2015 Conference and Tradeshow & Golf

September 11-12, 2016

Friday, September 11, 2015

CWPMA Political Action Committee/527 Fundraiser Golf Tournament

9:30 am to 5:00 pm

This event will kick off the Conference and Trade Show with a golf outing extraordinaire. All proceeds from the event will benefit the CWPMA PAC and 527 efforts benefiting the industry.

Breckenridge Golf Club

President's Reception Honoring Mr. Scott Paulson

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

This TWO HOUR hosted reception honoring CWPMA President Scott Paulson of Silco Oil in Denver. The event was extended an hour due to comments received by our Associate Members. A hosted bar and scrumptious hors d'oeuvres will set the tone for the evening of dinner on your own!

Colorado Ballroom

Dinner On Your Own

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

After the President's Reception it will be Dinner On Your Own. This is "quality time" for marketers, vendors and suppliers to network and enjoy the evening.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Association Update Breakfast

8:00 am to 9:45 am

CWPMA Executive Director Mark Larson and Government Affairs Manager Grier Bailey will update the attendees on all activities and events of the past year. This fast moving presentation highlights the Association's efforts in the two state legislatures as well as ongoing efforts wit the regulatory community. A buffet breakfast will be served from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. with the Update beginning around 8:30 a.m. or shortly thereafter.

Compliance Update Panel: EPA UST update; tobacco issues and EMV deadlines.

10:00 am to 12:00 pm

1.) Colorado Oil and Public Safety Director Mahesh Albuquerque will provide an in-depth update on what the new EPA UST inspections rule-making means to retailers and distributor's. Also, Director Albuquerque will explain the new SOC (Significant Operational Compliance) program OPS is implementing to incentivize tank owners. 2.) Grier Bailey will discuss tobacco issues that retailers are facing with local government and the state. Tobacco is a major revenue generator for c-stores and certain compliance shortcomings will only fuel the fire of regulation and taxation. Learn what CWPMA is doing to assure this category remains viable for retailers. 3.) An industry expert will address the looming EMV deadlines and what this "liability shift" means to retailers and distributors.


12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

The highlight of the Conference is this four-hour event bringing longtime friends together with new, exciting products and services. ONLY 60 8x8 booths will be sold this year so be sure to register as soon as we advertise that registration is "live". The self-populating Trade Show diagram will keep you updated who is attending and where you can find them. Drawings for money will be held every half-hour as well as exhibitor drawings, give-aways and all the "stuff" that attendees have come to love about this event.

Exhibitor Appreciation Reception

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

A hosted bar will be set up to celebrate our Associate Members and exhibitors in the last hour of the Trade Show.

Breckenridge Ballroom

Networking Time

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Whether you're knocking down your booth, relaxing in the beautiful setting of Beaver Run or sneaking off to partake of the Breckenridge OktoberFest, these two hours are yours to invest however you wish.

Dinner and Entertainment

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

CWPMA staff have put together a dining evening to be remembered. Six craft beer specialties will be intertwined with food stations for an evening of fun, food and learning about craft beer. Since Breckenridge's OktoberFest is the same weekend, this event theme keeps the fun and camaraderie going!

Comedian Tom Ryan

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Read about Tom's resume of successful engagements in the "Speaker/Seminars" link. This is an event you won't want to miss.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Association Update Breakfast - ALL Attendees Welcome!

8:00 am to 9:45 am

Association Executive Director Mark Larson and Government Affairs Manager Grier Bailey will update attendees on all things Association! Legislative efforts, regulatory involvement, local initiatives, as well as federal, will be discussed. A buffet breakfast will be served.

Compliance Updates Panel

10:00 am to 12:00 pm

• Mahesh Albuquerque, Director of Colorado Oil and Public Safety - Update on the just passed EPA UST regulations and what tank owners need to know. OPS will also explain the Significant Operational Compliance bill and what the Division anticipates will benefit tank owners.
• Grier Bailey, Government Affairs Manager at CWPMA - Discussion of tobacco regulations and compliance issues. Also discussed will be the local government efforts at taxing OTP sales and what the Association is doing to attempt to preempt and mitigate. We will stress the importance of following ID requirements, etc.
• Speaker TBD - EMV is looming. We will have an expert there to update us on what happens in October, 2015 and the next couple of years. We’ll also discuss the implications of not coming into compliance with EMV standards and deadlines.

Comedian Tom Ryan

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Sure, Tom Ryan has two Late Show with David Letterman appearances and currently opens for Larry the Cable Guy and Brian Regan in the U.S., and has twenty years of standup comedy experience under his belt, but, it’s his ability to customize clean, original material that makes him a natural fit for your next corporate event. “I like the process of researching a company and then writing material about it,” says Ryan. “People like hearing about their organization from an outside perspective. And as it turns out, the world of business is a lot funnier than people think.”

In addition to being the opening act for Jerry Seinfeld, Aretha Franklin and BB King, Larry the Cable Guy, Brian Regan and many more, Tom Ryan performs for corporate events and is a regular at all the top comedy clubs in the country.

Tom’s no stranger to television either having appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, Comedy Central, NBC’s Late Friday and Showtime’s Comedy Club Network. He now resides in New York City and recently released his first comedy CD entitled Downtime Enthusiast.

At a recent event for JD Edwards, the computer programming giant, Ryan noticed a press release on their website. It said they had recently landed the Land O’ Lakes Butter account. Ryan congratulated the audience on the fact that, because of them “the world of butter was finally going high tech.” He created a scenario in which programmers sat around discussing butter while using nothing but computer terminology.

One of his best known routines centers on the profitability of two well known products, Morton Salt and Arm & Hammer Baking Soda. “I’ve always wondered how the Morton Salt Company makes any money. How long does it take you folks to go through one of those big blue drums of Morton salt? Five years? What did you pay for it — a quarter?” As for baking soda, Ryan points out that, in one of the most brilliant marketing strategies of all time, the company has convinced its customers to pour their product down the drain!

Tom has performed for hundreds of companies including Cisco Systems, MasterCard, Morgan Stanley, Continental Airlines, and Time Warner Cable. Here’s what a few of his clients have to say about him:

“Tom was not only funny but very professional. He comes highly recommended for any type of corporate function.” —Shirley Bradley, Project Administrator, MasterCard International

“Your ability to create good, clean material along with your impeccable timing for delivery sets you apart as a performer.” —Daniel W. Busse, Director of Marketing, Hewlett-Packard Central Region

“Your piece on salt was really funny and struck a chord since I’m in my 32nd year with Morton Salt.” —J.H. Celmer, Manager, Education and Development, North America Morton Salt Company