Fall Energy Conference & Annual Meeting

The PPA is excited to bring together industry leaders for our premier membership event in Hershey. Join us in October 2023 to learn, network, and connect.

Conference Registration
October 9, 2023 - October 11, 2023
The Hotel Hershey, Hershey, PA 17033

Conference Registration

$295 Per Person

Event Access Includes:
  • October 10 Breakfast, Educational Sessions, Lunch, Networking Reception, Dinner, and Supplier Hospitality Event
  • October 11 Breakfast, Annual Membership Meeting, & Educational Sessions
Please note any company who markets retail petroleum products is eligible to attend the conference. Any vendor/supplier must be a PPA member and current on their 2023 membership dues in order to attend. Conference Registration

Perseverance Through Adversity - Turning Your Test into a Testimony

Keynote Speaker

Garry Gilliam

Inspirational Speaker, Athlete, Entrepreneur, Real Estate Developer and Dad! Garry is a remarkable individual with a diverse range of accomplishments and a deep commitment to making a positive impact on communities. He holds multiple degrees in Business Development, Psychology, and Advertising from Penn State University, which have been instrumental in his post-professional football career. Garry's journey as a serial entrepreneur has allowed him to apply the invaluable lessons learned on the field to his ventures, enhancing his character, perspective, focus, and business acumen.


  • Played on the Penn State Nittany Lions football team from 2009 to 2013
  • Played for the Seattle Seahawks from 2014 to 2016 (including Super Bowl XLIX)
  • Played for the San Francisco 49ers from 2017 to 2018
  • Founder and CEO from The Bridge from 2019 to present
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Pennsylvania Fuel Sector Emergency Planning Exercise

  The Pennsylvania Petroleum Association and Pennsylvania Propane Gas Association will be hosting an emergency planning exercise on October 11, 2023. The exercise will be facilitated by our state agency partners for the purpose of strengthening the Pennsylvania State Energy Security Plan (SESP). Other stakeholders who rely on the interdependency of liquid fuels throughout the Commonwealth will also participate in the exercise.


Conference Schedule

Golf Outing

Out Door Country Club (Co-hosted with Women in Energy)

Independent Supplier Dinners

Various Hershey Restaurants

Breakfast On Your Own

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Educational Sessions & Committee Meetings

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Membership Lunch

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Networking Reception & Dinner

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Supplier Hospitality Night

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Membership Breakfast

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Annual Membership Meeting

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Operation Christmas Lights Out: Energy Emergency Exercise

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The PPA will be hosting the second annual golf tournament with Women in Energy on October 9 at the Out Door Country Club (York, PA). The entire proceeds that the PPA receives from this event will be contributed to the Robert V. Boltz Scholarship Foundation. This 501(c)(3) foundation provides tuition assistance for new HVAC and energy technicians entering our industry.






Host Hotel Information

The Hotel Hershey  Starting at $219 per night (excluding tax & resort fees) Book by Phone: (855) 729-3108 Group Code: PA Petroleum Association Hotel Registration Deadline: September 18, 2023
Note: As of 8/31/2023 the PPA room block at The Hotel Hershey has reached full capacity. A secondary room block has been established at the Courtyard Hershey Chocolate Avenue for conference attendees.  BOOK HOTEL ONLINE

Secondary Hotel Information

Courtyard Hershey Chocolate Avenue Starting at $179 per night (excluding tax & resort fees) Book by Phone: (717) 533-1750 Group Code: PA Petroleum Association Hotel Registration Deadline Extended: September 25, 2023 BOOK HOTEL ONLINE