Wednesday November 16, 2016
8:00 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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$30 per person 

Includes: Continental breakfast, networking lunch, EXPO exhibits and all educational programming.


Little Bear Golf Club
1940 Little Bear Loop
Lewis Center, OH 43035

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Michelle Bucy
Ohio Petroleum Contractors Association
614-947-8646 x3 

Ready. Set. Expo.

Back by popular demand, the Petroleum & Convenience EXPO returns to the Little Bear Golf Club in Lewis Center, OH, Wednesday November 16, 2016.  

This highly-anticipated annual networking and educational event offers a unique forum for small- and mid-sized retailers to connect with vendors, supplier and peers, and to learn the latest news and insights on hot-button issues relevant to your business.

Hear from leading experts on a variety of topics of interest to today's convenience retailers, and explore the EXPO exhibits product showcase, featuring vendors, consultants and other service providers offering solutions to meet the needs of today's convenience retailers. 

Event Highlights
8:00 a.m.
Attendee check-in and networking breakfast

8:30 a.m.
Are You Prepared for EMV?
Presented by 
Mike Borelli, National Sales Manager, Patriot Capital 

Analysts estimate the long-awaited October 1, 2017 EMV Liability Shift could cost gas stations as much as $17,000 per-pump for new installations, and up to $6,000 per-pump to retrofit existing equipment. That's a hefty price tag to prepare gas pump payment systems to accept 'chip and pin' credit and debit cards. A little advanced planning could soften the blow. This informative sessions delivers actionable advice retailers can use now to avoid costly problems in the future.  

10:00 a.m.
Competing in Today's Challenging Market: How to Create Points of Differentiation 
Presented by Scott Kolat, Senior Vice President of Sales, Eby-Brown

As small- and mid-sized convenience retailers see more and more competition from large operators, the challenge to remain competitive and relevant is an ongoing battle. Learn how to adapt to the ever-changing marketplace and discover tips you can put to work right away to differentiate your business and stand out in a sea of competitors.

11:30 a.m.
Networking Lunch 

1:00 p.m.
Grand Prize Drawing - $300 Visa gift card; must be present to win. 

The Petroleum & Convenience EXPO is brought to you by the Ohio Petroleum Contractors Association.