Our third annual national Energy Conference enables you to CONNECT, COLLABORATE and INNOVATE alongside global drivers and decision-makers from all leading and emerging energy sectors. Our program, once again, includes a thoughtful balance of practical education sessions, valuable networking opportunities, and profit-focused discussions. This year’s line-up has been expanded to include more dynamic presentations with top energy experts, trend forecasters, and industry leaders covering a diverse combination of topics.

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5:00-7:00 PM Welcome Reception
7:00 PM Dinner on Own
6:00-8:00 AM Made to Order Breakfast

Embassy Suites Atrium

8:00 AM Welcome

Dawn Carlson, PMCI/Conference Host; CSPAN Video Winners

8:30 – 10:00 AM “Future of Fuels Policy Panel – National Industry Association Leaders”

Bob Dineen, 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
12:30-1:00 PM LUNCH
1:30 PM Tours
6:00 – 9:00 PM High Octane Networking Dinner

Iowa Speedway


8:00 – 9:00 AM “RFS and RIN Fundamentals”
Zander Cappozola, Argus
9:00 – 10:00 AM “Biofuels and Regulatory Compliance plus Security”
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)”
Rick Long, PEI; Prentiss Searles, API; Ackhtar Hussein, CHS
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM “Energy Innovation Closing Luncheon”
John Eichberger, Fuels Institute
Post-Conference Business Builder Workshops and PMCI Experience
1:00 – 2:00 PM “Biofuels Equipment Compatibility: What You Need to Know About E15 and Other Emerging Fuels”
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
4:30 – 7:30 PM Blues Experience at the Gas Lamp