OCTOBER 16 | Annual Meeting

8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  

The Ohio State University | Longaberger Alumni House
2200 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, OH 43221 

Tickets: $65 per person

Registration includes education, networking & lunch.  

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OCTOBER 15 | Leadership Dinner

7:30 p.m. | Cocktail Reception
Sponsored by Marathon Petroleum Corporation
8:00 p.m. | Dinner
Sponsored by Marathon Petroleum Corporation

The Ohio Stadium Recruit Room
411 Woody Hayes Drive, Columbus, OH 43210

Tickets: $150 per person
The Recruit Room is located in the southeast corner of the stadium. Enter at Gate 30 and follow the signage.

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Insight. Expertise. Connections. 

Join us on the campus of The Ohio State University for a stimulating day of networking and learning, featuring nationally recognized expert presenters sharing in-depth analyses of the hottest trends and emerging issues impacting Ohio's fuel marketers and retailers. Come to learn and to connect with industry leaders from across the state. Return home with new contacts and a toolkit of expert advice to grow your business.

Explore how emerging technologies and changing consumer preferences are redefining the landscape from The Fuels Institute's John Eichberger. Dive into the findings of an August 2018 study from Wood MacKenzie Ltd. predicting the U.S. electric vehicle charging market could reach $18.6 billion by 2030. Hear Eichberger's perspective on the actual pace of growth for EVs and the prospects for liquid fuels. 

Amazon’s innovation has transformed traditional channels of distribution and redefined consumers’ expectations of where, when and how they spend their money. In the process, the rules of the retail game have been fundamentally rewritten. Discover how your c-store can embrace technology to make data-driven business decisions that will set you apart from the fray in an uber-competitive marketplace from Leigh Helsel, vice president of retail strategies at Information Control Company.

Ohio is home to dozens of entities involved in the design, development, testing, use and regulation of autonomous and connected technologies. DriveOhio is the state’s new center for smart mobility—the hub for all things autonomous and connected in Ohio. Learn how Ohio’s infrastructure has become the safest and most “autonomous ready” in the country, and get all-new insights about the future of smart mobility from Rich Granger, managing director, workforce development for DriveOhio.

Plus, get up-to-speed on OPMCA's latest advocacy strategies laying the groundwork to confront a frenzied lame duck session and all-new statewide leadership from the industry's number one advocate in Ohio, President & CEO Jennifer Rhoads. Cast your vote for the next slate of leaders who will chart the association's strategic direction. And, much more.

Maximize your travel investment. Make plans to come early and take part in the 2018 OPMCA Leadership Dinner on Monday October 15. Space is limited for this exclusive private dining event. Enjoy a lively evening at The Ohio Stadium Recruit Room alongside industry VIPs. Dynamic speaker Tim Kight, founder and president of Focus 3, will share compelling insights about adapting to real-world challenges in today’s ultra-competitive marketplace. Kight, also The Ohio State University Football Team’s leadership coach, has been featured in the Wall Street Journal. Hear his one-of-a-kind perspective on the winning formula for growing a good team into a team of champions.