2021 Gulf Coast Food & Fuel Expo Schedule

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 5, 2021 – All events at MS Coast Coliseum Convention Center
8:00 am – 4:00 pm Exhibitor Move-In & Registration
9:00 am Golf Tournament
Fallen Oak Golf Club
11:00 am – 7:00pm Attendee Registration
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

 

“Disrupting or prompting; Does this affect how you approach business?”

Tom Shay, Profits Plus Solutions, Inc.

It is not just our businesses, it is the lives of every person that have been affected by the pandemic. The question we ask of your business is, “How have you changed since March 2020?”

Was this a disruption to how you did business regarding changes implemented by the government? Or, have all these changes prompted you to try new things in your business in an attempt to grow your business? We will look at ideas that demonstrate how many business used the challenge to the benefit of their business.

 

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

 

“Strategic Planning Amidst Rapid Industry Consolidation. You Have Three Paths Forward: 1) Plan to Grow, 2) Plan to Sell, 3) Plan to Shrink. Tips for Determining the Best Plan for You?”

Doug Milner, EnergyExits™

Presentation Summary:

– Overview of how rapid industry consolidation is affecting every marketer (the positives & the negatives).

– Detailed description of business owners’ “three paths forward” (along with tips to determining their best path).

– An honest discussion (no holds barred) to help owners determine which path truly makes the most sense for them.

 

 

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm

 

So Now What?

Michael Davis, NACS

As we begin to come out of the pandemic, essential businesses need to know what the future holds.  This session will address many of the concerns and provide a glimpse of what’s to come politically, strategically, and operationally.

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm

 

The Biden Administration and What Energy Marketers Can Expect

Rob Underwood, Energy Marketers of America

If you watched the Super Bowl this year, I’m sure you saw the commercial where Will Ferrell finds out Norway produces more electric cars per capita than the United States. It definitely made folks laugh since anything Will Ferrell touches, especially the cowbell, is pure comedy gold. And I get it, EVs are coming. But at what cost? Texas and California surely have shown us the challenges EVs face and the potential costs to consumers. And how will America’s roads and bridges be funded in the future when EVs currently don’t pay anything into the federal highway trust fund?

EMA President Rob Underwood will provide an overview of these outstanding questions.

3:30 pm – 5:15 pm

 

“Burnout Proofing Your Fuel Career”

Michael Levitt, The Breakfast Leadership Network

Individuals are burning out at alarming rates. People feel constant demand to deliver, so they’re either burning out or they’re leaving their jobs, due to high stress and burnout. With COVID-19, this is becoming more prevalent and amplified, due to all the demands from working from home (WFH). During this talk, you will learn about the best techniques you can use to immediately reduce stress and burnout you’re facing at work and at home.

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Opening Reception
7:00 pm Evening Open for Supplier Hospitality

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