With more than 3,700 attendees at the 2017 Eastern Energy Expo (EEE), as well as 275 exhibitors and 19 trucks on display, it will be one tough conference to beat. The convention and trade show concluded with accolades from attendees, exhibitors and sponsors.
But conference organizers believe that next year’s event—the premier trade show for the energy and comfort industries—will be even larger, as the venue moves to the Foxwoods Resorts Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut, May 20 – 24, 2018.
Three industry leaders—the Atlantic Region Energy Expo (AREE), the Oil & Energy Service Professionals (OESP) and the Pennsylvania Petroleum Association (PPA)—have come together to offer the annual conference. This second annual event again provided a forum that brings all segments of the petroleum marketing industry together to network and learn. Heating fuel marketers, motor fuel distributors and HVAC service professionals came together again for a successful event.
Last month’s show in Hershey, Pennsylvania, featured more than 60 business programs across four tracks at the May event.
As education is a key component of the event, organizers will be looking to further enhance the business programs for 2018, attracting even more attendees seeking learning opportunities not easily found elsewhere. The tracks are: Technical, Business, Motor Fuels/C-Store and Women in Energy.
The two-day trade show included nearly 80 new exhibiting companies offering products and services for the energy and home comfort industry.
The convention also offers a variety of social and networking opportunities, including Supplier Hospitality Night, the OESP Industry Awards Dinner as well as the Annual Golf Tournament and Care to Ride events.
Participating associations include Connecticut Energy Marketers Association, Mid-Atlantic Petroleum Dealers Association, Empire State Energy Association, New York Oil Heating Association and Oil Heat Institute of Long Island.
Conference organizers said EEE would not be successful without enormous sponsorship support. In 2017, lead sponsors, at the “Expo” level, were ADD Systems, RW Beckett Corp. and Federated Insurance. “Diamond Sponsors” were Angus Energy, Bioheat, Buckeye Energy Services, Gulf Oil, Renewable Energy Group (REG), Sunoco and Valero Marketing and Supply.
Learn more about the conference at EasternEnergyExpo.com, soon to be retooled for 2018.