Speakers, agenda announced for 2016 Energy Conference

By Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Stores of Iowa | September 06, 2016

Officials recently announced the agenda for the technical sessions of the 2016 Energy Conference, taking place Sept. 19-21 in Des Moines, Iowa.  Last year’s conference attracted energy leaders from 27 states and four countries.  This year, organizers anticipate 200-plus attendees again.

The 2016 Energy Conference focuses on bringing public and private entities together to discuss energy policy, climate change (carbon credits) and to network.  The purpose is to create profit-driven opportunities that accomplish the goals of an energy independent future for America.

This event brings together the full gamut of energy experts, on a national scale—from producers to retailers—to collaborate under one roof with hands-on education, compliance updates and networking aimed at driving profits.

A full agenda has been specifically designed for the intelligent advancement of marketing and retailing of alternative fuels. There will be workshops on federal and state policies, with perspectives from key players on what to expect in the next 18-24 months.

Discussions will take place on existing fuel supply opportunities, alternative fuel choices, and grant/incentive programs that are available for new equipment capable of handling alternative fuels.

The 2016 program will include Iowa Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds; John Eichberger, executive director of The Fuels Institute; Larry Pearce, executive director of the Governors’ Wind and Solar Energy Coalition; Douglas S. Haugh, president of Mansfield Oil Co.; Jeremy Bezdek, vice president of biofuels and ingredients at Flint Hills Resources; Karyn Jones, chief operations officer of EcoEngineers; Jeff Hove, vice president of RINAlliance; and Zander Capozzola, editor of the Argus Americas Biofuels report; to name just a few.

According to Conference Host Dawn Carlson, president and CEO of the Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Stores of Iowa, the 2016 Energy Conference is about focusing attention on profitable operations and growth for today’s technology and tomorrow’s innovators.

“Whether you are concerned about supply contract terms and conditions (which include RIN credit and IRS blender credit valuation) or you’re simply looking for competitive sources of alternative fuels, the 2016 Energy Conference will help you identify solutions,” stated Carlson.

She went on to say, “We were excited to secure sponsors like the RINAlliance, Renewable Energy Group, EcoEngineers, DuPont Pioneer, and NATSO, to name just a few.  We also appreciate the strong support of BBI International and Fuel Marketer News for their interest in this national energy event.

To view the technical session agenda and list of speakers for the 2016 Energy Conference, visit www.energyconf.net.  Also, online registration is still available by visiting the website.  For the latest 2016 Energy Conference information on social media, be sure to follow the new postings on Twitter: @energy_conf.