• 26 Reasons to Attend the 2018 Southwest Fuel & Convenience Expo

  • 26 Reasons to Attend the 2018 Southwest Fuel & Convenience Expo

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    We’re shaking up the way you learn by bringing education to the exhibit hall floor in a never before seen format at the Southwest Fuel & Convenience Expo!  Explore new ideas, see what’s trending, and gain regulatory insights from subject matters experts in a series of Learning Labs— all of this will be available exclusively in the Experience Zone.  Navigating through 26 presentations is easy, simply follow the icons which designate each track: FuelsRetail, Tech & Trends, and Wholesale & Transportation.

    Throughout the 2-day event, 30 minute Learning Labs will cover everything from business marketing, c-store design, transportation safety, environmental compliance, state of the industry, and much more!

    Learning Lab Descriptions

    11:30 am – 12:00 pm
    How Good Lighting Design Can Increase Your Traffic
    Amy Hotchkiss Kerby, Photometric Specialist, LSI Industries

    11:30 am – 12:00 pm
    Surviving a DOT Audit: Tips for Making Compliance Reviews ‘Positive and Peaceful’ Events
    Tom Hartman, VP of Safety Compliance, Commercial Fleet Data Systems (CFDS)

    12:00 – 12:30 pm
    Embracing A Changing America
    Justin Jahnke, Founder & Director of Brand Development, El Norteño Foods

    12:00 – 12:30 pm
    Doing Inventory Control Right for Petroleum Storage Tanks (PSTs)
    Doug Reske, PST Team Leader, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)

    12:30 – 1:00 pm
    The Impact of Local Tobacco Ordinances
    Steve Kottak, Senior Director External Relations, Reynolds American Trade Marketing Services Company

    12:30 – 1:00 pm
    Who’s Behind the Wheel?
    Linwood Tatro, Account Executive, Federated Insurance

    1:00 – 1:30 pm
    6-Myths about the EMV Liability Shift
    Bo Sasnett, CEO, D&H United Fueling Solutions

    1:00 – 1:30 pm
    Your First Response to a Tanker Rollover
    Kim Credeur, P.G., KB Environmental, Inc.

    1:30 – 2:00 pm
    Tour of Texas
    Mike Lawshe, CEO & President, Paragon Solutions

    1:30 – 2:00 pm
    Fuel Quality & Dispenser Meter Calibrations Q&A with the Texas Department of Agriculture – Part 1
    Stuart Strnad, Director for Consumer Product Protection, Texas Department of Agriculture

    2:00 – 2:30 pm
    Where’s the money?
    Geoff Smith, Director of Sales - West Region, Patriot Capital

    2:00 – 2:30 pm
    Electronic Logging Devices (ELD’s) – Understanding the ELD Transition
    Tom Hartman, VP of Safety Compliance, Commercial Fleet Data Systems (CFDS)

    2:30 – 3:00 pm
    EV Charging Stations: The Next Fronteir for C-Stores
    Dave Aasheim, Sales Director – South Central US, ChargePoint

    Tour of Texas — Part 2: Foodservice Fundamentals
    Mike Lawshe, CEO & President, Paragon Solutions
    Jim Kolkhorst, President, Kolkhorst Foods, LLC

    3:00 – 3:30 pm
    Anco-Mid Continent Talk Tank Insurance and TOMIC Acquisition
    Lynn Marchbank, Sr. ManageR – West Region, Mid-Continent Group

    3:00 – 3:30 pm
    EMV Live on the Forecourt
    Chris Headrick, Training Manager, Petroleum Solutions, Inc.

    9:30 – 10:00 am
    Texas Legislative Preview
    Matt Burgin, Director of Government Relations, TFFA

    9:30 – 10:00 am
    Corrossion Risks in UST’s Storing Diesel Fuel
    Brian Boezi, Technical R&D, VP Racing Fuels

    10:00 – 10:30 am
    Why the Overall Customer Experience Matters for Fuel Sales
    Frank Beard, Analyst/Evangelist, Convenience Store and Retail Trends, GasBuddy

    10:00 – 10:30 am
    Fuel Quality & Dispenser Meter Calibrations Q&A with the Texas Department of Agriculture – Part 2
    Stuart Strnad, Director for Consumer Product Protection, Texas Department of Agriculture

    10:30 – 11:00 am
    Making EMV Pay
    Steve Van Vlack, Business Development Manager, Wayne Fueling Systems

    10:30 – 11:30 am
    How to Spot and Avoid Credit Card Skimmers
    Owen DeWitt, President, Flintloc Technologies

    11:00 - 11:30 am
    The C-Store Mergers & Acquisitions in Today's Red Hot Market
    Jeff Kramer, Managing Director, NRC Realty & Capital Advisors

    11:00 – 11:30 am
    Advantages of Using Biodiesel
    Adam Sander, Senior Manager, South Region, Renewable Energy Group

    11:30 am – 12:00 pm
    The Rapidly Advancing World of Truck Safety and Technology
    Scott Parten, Vice President — Southwest Region, Volvo

    11:30 am – 12:00 pm
    The New 30-Day Walk-Through Inspection: What You Need to Know
    Doug Reske, PST Team Leader, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)

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    We’re shaking up the way you learn by bringing education to the exhibit hall floor in a never before seen format at the Southwest Fuel & Convenience Expo!  Explore new ideas, see what’s trending, and gain regulatory insights from subject matters experts in a series of Learning Labs— all of this will be available exclusively in the Experience Zone.  Navigating through 26 presentations is easy, simply follow the icons which designate each track: FuelsRetail, Tech & Trends, and Wholesale & Transportation.

    Throughout the 2-day event, 30 minute Learning Labs will cover everything from business marketing, c-store design, transportation safety, environmental compliance, state of the industry, and much more!

    Learning Lab Descriptions

    11:30 am – 12:00 pm
    How Good Lighting Design Can Increase Your Traffic
    Amy Hotchkiss Kerby, Photometric Specialist, LSI Industries

    11:30 am – 12:00 pm
    Surviving a DOT Audit: Tips for Making Compliance Reviews ‘Positive and Peaceful’ Events
    Tom Hartman, VP of Safety Compliance, Commercial Fleet Data Systems (CFDS)

    12:00 – 12:30 pm
    Embracing A Changing America
    Justin Jahnke, Founder & Director of Brand Development, El Norteño Foods

    12:00 – 12:30 pm
    Doing Inventory Control Right for Petroleum Storage Tanks (PSTs)
    Doug Reske, PST Team Leader, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)

    12:30 – 1:00 pm
    The Impact of Local Tobacco Ordinances
    Steve Kottak, Senior Director External Relations, Reynolds American Trade Marketing Services Company

    12:30 – 1:00 pm
    Who’s Behind the Wheel?
    Linwood Tatro, Account Executive, Federated Insurance

    1:00 – 1:30 pm
    6-Myths about the EMV Liability Shift
    Bo Sasnett, CEO, D&H United Fueling Solutions

    1:00 – 1:30 pm
    Your First Response to a Tanker Rollover
    Kim Credeur, P.G., KB Environmental, Inc.

    1:30 – 2:00 pm
    Tour of Texas
    Mike Lawshe, CEO & President, Paragon Solutions

    1:30 – 2:00 pm
    Fuel Quality & Dispenser Meter Calibrations Q&A with the Texas Department of Agriculture – Part 1
    Stuart Strnad, Director for Consumer Product Protection, Texas Department of Agriculture

    2:00 – 2:30 pm
    Where’s the money?
    Geoff Smith, Director of Sales - West Region, Patriot Capital

    2:00 – 2:30 pm
    Electronic Logging Devices (ELD’s) – Understanding the ELD Transition
    Tom Hartman, VP of Safety Compliance, Commercial Fleet Data Systems (CFDS)

    2:30 – 3:00 pm
    EV Charging Stations: The Next Fronteir for C-Stores
    Dave Aasheim, Sales Director – South Central US, ChargePoint

    Tour of Texas — Part 2: Foodservice Fundamentals
    Mike Lawshe, CEO & President, Paragon Solutions
    Jim Kolkhorst, President, Kolkhorst Foods, LLC

    3:00 – 3:30 pm
    Anco-Mid Continent Talk Tank Insurance and TOMIC Acquisition
    Lynn Marchbank, Sr. ManageR – West Region, Mid-Continent Group

    3:00 – 3:30 pm
    EMV Live on the Forecourt
    Chris Headrick, Training Manager, Petroleum Solutions, Inc.

    9:30 – 10:00 am
    Texas Legislative Preview
    Matt Burgin, Director of Government Relations, TFFA

    9:30 – 10:00 am
    Corrossion Risks in UST’s Storing Diesel Fuel
    Brian Boezi, Technical R&D, VP Racing Fuels

    10:00 – 10:30 am
    Why the Overall Customer Experience Matters for Fuel Sales
    Frank Beard, Analyst/Evangelist, Convenience Store and Retail Trends, GasBuddy

    10:00 – 10:30 am
    Fuel Quality & Dispenser Meter Calibrations Q&A with the Texas Department of Agriculture – Part 2
    Stuart Strnad, Director for Consumer Product Protection, Texas Department of Agriculture

    10:30 – 11:00 am
    Making EMV Pay
    Steve Van Vlack, Business Development Manager, Wayne Fueling Systems

    10:30 – 11:30 am
    How to Spot and Avoid Credit Card Skimmers
    Owen DeWitt, President, Flintloc Technologies

    11:00 - 11:30 am
    The C-Store Mergers & Acquisitions in Today's Red Hot Market
    Jeff Kramer, Managing Director, NRC Realty & Capital Advisors

    11:00 – 11:30 am
    Advantages of Using Biodiesel
    Adam Sander, Senior Manager, South Region, Renewable Energy Group

    11:30 am – 12:00 pm
    The Rapidly Advancing World of Truck Safety and Technology
    Scott Parten, Vice President — Southwest Region, Volvo

    11:30 am – 12:00 pm
    The New 30-Day Walk-Through Inspection: What You Need to Know
    Doug Reske, PST Team Leader, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)

    Copyright © 2018 Texas Food & Fuel Association, All rights reserved.


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    Fri, 20 Apr 2018 20:15:03 +0000 <![CDATA[You've never experienced an Expo like this!]]> https://mailchi.mp/txfoodandfuel/whats-new-1661189 https://mailchi.mp/txfoodandfuel/whats-new-1661189 You've never experienced an Expo like this!
    The ultimate convenience retailing and fuel marketing event!
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    For more information visit www.sw-expo.com or call 512.476.9547.






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    The ultimate convenience retailing and fuel marketing event!
    View this email in your browser
    REGISTER     SCHEDULE     EDUCATION     SPONSOR     EXHIBIT
    For more information visit www.sw-expo.com or call 512.476.9547.






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    Fri, 06 Apr 2018 18:22:29 +0000
    <![CDATA[A Must-Read Magazine for a Must-Attend Event]]> https://mailchi.mp/txfoodandfuel/the-journey-of-el-norteo-hurricane-harvey-and-more-1661185 https://mailchi.mp/txfoodandfuel/the-journey-of-el-norteo-hurricane-harvey-and-more-1661185 A Must-Read Magazine for a Must-Attend Event
    The flagship publication for convenience retailing and fuel marketing professionals in Texas.
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    This is the one you've been waiting for.  The magazine that tells you everything you want to know about the 2018 Southwest Fuel & Convenience Expo.  The magazine that preview's the regions largest convenience retailing and fuel marketing event — powered by an all new format the likes of which no one has ever experienced before!

    Here's why this edition of the Texas Food & Fuel Magazine is a must-read publication for a must-attend event:

    Maximize your exposure by placing an ad in the 2018 Southwest Fuel & Convenience Expo Show Guide!

    Questions, comments, or have a unique story you would like to see featured in an upcoming magazine?  
    Call 512.617.4309 or email jazanza@tffa.com






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    A Must-Read Magazine for a Must-Attend Event
    The flagship publication for convenience retailing and fuel marketing professionals in Texas.
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    This is the one you've been waiting for.  The magazine that tells you everything you want to know about the 2018 Southwest Fuel & Convenience Expo.  The magazine that preview's the regions largest convenience retailing and fuel marketing event — powered by an all new format the likes of which no one has ever experienced before!

    Here's why this edition of the Texas Food & Fuel Magazine is a must-read publication for a must-attend event:

    Maximize your exposure by placing an ad in the 2018 Southwest Fuel & Convenience Expo Show Guide!

    Questions, comments, or have a unique story you would like to see featured in an upcoming magazine?  
    Call 512.617.4309 or email jazanza@tffa.com






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    Mon, 02 Apr 2018 20:52:39 +0000
    <![CDATA[The Journey of El Norteño, Hurricane Harvey, and more!]]> https://mailchi.mp/txfoodandfuel/the-journey-of-el-norteo-hurricane-harvey-and-more https://mailchi.mp/txfoodandfuel/the-journey-of-el-norteo-hurricane-harvey-and-more The Journey of El Norteño, Hurricane Harvey, and more!
    Hot off the press!  The latest edition of the Texas Food & Fuel Magazine features the journey of a growing meat snack company making it's way to the Texas market, stories of fuel marketers being victimized by ransomware attacks, Hurricane Harvey response efforts, and more!
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    Questions, comments, or have a unique story you would like to see featured in an upcoming magazine?  
    Call 512.617.4309 or email jazanza@tffa.com






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    The Journey of El Norteño, Hurricane Harvey, and more!
    Hot off the press!  The latest edition of the Texas Food & Fuel Magazine features the journey of a growing meat snack company making it's way to the Texas market, stories of fuel marketers being victimized by ransomware attacks, Hurricane Harvey response efforts, and more!
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    Questions, comments, or have a unique story you would like to see featured in an upcoming magazine?  
    Call 512.617.4309 or email jazanza@tffa.com






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    Fri, 16 Mar 2018 17:21:27 +0000
    <![CDATA[Registration Now Open for the Ultimate Food & Fuel Fiesta!]]> https://mailchi.mp/txfoodandfuel/whats-new-1661145 https://mailchi.mp/txfoodandfuel/whats-new-1661145 Registration Now Open for the Ultimate Food & Fuel Fiesta!
    The ultimate convenience retailing and fuel marketing event!
    View this email in your browser
    REGISTER     SCHEDULE     HOTEL     SPONSOR     EXHIBIT     CONTACT
    Excite your senses, expand your knowledge, and experience the Expo like never before!  The Experience Zone is located in the exhibit hall and is open to all on May 10 & 11.
    • 20 minute Learning Labs
    • Ferrari Photo Experience
    • Live music and entertainment
    • Lounge seating  and much more!
    Whether you're an attendee or an exhibitor, you'll want to see the growing list of companies who will be on full display during the 2018 Southwest Fuel & Convenience Expo.  
    For more information visit www.sw-expo.com or call 512.476.9547.






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    Registration Now Open for the Ultimate Food & Fuel Fiesta!
    The ultimate convenience retailing and fuel marketing event!
    View this email in your browser
    REGISTER     SCHEDULE     HOTEL     SPONSOR     EXHIBIT     CONTACT
    Excite your senses, expand your knowledge, and experience the Expo like never before!  The Experience Zone is located in the exhibit hall and is open to all on May 10 & 11.
    • 20 minute Learning Labs
    • Ferrari Photo Experience
    • Live music and entertainment
    • Lounge seating  and much more!
    Whether you're an attendee or an exhibitor, you'll want to see the growing list of companies who will be on full display during the 2018 Southwest Fuel & Convenience Expo.  
    For more information visit www.sw-expo.com or call 512.476.9547.






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    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 17:34:30 +0000
    <![CDATA[Convenience Know-How from Industry Experts]]> https://mailchi.mp/txfoodandfuel/to1vh89o0v-1661125 https://mailchi.mp/txfoodandfuel/to1vh89o0v-1661125 Convenience Know-How from Industry Experts
    ABOUT      SIGN UP      HOTEL      SPONSORSHIP      CONTACT
    Fuel Quality Testing and Weights & Measures Q&A with the Texas Department of Agriculture 
    Stuart Strnad, Director for Consumer Product Protection, Texas Department of Agriculture
    Get to know the regulators who have a direct impact on convenience store business in Texas.  This two-way session features a town hall setting where members of the audience will have the opportunity to ask questions and provide input on new rules affecting fuel quality testing and meter calibrations in Texas.
    How to Defend Against Credit Card Skimming 
    Owen DeWitt, President, FlintLoc Technologies
    Steve Van Vlack, Business Development Manager, Wayne Fueling Solutions

    Fuel dispensers are one of many targets for sophisticated and aggressive thieves attempting to steal customers’ credit and debit card information.  Gas station owners can fight back using a variety of tools ranging from adapting operations procedures to advanced technology.  During this 30 minute presentation participants will receive guidance to protect fuel dispensers from being compromised and leave with a skimming prevention checklist to share with employees, colleagues, and friends.
    Changes to the Overtime Rule: Where Are We Now, and Where Will We Go From Here
    Ted Smith, Partner, Cornell Smith Mierl & Brutocao, LLP
    Hear from leading labor law attorney Ted Smith on the current state of overtime rules under the Trump administration.  From motions to appeals, this session will provide businesses with an in-depth look at minimum salary requirements for employees entitled to receive overtime pay under federal law and any potential future changes to the overtime rules.
    6 Myths about the EMV Liability Shift
    Bo Sasnett, CEO, D&H United Fueling Solutions
    As the forecourt (outside) EMV liability shift looms, retailers across the U.S. have been scrambling trying to make sense of it all.  Safeguarding payments at the pump starts by differentiating fact from fiction — a complicated task for many in the convenience retailing industry, especially considering that there are over 8.1 billion transactions processed by convenience stores each year in Texas.

    Helping debunk some myths about the EMV liability shift is Bo Sasnett who brings more than 30 years of industry experience. This myth-busting EMV session will provide need-to-know details that will keep you in compliance while saving time and money.

    Top 25 C-Store Design Trends (#2 most read CSP Magazine article in 2017!)
    Mike Lawshe, President & CEO, Paragon Solutions
    Learn from one of the preeminent creative gurus in retail design as you journey through a wide-ranging portfolio that will blow your mind!  Expect the unexpected in this 1-hour session as you step out of your comfort zone and into untraditional, yet proven, design concepts that are sure to increase sales and customer experiences.
    Community and the Digital Landscape: How You Can Leverage Online Ratings and Reviews - and Support Customers during Hurricane-Related Fuel Outages
    Frank Beard, Analyst/Evangelist, Convenience Store and Retail Trends

    Part 1

    Today’s consumers rate and review your stores whether you know it or not. Using services like Google, GasBuddy, Facebook, and Yelp, they provide feedback which ultimately influences how your brand is perceived in the marketplace. Learn how this trend came about, what it means, and specific steps that you can take to boost your brand's reputation. 

    Part 2

    Hurricane-related fuel outages pose a major challenge when working to serve our communities. During Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, GasBuddy provided a unique solution by leveraging its mobile app to crowdsource data on outages. Rather than burning fuel to find fuel, motorists could locate stations that had it. Learn about the history of this development, the implications for future hurricanes, and how we can serve our communities by working together during times of great need.

    To contact the Texas Food & Fuel Association, visit www.tffa.com or call 512.476.9547.






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    Convenience Know-How from Industry Experts
    ABOUT      SIGN UP      HOTEL      SPONSORSHIP      CONTACT
    Fuel Quality Testing and Weights & Measures Q&A with the Texas Department of Agriculture 
    Stuart Strnad, Director for Consumer Product Protection, Texas Department of Agriculture
    Get to know the regulators who have a direct impact on convenience store business in Texas.  This two-way session features a town hall setting where members of the audience will have the opportunity to ask questions and provide input on new rules affecting fuel quality testing and meter calibrations in Texas.
    How to Defend Against Credit Card Skimming 
    Owen DeWitt, President, FlintLoc Technologies
    Steve Van Vlack, Business Development Manager, Wayne Fueling Solutions

    Fuel dispensers are one of many targets for sophisticated and aggressive thieves attempting to steal customers’ credit and debit card information.  Gas station owners can fight back using a variety of tools ranging from adapting operations procedures to advanced technology.  During this 30 minute presentation participants will receive guidance to protect fuel dispensers from being compromised and leave with a skimming prevention checklist to share with employees, colleagues, and friends.
    Changes to the Overtime Rule: Where Are We Now, and Where Will We Go From Here
    Ted Smith, Partner, Cornell Smith Mierl & Brutocao, LLP
    Hear from leading labor law attorney Ted Smith on the current state of overtime rules under the Trump administration.  From motions to appeals, this session will provide businesses with an in-depth look at minimum salary requirements for employees entitled to receive overtime pay under federal law and any potential future changes to the overtime rules.
    6 Myths about the EMV Liability Shift
    Bo Sasnett, CEO, D&H United Fueling Solutions
    As the forecourt (outside) EMV liability shift looms, retailers across the U.S. have been scrambling trying to make sense of it all.  Safeguarding payments at the pump starts by differentiating fact from fiction — a complicated task for many in the convenience retailing industry, especially considering that there are over 8.1 billion transactions processed by convenience stores each year in Texas.

    Helping debunk some myths about the EMV liability shift is Bo Sasnett who brings more than 30 years of industry experience. This myth-busting EMV session will provide need-to-know details that will keep you in compliance while saving time and money.

    Top 25 C-Store Design Trends (#2 most read CSP Magazine article in 2017!)
    Mike Lawshe, President & CEO, Paragon Solutions
    Learn from one of the preeminent creative gurus in retail design as you journey through a wide-ranging portfolio that will blow your mind!  Expect the unexpected in this 1-hour session as you step out of your comfort zone and into untraditional, yet proven, design concepts that are sure to increase sales and customer experiences.
    Community and the Digital Landscape: How You Can Leverage Online Ratings and Reviews - and Support Customers during Hurricane-Related Fuel Outages
    Frank Beard, Analyst/Evangelist, Convenience Store and Retail Trends

    Part 1

    Today’s consumers rate and review your stores whether you know it or not. Using services like Google, GasBuddy, Facebook, and Yelp, they provide feedback which ultimately influences how your brand is perceived in the marketplace. Learn how this trend came about, what it means, and specific steps that you can take to boost your brand's reputation. 

    Part 2

    Hurricane-related fuel outages pose a major challenge when working to serve our communities. During Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, GasBuddy provided a unique solution by leveraging its mobile app to crowdsource data on outages. Rather than burning fuel to find fuel, motorists could locate stations that had it. Learn about the history of this development, the implications for future hurricanes, and how we can serve our communities by working together during times of great need.

    To contact the Texas Food & Fuel Association, visit www.tffa.com or call 512.476.9547.






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    Mon, 29 Jan 2018 20:15:00 +0000
    <![CDATA[Convenience Know-How from Industry Experts]]> https://mailchi.mp/txfoodandfuel/to1vh89o0v-1661121 https://mailchi.mp/txfoodandfuel/to1vh89o0v-1661121 Convenience Know-How from Industry Experts
    ABOUT      SIGN UP      HOTEL      SPONSORSHIP      CONTACT
    Fuel Quality Testing and Weights & Measures Q&A with the Texas Department of Agriculture 
    Stuart Strnad, Director for Consumer Product Protection, Texas Department of Agriculture
    Get to know the regulators who have a direct impact on convenience store business in Texas.  This two-way session features a town hall setting where members of the audience will have the opportunity to ask questions and provide input on new rules affecting fuel quality testing and meter calibrations in Texas.
    How to Defend Against Credit Card Skimming 
    Owen DeWitt, President, FlintLoc Technologies
    Steve Van Vlack, Business Development Manager, Wayne Fueling Solutions

    Fuel dispensers are one of many targets for sophisticated and aggressive thieves attempting to steal customers’ credit and debit card information.  Gas station owners can fight back using a variety of tools ranging from adapting operations procedures to advanced technology.  During this 30 minute presentation participants will receive guidance to protect fuel dispensers from being compromised and leave with a skimming prevention checklist to share with employees, colleagues, and friends.
    Changes to the Overtime Rule: Where Are We Now, and Where Will We Go From Here
    Ted Smith, Partner, Cornell Smith Mierl & Brutocao, LLP
    Hear from leading labor law attorney Ted Smith on the current state of overtime rules under the Trump administration.  From motions to appeals, this session will provide businesses with an in-depth look at minimum salary requirements for employees entitled to receive overtime pay under federal law and any potential future changes to the overtime rules.
    6 Myths about the EMV Liability Shift
    Bo Sasnett, CEO, D&H United Fueling Solutions
    As the forecourt (outside) EMV liability shift looms, retailers across the U.S. have been scrambling trying to make sense of it all.  Safeguarding payments at the pump starts by differentiating fact from fiction — a complicated task for many in the convenience retailing industry, especially considering that there are over 8.1 billion transactions processed by convenience stores each year in Texas.

    Helping debunk some myths about the EMV liability shift is Bo Sasnett who brings more than 30 years of industry experience. This myth-busting EMV session will provide need-to-know details that will keep you in compliance while saving time and money.

    Top 25 C-Store Design Trends (#2 most read CSP Magazine article in 2017!)
    Mike Lawshe, President & CEO, Paragon Solutions
    Learn from one of the preeminent creative gurus in retail design as you journey through a wide-ranging portfolio that will blow your mind!  Expect the unexpected in this 1-hour session as you step out of your comfort zone and into untraditional, yet proven, design concepts that are sure to increase sales and customer experiences.
    Community and the Digital Landscape: How You Can Leverage Online Ratings and Reviews - and Support Customers during Hurricane-Related Fuel Outages
    Frank Beard, Analyst/Evangelist, Convenience Store and Retail Trends

    Part 1

    Today’s consumers rate and review your stores whether you know it or not. Using services like Google, GasBuddy, Facebook, and Yelp, they provide feedback which ultimately influences how your brand is perceived in the marketplace. Learn how this trend came about, what it means, and specific steps that you can take to boost your brand's reputation. 

    Part 2

    Hurricane-related fuel outages pose a major challenge when working to serve our communities. During Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, GasBuddy provided a unique solution by leveraging its mobile app to crowdsource data on outages. Rather than burning fuel to find fuel, motorists could locate stations that had it. Learn about the history of this development, the implications for future hurricanes, and how we can serve our communities by working together during times of great need.

    To contact the Texas Food & Fuel Association, visit www.tffa.com or call 512.476.9547.






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    Convenience Know-How from Industry Experts
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    Fuel Quality Testing and Weights & Measures Q&A with the Texas Department of Agriculture 
    Stuart Strnad, Director for Consumer Product Protection, Texas Department of Agriculture
    Get to know the regulators who have a direct impact on convenience store business in Texas.  This two-way session features a town hall setting where members of the audience will have the opportunity to ask questions and provide input on new rules affecting fuel quality testing and meter calibrations in Texas.
    How to Defend Against Credit Card Skimming 
    Owen DeWitt, President, FlintLoc Technologies
    Steve Van Vlack, Business Development Manager, Wayne Fueling Solutions

    Fuel dispensers are one of many targets for sophisticated and aggressive thieves attempting to steal customers’ credit and debit card information.  Gas station owners can fight back using a variety of tools ranging from adapting operations procedures to advanced technology.  During this 30 minute presentation participants will receive guidance to protect fuel dispensers from being compromised and leave with a skimming prevention checklist to share with employees, colleagues, and friends.
    Changes to the Overtime Rule: Where Are We Now, and Where Will We Go From Here
    Ted Smith, Partner, Cornell Smith Mierl & Brutocao, LLP
    Hear from leading labor law attorney Ted Smith on the current state of overtime rules under the Trump administration.  From motions to appeals, this session will provide businesses with an in-depth look at minimum salary requirements for employees entitled to receive overtime pay under federal law and any potential future changes to the overtime rules.
    6 Myths about the EMV Liability Shift
    Bo Sasnett, CEO, D&H United Fueling Solutions
    As the forecourt (outside) EMV liability shift looms, retailers across the U.S. have been scrambling trying to make sense of it all.  Safeguarding payments at the pump starts by differentiating fact from fiction — a complicated task for many in the convenience retailing industry, especially considering that there are over 8.1 billion transactions processed by convenience stores each year in Texas.

    Helping debunk some myths about the EMV liability shift is Bo Sasnett who brings more than 30 years of industry experience. This myth-busting EMV session will provide need-to-know details that will keep you in compliance while saving time and money.

    Top 25 C-Store Design Trends (#2 most read CSP Magazine article in 2017!)
    Mike Lawshe, President & CEO, Paragon Solutions
    Learn from one of the preeminent creative gurus in retail design as you journey through a wide-ranging portfolio that will blow your mind!  Expect the unexpected in this 1-hour session as you step out of your comfort zone and into untraditional, yet proven, design concepts that are sure to increase sales and customer experiences.
    Community and the Digital Landscape: How You Can Leverage Online Ratings and Reviews - and Support Customers during Hurricane-Related Fuel Outages
    Frank Beard, Analyst/Evangelist, Convenience Store and Retail Trends

    Part 1

    Today’s consumers rate and review your stores whether you know it or not. Using services like Google, GasBuddy, Facebook, and Yelp, they provide feedback which ultimately influences how your brand is perceived in the marketplace. Learn how this trend came about, what it means, and specific steps that you can take to boost your brand's reputation. 

    Part 2

    Hurricane-related fuel outages pose a major challenge when working to serve our communities. During Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, GasBuddy provided a unique solution by leveraging its mobile app to crowdsource data on outages. Rather than burning fuel to find fuel, motorists could locate stations that had it. Learn about the history of this development, the implications for future hurricanes, and how we can serve our communities by working together during times of great need.

    To contact the Texas Food & Fuel Association, visit www.tffa.com or call 512.476.9547.






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    <![CDATA[Sign Up Now for the Texas Convenience Summit]]> https://mailchi.mp/txfoodandfuel/to1vh89o0v-1661109 https://mailchi.mp/txfoodandfuel/to1vh89o0v-1661109 Sign Up Now for the Texas Convenience Summit
    The Texas Convenience Summit is an event designed for c-store industry leaders who fuel vehicles and consumers across 15,671 stores in Texas, 10% of the total store count in the U.S.  Over 8.1 billion transactions are processed annually in Texas by a workforce comprised of 253,870 dedicated professionals.  Learn more about this dynamic and growing industry while attending the only event of its kind in Texas!

    By participating in this event, 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.
    Preview Schedule
    Whether your goal is to boost your business performance, explore new technology, or create stronger relationships — you’ll discover practical ways to leverage innovation, respond to changing consumer demand, reduce costs, and gain operational improvements to drive growth.

    Education sessions include (more details to come):
    • Canopy Crunch
    • Update on Changes to the Overtime Rule
    • UST 30-Day Walk Thru Inspections
    • 25 Great C-Store Designs
    • Community and the Digital Landscape:
      How You Can Leverage Online Ratings and Reviews - and Support
      Customers during Hurricane-Related Fuel Outages
    Sign Up to Participate!
    Group Rate: $167++ Single/Double Occupancy and Includes Resort Fees 

    Hotel Cut-Off Date: January 19, 2018

    To Make Reservations: Call reservations department at 800/392-5937, refer to
    “Texas Convenience Summit”.
    Contact Information:
    Annette Hicks, 512.617.4302 / Send an Email
    Book Your Hotel Room
    Sponsorship opportunities available!
    CLICK HERE TO BECOME A SPONSOR
    To contact the Texas Food & Fuel Association, visit www.tffa.com or call 512.476.9547.






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    Sign Up Now for the Texas Convenience Summit
    The Texas Convenience Summit is an event designed for c-store industry leaders who fuel vehicles and consumers across 15,671 stores in Texas, 10% of the total store count in the U.S.  Over 8.1 billion transactions are processed annually in Texas by a workforce comprised of 253,870 dedicated professionals.  Learn more about this dynamic and growing industry while attending the only event of its kind in Texas!

    By participating in this event, 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.
    Preview Schedule