Technology, climate regulations and an evolving consumer demographic is changing the way we think about transportation. Government regulations are forcing vehicle manufacturers to build higher efficiency cars, which is reducing the need to fuel up as often.
The future is expected to look very different from today and the factors influencing that change are being witnessed throughout the market. FUELS2020 will explore the market through a series of panel discussions and presentations evaluating the pressures from environment, economics of the market and government regulations as related to oil and refined products, renewable and alternative fuels, vehicle manufacturing strategies, commercial market evolution, societal changes and consumer behavior.
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.
The agenda below, including scheduled times and presentation topics, are subject to change.
2:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Keynote Address: Global Automotive Market
Ryan Robinson | Deloitte
Climate Initiatives Influencing Vehicle Fuel Consumption: Comparative Analysis
Climate Initiatives Influencing Vehicle Fuel Consumption: Liquid Fuels Evolution
Climate Initiatives Influencing Vehicle Fuel Consumption: Supporting an Electric Vehicles Market
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
(Willow Pavilion Foyer)
7:45 am –9:00 am
(Willow Pavilion Foyer)
9:00 am – 12:30 pm
The Future Movement of Goods: How Global Shippers are Evolving to Meet Tomorrow's Demands
Consumers purchasing habits are increasing and they expect to have their items as quickly as possible. How are transportation and logistics providers coping with this pressure while also preparing for the future movement of goods?
The Future Movement of Goods: Last Mile Deliveries, Miles Traveled & Fuel Demand
Personal communication devices have enabled consumers to receive goods at their front door faster than ever before. What has this done to vehicle miles traveled, local communities and what potential transformation is still to come? What public policy implications on traffic and zoning have been created and are yet to come?
Keynote Address: Retail Business Market Vision of the Future
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
(Willow Pavilion Foyer)
1:30 pm – 6:00 pm
State of the Automobile Manufacturing Industry: Powertrains
The future of transportation energy is derivative of the powertrains being installed in the vehicles on the road. Facing global pressures to reduce emissions and improve efficiency, the automobile manufacturing industry is undergoing significant change. What is the state of the industry and where might it be going?
State of the Automobile Manufacturing Industry: Autonomous Transportation & the Electrified Market
State of the Automobile Manufacturing Industry: Vehicle Ownership Meets its End
Consumers demand flexibility and convenience. With the average cost of buying and owning a vehicle climbing to a record $773/month in 2019 and some consumers opting for an 84-month financing plan, car subscriptions are now in the mix. What are the security concerns regarding a vehicle that is tracked by dealerships? What have been the results from some of the luxury brands? Is this a trend that will continue to evolve ownership into an extinct practice?
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
7:00am – 8:00am
(Willow Pavilion Foyer)
8:00 am – 10:00am
Closing Keynote Address: City of the Future
Fuels Institute Research: Town Hall Discussion
John Eichberger | Fuels Institute
Tammy Klein | Future Fuels Strategies
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Board of Advisors Meeting (open to all)
12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Board of Directors Lunch (Board members only)
12:45 pm – 2:00 pm
Board of Directors Meeting (Board members only)
Registration for FUELS2020 is now OPEN.
Please contact Donovan Woods (firstname.lastname@example.org or 703.518.7973) with questions.
Registering for FUELS2020 does not include your hotel accommodations. Hotel accommodations are the responsibility of each attendee.
The Westin Dallas Downtown
1201 Main Street
Dallas, Texas 75202
Airport: Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) is approximately 25 miles from The Westin Dallas Downtown hotel. Dallas Love Field (DAL) is approximately 7 miles from The Westin Dallas Downtown hotel.
Parking: If you plan to drive, The Westin Dallas Downtown offers on-site parking with a daily fee of $28.15 and $34.65 for valet.
FUELS2020 is the Fuels Institute’s annual conference that brings together stakeholders from across the fuels and vehicles industries. The conference will explore the market through a series of panel discussions and presentations evaluating the pressures from environment, economics of the market and government regulations.
FUELS2020 will be held May 19-21, 2020 at the Westin Dallas Downtown, in Dallas, TX.
Westin Dallas Downtown 1201 Main Street Dallas, TX 75202 (972) 584-6650
Founded by NACS in 2013, the Fuels Institute is a nonprofit tax-exempt social welfare organization under section 501 (c) (4) of the Internal Revenue Code. We are dedicated to evaluating issues affecting the vehicles and fuels markets. We commission comprehensive, fact-based research projects that are designed to answer questions, not advocate a specific outcome. Our reports address the interests of industry stakeholders - from business owners making long-term investment decisions to policymakers considering legislation and regulations that affect these markets.
By bringing together diverse stakeholders, we facilitate industry collaboration and identify opportunities and challenges associated with new technologies. Our partners are dedicated to promoting facts and providing decision makers with the most credible information possible, so the market can deliver the best vehicle and fuel options to consumers.
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) Distance to Hotel: 25 miles NW
Dallas Love Field (DAL)
Distance to Hotel: 7 miles NW
This hotel does not provide shuttle service
The Schedule of Events will be updated with additional information on speakers in the coming months and is subject to change without notice.
The Opening General Session will take place on Tuesday, May 19 at 2:00 pm in the Willow Pavilion of the Westin Dallas Downtown.
The Closing General Session will take place on Thursday, May 21 from 8:00am – 10:00am in the Willow Pavilion at the Westin Dallas Downtown.
Registration fees vary depending on your category of registration.
Visit the Registration Tab for detailed information and to register.
There is not a registration deadline, but we ask that you please register and make your arrangements by Tuesday, May 12th.
The registration desk will be located in front of the Willow Pavilion on the Plaza Level of the Westin Dallas Downtown. We will be open:
Tuesday, May 19 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Wednesday, May 20 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thursday, May 21 7:00 am – 9:00 am
You do not have to be a Fuels Institute Contributor to attend the meeting. However, contributors do receive discounted registration rates. For more information on how to become a Fuels Institute Contributor visit the About Us section of our website.
Yes, spouses are welcome to attend the evening receptions.
All cancellations must be received in writing and emailed to Donovan Woods . All cancellations received on or before Friday, May 1, 2020 will be assessed a $100 administrative fee. After Friday, May 1, 2020 the full amount of your registration fee will be forfeited. Registrations can be transferred to another person within your company at any time without penalty once you notify Donovan Woods.
Yes, we offer government and National Lab rates to attend the meeting.
We have secured a block of rooms at the discounted rate of $229/night (single/double occupancy, plus tax) at The Westin Dallas Downtown. The cut-off date for guests to reserve at the special group rate is 5:00pm local time Monday, April 27th! We encourage you to make your reservations early, as the hotel may sell out before this date. Reservations made after the cut-off date will be accepted on a space-available basis and higher rates may apply. Visit the Housing tab to secure your accommodations.
Hotel Reservation Deadline: Monday, April 27, 2020
Room Rate: $229/night
All hotel changes, substitutions, and/or cancellations must be made directly with the hotel. Cancellations must be made 72 hours prior to check in by 4:00pm or you will be charged one-night room and tax.
Hotel Check-In Time: 4:00pm
Hotel Check-Out Time: 11:00am
On-site parking, fee: $28.15 USD daily
Valet parking, fee: $34.65 USD daily
There is no shuttle service between the airports and the hotel.
The average temperatures in Dallas during May ranges from 85 degrees during the day to 66 degrees in the evening.
Business casual attire and comfortable shoes for all events are recommended.
An online attendee directory, which allows you to search by last name, company and title will be available in May. Visit the Attending Tab on the FUELS2020 website to see who’s coming!
Yes! Please visit us at the registration desk at the Westin Dallas Downtown to pick up your badge and check any updates.
Tuesday, May 21 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Wednesday, May 22 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thursday, May 23 7:00 am – 9:00 am
Dallas has a thriving dining scene. For many of the restaurants, it’s best to make your reservations ahead of time.