Fuel Supply, Fleet Fueling, Logistics News & Information
August 2017 Issue

Calendar of Events

September 1, 2014 •

Welcome to the Commercial Fuel Buyer industry calendar of events. We hope you find this calendar useful for managing the large number of annual conferences, trade shows and events hosted by our various industry trade associations we support. Please feel free to contact us if  you do not see your event listed and would like to submit your event.




SIGMA Executive Leadership Conference

Location: Vail, CO

Dates: January 22-25, 2017


Description:  The SIGMA Executive Leadership Conference is a family friendly event where busy market leaders can getaway from daily distractions to focus on longer-term goals. Morning education sessions leave days free for family time, and the intimate environment is ideal for nighttime networking opportunities. There is also a small trade show to help you keep abreast of the latest products and services available to the fuel marketing industry.

National Biodiesel Board Show

National Biodiesel Board Show

Location: San Diego, CA

Dates: January 16-19


Description:  The National Biodiesel Board is the national trade association representing America’s first Advanced Biofuel. The group works to create sustainable biodiesel industry growth through education, communication, governmental affairs, technical and quality assurance programs.

2017 NATSO


Location: Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa

Dates: January 21-24


Description:  The show for travel plaza and truckstop owners, operators, managers, buyers and staff who want to increase their industry knowledge, gain business intelligence and see new products.


2017 NEC

Renewable Fuels Association 22nd National Ethanol Conference

Location: San Diego, CA  

Dates: February 20-22

Website: http://nationalethanolconference

Description: The 2017 National Ethanol Conference: Building Partnerships, Growing Markets provides attendees with an exclusive opportunity to engage key decision makers and industry executives while networking and learning about the latest technologies and government policies. 

2017 WPMA


Location: Las Vegas Mirage Hotel  

Dates: February 21-23


Description:  Western Petroleum Marketer Association Expo

2017 PACEshow


Location: Kansas City, MO

Dates: February 24-25


Description:  PACE 2017 will be held at the Kansas City Convention Center. The synergies of this regional trade show event with an expansive array of industry products and services offers both attendees and exhibitors from throughout the Midwest easy access to tremendous networking and business growth opportunities.

2017 TMC

2017 TMC Annual Meeting

Location: Nashville, TN

Dates: February 27 – March 2


Description: Comprised of a broad collection of experienced fleets, equipment suppliers and service providers, TMC is the only industry association that is focused solely on truck technology and maintenance. Using their real world experience, members work
together to create the industry’s best practices in truck technology and maintenance to help improve trucking equipment and transportation efficiencies throughout North America.




Location: Las Vegas, NV

Dates: March 7-11


Description:  CONEXPO-CON/AGG – Where every major construction industry is represented amongst 2,500+ exhibitors over 2,500,000 square feet and more than 150 education sessions including asphalt, aggregates, concrete, earthmoving, lifting, mining, utilities and more.

2017 SE Petro Expo

Southeast Petro-Food Marketing Expo

Location: Myrtle Beach, SC

Dates: March 8-9


Description:  The nation’s largest regional petroleum and c-store show continues the spring date started in 2001. Each year more than 450 exhibit companies offer equipment, products and services to petroleum marketers and convenience store owners and managers. Of course, the latest in products and services will be on display.

Work Truck Show

The Work Truck Show / GreenTruck Summit

Location: Indianapolis, IN

Dates: March 14-17


Description: North America’s largest work truck event is your once-a-year chance to see all of the newest industry products, choose from dozens of industry-focused training courses, and gain access to technical engineering representatives from hundreds of exhibiting companies. Attendees can interact with thousands of industry professionals, set up meetings with current suppliers or customers; find solutions to resolve technical issues, and talk shop with industry peers at special events and receptions.

GCF&F Expo

Gulf Coast Food & Fuel Expo

Location: Biloxi, MS

Dates: March 15-16


Description:  Many associations around the country, such as ours, have joined forces and are participating in regional trade shows. LOMCSA (Louisiana Oil Marketers and Convenience Store Association) P&CMA (Petroleum & Convenience Marketers of Alabama) and MPMCSA (Mississippi Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Stores Association) hold the Gulf Coast Food & Fuel Expo in the spring of each year, in Biloxi, Mississippi.

NGV Global 2017

2017 NGV GLOBAL Conference and Exhibition

Location: Rotterdam Ahoy, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Dates: March 20-23


Description:  For thirty years the NGV GLOBAL Conference and Exhibition has been the global meeting place for those with a stake in natural gas powered transport, gathering to chart the future of the industry. In 2017, the 15th NGV GLOBAL Conference and Exhibition will be hosted in Rotterdam, Europe’s transportation hub, an ideal showcase for innovations in natural gas fueled land, rail and marine transport technologies. An event two years in the planning, it has a comprehensive conference program targeted at a global audience, covering policy, technology and implementation across the spectrum of NGV applications.


Michigan Petroleum & C-Store Convention & Trade Show

Location: DeVos Place, Grand Rapids MI

Dates: March 21-23


Description:  MPA/MACS counts over 400 companies as members with over 1,500 retail locations. Our members employ over 15,000 people statewide in all of Michigan’s 83 counties.



NACS State of the Industry Summit

Location: Hyatt Regency O’Hare, Chicago, IL

Dates: April 4-6


Description:  The NACS State of the Industry Summit (SOI Summit) takes the guesswork out of what makes top performers stand above the rest. Held over two days, this annual benchmarking conference is regarded as the authority for data and insights into the fast-paced and constantly changing convenience channel.

LDC Gas Forum SE

LDC Gas Forum – Southeast

Location: Intercontinental Buckhead, Atlanta, GA

Dates: April 10-12


Description:  LDC Gas Forums, where the Natural Gas Industry gathers!

Biomass Conference

International Biomass Conference & Expo

Location: Minneapolis Convention Center

Dates: April 10-12


Description: The International Biomass Conference & Expo unites current and future producers of biomass-derived power, fuels and chemicals with waste generators, energy crop growers, municipal leaders, utility executives, technology providers, equipment manufacturers, project developers, investors and policy makers.

2017 M-PACT


Location: Indianapolis, IN

Dates: April 18-20


Description: M-PACT 2017 is the largest gathering place in the Midwest for energy and convenience industry leaders. The premier regional tradeshow brings together more than 4,500 professionals representing the entire spectrum of today’s diverse energy and convenience supply chain for three full days of networking, learning and exploring the vast exhibit hall featuring the latest products, services and technologies to propel your career — and your business—forward

2017 NPGA

2017 NPGA Southeastern Convention & International Propane Expo

Location: Nashville, TN

Dates: April 21-23


Description:  Have you heard the buzz? NPGA Southeastern Convention & International Propane Expo moved to Nashville in 2016 – attracting more than 4,100 individuals and breaking the attendance record set 10 years earlier. NPGA is eager to return to the Music City Center for the 70th year of Expo April 21 – 23, 2017!

GRAIL 2017

Veeder Root GRAIL 13th Annual Conference

Location: New Orleans

Dates: April 25-26


Description:  GRAIL is Veeder-Root’s 13th annual industry event offering networking, training courses, and the chance to hear from industry thought leaders. GRAIL attracts leaders from fuel retailers, jobbers, distributors, carriers, and leading fleet organizations across North America.


ACT Expo 2017


Location: Long Beach, CA

Dates: May 1-4


Description:  The largest clean fleet event… All weight classes and alternative fuel types are represented—electric, hybrid, hydrogen, natural gas, propane autogas, and renewable fuels—providing a one-stop shop for fleets to learn how to reduce costs and emissions.

SW-Expo 2017

The Southwest Fuel & Convenience Expo

Location: Fort Worth, TX

Dates: May 16-18


Description:  The Southwest Fuel & Convenience Expo is the most comprehensive fuel, food, and convenience retailing event in the Southwest United States. This is your “one-stop-shop” to connect with owners/operators, top-level executives, buyers, and merchandisers under one roof! Engage in dynamic educational sessions, network, exchange knowledge, and display your products and services while generating leads that will grow your business.

SIGMA Spring Conference

SIGMA Spring Convention

Location: Miami Beach, FL

Dates: May 8-10


Description:  SIGMA’s Spring Convention is a casual networking opportunity that offers an environment to sharpen your business edge and a relaxed atmosphere for you to participate in education workshops and committee meetings.

EE Expo 2017

Eastern Energy Expo

Location: Hershey, PA

Dates: May 21-25


Description:  The Eastern Energy Expo is hosting attendees and vendors who are responsible for providing energy and home comfort services to millions of consumers in the Northeast – one of the most populated regions in the United States.

2017 Fuels Institute Annual Meeting

Fuels Institute Annual Meeting

Location: Denver, CO

Dates: May 23-25


Description:  Bringing together diverse stakeholders of the transportation and fuels markets. The Institute helps to identify opportunities and challenges associated with new technologies and to facilitate industry coordination to help ensure that consumers derive the greatest benefit



2017 ILTA


Location: Houston, TX

Dates: June 12-14


Description:  International Liquid Terminals Association 37th Annual International Operating Conference & Tradeshow

Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

Location: Minneapolis, MN

Dates: June 19-21


Description:  The World’s Largest Ethanol Event



PPA Summer Conference

Location: Ocean City, MD

Dates: July 10-12


Description:  Pennsylvania Petroleum Association Summer Conference held at the Grand Hotel & Spa. Contact Robert H. Willis for information


Women in Petroleum 2017

Location: Scottsdale, AZ

Dates: July 19-21


Description: Leading petroleum business experts Meridian are well known for their innovative, ahead-of-the-curve professional consulting and their upcoming event ‘Women In Petroleum 2016’ is no exception. This ladies-only event will not only provide a place for professional women in the petroleum industry to de-stress and network, it will provide focused mastermind sessions which will help them find the answers to their toughest business problems.

2017 Bakken Expo

Location: Bismarck, ND

Dates: July 17-19


Description: The Bakken Conference & Expo is one of North Dakota’s premier shale oil event focused on Bakken play technologies and efficiencies.

2017 Sunshine EXPO

Location: Orlando FL

Dates: July 20-24


Description:  The Sunshine EXPO unites top management, qualified buyers and key decision makers from throughout the food, beverage and retailing industries. With more than 3,000 leaders from across the Southeast participating in 400 exhibit booths, the EXPO is a key destination for the region’s top buyers for c-store chains, grocery stress, major oil, wine, beer and spirits retailers and wholesalers. With the power of the Florida Retail Federation behind the Sunshine Food, Fuel & Beverage EXPO, this event is expanding to include more retail formats than ever before to better serve the needs of retailers in the Southeast and their key suppliers and vendors.


2017 Annual ACE Conference

Location: Omaha, NE

Dates: August 15-17


Description:  ACE’s annual conference is unique in the world of renewable fuels because it is specifically tailored to the interests and needs of the people of ethanol — the folks who are really in the trenches. It’s a gathering of ACE’s commitment to connect ethanol producers with the farmers, researches, retailers, and support businesses to continue what all of them started a long time ago. It’s also an excellent place to learn and share ideas. And it’s got all the fun of a family reunion.



2017 POC

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Dates: September 5-7


Description: The Pacific Oil Conference is an engaging, thought-provoking three-day event offering you multiple ways to network with others in the industry, attend valuable education sessions from business professionals that know your business, and meet with vendors offering the products and services you need. Check back later for more information because this is an event you won’t want to miss!

2017 LDC Gas Forum

Location: Chicago IL

Dates: September 11-13


Description: Mid-Continent Gas Forum 2017


2017 LDC Gas Forum

Location: Denver, CO

Dates: October 16-18


Description: Rockies & West LDC Gas Forum 2017


Location: Chicago, IL

Dates: October 17-20


 Description: Retailers rely on the NACS Show for strategies that increase sales, attract new customers, build their brand and improve their bottom line. Importantly, they also come to the NACS Show to network and connect with industry peers and experts. Some of the best solutions to business challenges and ideas for growth come from colleagues, peers and other industry leaders. With literally tens of thousands attendees, be prepared to engage with familiar faces and make plenty of new connections.


2017 SIGMA

Location: Chicago, IL

Dates: November 8-10


Description: Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers Association – Annual Meeting

LDC Gas Forum

Location: Toronto, Canada

Dates: November 6-8


Description: The 9th Annual Canada Forum is the premier event where 300+ of the Natural Gas Industry’s leaders gather in Toronto for 3 days of networking, insights, & deal making.



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