10:00 AM - 5:00 PMHershey Country Club
Golf Outing Information
5:00 PM - 7:00 PMTroegs Brewing
Hosted by PPA New Generation Committee
Independent Supplier Dinners
7:00 PMVarious Restaurants
7:00 AM - 4:00 PMMezzanine
Breakfast On Your Own
7:00 AM - 9:30 AMThe Circular
All registered attendees will receive a voucher for breakfast at The Circular. You may use the voucher at your leisure anytime the morning of October 12 between 7:00 AM – 9:30 AM. Your voucher will be included in your conference badge holder. Please register for the conference prior to attending breakfast that morning in order to receive your attendee badge and breakfast voucher. The conference registration area is located on the Mezzanine which is one floor above The Circular.
SCPEA Board Meeting
8:30 AM - 9:30 AMCocoa Inn Room
Propane Committee Meeting
10:00 AM - 11:00 AMStarlight West
Guest Presentation: Cummins Propane Autogas Project
Derek Whaley, Business Development Manager, ROUSH CleanTech
Steven Whaley, Director of Autogas Business Development, Propane Education & Research Council (PERC)
Presentation: What Comes Next for the Fuel Markets? Was 2022 a Preview or a One-Year Phenomenon?
10:30 AM - 11:15 AMCastilian Room
Denton Cinquegrana, Chief Oil Analyst, OPIS
2022 brought incredible price volatility, supply disruptions, and record prices. There are many moving pieces to the oil markets and some structural changes. Was 2022 just of preview of the years to come or just a one-year phenomenon?
Presentation: The 2022 Midterm Election
11:30 AM - 12:00 PMCastilian Room
Dr. G. Terry Madonna
Dr. Madonna will provide an analysis of the 2022 midterm election. His talk will cover national and Pennsylvania politics, with an update on Pennsylvania’s important open-seat U.S. Senate and Governor’s elections. He will also assess the impact President Biden’s standing with the voters will have on the Midterm as well as the important issues before the voters.
12:00 PM - 1:30 PMFountain Lobby
Motor Fuel & C-Store Committee Meeting
1:00 PM - 2:00 PMStarlight West
Guest Presentation: PennDOT Deployment of Federal EV Infrastructure Program
Speaker: Natasha Fackler, Infrastructure Implementation Coordinator, PA Department of Transportation
The NEVI Formula Program will provide funding to states to strategically deploy electric vehicle (EV) charging stations and to establish an interconnected travel network. Pennsylvania will receive $171.5 million in funding from the federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The focus in the initial years is the establishment of EV charging locations along designated travel corridors (primarily interstates) within fifty miles from another.
DVEMA Board Meeting
1:00 PM - 2:00 PMCocoa Inn Room
Panel Presentation: Preparing for Higher Biodiesel Blends in the Commonwealth
2:00 PM - 3:00 PMCastilian Room
Kevin Beatty, Lucknow-Highspire Terminals
Riley Gilbert, Innospec
Paul Nazzaro, Clean Fuels Alliance America
Jason Lawrence, Renewable Energy Group
Presentation: Electrification vs Transportation Fuel Decarbonization
3:00 PM - 3:45 PMCastilian Room
Jeff Hove, Vice President, Fuels Institute
Electric vehicles are gaining moment but are decades away from replacing the existing U.S. fleet of light, medium, and heavy-duty vehicles. This session will explore the impacts of potential EV adoption rates and how this will effect carbon emissions. We will also look at near and long-term approaches to reducing emissions from combustion engines and how the marketer can leverage these approaches to their benefit.
Heating Fuels Committee Meeting
4:00 PM - 5:00 PMStarlight West
Guest Presentation: Winter 2022-2023 Distillate Supply Outlook
Quincy Longacre, Director, Marketing & Distribution, Buckeye Energy Services LLC
Josh Rode, General Manager, Shipley Fuels Marketing
Steve McCracken, Manger, Refined Products Sales, Sprague Operating Resources LLC
6:00 PM - 7:00 PMMezzanine & Mezzanine Patio (weather permitting)
Dinner & Keynote Speaker
7:00 PM - 8:30 PMCastilian Room
Keynote Speaker: Weathering The Storms of Adversity: Consistency Is Key
Jay Paterno is the President of Blue Line 409 LLC, a broad-based practice touching business ventures, writing, television, public speaking and consulting in college athletics and other areas. Jay has over two decades’ experience as a college football coach at Penn State, the University of Virginia, the University of Connecticut and James Madison University. As a writer, he wrote the Best-Selling book “Paterno Legacy”, and followed it up in 2020 with the novel Hot Seat: A Year Inside College Football’s Pressure Cooker. In 2012 his Eulogy at the Memorial for Joe Paterno was honored among “The Most Important Speeches of The Century” by American Rhetoric. He continues to speak on leadership, team building, and crisis management to industry and on college campuses and serves as an Alumni-elected member of Penn State University’s Board of Trustees.
Supplier Hospitality Event
8:30 PM - 11:00 PMStarlight West, Overlook Room, & Starlight East
Buckeye Energy Room:
Lucknow-Highspire Terminals Room:
7:30 AM - 8:30 AMCastilian Room
Annual Membership Meeting
8:30 AM - 9:15 AMCastilian Room
Presentation: Federal Outlook: What's at Stake for Energy Marketers
9:30 AM - 10:15 AMCastilian Room
Rob Underwood, President, Energy Marketers of America
With the upcoming midterm elections around the corner, the GOP seems likely to take back the House and potentially the Senate. Energy Marketers of America (EMA) President Rob Underwood will update PPA members on what to expect next year if the GOP controls Congress.
Presentation: Investing in Key Employees
10:15 AM - 11:00 AMCastilian Room
Jon Medo, Field Manager, Federated Insurance
Have you ever lost a promising employee? If you have, you know the costs related to turnover are high and getting higher as jobs become more specialized. Rewarding key employees and letting them know how important they are to your business could mean the difference between keeping or losing a valued employee. But, to do that, you need benefits that work well, both short- and long-term. During this session, learn about the triple protection option approach that your peers are using successfully to recruit and train top talent.