Conference Schedule

October 11

Golf Outing

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Hershey Country Club
Golf Outing Information

Welcome Reception

4:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Troegs Brewing

Hosted by PPA New Generation Committee 

Independent Supplier Dinners

7:00 PM

Various Restaurants

October 12

Conference Registration

7:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Mezzanine

Breakfast On Your Own

7:00 AM - 9:30 AM

The Circular

Conference attendees will receive breakfast voucher for The Circular. Enjoy the breakfast buffet at your convenience between 7:00 AM – 9:30 AM that morning. 

SCPEA Board Meeting

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Cocoa Inn Room

Propane Committee Meeting

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Starlight West

Guest Presentation: Cummins Propane Autogas Project

Speakers:

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 AM

Castilian 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 PM

Castilian 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.

Membership Lunch

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Fountain Lobby

Motor Fuel & C-Store Committee Meeting

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Starlight 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 PM

Cocoa Inn Room

Panel Presentation: Preparing for Higher Biodiesel Blends in the Commonwealth

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Castilian Room

More information coming soon!

Presentation: Electrification vs Transportation Fuel Decarbonization

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Castilian 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 Fuel Committee

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Starlight West

Reception

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Mezzanine & Mezzanine Patio (weather permitting)

Dinner & Keynote Speaker

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Castilian Room

Keynote Speaker: Weathering The Storms of Adversity: Consistency Is Key

Jay Paterno 

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 PM

Starlight West, Overlook Room, & Starlight East

 

 

October 13

Breakfast

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Castilian Room

Annual Membership Meeting

8:30 AM - 9:15 AM

Castilian Room

Presentation: Federal Outlook: What's at Stake for Energy Marketers

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Castilian 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 AM

Castilian 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.

Conclusion of Conference

11:00 AM