The Western Petroleum Marketers Association (WPMA) “Back in the Black” show concluded in Las Vegas today. The regional trade association held their annual show this week which included retailers in the states of Hawaii, Washington, Nevada, Idaho, Utah, Montana and New Mexico.
Condoleezza Rice was the keynote speaker at the show. Following speakers included Petroleum Equipment Institute who spoke on dealing with difficult people, Petroleum Marketers Association who spoke on Petroleum and Public Policy, and Exxon Mobil who spoke on the energy outlook of 2010.The exhibition hall was populated by over 200 exhibitors ranging from fueling product manufacturers such as Gilbarco Veeder Root, Bennett Pumps and Dresser Wayne and ethanol industry groups such as Growth Energy, the Renewable Fuels Association and the American Coalition for Ethanol.
WPMA began in 1982. Each state association is organized with a President, Vice President, PMAA Director and area directors. Most of the state associations are members of the Petroleum Marketers Association of America (PMAA) which represents petroleum marketers on national issues in Washington D.C. Each state is able to have one marketer seated on the PMAA Board.