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2023 Fall Fuel & Convenience Summit

2023 Fall Fuel & Convenience Summit

10/23/2023 - 10/25/2023


The Fuel & Convenience Summit is an event designed for businesses who operate in the downstream fuel supply chain.  Hosted by the Texas Food & Fuel Association, the Fuel & Convenience Summit was formed as part of a strategic initiative to connect thought leaders, vendors, and others in Texas who have a stake in the fuel marketing and convenience retailing industries.

 By participating in the Fuel & Convenience Summit, you'll be among the first to:

  • Gain a new perspective on how your business is performing against competitors in Texas and across the country.
  • Discover how our industry's super stars continue to grow their businesses, along with areas to enhance your own company's performance.

Monday, October 23, 2023
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM     Executive Council Meeting & Dinner
Tuesday, October 24, 2023
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM        Registration
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM      Retail Operations Council Meeting
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM    Wholesale Operations Council Meeting
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM    Summit Lunch w/Legislative Council Meeting
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM     Council on Transportation Meeting
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM       NextGen Council Meeting
                                      Inform, Engage & Empower
                                     ~ Speaker, Chantelle Smith, R.B. Stewart Petroleum Products, Inc.
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM      Networking Break
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM      Board of Directors Meeting
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM      Sponsorship Table Exhibit Set-Up
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM      Summit Social
Wednesday, October 25, 2023
7:30 AM – 3:00 PM    Registration
7:30 AM – 8:15 AM    Summit Breakfast Buffet
8:15 AM – 9:00 AM    Opening General Session & Federal Update with EMA Chairman
                                   Opening Remarks – Terry Tesch, TFFA Chairman
                                   ~ Speaker, Jason Mirabito, Energy Marketers of America Chairman

9:00 AM – 9:15 AM    Sponsor Networking Break

9:15 AM – 10:15 AM    Retail/Convenience Track
                                    Tips to Recruit & Interview Today’s Workforce
                                    ~ Speaker, Linda McKenna, Employee Performance Strategies Inc.

                                    Wholesale/Fuels Track
                                    ~ Equipment Specs for Safety and Operational Excellence
                                    ~ Speaker, John Agebrand, Volvo Trucks
                                    ~ Speakers, Tom Anderson & Tony Roberts, LBT, Inc.

10:15 AM – 10:30 AM    Sponsor Networking Break
Wednesday, October 25, 2023
10:30 AM – 11:45 AM    Retail/Convenience Track
                                      TDLR & FCIC Update
                                      ~ Speaker, Jessica Escobar, TX Department of
                                          Licensing & Regulation

                                      Wholesale/Fuels Track
                                      Overview of Current Capital Markets and M&A Metrics
                                     ~ Speaker, Carl Ray Polk, Jr., Corner Capital Advisors
11:45 AM – 12:00 PM    Sponsor Networking Break 

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM     Summit Luncheon
                                     EK Bennett Award, Passing of the Gavel
                                     Industry Outlook
                                 ~ Speaker, Tony Rouse, Vice President of Market Analysis, Valero

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM    Retail/Convenience Track
                                   Review & Update of Latest Texas Regulatory News
                                 ~ Speaker, Scott Fisher, Sr. VP of Policy & Public Affairs, TFFA

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM    The Past, the Present, and Future in the Tobacco Category
                                   ~ Speaker, Jim Duke, President/CEO, Duke & Duke Consulting LLC 

1:30 PM – 2:45 PM    Wholesale/Fuels Track
                                   Live Truck Inspection Demonstration
                                 ~ Speakers, Senior Trooper Clint Walker, Sergeant Austin Horner, 
                                    Sergeant Ted Riojas, Lieutenant Richard Reid, 
                                    Texas Department of Public Safety

2:45 PM – 3:00 PM    Sponsor Networking Break

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM    Closing General Session 
                                   Buckle Up For The Energy Transition!
                                ~ Speaker, Phil Flynn, Senior Energy Analyst at The PRICE Futures Group 
                                   and a Fox Business Network Contributor 

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM    Summit Social

Thursday, October 26, 2023
AM                            Wranglers Golf Tournament
Tapatio Springs Hill Country Resort
1 Resort Way
Boerne, 78006

The room block at Tapatio Springs has sold out, but we have contracted additional rooms at:

The Bevy Hotel Boerne, a DoubleTree by Hilton

101 Herff Road

Boerne, TX  78006

10 mile drive to Tapatio Springs Hill Country Resort

Room Rate:  $219 + tax

Hotel Cut-off Date:  Friday, October 13, 2023

Online Reservations Link

Group Code: TFF

Event Contact
Annette Hicks
(512) 617-4302
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10/23/2023 - 10/25/2023

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be received by email no later than Monday, October 16, 2023 to receive a full refund. Cancellations received after Monday, October 16, 2023 will not be eligible for refunds. Emails should be sent to Please note if you cancel your meeting registration, it does not constitute cancellation of your hotel reservations. Contact the hotel to cancel your room reservation.

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