2017 Annual Meeting

May 23-25, 2017

Denver, CO

Macro Factors Affecting the Transportation Market

Technology, regulations and an evolving consumer demographic is changing the way we think about transportation. Trends such as shared travel have become the norm in many major metropolitan areas. Battery technology is helping eliminate the "range anxiety" consumers have feared with electric vehicles. Government regulations are forcing vehicle manufacturers to build higher efficiency cars, which is reducing the need to fuel up as often. Autonomous technology has also become a certainty as we look to the future.

The changing transportation landscape will affect your business. What are you doing now to ensure your company stays relevant?

This May, stakeholders from across the fuels and vehicles industries will gather in Denver for the 2017 Fuels Institute Annual Meeting. This is the industry’s premiere event for collaboration, broad perspective and an open exchange of ideas without an agenda or pre-determined outcome. Attendees will return to work with a broader understanding of the diverse factors that influence their markets—making them more effective in their jobs and more valuable to their business.

Register Now

Please contact Donovan Woods if you would like to be notified when registration opens, or with any questions at dwoods@fuelsinstitute.org or 703.518.7973.

At the Fuels Institute Annual Meeting…

“Personal biases are shelved in favor of real concern about what might be the best future paths and best future choices for anyone using fuel.”

-Tom Kloza, Global Head of Energy Analysis, Oil Price Information Services

The agenda below, including scheduled times and presentation topics, are subject to change.

Tuesday, May 23

9:00 AM – 4:30 PM Field Trip: NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM Opening Session & Welcome Reception
  • Welcome Comments - John Eichberger, Executive Director, Fuels Institute
  • Automobile State of the Industry - Mitch Bainwol, President & CEO, Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers

Wednesday, May 24

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Networking Breakfast
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM General Session
  • International Trends & Forecast
  • Clean Energy & Global Priorities
  • Consumer Decision Making - Matthew Willcox, Executive Director, Institute of Decision Making
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Networking Lunch
1:00 PM – 3:30 PM General Session
  • Commercial Vehicle Market & Fuel Quality
  • Urbanization - The Effect on the Transportation Market
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM 2017 Fuels Institute Case Competition: Introducing a New Transportation Energy System - Clemson University, Georgetown University and the University of Utah
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Awards Dinner

Thursday, May 25

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Networking Breakfast
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM General Session
  • EV & Fuel Cell Technology - Where? How? When?
  • Market Dynamics of the Autonomous Vehicle
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Board of Advisors Meeting
12:00 PM – 12:45 PM Board of Advisors Lunch
12:45 PM – 2:00 PM Board of Directors Meeting
2:00 PM Meeting Adjourned

Barry Einsig
Global Transportation Executive
Cisco Systems

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Tammy Klein
Strategic Advisor
Future Fuel Strategies

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Jonathan Weinberger
VP of Innovation and Technology
Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers

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Jeffrey Wood
The Overhead Wire

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Registration for the 2017 Annual Meeting is now OPEN.

Registration Pricing

Fuels Institute Contributor Early Bird (expires 3/31/17): $599
Regular: $799
Non-contributor Early Bird (expires 3/31/17): $999
Regular: $1,199
Government/National Lab Staff Flat rate: $299

Count Me In!

Please contact Donovan Woods (dwoods@fuelsinstitute.org or 703.518.7973) with questions.

The Curtis
1405 Curtis Street
Denver, CO 80202

By completing this registration form, hotel accommodations will be arranged for you at the host hotel.
The Curtis Denver: 1405 Curtis Street Denver, CO 80202
Rate: The Fuels Institute discounted room rate is $189 +tax/fees
Payment: Your reservation will be made for you. You will be required to provide a method of payment for your stay at check in.

If you are unable to attend the meeting and you need to cancel your hotel reservation, please email Molly Hoyt 72 hours in advance to avoid fees.


Named one of the 10 Best Art Hotels in the U.S. by USA Today, The Curtis is situated in the heart of Denver's thriving art scene. Mere blocks from world class shopping, dining, sports events and local culture, The Curtis offers guests a stylish and unique experience.

Special room rates for the 2017 Fuels Institute Annual Meeting coming soon!


Airport: Denver International Airport (DIA) is approximately 26 miles from The Curtis hotel. Taxis are readily available to/from both locations, and the trip is approximately 30-40 minutes one way.

Parking: If you plan to drive, The Curtis offers indoor parking, which is attached to the hotel. Self-parking is $32 per 24-hour period, and $37 for valet.

Individuals from all facets of the fuels and vehicles industry are a valuable part of the Annual Meeting. View a full list of organizations that have representatives registered. Check back often as this list will continue to grow.

Organization Attendee
AAA Dwayne Shumante, Automotive Technical Engineer
Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers Mitch Bainwol, President & CEO
Jonathan Weinberger, VP of Innovation
Alon Brands, Inc. Jeff Morris, Senior Advisor
American Coalition for Ethanol Ron Lamberty, Sr. VP
Breeze Thru Markets LLC Don Stephenson, President
California Fuel Cell Partnership Joe Gagliano, Business Development
Canadian Independent Petroleum Marketers Association Tricia Anderson, President & CEO
Casey's General Stores, Inc. Debbi Grimes, VP of Fuel Procurement
CHS Inc. Douglas Dorman, VP Marketing & Retail
ChargePoint Michael Jones, Vice President, Sales West
Cisco Systems, Inc. Barry Einsig, Global Transportation Exec.
Clemson University McKenzie Keehan, Student
Md Zadid Khan, Student
Sakib Mahmud Khan, Student
Costo Wholesale Jeff Cole, VP
FCA US LLC Matthew Forman, External Affairs
Federated Co-Operatives, Ltd. Kevin Mack, Energy Products Dev. Manager
Flint Hills Resources Jeremy Bezdek, VP Biofuels & Ingredients
Fuel Freedom Foundation Robin Vercruse, VP of Policy & Environment
Gate Petroleum Company R.B. Hoover, VP-Petroleum Supply
Georgetown University Corey Curnette, Student
Mary Fay, Student
Jesse Spodak, Student
Gilbarco Veeder-Root Danny Seals, Product Marketing Manager
Bruce Sprague, Product Specialist
GreenPrint LLC Maryann Garrett, Dir. of Marketing & Key Accounts
Nate Marsh, Chief Revenue Officer
Growth Energy Michael O'Brien
Gulf Oil Ronald Sabia, Chief Strategy Officer & Exec. VP
Innospec Fuel Specialties Andrew Mcknight, Dir. Of Technology
Mansfield Oil Company Douglas Haugh, President
Massachusetts Hydrogen Coalition Charlie Myers, President
NACS Chris Blasinsky, Editorial Projects Director
National Renewable Energy Laboratory Caley Johnson, Transportation Market Analyst
NATSO, Inc. David Fialkov, VP Government Affairs, Counsel
OPIS Denton Cinquegrana, Chief Oil Analyst
Petroleum Equipment Institute Rick Long, General Manager
Kristen Wright, Managing Editor
Phillips 66 Company Brian Mandell, President Global Marketing
QuikTrip Corporation Jono Becker, Corporate Supply Manager
Keith Spiker, Fuel Systems Manager
Renewable Energy Group Jon Scharingson, Director of Sales & Marketing
Renewable Fuels Association Robert White, VP of Industry Relations
Ricker's Jay Ricker, Owner
Seneca Companies James Risewick, President
Source North America Corporation Jeff Dzierzanowski, Business Dev. Manager
Sunoco, Inc. Karl Fails, Exec. VP Supply & Trading
Tesoro Refining and Marketing Company, LLC Derek Regal, Sr. Manager Fuels & Regulatory Issues
The Overhead Wire Jeff Wood, Principal
The University of Utah Dana Huynh, Student
Jory Peppelaar, Student
William Siirola, Student
Turiano Strategic Consulting LLC Norman Turiano, Principal
U.S. Venture, Inc. Tracy Williams- Prince
Winsight, LLC Samantha Oller, Sr. Editor, Special Projects Coord.
Xcel Energy Eric Van Orden, Team Lead - Renewables & Choice Programs
ZCL/Xerxes Corporation Thomas Tietjen, VP