Monday Featured Speaker

"The Future of Fuels"

John Eichberger, Executive Director, Transportation Energy Institute

John Eichberger is Executive Director of the Transportation Energy Institute. Founded by NACS in 2013 as the Fuels Institute, the Transportation Energy Institute is a non-profit social welfare organization that publishes fact-based research designed to answer relevant market questions, not advocate for any specific outcome. Led by a diverse Board of transportation experts, the Institute is an objective and collaborative research organization that does not advocate. Its peer-reviewed reports are geared toward all industry stakeholders, and, because of its non-advocacy approach, it has become the most diverse organization in the transportation sector.

Previously, Eichberger served more than 14 years at NACS representing the convenience and fuel retailing industry before the media and federal government.

With more than 25 years of related experience, Eichberger is a recognized expert on the transportation energy market.

2024 Keynote Speaker   

"Energy Future - Climate, Carbon, China - Impact on Liquid Fuels "

Frank Kelly, Founder & Managing Partner

Having worked as a senior executive on Wall Street as well as having served in senior government roles, Frank brings extensive global experience and insight into the public policy decision-making process and its impact on global markets.

He is a member of the board of directors of Barnwell Industries (NYSE: BRN), a diversified oil/gas drilling/land development company,  a Senior Advisor to The Scowcroft Group, a global business advisory firm with an emphasis on emerging markets. He is also an adjunct professor at The Catholic University School of Business teaching coursework on Business Intelligence and Risk Assessment, and a Senior Associate with the Americas Program at the Center for International and Strategic Studies (CSIS) in Washington where he focuses on Latin American politics, economics, and trade.

Previously, he worked in the Reagan, and George HW Bush administrations, as well as the Justice Department,  the US Securities and Exchange Commission, Merrill Lynch Investment Banking, Charles Schwab & Co, and Deutsche Bank.

Frank serves on the Board of Directors of CODESPA America, an organization dedicated to helping those living in extreme poverty become self-reliant through access to dignified and sustainable work. He also serves as Vice-Chair of the Jerome Lejeune Foundation of America which is dedicated to advocating for people with Downs Syndrome. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the International Institute for Strategic Studies, the American Council on Germany, and the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies. 

2024 Prayer Breakfast Speaker

Billy Molls, Modern Day Mountain Man

Raised on a Wisconsin dairy farm, Billy Molls’ passion for the outdoors blossomed into a dream of living in the Alaskan wilderness. For the past 24 years Billy has guided big game hunters from around the globe for brown bear, grizzly bear, moose, caribou, Dall sheep, and wolf. Having lived more than eight years of his life in a tent in the wilderness, Molls has documented his adventures through his Modern Day Mountain Man DVD series. An author and renowned storyteller, even non-hunters will be entertained, educated and inspired by riveting tales of airplane wrecks, grizzly encounters, and countless life changing experiences of this real-life “Modern Day Mountain Man”. For more information go to

2024 Federal Legislative & Regulatory Speaker

Rob Underwood, President, EMA
Join Rob for important updates on what is happening at the federal level, "Inside the Beltway".  From legislative to regulatory, hear what EMA is doing to serve the industry. Whether it is EV's, E15, the EPA, USTs, EMV - you name it, EMA is on it.

Monday Workshops

Alternative Fuels Track

  1:00 - 2:00 PM  - Alternative Fuels - Aviation Fuel, Renewable Diesel, Biodiesel

David Slade, 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 

Business Owner 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

Jim Pearson, Xcel Energy and Richard Trebtoske, Pump Meter

Hot Topics Track

  1:00 - 2:00 PM  - Vape - Where's it going?

Richard Marianos, Former ATF Agent

 2:00- 3:00 PM -Succession & Strategic  Planning - Positioning your Organization for the Future 

Tammera Diehm, Jim Dierking, and Noreen Sedgeman, Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A.

Wednesday Workshops

Driver Track

  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM  - Roadside Inspection on Show Floor

Jacob LeTourneau, Minnesota State Trooper

   12:30 - 1:30 PM - My Driver Just Tested Positive - What do I do now?

Chuck St. Martin

Hot Topic

  12:30 - 1:30 PM - THC & Cannabis: Where's it going?

Kirsten Libby, Libby Law


C-Store Track

  12:30 - 1:30 PM  - Purpose and Compassion in the Workplace

Ben Leibl, Kwik Trip



  1:30- 2:30 PM - Disruption or Distraction? Innovative Strategies to Position C-Stores for Success

Frank Beard, Rovertown