• Texas Convenience Summit

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    The Texas Convenience Summit is an event designed for leaders who distribute and sell gasoline, diesel, oil and lubes, natural gas, propane, and other fuels that power the Texas economy.  Hosted by the Texas Food & Fuel Association, the Fuels Summit was formed as part of a strategic initiative to connect thought leaders, vendors, and others in Texas who have a stake in the fuel marketing and convenience retailing industries.
    By participating in the Fuels Summit, 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.



    Turn out and ignite your passion for fuels!  Whether your goal is to boost your business performance, explore new technology, or create stronger relationships — you’ll discover practical ways to improve your environmental impact, retain customers, reduce costs and gain operational improvements to drive growth.
    Specifically, you’ll leave the Fuels Summit with:
    • Dozens of new business relationships that can help solve challenges you face
    • Educational handouts and industry publications
    • Deeper understanding of downstream fuels data and industry trends, including their impact to fuel wholesalers and retailers in Texas 
    • Cost saving measures to reduce penalties with federal and state regulators
    • A new, strategic approach that you can apply to your business operations
    • Proven tactics that can help you stand out from the competition


    • C-Store/Grocery Retailers
    • Single Store Operators
    • Convenience Store Chains
    • Petroleum Marketers
    • Petroleum Equipment Companies
    • Executives & Managers
    • Retailer Account Representatives
    • Industry Suppliers
    • Others interested in learning and engaging in this event!


    Education for 2018 is under construction.  Below is a list of the topics discussed during the 2017 event.

    Pump up your fuels-knowledge and satisfy your craving for information with an educational program designed exclusively for fuel marketing and convenience retailing professionals.  Learn alongside colleagues, meet new people, embrace innovation, and hear from a dynamic lineup of subject matter experts who have a combined over 100 years of experience.

    The educational program for the Fuels Summit focuses on four main categories: 1) Legislative/Regulatory, 2) Environmental, 3) Transportation, and 4) Energy.  This entire learning experience is designed with you in mind!  

    9 - 10:30 am
    Canopy Crunch


    • 9 - 9:30 am:
    • 9:30 - 10 am:
    • 10 - 10:30 am:

    11 am - 12 pm
    Update on Changes to the Overtime Rule



    1:30 - 2 pm
    UST 30-Day Walk Through Inspection


    2 - 3 pm
    Top 25 C-Store Design Trends for 2018


    3:15 - 4:15 pm
    Community and the Digital Landscape: How You Can Leverage Online Ratings and Reviews - and Support Customers during Hurricane-Related Fuel Outages
    Presenter, Frank Beard, Analyst/Evangelist, Convenience Store and Retail Trends, GasBuddy

    This session features a deep-dive into two important topics:

    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. 


    As a benefit of membership, there is no cost to participate in the Fuels Summit for members of the Texas Food & Fuel Association (TFFA).  General/Non-members will be assessed a participation rate that is TBD for 2018.  Simply register online and make your hotel reservations — we’ll take care of the rest!

    To help keep participation reduced, we ask that you plan ahead and keep TFFA informed should you register, only to have an event occur that prevents you from participating in the Fuels Summit.  We get it — stuff happens — your assistance will ensure a smooth and budget friendly event for years to come!


    The San Luis Resort, Spa & Conference Center
    5222 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77551  

    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
    $95.00 - Member Rate
    $195.00 -  Non-Member Rate