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Young Executives Winter Conference

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




Spend two days alongside industry veterans and emerging disruptors interacting 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.  Take advantage of early bird rates and register by January 7, 2019.


Daytime                             Unofficial Event
6-7 p.m.                             Welcome Reception Sponsor me
7-9 p.m.                             Black & White Ball/Dinner Sponsor me

8-9 a.m.                             Breakfast
9-11:30 a.m.                      Panel Session
"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 and CEO, Guardian Fueling Technologies
former YE member 

Paola Bravo
president and CEO, S. Bravo Systems
former YE member; District 10 PEI board member

Thomas J. Dion
executive vice president, Wildco-PES
District 1 PEI board member

Dennis Rethmeier
CEO, Western Pump Inc.
2011 PEI president

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Lunch
12:30 to 2:30 p.m.            Roundtables 
2:30 p.m.                           Free to network/dinner on your own 

8-9 a.m.                             Breakfast 
9-10:30 a.m.                      Panel Session
"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 of merchant sales and solutions


speaker coming 

AI (artificial intelligence)
speaker coming

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

SS (service as a subscription): Jon Kelly
chief executive officer

Canary Compliance


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.    

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



Book your room before Jan. 7 to receive the PEI discounted room rate of $169.

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 five 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. Event Sponsor
  3. Thought Leader Sponsor
  4. Black & White Ball Dinner Sponsor
  5. Welcome Station 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.