Don't miss the largest show for fuel marketers and c-store professionals in the Upper Midwest - #UMCS2023

The Upper Midwest Convenience Store and Energy Convention (UMCS) is a joint venture between the Minnesota Petroleum Marketers Association (MPMA) and the FUELIowa trade associations consisting of more than 1,200 regular member companies and 420 associate companies in the states of Minnesota and Iowa. 

UMCS continues to grow each year and features our award winning show floor, keynote speakers, educational workshops and incredible networking opportunities including hospitality nights, expanded workshops including tracks and paths (that has been moved to Monday and Wednesday to maximize the time on the show floor), prayer breakfast and much more.

We will also be celebrating the 100th anniversary of MPMA with special LIVE ENTERTAINMENT and an EXPANDED happy hour on the show floor! 

Register for the entire convention or customize specific days and sessions to your needs. UMCS 2023 is designed to help DRIVE YOUR BUSINESS!  

UMCS is the best value you will find. Experience it for yourself!  

Schedule At-A-Glance


St. Paul RiverCentre  |  RC               Intercontinental St. Paul Riverfront Hotel  |  IC

Registration Desk Open 9am - 4pm

1:00 - 4:00 PM
Owner/Management Workshop Track|RC

 

1:00 - 4:00 PM
EV Path: 

1:00 - 2:00 PM - EV Challenges & Best Practices to a Successful Business Model| RC

2:00 - 3:00 PM - EV Charging Equipment, Networks, & Ownership Options| RC

3:00 - 4:00 PM - EV Installation and Set-Up for a Great Customer Experience| RC

1:00 - 4:00 PM
Business Ownership Path: 

1:00 - 2:00 PM - Buying & Selling a Business - Best Practices for a Successful Transaction| RC

2:00 - 3:00 PM - Succession Planning Best Practices - Personal, Legal, & Tax | RC

3:00 - 3:30 PM - Employee Retention Credit - It's Not Too Late to Claim Substantial $| RC

1:00 - 4:00 PM
Biofuels Path: 

1:00 - 2:00 PM - The Future of Biofuels - E15 & Higher Blends| RC

2:00 - 3:00 PM - Biodiesel Blending 101 - Best Practices, Equipment/Capital, Blending Credits and RINS| RC

3:00 - 4:00 PM - TBD| RC

5:00 - 6:30 PM
Welcome Reception & Silent Auction | IC
Open Bar & Appetizers - Preview Silent Auction Items

5:15 - 5:35 PM
Guest Speaker - Rob Underwood - Inside the Beltway Update| IC

Supplier Company Dinners Or Dinner On Your Own  (Network!)


8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Hospitality Night & Silent Auction | IC
Open Bar & Snacks

10:00 PM
Silent Auction Bid Winners Announced | IC

 

Registration Desk Open 8am - 4pm

8:30 - 9:30 AM
Keynote Speaker
To be announced | RC

9:30 - 10:00 AM
State Association Meetings | RC

10:00 - 4:30 PM
Exhibit Hall Open | RC

12:00 - 1:00 PM
Lunch | RC

2:30 - 4:30 PM
Happy Hour on Show Floor | RC

Complimentary Beer, Wine, Soda

6:00 - 8:00 PM
Dinner & a Show | IC

Great Food, Fun & Open Bar
featuring Williams & Ree

7:00 - 12:00 AM
Hospitality & Entertainment | IC

Open Bar & Snacks

9:00 - ?
Special Guests - TBA

Registration Desk Open 8am - 12pm

8:00 - 9:00 AM
Prayer Breakfast
Dan Meers | RC


9:00 - 12:00 PM
Exhibit Hall Open | RC

12:00 - 1:00 PM
Lunch | RC

12:00 PM
Exhibit Hall Closes

11:00 - 2:30 PM
Driver Path: 

11:00 - 12:00 PM - Roadside Inspection on the Show Floor|Exhibit Hall

12:30 - 1:30 PM - Federal Clearinghouse - Rules & Requirements| RC

1:30 - 2:30 PM - Safety - Hazmat, Safe Driving, Minimizing Claims, Placarding 101| RC

12:30 - 1:30 PM
Office Professionals Path: 

12:30 - 1:30 PM - The Future of Hiring & Retention - Building & Keeping Great Teams| RC

12:30 - 3:30 PM
CStore Path: 

12:30 - 1:30 PM - The Future of Customer Service & the Customer Experience| RC

1:30 - 2:30 PM - Store Design of the Future, Driving Traffic, & Automation| RC

2:30 - 3:30 PM - Food Service Excellence - The Future of Convenience| RC

For more info contact
Holly Werner at 

hwerner@mpmaonline.com

 

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