Tuesday, February 19, 2019

11:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. 

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Registration fee includes lunch, education and admittance to legislative reception. 

Event Schedule

11:00 a.m. Check-in 
11:30 a.m. - Networking Lunch
12:30 - 4:00 p.m. - Annual Meeting 
4:30  - 6:30 p.m. - Legislative Reception 


DoubleTree Suites by Hilton
Columbus Downtown 

50 S. Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215

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614.947.8646 | info@opmca.org

Join us in downtown Columbus. 

Knowledge is power. Access first-rate, industry-focused education. Hear leading policy experts analyze how today’s shifting political paradigm—inside the Beltway and on Capitol Square—will impact your business. 

The only way to predict the future is to have the power to shape it. Stay for the biennial Legislative Reception and get to know members of the all-new 133rd Ohio General Assembly. Share your business’ story. Vet ideas to solve challenges facing small businesses. Keep top-of-mind the complex issues facing the industry that supplies the fuel to move commerce and motorists across the state, right when legislators evaluate Governor DeWine’s state budget plan for the next two years..

Event Highlights 
s & Acquisitions Market Update: Comparing the Market Drivers of the Current Cycle to Past Cycles
Tom Kelso | President | Matrix Capital Markets Group

Mergers and acquisitions activity in the petroleum and convenience industry continues to accelerate. In this session, take a deep dive into the state of the current M & A market, explore the key elements driving it, and examine what factors could derail it. Plus, take a look at the historical context for valuation cycles over the last 20 years, and get up-to-speed on valuation trends for petroleum and convenience businesses, as well as those operating in the propane, heating oil and commercial fuels markets.

Drive S.A.F.E.R. 
Christopher Terry | Regional Marketing Manager | Federated Insurance

Every year in the U.S., 2.4 million people are injured and 35,000 lose their lives on the nation's highways as a result of motor vehicle crashes. Distracted driving, speed, fatigue and emotion are the leading factors in the majority of crashes. Discover practical risk management strategies you can put to work right away in your business and your personal life to raise awareness of the factors that lead to car crashes, reduce these dangerous behind-the-wheel behaviors, and protect your employees and loved ones from suffering the preventable losses caused by vehicle crashes. 

Sweet 16: What Will the 116th Congress Mean for Petroleum & Convenience? 
Jon Taets | Director, Government Relations |  NACS

Two years ago, following the inauguration of President Trump, national industry experts shared their perspectives about the impact his administration and the Republican-controlled government might have the petroleum and convenience industry. Now, with a new Congress, and a new party leading the House of Representatives, what will be the impact on the industry?  Come hear a national expert's outlook of what a divided government will look like and how that may impact the industry's top issues.

Ohio Government: Under New Leadership
Drew Davidson | Lobbyist | Sean P. Dunn & Associates
Jennifer Rhoads, Esq. | President & CEO | OPMCA 

A new legislative session kicked off January 7 at the Ohio Statehouse with the swearing-in of members of the Ohio Senate and House of Representatives, followed by the swift, subsequent election of an all-new House Speaker. At the same, Ohio saw its first administration change in eight years, as Governor Mike DeWine, Lieutenant Governor Jon Husted, and a slate of freshly-appointed cabinet officials settled into office. 

Learn what to expect from Speaker Householder in his latest stint at the helm of the Ohio House and get the inside inside scoop on the hottest issues coming down the pike in the upcoming General Assembly. Find out what's in store for Ohio's fuel marketers and retailers as Governor DeWine prepares to send his first transportation infrastructure funding proposal to the General Assembly. Get all the details from your in-house industry champions before heading to the Statehouse to meet, in-person, with lawmakers and state officials during a special reception honoring the 133rd General Assembly.