2018 BPAMA Convention & Business Expo Agenda

Agenda Overview
Schedule of Events

Slides from all of the workshops & keynote speakers can be found in the Members Area.  Log into the Members Area, go the the Marketer Pages, and find the 2018 Convention Presentation section.  Links to all â€‹presentations are there.

The 2018 BPAMA Convention & Business Expo will once again bring together best-in-class Marketers, BP's Senior Leadership, and key industry experts to Deliver the Difference as you grow your business in today's every changing environment.  The 2018 event will deliver industry knowledge, insights into BP's programs, opportunities to network with your BP Marketer peers and a Business Expo focused on the products and services to enhance your business.  

Agenda Overview

Approximate Agenda Timeline (subject to change)

Sunday, February 25, 2018
  • Early Arrival Registration                12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Monday, February 26, 2018                                                                                                                                                      
  • Convention Registration                   8:00 am -   5:00 pm
  • Historic Tour - Sign Up Only            10:00am -    1:00pm         Two separate 90 min tours starting at 10:00 and 11:30
  • National Leadership Board Mtg.     11:00 am - 12:00 pm         Open to all members
  • General Session                               2:00 pm -   4:30 pm          
    • Opening
    • Doug Sparkman - COO, BP Fuels North America
    • Howard Tullman - CEO 1871
    • Henry Armour - President & CEO NACS
    • Nicola Buck - Head of Marketing, BP Fuels North America
  • Meet & Greet Howard Tullman         4:45 pm -   5:30 pm           Innovation Center
  • Welcome NIght Dinner                        6:00 pm -   9:00 pm          Sponsored by Synchrony
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
  • Breakfast                                              7:00 am -   8:00 am 
  • Breakfast Roundtable                           7:00 am -   7:45 am          See Workshop Tab for details                                                                 
  • General Session                                   8:00 am -   9:30 am 
    • Rick Altizer - Sr. VP Sales & Marketing, BP Fuels North America
    • John Eichberger - Executive Director, Fuels Institute
    • Roy Williamson - VP Advanced Mobility, BP        
  • Workshops                                            9:45 am - 12:30 pm          Choose 3 of 6 workshops - see Workshop tab for details
  • Lunch                                                  12:30 pm -   1:30 pm
  • Business Expo                                      1:30 pm -   5:30 pm          52 Booths - Sold Out!
  • Cocktail Reception                                6:15 pm -   7:00 pm
  • BP Awards Dinner                                 7:00 pm -  9:00 pm
  • Evening Function                                  9:00 pm
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
  • Breakfast                                        7:00 am -   8:00 am
  • Breakfast Roundtable                     7:00 am -   7:45 am           See Workshop Tab for details
  • Regional Meetings                          8:00 am -   9:30 am
  • General Session                             9:45 am - 11:30 am
    • Jack Allard - Executive Director, BPAMA
    • Customer Investment Stories
    • Robert Herjavec - Founder Herjavec Group & Shark Tank member          
  • Departure                                      11:30 am

Elements of the 2018 Event will include:  

General Sessions:  Delivery of information critical to your business.
  • BP Senior Executives, BP Subject Matter Experts and Industry Leaders discuss brand, strategy, industry data, industry trends, marketing offers and programs to strengthen your business.  Three keynote speeches will focus on technology's impact on businesses, views on alternative vehicles, and inspiring words from one of today's most successful entrepreneurs! 
Workshops:  Detailed focus on Operational Excellence and Executive Education
  • Small group sessions led by Subject Matter Experts, BP and Industry experts, providing state of the industry information to lead in your market.  
Regional Business Meetings:  Bring the discussion to your region.  
  • BP Senior Leadership and your Regional Leadership delve deeper into the BP's programs and evolving the strategy to your region.
Business Expo:  Key vendors selected to enhance your business
  • Meet one-on-one with members of the BP Marketing Team and Key Vendors whose products, services and technology solutions will drive your business to the next level.  
Networking Opportunities:  Strengthen existing relationships and establish new business connections.  
  • Share best practices, learn what the best and the brightest in the industry are doing from fellow Marketers, BP Executives and Key Vendors in attendance.  
Innovation Center:  New this year!
  • Unique learning opportunity to see what new technology will impact the convenience store industry before it hits the street!  See examples of new technology from Accenture, Synchrony, and BP to open your mind to our changing business.
Schedule of Events
Final agenda will be posted. 

The opportunity to attend the BPAMA Convention and Business Expo is a benefit of BPAMA membership.  

After you register for the convention, you will see a link for the Arizona Biltmore to make your hotel reservations.