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The Third Annual Energy Conference

Top energy experts, trend forecasters, and industry leaders will convene in the heart of renewable energy production to share timely information, best practices, and regulatory overviews. With a thoughtful balance of practical education sessions, profit-focused discussions, and valuable networking opportunities, this unique national conference creates the perfect chance for you to CONNECT, COLLABORATE and INNOVATE alongside global drivers and decision-makers from all leading and emerging energy sectors. The Energy Conference focuses on creating profit-driven opportunities that accomplish the goals of an energy independent future for America.

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

6 am
7 am
8 am
9 am
10 am
11 am
12 pm
1 pm
2 pm
3 pm
4 pm
5 pm
6 pm
7 pm
8 pm
9 pm
Tuesday, September 12
Tuesday, September 12
Made-to-Order Breakfast
6:00 am - 8:00 am
<em>Embassy Suites Atrium</em>

Embassy Suites Atrium

Energy Conference General Session
8:00 am - 12:30 pm
<table style="text-align: left; valign: top;"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding-bottom: 4px;">8:00 AM <strong>Welcome</strong> — <em>Dawn Carlson, PMCI/Conference Host; CSPAN Video Winners, the Honorable Adam Gregg, Lt. Governor of Iowa</em></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="padding-bottom: 4px;">8:30 - 10:00 AM <strong>“Future of Fuels Policy Panel – National Industry Association Leaders”</strong> — <em>Tim Portz, BBI International (Moderator); Samantha Slater, Renewable Fuels Association; Frank Macchiarola, American Petroleum Institute; Donnell Rehagen, National Biodiesel Board; Michael McAdams, Advanced Biofuels Association</em></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="padding-bottom: 4px;">10:00 - 10:30 AM <strong>Sponsored Break</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="padding-bottom: 4px;">10:30 - 11:30 AM <strong>“RFS Policy Perspectives and Real-Life Implementation”</strong> — <em>David Fialkov, NATSO</em></td> </tr> <tr> <td>11:30 AM - 12:30 PM <strong>“Energy's Future: It's Global, It's Dynamic, and It's Complicated”</strong> — <em>Brian Conroy, Ph.D., Texas A&M Energy Institute</em></td> </tr> </tbody> </table>

8:00 AM WelcomeDawn Carlson, PMCI/Conference Host; CSPAN Video Winners, the Honorable Adam Gregg, Lt. Governor of Iowa
8:30 - 10:00 AM “Future of Fuels Policy Panel – National Industry Association Leaders”Tim Portz, BBI International (Moderator); Samantha Slater, Renewable Fuels Association; Frank Macchiarola, American Petroleum Institute; Donnell Rehagen, National Biodiesel Board; Michael McAdams, Advanced Biofuels Association
10:00 - 10:30 AM Sponsored Break
10:30 - 11:30 AM “RFS Policy Perspectives and Real-Life Implementation”David Fialkov, NATSO
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM “Energy's Future: It's Global, It's Dynamic, and It's Complicated”Brian Conroy, Ph.D., Texas A&M Energy Institute

Networking Luncheon
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Off-Site Industry Tours
1:30 pm - 6:00 pm
<table style="text-align: left;"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding-bottom: 4px;"><strong>Magellan Midstream Partners LP</strong> Pleasant Hill, IA</em></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="padding-bottom: 4px;"><strong>Renewable Energy Group</strong> Newton, IA</em></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="padding-bottom: 4px;"><strong>TPI Composites</strong>Newton, IA</em></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> * SIGN-UP REQUIRED<br />CLICK FOR TOUR DETAILS

Magellan Midstream Partners LP Pleasant Hill, IA
Renewable Energy Group Newton, IA
TPI CompositesNewton, IA
* SIGN-UP REQUIRED
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High Octane Networking Dinner & Entertainment
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
<em>at the Iowa Speedway</em>

at the Iowa Speedway

Wednesday, September 13
Wednesday, September 13
Made-to-Order Breakfast
6:00 am - 8:00 am
<em>Embassy Suites Atrium</em>

Embassy Suites Atrium

Energy Conference General Session
8:00 am - 11:30 am
<table style="text-align: left;"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding-bottom: 4px;">8:00 - 9:00 AM <strong>"RFS and RIN Fundamentals"</strong> — <em>Shashi Menon, EcoEngineers; Dawn Carlson, RINAlliance</em></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="padding-bottom: 4px;">9:00 - 10:00 AM <strong>“Biofuels: Regulations, Enforcement and Court Actions"</strong> — <em>Susan Lafferty, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP</em></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="padding-bottom: 4px;">10:00 - 10:30 AM <strong>Sponsored Break</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="padding-bottom: 4px;">10:30 - 11:30 AM <strong>“Gasoline and Ethanol Market Considerations (E15 Horizon)”</strong> — <em>John Maynes, PMCI (Moderator); Rick Long, PEI; Prentiss Searles, API; Akhtar Hussein, CHS; Matthew Spackman, Kum & Go</em></td> </tr> </tbody> </table>

8:00 - 9:00 AM "RFS and RIN Fundamentals"Shashi Menon, EcoEngineers; Dawn Carlson, RINAlliance
9:00 - 10:00 AM “Biofuels: Regulations, Enforcement and Court Actions"Susan Lafferty, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
10:00 - 10:30 AM Sponsored Break
10:30 - 11:30 AM “Gasoline and Ethanol Market Considerations (E15 Horizon)”John Maynes, PMCI (Moderator); Rick Long, PEI; Prentiss Searles, API; Akhtar Hussein, CHS; Matthew Spackman, Kum & Go

Closing Luncheon
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
<table style="text-align: left;"> <tbody> <tr> <td><strong>“Energy Innovation Closing Luncheon”</strong> — <em>John Eichberger, Fuels Institute</em></td> </tr> </tbody> </table>

“Energy Innovation Closing Luncheon”John Eichberger, Fuels Institute

Post-Conference Business-Builder Workshops | All Welcome
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
<table style="text-align: left;"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding-bottom: 4px;">1:00 - 2:00 PM <strong>"Biofuels Equipment Compatibility: What You Need to Know About E15 and Other Emerging Fuels"</strong> — <em>John Maynes, PMCI (Moderator); Jeff Dzierzanowski, Source North America; Brian Pottebaum, PMMIC</em></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="padding-bottom: 4px;">2:00 - 3:00 PM <strong>"Protect Your Business From Skimmers and Security Issues"</strong> — <em>Michael Burke, Security Consultant, Shazam Network</em></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="padding-bottom: 4px;">3:00 - 4:00 PM <strong>"Business Leadership: Right People, Right Place, Right Vision"</strong> — <em> John Kimmel, Meridian & Associates<br /> </em></td> </tr> </tbody> </table>

1:00 - 2:00 PM "Biofuels Equipment Compatibility: What You Need to Know About E15 and Other Emerging Fuels"John Maynes, PMCI (Moderator); Jeff Dzierzanowski, Source North America; Brian Pottebaum, PMMIC
2:00 - 3:00 PM "Protect Your Business From Skimmers and Security Issues"Michael Burke, Security Consultant, Shazam Network
3:00 - 4:00 PM "Business Leadership: Right People, Right Place, Right Vision" John Kimmel, Meridian & Associates

Blues Experience at the Gas Lamp
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
<p><em>Networking Reception & Political Fundraiser</em><br />1501 Grand Ave Des Moines, Iowa, IA 50309</p> <p>Join us at the Gas Lamp for a a fun relaxing experience to wind down after an energy filled week of education and innovation. Featuring hall of fame rock n’roll legend, Bob Pace and the Band, cigars on the patio, craft whiskey and craft beer tastings and heavy appetizers, and a silent auction to support PMCI member political activities.</p>

Networking Reception & Political Fundraiser
1501 Grand Ave Des Moines, Iowa, IA 50309

Join us at the Gas Lamp for a a fun relaxing experience to wind down after an energy filled week of education and innovation. Featuring hall of fame rock n’roll legend, Bob Pace and the Band, cigars on the patio, craft whiskey and craft beer tastings and heavy appetizers, and a silent auction to support PMCI member political activities.

Tuesday, September 12
Wednesday, September 13

Building on our past success

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