Written on: May 14, 2012 by ICM
The 2012 Visions Conference, hosted by the New England Fuel Institute (NEFI) and the Petroleum Marketers Association of America (PMAA), returns after a hiatus of a few years and is schedule for June 5-6 at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center, Framingham, MA. Last conference was in Boston, and prior to that, in Providence, RI.
Keynote speaker will be Tom Kloza, Publisher, Chief Oil Analyst, Oil Price Information Services. One of the founders of OPIS, Kloza is an oil industry analyst and observer of downstream oil markets and has been quoted in USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Business- Week, Newsweek and other periodicals and has contributed to numerous publications. He is also a regular guest commentator for Bloomberg Financial and National Public Radio’s Marketplace.
In addition to an exhibit area which is open both days, the Visions conference includes a number of seminars, held in five concurrent tracks on Tuesday morning and afternoon. Morning sessions include seminars on oil products and issues; selling and growth; acquisitions; future considerations (next season) and customer relations. Wholesalers will also present their views on the current energy picture. A special update from the National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA) is also scheduled. Tuesday afternoon tracks include topics such as company and customers; oil, ULSD and home services; social media and leadership; future outlook and thinking forward. Because the sessions are concurrent, many of the seminars are repeated.
On Tuesday evening, the conference will hold its “Legends Award Dinner”, featuring entertainer Jimmy Tingle.
On Wednesday, the half day program includes special presentations running consecutively on U.S. energy policy; northeast oil supply and biofuels. A special side seminar on trading volatility is also scheduled.
To register for the conference and book online, visit: http:// www.nefi.com/visions.php.