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Schedule at a Glance  

Subject to Change


Monday, May 14

11am to 4pm— Trade Show and Business Seminars

Noon — Lunch

4pm—  Poolside Cocktail Reception

6pm — Dinner, Raffle and Awards Banquet

8pm — Hospitality Suite Opens


Invited Guests:

Congressman Peter Welch & Governor Phil Scott


Tuesday, May 15

9am — Golf Scramble at Green Mountain National

Business Seminar Topics

Fuel Fundamentals  

What Vermont lawmakers did and didn’t do this legislation session.


Bomb Cyclone Prep

The 2018 winter introduced us to the "bomb cyclone,” consecutive days of frigid temperatures that strained the supply chain — and our nerves. During times of high demand and high stress, company communications are critical. When winter gets tough — and when it matters most— know the right thing to say in person, over the phone, and online.

Featuring Michael Meath with Strategic Communications


K-Factor Curveball

Find ways to lower operating expenses by increasing average fuel drops. Vermont heating fuel marketers reported that K-factor delivery calculations were complicated this winter by significant temperature swings and the use of auxiliary heat sources. This presentation will look into the analytics of delivery calculations and how to become more efficient without risking more run-outs.

Featuring Danny Silverman of Angus Energy


Propane  

Find out what’s happening with the Crane Rule, supply lines, CP-111, and the enforcement of jurisdictional propane accounts in Vermont.

Featuring Leslie Anderson of PGANE and GC Morris of Vermont Public Service Department


Oilheat

Learn about the switch to ultra-low sulfur oilheat on July 1 along with an update on the Vermont’s tank regulations and the Vermont Fuel Tank Rebate Program. Take home sample marketing materials that promote the low sulfur switch and convinces customers upgrade their oilheat tank.

Featuring Bob Hedden with Hedden Company, Matt Moran with the Vermont DEC, and Barry Aruda with Advanced Fuel Solutions


Jobs

Find out about the Vermont Fuel Heating Service Technician Pilot Program and how VFDA is working with the Department of Labor to move Vermont high school students and the unemployed into heat tech jobs.  Learn about Vets2Techs, which connects the oil & propane industry organizations to the veteran community seeking careers.  

Featuring Jessica Gingras with Department of Labor & Gerry Brien with Vets2Techs