April 15-17, 2024 in St. Paul!

Don't miss the largest show for fuel marketers and c-store professionals in the Upper Midwest - #UMCS2024

The Upper Midwest Convenience Store and Energy Convention (UMCS) is a joint venture between FUELING MINNESOTA 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, prayer breakfast and much more.

UMCS 2024 is designed to help DRIVE YOUR BUSINESS!  

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

Exhibitors - Contracts, Exhibitor Information and Convention Floor Map is available on our Exhibitor Page

2024 Schedule At-A-Glance *


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

*Tracks and Times Subject to Change

Registration Desk Open 9am - 4pm

1:00 - 3:00 PM
Alternative Fuels Track: 

1:00 - 2:00 PM  - Alternative Fuels - Aviation Fuel, Renewable Diesel, B20 - Chevron REG

2:00 - 3:00 PM - Biofuels Infrastructure & Grants - E15, Biodiesel, USDA & State Grants - Jeff Carpenter, USDA, Tim Gross, Fueling Minnesota, John Maynes, FUELIowa 

1:00 - 3:00 PM
Business Ownership Track: 

1:00 - 2:00 PM  - You Won't Believe What's in your Storage Tank -Tank Storage, Cleaning & Fuel Quality - Chris Biellier, Seneca Companies

2:00- 3:00 PM -Evolving Landscape of Electric Vehicle Charging - Richard Trebtoske, Pump Meter and Jim Pearson, Xcel Energy

1:00 - 3:00 PM
Hot Topics Track: 

1:00 - 2:00 PM - Vape - Where is it going? - Richard Marianos, Former ATF Agent

2:00 - 3:00 PM  - Succession & Strategic Planning - Positioning your Organization for the Future - Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A.

3:00 - 4:00 PM
Monday Featured Speaker - "The Future of Fuels" - John Eichberger

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

6:30 - 8:00 PM
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

8:00 - 9:00 AM
State Association Meetings | RC

9:00 - 10:00 AM
Tuesday Keynote Speaker - "Energy Future - Climate, Carbon, China - Impact on Liquid Fuels " - Frank Kelly

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

12:00 - 1:00 PM
Lunch | RC

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

Complimentary Beer, Wine, Soda

6:00 - 7:30 PM
Cocktails & Plated Dinner | IC

Great Food, Fun & Open Bar

6:15 - 6:45 PM
Federal Issues - Joint Iowa and Minnesota Discussion - Rob Underwood, President, EMA | IC 

7:30 - 12:00 AM
Casino Night, Hospitality & Comedian| IC

Open Bar, Snacks & FUN!

 

Registration Desk Open 8am - 12pm

8:00 - 9:00 AM
Prayer Breakfast - Speaker Billy Molls, The Mountain Man

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

12:00 - 1:00 PM
Lunch | RC

12:00 PM
Exhibit Hall Closes

11:00 - 1:30 PM
Driver Track: 

11:00 - Noon - Roadside Inspection on Show Floor - Minnesota State Trooper Jacob LeTourneau

12:30 - 1:30 PM - My Driver Just Tested Positive - What Do I Do Now? - Chuck St. Martin

12:30 - 2:30 PM
Hot Topics Track: 

12:30 - 1:30 - THC & Cannabis : Where's it going? - Kirsten Libby, Libby Law

1:30 -2:30 PM - Who's Covering the Shift? - Trends in Turnover, Retention, Leave, and Planning - Presenter TBA

12:30 - 2:30 PM
CStore Track: 

12:30 -1:30 PM - Building Your Brand, Customer Engagement, and Loyalty on a Budget - Kwik Trip

1:30 - 2:30 PM - Disruption or Distraction? Innovative Strategies to Position C-Store for Success - Frank Beard, Rovertown

For more info contact
Holly Werner and Ann Leikam at 

info@umcs.energy

 

Thank you to our 2024 Five/Four Star Sponsors