TULSA, Oklahoma, May 12, 2020/Petroleum Equipment Institute/ -- Registration and housing opened Tuesday, May 12 for the 2020 PEI Convention at the NACS Show.
The fuel and fluid handling equipment industry’s largest annual event remains scheduled Oct. 11-14 at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC). A preliminary schedule is available at www.pei.org/show/schedule.
“We’re proceeding as planned and incorporating recommendations from government agencies, health officials, employment law experts and our partners," said Sarah West, director of education and convention at PEI. "Should plans change, PEI stakeholders will hear the news immediately from PEI.”
Early Bird, Cancellation Updates
PEI recognizes attendees' need for flexibility in making plans. PEI:
- Extended the early bird attendee registration ($295 for members and $495 for nonmembers) deadline through June 24. After that, rates will increase to $445 for members and $645 for nonmembers. Companies that register five or more attendees will receive additional discounts.
- Widened the registration cancellation window from 30 days before the event to 20 days before the event. Attendees may cancel for any reason during this time.
- Will refund registrations penalty-free if a government mandate cancels the event, no matter the cancellation date.
- Worked with several hotels in the PEI room block to lower rates and resort fees.
Education Sessions, Networking
The 2020 PEI Convention at the NACS Show reflects innovation. Josh Linkner will deliver the Oct. 12 Kickoff Breakfast & Keynote, “The 5 Mindsets of Innovation.” Tickets are $30.
Linkner, the founder of five tech companies, also is the author of four books, including The New York Times bestsellers “Disciplined Dreaming” and “The Road to Reinvention.” He is chair of Platypus Labs, an innovation research, training and consulting firm. Twice he was named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, and he is a recipient of the U.S. presidential Champion of Changes award.
“When you register for the PEI Convention, you can add the Kickoff Breakfast & Keynote,” West said. “This sells out almost every year, and social distancing measures will cut the number of people allowed in the room. We expect tickets will go fast.”
PEI also is partnering with the Fuels Institute and NACS on two mega-sessions. The first — a panel on electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure — will feature installers, manufacturers, regulators and C-store owners who are integrating EV charging. The second session — on forecourt modernization — will go beyond EMV to forecourt digitization opportunities.
The LVCC will host the PEI 10-Groups Breakfast, Session and Breakouts; PEI Women; and PEI Young Executives events.
The Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, the PEI headquarters hotel, will host the PEI After-Hours Lounge.
Registration includes admission to the Oct. 12-14 trade show, education sessions, the PEI Industry Reception and the NACS Welcome Reception.
A one-day early bird attendee rate is available for $195 for members and $395 for nonmembers. (Exhibitors must register through the NACS website.)
Attendees may register for the PEI Convention at the NACS Show at www.pei.org/show. Further registration assistance may be obtained by calling Ryan Music at 918-236-3973.
Registration also opened this week for convention housing.
PEI members may book any hotel with PEI or NACS room blocks through Connections Housing, the sole housing provider for the event. PEI and NACS hotels will not honor direct reservations or reservations through third-party vendors.
The 2020 PEI headquarters hotel is the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino attached to the LVCC. Westgate guests in the PEI block may choose from premium, signature and luxe rooms. Other hotels with PEI blocks are: the Elara, a Hilton Grand Vacations Hotel; The Mirage; the Westin Las Vegas Hotel & Spa and the Wynn Las Vegas | Encore.
Attendees may book housing one of three ways:
- Go to the Connections Housing portal. Enter code NACSPEI20 if prompted.
- Download the housing form and fax the completed form to 678-228-1920. Include your top three hotel preferences. Forms submitted via email and mail will not be accepted.
- Call 404-371-3394. Indicate you are a PEI member.
Founded in 1951, PEI is composed of more than 1,600 companies engaged in manufacturing and distributing equipment used in the fuel and fluid handling industry. Members are located in 50 states and 81 countries. PEI, headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is the leading authority and source of information for the fuel and fluid handling equipment and services industry. For more information, visit www.pei.org.