SW Fuel & Conv. Expo

Schedule

06
Wednesday
Start:
8:00am
End:
5:00pm
Where:
Fort Worth Convention Center, Exhibit Halls “B-E”
Details:

Forth Worth Convention Center

Start:
8:00am
End:
5:00pm
Where:
Fort Worth Convention Center, Exhibit Halls “B-E” Foyer
Details:

Register for the 2015 SW Fuel & Convenience Expo

Start:
11:45am
End:
6:30pm
Where:
Ridglea Country Club, 3700 Bernie Anderson Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76116
Details:

Registration, Driving Range, and Buffet Luncheon Click here to register
Shotgun Start at 1pm (Florida Scramble) / Awards Reception at 6pm

11:45 a.m. - Lunch and registration
1:00 p.m. - Shotgun Start
6:00 p.m. - Awards Reception 

07
Thursday
Start:
7:30am
End:
10:00am
Where:
Omni Hotel, 2nd Floor
Details:

Attendees may pick up badges at the hotel

Start:
8:00am
End:
12:00pm
Where:
Fort Worth Convention Center, Exhibit Halls “B-E”
Details:

Move in and set up.

Start:
8:00am
End:
6:00pm
Where:
Fort Worth Convention Center, Exhibit Halls “B-E” Foyer
Details:

Register for the expo

Start:
8:00am
End:
9:30am
Where:
Texas Ballroom A-E, 2nd Floor, Omni Hotel
Details:

Keynote: Dick Durrance

“Unleash Your Creative Vision” is a unique program featuring stories, pictures and insights from photographing combat in Vietnam, National Geographic adventures, global advertising campaigns, the national parks and the world’s great golf courses. The keynote, with its wonderful stories about remarkable people living in faraway places, reminds you that we are all graced with creative vision. 

What you take away from the presentation are three ideas specifically tailored to our industry that can help you unleash your creative vision, transform the challenges you face into promising opportunities and, as a result, bring to the world the very best you have to offer. Following the keynote, Durrance leads participants through three engaging exercises in which uses the cameras in their phones to apply the ideas in the keynote to their lives at home and at work.

Start:
9:30am
End:
10:30am
Where:
Texas Ballroom A-E, 2nd Floor, Omni Hotel
Details:

Discover the excellence of Texas! Join Paragon Solutions and the Texas Food & Fuel Association on a 500-mile journey across the Lone Star State.  Featured convenience stores include: 5 Points Market (Kerrville, TX), Rattlers (College Station, TX), and Slovacek’s (West, TX). Buckle up and enjoy the ride!

10:30am -
Start:
10:30am
End:
10:45am
Where:
Fort Worth Ballroom Pre-Function, 2nd Floor, Omni Hotel
Details:

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Start:
10:45am
End:
11:45am
Where:
Fort Worth Ballroom 5, 2nd Floor, Omni Hotel
Details:

John Keller, Petroleum Solutions, Inc.
Bill Morris, 
Petroleum Solutions, Inc.
Avoid compliance pitfalls and ready yourself for Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) inspections.
Key Takeaways

  • Improved compliance with UST regulations
  • Learn UST compliance management techniques
  • Make UST compliance efficient and cost effective 

 

Start:
10:45am
End:
11:45am
Where:
Fort Worth Ballroom 1-3, 2nd Floor, Omni Hotel
Details:

Linda McKenna, Employee Performance Strategies, Inc.

Develop a frontline employee business model that turns transactions into relationships and creates true customer loyalty through brand differentiation.

 Key Takeaways

·      Improve customer satisfaction and retention

·      Increase profits by differentiating your business and building relationships with your customers.

Start:
10:45am
End:
11:45am
Where:
Fort Worth Ballroom 4, 2nd Floor, Omni Hotel
Details:

John Matthews, Gray Cat Enterprises

Out think and out perform the foodservice competition.  Gain strategic insight on how to compete with limited-service restaurants.

 Key Takeaways

·      Increase foodservice sales and profits

·      Convert current customers to food service customers

·      Properly position your foodservice operations by individual market

·      Differentiate your business and stand out from the crowd

11:45am -
Start:
11:45am
End:
12:00pm
Where:
Fort Worth Ballroom Pre-Function, 2nd Floor, Omni Hotel
Details:

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Start:
12:00pm
End:
1:00pm
Where:
Fort Worth Ballroom 4, 2nd Floor, Omni Hotel
Details:

Rudet Fountain, United TranzActions

Equip your company with the know-how on business-to-business processes that have a direct impact on your bottom line.

 Key Takeaways

·      Improve your understanding of B2B transactions including:

-- Surcharging

-- EMV

-- Managing Interchange Fees

-- Accepting credit and debit cards for B2B transactions

Start:
12:00pm
End:
1:00pm
Where:
Fort Worth Ballroom 1-3, 2nd Floor, Omni Hotel
Details:

Linda McKenna, Employee Performance Strategies, Inc.

Identify unhappy employees and re-instill worker’s will through well-planned retention strategies.

 Key Takeaways

·      Improve employee retention

·      Learn the warning signs of a dissatisfied employee

·      Education your managers about how to reduce employee turnover

Start:
12:00pm
End:
1:00pm
Where:
Fort Worth Ballroom 5, 2nd Floor, Omni Hotel
Details:

Chris Francis, WorldPay
Steve Van Slack, Wayne Fueling Systems

Protect yourself and your customers from data compromise!  Stay in compliance and get the essentials of credit card security standards and processes.

 Key Takeaways

·      Learn how to properly manage credit card data

·      Be prepared for the upcoming EMV requirements and deadlines

·      Understand compliance and liability when accepting credit and debit cards

1:00pm -
Start:
1:00pm
End:
6:00pm
Where:
Fort Worth Convention Center, Exhibit Halls “B-E”
Details:

This year’s show features fun and exciting activities for attendees!  Your customers will have the opportunity to grab and stash money in a cash booth and roll dice in a Las-Vegas style game for a chance to win up to $500 in gift cards.

Start:
1:00pm
End:
6:00pm
Where:
Fort Worth Convention Center, Exhibit Halls “B-E”
Details:

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Start:
6:00pm
End:
7:00pm
Where:
Texas Ballrooms A-E, 2nd Floor, Omni Hotel
Details:

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6:30pm -
Start:
6:30pm
End:
8:30pm
Where:
Texas Ballroom A-F, 2nd Floor, Omni Hotel
Details:

This fun-filled evening of wagering and winning is hosted by the Wranglers Committee – a support organization of the Texas Food & Fuel Association, and features Las Vegas-style games, cocktails, and endless opportunities to score big!

08
Friday
8:00am -
Start:
8:00am
End:
9:30am
Where:
Fort Worth Convention Center, 2nd Floor
Details:

Alon: Meeting Room 202D

EXXONMobil: Meeting Room 202B

Philips 66: Meeting Room 202C

Start:
8:00am
End:
1:00pm
Where:
Fort Worth Convention Center, Exhibit Halls “B-E” Foyer
Details:

Register for the Expo

Start:
9:00am
End:
10:00am
Where:
Fort Worth Convention Center, 2nd Floor, Meeting Room 202A
Details:

Terry McKenna, Employee Performance Strategies, Inc.

Keep the odds in your favor with a comprehensive and long-term business survival guide designed to identify and manage industry complexities and a diverse customer base.

 Key Takeaways

·      Hardwire your organization’s DNA to address shifting changes

·      Improve your adaptability and competitive advantage

10:00am -
Start:
10:00am
End:
11:30am
Where:
Fort Worth Convention Center, 2nd Floor
Details:

Chevron: Meeting Room 203B

Valero: Meeting Room 203A

Start:
10:00am
End:
1:30pm
Where:
Fort Worth Convention Center, Exhibit Halls “B-E”
Details:

Expo Fun

This year’s show features fun and exciting activities for attendees!  Your customers will have the opportunity to grab and stash money in a cash booth and roll dice in a Las-Vegas style game for a chance to win up to $500 in gift cards.

10:00am -
Start:
10:00am
End:
1:30pm
Where:
Expo Floor
Details:

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Start:
11:30am
End:
1:00pm
Where:
Fort Worth Convention Center, Exhibit Halls “B-E”, Lounges
Details:

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Start:
12:00pm
End:
12:00pm
Where:
Fort Worth Convention Center, Exhibit Halls “B-E”, Members Lounge
Details:

Bidding ends at Noon

12:00pm -
Start:
12:00pm
End:
1:30pm
Where:
Fort Worth Convention Center, 2nd Floor
Details:

CITGO: Meeting Room 203C

Shell: Meeting Room 204A

 

Start:
1:30pm
End:
6:00pm
Where:
Fort Worth Convention Center, Exhibit Halls “B-E”
Details:

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