Education Sessions

Demonstration Station (Exhibit Hall): Dispenser Security & Skimming Prevention

Chris Headrick, Training Coordinator, Petroleum Solutions, Inc.


Join Chris Headrick for a hands-on presentation on the exhibit hall floor, complete with a dispenser, skimming devices, and an in-depth look into ways you can secure your assets.

May 17 May 18
1:30 – 1:50 pm 1:30 – 1:50 pm
2:30 – 2:50 pm 2:30 – 2:50 pm
3:30 – 3:50 pm

State of the Petroleum Industry: Finally, We Have Some Good News!

Gary Bevers, President & COO, EPIC News+Data


Remember when “the only good news, was no news?” Well, times are changin’ in Texas, and we’re excited to bring Gary Bevers, Publisher of Fuel Marketer News, to talk about all of the positive and exciting “good news” of the industry including:

  • Mexico Energy Deregulation impact on Texas wholesalers and retailers
  • Trump Administration Impact on U.S. Oil & Gas Industry
  • Financial & Regulatory State of the Petroleum Industry
  • Job Creation in Texas and Increased Fuel Demand due to Mobilized Workforce


President Trump’s pro energy agenda, regulatory reform and the will to move these priorities to the top of the agenda are going to make Texas a great place to be!  Join Gary for an exciting walk through our State’s petroleum industry opportunities for retailers and wholesalers.

You Will be Hacked! Everything You Need to Know to Remain Cybersecure

Gray Taylor, Executive Director, Conexxus


EMV liability dates may have been deferred, but the petroleum retailer is not off the hook!  Expected increases in counterfeit card fraud could make your sites liable to a shift at any time if you aren’t vigilant; and that is in addition to those trying to install skimmers on your dispensers.  While EMV winds its way to market, another thief is probing your company’s systems for vulnerabilities that will enable them to steal your data, your employee’s identities or even hold your data hostage for ransom.  This session will discuss the risks, timing and mitigation techniques to keep your company safe and out of the news


Conquering the Fear of the Unknown: What To Do When DOT Contacts You

Tom Hartman, VP of Safety Compliance, Commercial Fleet Data Systems


Conquer the fear of the unknown when dealing with the Department of Transportation (DOT), or even worse, after a company driver calls with news of a serious accident.

Learn how to face DOT audits head-on by creating a proactive compliance roadmap that reduces the impact of accident litigation.  In this session, attendees will learn how to enhance their approach to managing drivers, improve their safety operations, and increase their bottom lines.  Discussion topics span from bumper-to-bumper and include:

  • How to accurately identify and monitor vital information about your vehicles and equipment.
  • Managing CSA compliance tools and scores
  • Accident prevention and post-accident investigation readiness
  • Interacting with local authorities during roadside inspections and processing violations/citations
  • Learn the latest updates on laws, regulations, and policies related to driver conduct and testing


Buckle up and follow Tom Hartman as he takes you on a journey to success!

5 R’s of Brief and Debrief  /  Keynote Presentation Slides

Keynote Session: Executing at Mach 2

There are many companies with great people and great strategies in the business world today. Ultimately the difference between the winners and the “also rans” comes down to Execution. During this interactive, multi-media keynote speech, AB will share the tools that fighter squadrons use to make sure that we are aligned, flying in formation and executing at the highest level every single time we fly. This highly motivating and inspiring keynote will equip your team with simple actionable tools that they can apply the very next day to improve execution and drive better results as individuals and as a team. If your company is pursuing a path of Executional Excellence, this session will reinforce your messaging and provide a fresh perspective on why Execution truly matters in every business.

Anthony Bourke F-16 Fighter Pilot & Expert on Leadership and Teamwork Anthony “AB” Bourke is a highly accomplished and decorated F-16 fighter pilot who flew tactical missions in service to our country. He has accumulated more than 2,700 hours of flight time in various high performance aircraft and was one of the first pilots to fly an F-16 in missions over New York City in the aftermath of the 9/11.

Following his impressive military career, “AB” applied the tools and techniques that made him one of our nation’s premier fighter pilots to the competitive world of business. He ascended rapidly to become the top producing mortgage banker in the Western US for a prominent lending institution, and while with a California based start-up company, his team dramatically grew revenue from $500,000 to $65M in just three years. “AB” then formed a global management training company where as CEO & President the company grew into a best-in-class training company that was twice named one of Inc. magazine’s 500 fastest growing companies.

As CEO & Founder of Mach 2 Consulting, Bourke brings his tactical knowledge and business acumen to the forefront of the management training world. “AB” travels the globe and has shared his message of peak performance with over 50,000 people in nine countries. In 2014, AB was listed in Inc as one of 100 Great Leadership Speakers for your next conference. He is currently working on a book titled The Art of The Debrief.

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