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Scheduled Events

Spring New York propane conference
March 26-27, 2019
The Desmond Hotel in Albany, NY

  • 3/26 – Legislative Reception at the Fort Orange Club (late afternoon)
  • 3/27 – “Main Day” and the NYPERC meeting, Committee Meetings, Tabletop and Outdoor displays, Business meeting, Lunch, Presentations, Reception, Silent Auction, Dinner
  • 2019 NYPGA Spring Conference
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    Monday March 25
    Early Arrival—no events scheduled

    Tuesday March 26
    5:30 p.m. Bus departs The Desmond, enroute to Fort Orange Club Legislative Reception, Albany
    6:00 p.m. Reception, Fort Orange Club, 110 Washington Avenue, Albany
    8:00 p.m. Reception concludes and buses depart Fort Orange Club for The Desmond

    Wednesday March 27 “The Main Day”—Committee Meetings, Business session, Presentations, Display space, Reception, Dinner, Silent Auction; at The Desmond

    7:00 a.m. NYPERC Committee Meeting; Tabletop and display setup may begin

    8:00 a.m. Registration on-site begins
    Emergency Response Committee-N meeting begins, Jody Ameden and Dave Latourell, Chairs

    9:00 a.m. NYPGA Committee Meetings-N
    Autogas, Tom Overbaugh, Chair
    Marketing, Matt Meehan, Chair
    Safety & Training, Amber LaFountain, Chair
    Membership, Roger Smith, Chair

    10:00 a.m. Welcome by Bill Overbaugh, NYPGA President, Pledge of Allegiance, NYPGA Business Meeting begins, Treasurer’s Report,
    Elections, Committee Reports

    10:40 a.m. New York Legislation & Regulatory Briefing (:20) by Rick Cummings, Mulhern Gas and Chair NYPGA Legislative Committee; Richard Brescia, NYPGA Lobbyist in Albany

    11:00 a.m. Employee Training Requirements for Propane Marketers, P3’s Erik Leskinen, (:30); intro by Tim Johnston, Johnston’s LP Gas Service

    11:30 a.m. Marketing Tactics That Work: Going Digital, Warm Thoughts Communications, (:30) Gary Corbett; intro by Tom Overbaugh
    of Ehrhart Energy, Chair of NYPGA Autogas Committee

    12:00 noon Q&A With A Media Expert; Crystal Destefano, Strategic Communications, intro by Shane Sweet, NYPGA; (:30)

    12:30 p.m. Lunch begins; PERC UPDATE; Bridgett Kidd, VP, PERC and Overview: State & Local Propane Issues across the U.S; with Lesley Garland, (web or phone), Director of Government Affairs; Report From The Scene: A Propane Emergency Response Story: Dave Latourell, Paraco Gas; intros by NYPGA President Bill Overbaugh

    1:30 p.m. Driving Revenue with Your Service Operations, Cargas, Presenter Saul Cohen (:30)

    2:00 p.m. LORA/LPWAN: Technology that will improve monitoring today and in the future, Wesroc Monitoring, Mike O’Brien (:30) ; intro by TBA

    2:30 p.m. The K-Factor Compromise: How well do K-Factors predict individual deliveries?; Mark Bloom, Director of Marketing,
    Angus Energy (:30)

    3:00 p.m. NYS Regulation on Sexual Harassment, Mark E. Dailey, CSP, CRM, Vice President, Rose & Kiernan, presenter(:20)

    3:20 p.m. Break (:10)

    3:30 p.m. How to “wrangle” Will-Call customers…strategies; Tank Utility, Chris Brablc, intro by Matt Meehan, COO, Mirabito Energy (:30)

    4:00 p.m. Regulatory Requirements; training components, liability exposures examined by insurers; Caputo Insurance, Presenter Richard Caputo; (:30)

    4:30 p.m. CFATS and Propane Compliance, Presenter Maggie Bafia, Regulatory Analyst and Edward Karesiewicz, Senior Chemical
    Security Inspector; intro by Shane Sweet; (:30)

    5:00 p.m. Closing Remarks with Bill Overbaugh, Ehrhart Energy, NYPGA President

    5:10 p.m.S Reception begins, Silent Auction begins, tabletops open ‘til Dinner

    6:00 p.m. Dinner; Silent Auction continues

    7:30 p.m. Silent Auction ends; Farewell

    Program and presentation topics with maximum time allocations include: all times approximate and may change (last update 3/10/19). All programs noted above will occur on Wednesday March 27 unless otherwise specified; Average program will be about 30 minutes long. S—Reception Wednesday will start as soon as Bill Overbaugh concludes his remarks. Contact Shane Sweet below if needed.

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