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Purchasing & Inventory Managers Conference

CANCELED 3/12/20


2020 PEI Purchasing & Inventory Managers Conference Cancellation FAQ

Beyond the obvious health concerns that the coronovirus (COVID19) is causing, it also has the potential to wreak havoc with the supply chain of our industry. It is already--even at this relatively early stage--providing lessons on how to prepare for large-scale crises. In this new session, we will discuss what you can do now to prepare for what is coming. We will touch on global versus domestic issues, short-term and long-term perspectives, strategies to address outages and how to minimize the potentially negative outcomes. Join us for this incredibly relevant and useful session. 

If you're responsible for your firm's purchasing or inventory department, the 2020 PEI Purchasing & Inventory Managers Conference is for you. The 2020 event is April 1-3 at the Courtyard Marriott San Antonio Riverwalk. The two-day conference offers inventory roundtables, topic-specific general sessions with Randy Disharoon and networking. A new special session on "Smart Purchasing Decisions in a Coronavirus World" has been added to the schedule. The timely Coronavirus addition enhances an already strong program of general sessions, networking and roundtable discussions.

PEI members who register before March 13 will save $100.

During the conference, distribution and leadership expert Randy Disharoon will lead three session on how to “Embrace Change, “Engender Collaboration” and “Epitomize Commitment.” Disharoon’s story is as interesting as his message. At age 23, he was certified as a nuclear engineer. By age 25, he was leading Naval officer training courses. At 27, he entered the private sector — improving operations and growing sales for distributors and manufacturers in the chemical and power transmission industries.

Roundtable discussion sessions will provide attendees with targeted peer-to-peer learning opportunities. Each registrant will pick 3 of the following 6 topics:

  • Freight & Shipping Management
  • Inventory Management Technology
  • Service Vehicle Inventory Replenishment
  • Managing the Customer
  • Parts Department Success
  • Inventory Hidden Costs & Values

Click the video below to learn more about the conference.

“I’ve participated in more than 10 PEI management seminars over the years and one thing that remains consistent is that no matter the size of the company, we all face many of the same challenges for running a successful organization. These events provide a great forum for sharing experiences and new ideas as well as an excellent source for networking and new business opportunities.”

Chris Amlicke
Guardian Fueling Technologies
Inventory and Purchasing Manager


“This is my first P&I Conference and I am looking forward to expanding my knowledge in the petroleum industry. I have been told by my colleagues that this conference is a great way to gain a new perspective on purchasing and inventory management.”

Amber Konrad
Source North America Corporation
Data Integrity Specialist


The most important reason to attend this conference is to take advantage of the industry networking that takes place.  Having a forum focused on Purchasing and Inventory allows us to spend quality time and share experiences with other PEI members with similar business challenges and solutions.

Having Vendors involved in the discussions helps us to gain working knowledge of ways to strengthen the relationship between the distributor and manufacturer.

Melvin V. Wallace Jr.
Petroleum Marketers Equipment Co.


5-7 p.m.     Registration
5-7 p.m.     Reception/Sponsor Exhibits


7:30–5:30 p.m.         Sponsor Exhibits Open
7:30-8:30 a.m.          Registration
7:45–8:30 a.m.         Breakfast
8:30–10 a.m.            General Session I
                                 "Embrace Change" presented by Randy Disharoon
10-10:30 a.m.          Break
10:30-12 p.m.          Roundtable Session I
12–1 p.m.                 Lunch
1– 2:30 p.m.             Roundtable Session II
2:30–3 p.m.              Break
3–4:30 p.m.              General Session II
                                 "Engender Collaboration" presented by Randy Disharoon
4:30–5:30 p.m.         Hospitality Reception


7:30–11:30 a.m.       Sponsor Exhibits Open
7:45–8:30 a.m.         Breakfast
8:30–10:00 a.m.       Roundtable Session III
10–10:30 a.m.          Break
10:30–12 p.m.          General Session III
                                 "Epitomize Commitment" presented by Randy Disharoon
12–12:15 p.m.          Evaluations
12:15 p.m.                Adjournment

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Registration Rates



Early Bird (thru March 13)



Non-Early Bird (March 14 and after)



Registration fees (less a $25 processing fee) are refundable if notification of cancellation is received in writing to at least 30 days before the event.



Get your company's name in front of more than 50 PEI members from 25-plus PEI member companies at the 2020 Purchasing & Inventory Manager Conference. Click here to view sponsorship packages.

Contact Tom Leibrandt to book your sponsorship.