Registration Opens for PEI Young Executives Conference


TULSA, OK, August 13, 2009 ‘ The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) has announced that its 2010 Young Executives (YE) Winter Conference has been scheduled for Feb. 4-6, 2010 at the San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Registration and more details are available by visiting

The keynote presentation at this year’s winter conference will be given by Dr. Alan Zimmerman, a motivation and communication expert. His presentation will focus on such topics as self-esteem, motivation, teamwork, conflict resolution and change mastery. Dr. Zimmerman, a former collegiate professor at the University of Minnesota, Emporia State University, and University of St. Thomas, has presented more than 3000 programs and in 2003 was awarded the CPAE (Council of Peers Award for Excellence) Speaker Hall of Fame by the National Speakers Association. Among his former clients are 3M, Prudential, the United States Air Force and U. S. Steel.

PEI’s Young Executives Program is open to full-time employees of any PEI member company between the ages of 21 and 45. The cost for membership in the program is $100 per year. The conference is open to YE members only. Qualified individuals not currently enrolled in the  Young Executives program must renew their membership or join the program to attend.

The Winter Conference registration fee for PEI Young Executives members is $395 and $495 for non-members (non-member fee includes a 1-year YE membership). Spouses or guests are also invited to attend and will require a fee of $125, which includes all meals and receptions. These prices are valid until December 15, 2009. Questions regarding YE Winter Conference registration should be directed to Sondra Sutton at (918) 494-9696 or

Rooms at the San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino are $210/night for a pool or ocean view, excluding taxes and 12% resort fee. Reservations should be made by calling (888) 817-2033. Attendees are asked to make hotel reservations early, as a limited number of rooms are available in the PEI room block. PEI cannot guarantee any reservation made after December 1.

Founded in 1951, PEI is comprised of more than 1,500 companies engaged in the manufacturing and distribution of equipment used in petroleum marketing and related operations. Members are located in 50 states and 81 countries. PEI is the international trade association for distributors, manufacturers and installers of equipment used in petroleum-marketing and liquid-handling operations. Users of the equipment include service station and convenience-store owners, terminals, bulk plants and airport refueling operations. The Institute’s headquarters are located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. For additional information on PEI or its membership, please contact Chris Bouldin at or visit

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