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2019 PEI Young Executives Winter Conference

Queen Mary | Long Beach, California | Feb. 6-8, 2019

Spend two days alongside industry veterans and disruptors who will interact as panelists, mentors and leadership stimulators. PEI Young Executives, members ages 21-45, are planning their companies' futures ... and their career trajectories. Brighten your future and invest in the industry relationships you'll encounter through this conference. 

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Wednesday, Feb. 6
9 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Catalina Island
6-7 p.m. Welcome Reception - Verandah Grill, Sun Deck
7-9 p.m.    Black & White Ball/Dinner - Verandah Grill, Sun Deck Sponsor
Thursday, Feb. 7  
8-9 a.m. Breakfast - Queen's Salon, Promenade Deck
9-11:30 a.m.    Panel Session, Queen's Salon, Promenade Deck

"What Worked ... and What I'd Never Do Again"
Industry legends will share their professional wins and the gritty lessons they learned from their biggest mistakes. 

Joey Batchelor
President, CEO
Guardian Fueling Technologies 
Former YE Member 

Paola Bravo
President, CEO
S. Bravo Systems
Former YE Member; District 10 Representative

Dennis Rethmeier
Western Pump Inc.
2011 PEI President

Steve Trabilsy
Commercial, Fleet Sales Manager
Stenstrom Petroleum Services
2016 PEI President

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Lunch - Verandah Grill, Sun Deck
12:30 to 2:30 p.m.   Roundtable Session - Queen's Salon, Promenade Deck
2:30 to 3:30 p.m.  Panelist Meetings - Queen's Salon, Promenade Deck
3:30 p.m. Free Evening
Friday, Feb. 8  
8-9 a.m.   Breakfast - Queen's Salon, Promenade Deck
9-10:30 a.m.  Panel Session - Queen's Salon, Promenade Deck

"Disruption Alphabet Soup: EMV, EVs and Other OMG SNAFUs"
Disruptors are coming to a petroleum fueling forecourt near you, and stakeholders are swimming in a murky, alphabet soup. What's coming first? How can PEI members turn threats into opportunities? When will this disruption be the new "situation normal"? Five experts will tackle:

EMV: Julie Scharff
Vice President, Consumer Products

MF (mobile fueling): Ryan Lipert
Director of Fuel Supply

SS (service as a subscription): Jon Kelly

Canary Compliance 

AI (artificial intelligence): Cyra Richardson
General Manager of AI, Robotics Incubation

Rob BarrosaEVs: Rob Barrosa
Director of Utility Strategy & Operations
Electrify America

10:45 to 11:30 a.m. Session

"I'm Your Average American, and I Just Bought a Tesla"
Meet a Tesla owner who doesn't fit the stereotype. Why would someone who's not an environmentalist and who leans conservative buy the Cadillac of EVs? This Q-and-A session will tell you. 

Chris Burchett
Pasadena Police Department 

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Closing


Book your room.  The deadline for the conference discount has passed but hotel rooms can still be booked at the prevailing rate, subject to availability. Call 877-342-0742 and mention PETROLEUM EQUIPMENT INSTITUTE.

The Queen Mary
1126 Queens Highway
Long Beach, CA  90802

Long Beach is about 20 miles south of Los Angeles in Southern California. In February, the average high temperature is 67 degrees, and the average low is 49.

Get information on shopping, tours and attractions aboard the ship.

Watch as "Today" explores The Queen Mary (and the haunted room you can book).

Learn the history of The Queen Mary.

Find out what's nearby. (Hint: Mickey Mouse)


Black & White Ball

7-9 p.m.

Verandah Grill/Sun Deck                           

Represent any era of The Queen Mary (1936 - now), as long as you're gussied up in black or white semi-formal or formal wear. Enjoy the cocktail reception, fine dining, trivia contest and dancing with sweeping views of the starlit bay. 

See what the rich and famous wore aboard the ship in this Vanity Fair slideshow.

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Registration Fees

  Early Bird (by January 7, 2019)   Advance (on or after January 8, 2019)
PEI Member  $ 495  $ 595
Non-Member (includes $100 YE Membership fee)   $ 595  $ 695
Conference Guest (Must attend with a paid registrant)   $ 225


There are three remaining opportunities to get your company's name in front of more than 100 PEI members from 50-plus PEI member companies at the 2019 PEI Young Executives Winter Conference. Click for details

  1. Event Sponsor
  2. Thought Leader Sponsor
  3. Black & White Ball Dinner Sponsor

Book your sponsorship by emailing PEI Meeting Manager Jennifer Lindsey at or calling 918-236-3964.



“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.


Cancellations must be submitted in writing to no later than 30 days before the event. Please include your registration confirmation number.

All cancellations will be assessed a $25 administrative fee. Cancellations received within 30 days of the event are ineligible for refunds. Transfer of registration to another person within your company may be made at any time without penalty.