Young Executives Winter Conference

The annual Young Executives Winter Conference is held each year and is designed exclusively for those who are poised to be tomorrow's owners and managers in the petroleum and energy handling equipment and services industry.  

The two-day Winter Conference provides younger employees of PEI member companies a separate environment for building industry relationships. From networking to leadership development, the program encourages an exchange of ideas with peers on the challenges of everyday business. The conference is designed to help those who are poised to be tomorrow's owners and managers.

During the conference, Young Executives network in both formal and informal settings, and learn from prominent and accomplished industry leaders. The Winter Conference features some of the most popular speakers in the industry in a relaxed environment that encourages out-of-the-box thinking. 

The next YE Winter Conference will be held February 8-10, 2018, in San Juan, Puerto Rico.    

2017 Conference Schedule

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
6:30 p.m. Welcome Reception
7:00 p.m. Dinner - A1A Ale Works (Bayview Room)

Thursday, February 9, 2017
8:00 a.m. Breakfast - Casa Monica Ballroom
9:00 a.m. Robert Renkes - Industry Growth and Outlook - Casa Monica Ballroom
10:00 a.m. Break
11:30 a.m. Lunch Break - Casa Monica Ballroom
12:30 p.m. YE Discussion Groups - Casa Monica Ballroom
2:30 p.m. Conference adjourns for the day
6:30 p.m. Reception - Casa Monica Hotel Pool

Friday, February 10, 2017
8:00 a.m. Breakfast - Casa Monica Ballroom
9:00 a.m. Ryan Estis - The Communication Revolution - Casa Monica Ballroom
10:30 a.m. Break
12:30 p.m. Conclusion

YE Conference Hotel

Erected in 1888, the Casa Monica Hotel is a member of the National Trust Historic Hotels of America. Completely renovated in 1999, the Casa Monica nods to the past while embracing the modern amenities you would expect from a high end hotel. The ornate lobby with frescos, fountains and chandeliers makes you feel you have arrived at the finest hotel in Morocco. But, when you indulge in the lush guest rooms and suites, savor the sumptuous cuisine at Costa Brava restaurant or sip a signature cocktail in the Cobalt Lounge, you will know you’re staying at a signature Kessler Collection gem.

The Casa Monica was designated among the “Top Hotels in the U.S.” by Conde Nast Traveler and a “Best Destination Weddings Hotel in US" by Fodor's Travel.

The negotiated room rate at the Casa Monica is $229 per night, with the rate available three days before and after the event. The cut off date for hotel registration is January 14, 2017, but guests are encouraged to register early, as our room block could sell out. 

To reserve your room, call the Casa Monica Hotel at (888) 213-8903 and reference the PEI Young Executives Winter Conference. 


Speakers Bio

RYAN ESTIS is the former Chief Strategy Officer for a $200 million division of McCann-Erickson Advertising and now serves as the Chief Experience Officer in his growing training and development organization.

A leading expert on business performance, leadership, sales effectiveness and the future of work, Ryan has been recognized as one of the best keynote speakers in America by Meetings & Conventions Magazine alongside Tony Robbins, Bill Gates, Coach Ditka and Marcus Buckingham.

Estis serves as a faculty member for the Institute for Management Studies, is a Sr. Associate with Employer Brand International, an advisory member on the SmartBrief Workforce Council and is a certified Human Capital Strategist.

You can connect with him through his popular blog


ROBERT RENKES is Executive Vice President and General Counsel of the Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) and the Yoda of all things petroleum equipment.

He began his career with PEI in 1979 and has served in his present position since 1987. Renkes will retire in May 2017. 


“The PEI Young Executives Winter Conference has been hugely instrumental in developing my career at McCon and within the petroleum equipment industry as a whole.  The conference provides inspirational speakers as well as industry-specific education and collaboration that have been invaluable both professionally and personally. More importantly, as a member of Young Executives I have had the opportunity to forge friendships with leaders in our industry who will be responsible for guiding and inspiring the industry’s future.” 

Maggie Lawson, Project Manager, McCon Building and Petroleum Services, Inc. 

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2017 Registered Attendee List

Download Bob Renkes' Presentation