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PEI Women Conference

Saguaro Scottsdale Hotel | Scottsdale, Arizona | May 1-3, 2019

The 2019 PEI Women Conference, held May 1-3 at the Saguaro Scottsdale Hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona, attract nearly 100 women. 

The annual conference provides valuable industry insight, career leadership ideas, and time to network with your peers. The event launched Wednesday, May 1 with a 6 p.m. welcome reception and 7 p.m. dinner. There was plenty of time to network, catch up with old friends and meet new ones. 

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OPENING KEYNOTE: SARAH MOSHMAN

The conference continued the next morning with kick-off keynote Sarah Moshman, Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker and TEDx speaker. 

 

FAWN GERMER

Fawn Germer lit up the stage with her contagious energy and ability to weave practical, real-life tools with humor using her story-telling approach. Germer is a best-selling author with four Pulitzer-nominated books, including the Oprah pick, "Hard Won Wisdom." 

THE FUTURE OF OUR INDUSTRY: PREDICTIONS & POSSIBILITIES

PEI EVP RICK LONG

Disruptive technologies, new business models and dramatic economic shifts promise a different future for the industry. That future is coming faster than you might think.  

 

 

Speakers

OPENING KEYNOTE: SARAH MOSHMAN

Keynote speaker Sarah Moshman, Emmy Award winning documentary filmmaker and TEDx speaker, kicked off the Conference. Her work has been featured on Upworthy, Marie Claire, CNN and "Good Morning America." Most recently, Moshman directed The Empowerment Project: Ordinary Women Doing Extraordinary Things, which has been screened around the world and has been sponsored by major brands like Nordstrom, American Girl and Microsoft to spread this message. She then directed Losing Sight of Shore, a film that follows the incredible journey of four women who rowed across the Pacific Ocean. Moshman is now filming a documentary examining sexual harassment in the workplace entitled NEVERTHELESS

FAWN GERMER

Fawn Germer lit up the stage with her contagious energy and ability to weave practical, real-life tools with humor using her story-telling approach. Germer is an expert on leadership, performance dynamics, change and viability. She is a best-selling author with four Pulitzer-nominated books, including the Oprah pick, Hard Won Wisdom. For Hard Won Wisdom, Germer interviewed 300 women leaders, including Nobel Peace Prize winners, Olympic athletes, CEOs, Academy Award winners and iconic trailblazers. Through these interviews, she discovered what they learned the hard way that might make things easier on the rest of us.

THE FUTURE OF OUR INDUSTRY: PREDICTIONS & POSSIBILITIES

PEI EVP RICK LONG

Disruptive technologies, new business models and dramatic economic shifts promise a different future for the industry. That future is coming faster than you might think. Each year during the PEI Convention at the NACS Show, Executive Vice President Rick Long gave State of the Industry address. At this year’s PEI Women Conference, Long focused more on tomorrow than today. How might Amazon Business, electric vehicles, self-diagnosing equipment, consolidation and other variables reshape how you do business? How can you face the threats and seize the opportunities?

PEI WOMEN PANEL: HERE I AM

Liz Concannon

VP of Operations, Petroleum Card Services
Minden, Nevada

 

 

Gina Jaimes

Project Manager, McCon Building and Petroleum Services Inc.
Fate, Texas

 

  Louisa Magallanes

Purchasing & Inventory Specialist, C & L Pump Service Inc.
El Paso, Texas

 

Alex Perez

Director of Marketing, Petroleum Solutions Inc.
San Antonio, Texas

 

Housing

Saguaro Scottsdale
4000 N. Drinkwater Blvd.
Scottsdale, Arizona

Specialties
The Saguaro Scottsdale is a desert oasis in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale. Just steps from Arizona's best shopping, art and dining, the 195-room hotel surrounds two pools ringed with private daybeds and cabanas. The hotel houses an American bistro, bar, coffee shop, gym and spa, plus several indoor and outdoor event spaces with wrap-around patios, fireplaces and fire pits.  

History
Opened in November 2011, the hotel is located in Old Town Scottsdale. Known for its bold colors, the hotel's bright, expansive spaces are the work of renowned architects Peter Stamberg and Paul Aferiat, who designed the property to reflect the shades of native desert flowers. The hotel's vivid façade features hues of white, green, yellow, orange and pink, which are applied to the structure so that it highlights the natural rhythm of the building. The hotel's furniture draws on Scottsdale's cultural context, featuring simple pieces paired with traditional designs inspired by Latin/Southwestern references like the work of Mexican architect Luis Barragán.

 

Sponsorship Levels

Choose from four sponsorship levels that provide high-visibility branding for every budget and need. 

Click to view full listing >> To secure a sponsorship or more details, contact PEI Advertising Sales Manager Tom Leibrandt, tleibrandt@pei.org, 918-236-3962.

 

Schedule

WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2019

1:00 p.m. -3:30 p.m. Optional Pre-Show Trolley Tour (add $55, limited availability)

6:30 p.m. Welcome Reception, on-site at the Saguaro, Picante Pool

7:15 p.m. Dinner, Picante Pool

THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2019

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast 

9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Opening Keynote, Be Bold, Sarah Moshman

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. "A Woman's Guide to Professional Brilliance," Fawn Germer

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Networking Lunch 

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. "PEI Women Panel: What Brought Me Here," Liz Concannon, Gina Jaimes, Louisa Magallanes, Alex Perez

3:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Roundtables/Breakouts. Tentative topics and moderators include:

  • "Regulatory Update," Carolyn Hoskinson, Director, EPA OUST
  • "Own It, Sister," Kristen Wright, PEI Journal Editor in Chief--How to project confidence, professionalism & mastery to command any room, whether you're speaking in public or part of the crowd.
  • "Family Business--Who's Really in Charge?", Paola Bravo, president/CEO, S. Bravo Systems Inc., PEI Board Member
  • "Apps and Technology for Productivity," Amber Reed, Controller, PetroTowery Inc., PEI Women Committee member
  • "Exhibitor Tricks, Tips and ROI," Jennifer Lindsey, PEI Exhibits & Meetings Manager
  • "Business Diversification," Tracy Saylor, Vice President, R.W. Mercer Company 
  • "Tales From the Forecourt: EMV to the Rescue!" Liz Concannon, VP Operations, Petroleum Card Services, and Sandra Young, Petroleum Processing Solutions 
  • "Life Balance," Christine Schulte, Senior Director of Supply Chain, Jones & Frank
  • "Hiring & Retaining Good People," Dawn Adams, Human Resources, Illinois Oil Marketing Equipment Inc.

6:30 p.m. Dinner, Dierks Bentley's Whiskey Row (golf cart transportation, dinner and line dancing!)

FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2019

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. "The Future of Our Industry," Rick Long, PEI EVP

10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Session, Fawn Garmer

12:00 p.m. Conclusion of Conference

12:30 p.m. 2019 PEI Women Committee Meeting (invitation only)

 

PEI Women Interview

 

 

 

Cancellations

Cancellations must be submitted in writing to info@pei.org 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.