Keynote Speaker  

Michael Veltri

Michael Veltri is a leadership expert, battle-hardened business executive, and Bestselling author. Recognizing that success in business and life is created by the daily decisions we make, Michael elevates teams, fuel-injects leadership, and improves business performance through better decision-making practices. 

Michael is also a cancer survivor, decorated U.S. Marine veteran, and master-instructor in classical Japanese martial arts. He brings his vast experience to every keynote speech inspiring, motivating, and educating audiences worldwide.

Prayer Breakfast Speaker  

Jim "The Rookie" Morris

Jim Morris was a high school science teacher and coach in west Texas who miraculously made it to the Major Leagues at the age of 35. His life story made cinematic history with the heartwarming and unforgettable Disney movie, The Rookie, starring Dennis Quaid. Jim pitched two seasons for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

Jim takes you through his life story sharing how dream makers and dream killers shaped him into the man he is today.

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.

Educational Workshops

Navigating the Risks and Rewards of CBD and Hemp 

Dave Rye
Vice President - CANVIVA

Learn the current regulatory structure, risks to avoid, and ultimately, how to take advantage of the CBD opportunity ahead.

Join Mr. Rye as he shares current governmental (state and federal) updates, legislative activities, and the many incredible health benefits of hemp. 

Who's Your Successor?

Brian Schoenborn,
Attorney, Moss & Barnett

Who is going to run your operation after you and are you adequate prepared? Failing to plan is planning to fail. Come learn why it is critical to develop your plan & hear from experts on how to do it right.



UST Rules: What Tank Owners Need To Know

Nate Blasing and Jeff Brandon - Minnesota Pollution Control Agency 

A detailed, deep dive into the new Underground Storage Tank (UST) requirements which went into effect in October 2021.  The discussion will revolve around equipment functionality testing and how often the equipment needs to be tested. The MPCA will also discuss how to prove compatibility for tank systems storing biofuel blends.

EV Charging 101 for Fuel Retailers

Panel Discussion

Join our Expert Panel for a two-hour, in-depth workshop on EV charging for fuel retailers. Panel discussion and Q&A will include utilities, equipment providers, building code, government officials and members sharing their experience. Bring your questions and get answers.

Panelists Include: Neal Callinan, Xcel Energy, James Pearson, Xcel Energy, Stephanie Pederson, Dakota Electric Association, Rob Wozny, Alliant Energy, David Parker, Gilbarco Veeder-Root, Jim Rocco, Sage Risk Solutions LLC, Timothy Sexton, Minnesota Department of Transportation, Stephanie Weisenbach, Iowa Economic Development Authority, Dustin Trail, Trails Travel Center, & Tyler Freyberg, Freyberg Petroleum


Dinner Banquet Comedian

Mike Brody - Comedian

 Starting comedy at an open mic in Iowa in the year 2000, Mike Brody has since devoted his life to perfecting the delivery of his high-energy act.

Brody has been featured on the nationally syndicated radio program "The Bob & Tom Show" as well as the "The Dan Patrick Show" podcast. He's recorded two comedy albums on Rooftop Comedy, with tracks regularly featured on SirusXM Satellite Radio. Brody can also be seen in his 2019 Dry Bar Comedy special "Not Afraid of Butterflies".