2020 Gulf Coast Food & Fuel Expo Schedule
|WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2020|
|8:00 am – 4:00 pm||Exhibitor Move-In & Registration
MS Coast Coliseum & Convention Center
|9:00 am||Golf Tournament
Fallen Oak Golf Club
|ALL REMAINING DAY’S EVENTS AT BEAU RIVAGE RESORT & CASINO|
|11:00 am – 7:00pm||Attendee Registration|
|1:00 pm – 2:00 pm||Concurrent Educational Seminar – A
John Eichberger, Executive Director, Fuels Institute
“Fueling the Future”
Headlines make it seem like a revolution has begun in the transportation market and everything we have known will soon disappear – but is that true? While the market in which fuel marketers operate is changing, there is a lot more to the story than being told in the press and tomorrow is likely to look a lot like today. Eichberger will present data and analysis to demonstrate what is realistically happening in the market and will explore key trends that are most likely to affect your business, such as the future of gasoline demand, biofuels, diesel fuel, vehicle electrification and more.
|1:00 pm – 2:00 pm||Concurrent Educational Seminar – B
Gregory Conley, President American Vaping Association, American Vaping Association
“The War on Reduced Harm Tobacco & Nicotine Products”
In nine years of advocating for tobacco harm reduction, Gregory Conley, president of the American Vaping Association, has faced a lot of challenges, but the last year has undoubtedly been the toughest yet. Bans, taxes, lung illnesses, and dishonest PR campaigns will all be discussed during this seminar.
|2:15 pm – 3:15 pm||Concurrent Educational Seminars – A
Rob Underwood, Executive Director, PMAA
“Chaos in DC: What Petroleum Marketers Need to Know about the Swamp and the Future of Liquid Fuels”
The CDL driver shortage, UST Compliance Costs, electric vehicle expansion, CAFE Standards, RFS Reform/E15 Labeling and FDA Regulation of E-Cigarettes are all major topics of discussion on Capitol Hill and the list keeps growing. It’s important that petroleum marketers know the ins and outs of Washington, DC to have an effective voice. PMAA President Rob Underwood will lead the conversation over these topics and many more…..
|2:15 pm – 3:15 pm||Concurrent Educational Seminars – B
Bill Hilliard, CEO, Atalo Holdings, Inc.
“CBD – Exploring the Market, Regulatory and Quality Concerns”
CBD appears to be everywhere today, on the shelves from Walgreens to the corner market. Is CBD an opportunity for convenience stores? Join Bill Hilliard, CEO of Atalo Holdings, Inc., a vertically integrated hemp company, address quality, regulatory and advertising concerns as you consider adding CBD to your shelves.
|3:30 pm – 5:15 pm||Educational Seminar
Mandy Gunasekara, Founder, ENERGY 45
“Energy Dominance versus Energy Decimation: What’s at Stake in the 2020 Election”
President Trump’s commitment to unleashing American energy has fueled economic prosperity in the form of new investments and millions of jobs while also improving the environment. Despite the success of his energy dominance agenda, Democrats running for president have vowed – if elected – to fundamentally change the energy landscape by embracing the Green New Deal and its “ban-it-all” approach. Mandy Gunasekara, a former Trump EPA official will discuss what this means for the energy industry, its workers and our modern way of life.
|5:30 pm – 7:00 pm|| Opening Reception
|7:00 pm||Evening Open for Supplier Hospitality|