA

Dates: January 16-19

Website: http://biodieselconference.org

Description:  The National Biodiesel Board is the national trade association representing America’s first Advanced Biofuel. The group works to create sustainable biodiesel industry growth through education, communication, governmental affairs, technical and quality assurance programs.

NATSO

NATSO

Location: Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa

Dates: January 21-24

Website: http://www.natsoshow.org/

Description:  The show for travel plaza and truckstop owners, operators, managers, buyers and staff who want to increase their industry knowledge, gain business intelligence and see new products.

February

WPMA

WPMA EXPO

Location: Las Vegas Mirage Hotel  

Dates: February 21-23

Website: http://www.wpma.com/national-convention

Description:  Western Petroleum Marketer Association Expo

PACEshow

PACEshow

Location: Kansas City, MO

Dates: February 24-25

Website: http://www.paceshow.com

Description:  PACE 2017 will be held at the Kansas City Convention Center. The synergies of this regional trade show event with an expansive array of industry products and services offers both attendees and exhibitors from throughout the Midwest easy access to tremendous networking and business growth opportunities.

March

SE Petro Expo

Southeast Petro-Food Marketing Expo

Location: Myrtle Beach, SC

Dates: March 8-9

Website: http://www.sepetro.org

Description:  The nation’s largest regional petroleum and c-store show continues the spring date started in 2001. Each year more than 450 exhibit companies offer equipment, products and services to petroleum marketers and convenience store owners and managers. Of course, the latest in products and services will be on display.

GCF&F Expo

Gulf Coast Food & Fuel Expo

Location: Biloxi, MS

Dates: March 15-16

Website: http://www.foodandfuelexpo.com

Description:  Many associations around the country, such as ours, have joined forces and are participating in regional trade shows. LOMCSA (Louisiana Oil Marketers and Convenience Store Association) P&CMA (Petroleum & Convenience Marketers of Alabama) and MPMCSA (Mississippi Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Stores Association) hold the Gulf Coast Food & Fuel Expo in the spring of each year, in Biloxi, Mississippi.

MP/MACS

Michigan Petroleum & C-Store Convention & Trade Show

Location: DeVos Place, Grand Rapids MI

Dates: March 21-23

Website:  http://www.mpamacs.org/about1

Description:  MPA/MACS counts over 400 companies as members with over 1,500 retail locations. Our members employ over 15,000 people statewide in all of Michigan’s 83 counties.

MPACT

MPACT

Location: Indianapolis, IN

Dates: April 18-20

Website: http://www.m-pact.org

Description: M-PACT 2017 is the largest gathering place in the Midwest for energy and convenience industry leaders. The premier regional tradeshow brings together more than 4,500 professionals representing the entire spectrum of today’s diverse energy and convenience supply chain for three full days of networking, learning and exploring the vast exhibit hall featuring the latest products, services and technologies to propel your career — and your business—forward

April

NACS SOI

NACS State of the Industry Summit

Location: Hyatt Regency O’Hare, Chicago, IL

Dates: April 4-6

Website: http://www.nacsonline.com/events/SOI/Pages/default.aspx

Description:  The NACS State of the Industry Summit (SOI Summit) takes the guesswork out of what makes top performers stand above the rest. Held over two days, this annual benchmarking conference is regarded as the authority for data and insights into the fast-paced and constantly changing convenience channel.

LDC Gas Forum SE

LDC Gas Forum – Southeast

Location: Intercontinental Buckhead, Atlanta, GA

Dates: April 10-12

Website: http://www.ldcgasforums.com/se

Description:  LDC Gas Forums, where the Natural Gas Industry gathers!

Biomass Conference

International Biomass Conference & Expo

Location: Minneapolis Convention Center

Dates: April 10-12

Website: http://www.biomassconference.com

Description: The International Biomass Conference & Expo unites current and future producers of biomass-derived power, fuels and chemicals with waste generators, energy crop growers, municipal leaders, utility executives, technology providers, equipment manufacturers, project developers, investors and policy makers.

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