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Total attendance at our conference, received as of 5 PM, Friday, Sep. 21, is 274 (you can download this list below). We've averaged 250 in previous years, and so have already exceeded our conference average.
A list of all current registrations can be accessed HERE (alphabetical by last name). If you believe you are registered but don't see your name, please email CEMA's accounting staff email@example.com for confirmation. Thanks!
We've had some questions about parking. There is no free parking in Newport that we know of. The Marriott charges for valet parking. The nearby Gateway Visitor's Center has a public parking garage, next to the hotel, that maxes out at $24.50 per day, which is probably the least expensive option. For Gateway parking information, please see here.
NEWPORT, RI, SEP. 24-25
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Monday, September 24
Partly Cloudy, High 63°, Low 54°
Tuesday, September 25
Cloudy, Chance of PM Showers, High 66°, Low 64°
September 24 - 25, 2018
Newport Marriott Hotel, Newport, RI
The fifth annual conference for petroleum marketers and industry vendors, is organized by the Connecticut Energy Marketers Association, the Massachusetts Energy Marketers Association, the Oilheat Institute of Rhode Island; and sponsored by the New England Fuel Institute.
The Southern New England Energy Conference returns to the Newport Marriott, where we were in 2015. The hotel underwent a $35 million renovation, features a sweeping atrium, all-remodeled harbor-view rooms, and a spacious conference center conducive to our annual event for vendor exhibitors and attendees alike.
Our conference features 36 education programs, including the NORA Workshops. That's 50% more business sessions than offered at any industry event on the East Coast. Though we're not a trade show, we still offer 33 vendor exhibits, which are excellent networking opportunities for a conference our size.
Our Monday Luncheon Keynote, sponsored by NEFI, will be April M. Salas of the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth where she directs the Revers School of Energy. She had previously worked in the White House on energy policy.
Our Tuesday Luncheon Keynotes will be Sean Cota, NEFI's CEO, who will discuss regional energy policy issues; and Mark McBride, Chairman of PMAA, who will discuss national energy policy issues.
The conferences publishes a 40-age program book for attendees, which includes summarized conference information (most of which can be found on this website) and sponsor advertisements. A digital version may be downloaded here.
Click on Tabs at the top of this site to access details on conference topics. Click on ". . . more" to access sponsorships, motor fuels, and photos.
Though we're not a tradeshow, we will have onsite over two dozen exhibitors displaying their latest products and services. Pictured here is our exhibit area from a previous year.
Make an impact at our conference with your customers through a sponsorship. Sponsorships are available for every budget. Though we are not a tradeshow, up to 29 "tabletop" exhibits are available during both days of the event. For details, please download our sponsor flyer here or click on the Sponsors Tab for more information.
We return to the Newport Marriott which underwent an impressive renovation in 2015. It has a spectacular atrium, and its conference center is ideally suited for a conference of our size, For 2018 reservations, click on the Hotel tab above or click here.
Our conference returns for a third year to one of the top destinations in New England - Newport, RI. It's famed for its sights, shopping and dining. Shown here is Bowen's Wharf, the center of the dining district. As with last year, dinner on Monday night is on your own, so you can sample some of the great restaurants Newport has to offer. According to a USA Today newspaper review, here's their list of the top 10 restaurants in Newport here.