Event Calendar

Operating Conference & Expo

OPCON2017

July 30-August 1, 2018

Tampa, FL

Tampa Convention Center

Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina

SGA's Operating Conference is the place where the industry's operating professionals connect. Built around 19 peer developed roundtables, the event is designed to create interaction and collaborative learning among attendees. With an attendee roster featuring operating job titles from supervisor to vice president, OpCon represents an outstanding opportunity for operating professionals at all levels to learn from each other and take home the latest in smart practices and lessons learned.

 

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Sessions

 

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Wednesday Breakouts

 

 

Roundtable Agendas


Attendees will be selecting a primary roundtable during registration. However you are welcome to move around the Conference and participate in any of the concurrent sessions. 

Some sessions during roundtable time may be closed to gas company attendees only. Those interested in attending specific sessions should check the mobile platform or posted session information for more details.

 

 

Keynote Speaker:  Andy Urich, J.D., Oklahoma State University - Spears School of Business

Monday July 30, 2018: 1:00 PMAndrew Urich Headshot

The ability to influence others is the primary skill of leadership. This program, "The Power of Influence: Getting Along and Getting Things Done", will help attendees to develop the skills necessary to establish and maintain a productive working relationship and to influence both outside clients and individuals within their organizations.

Attendees will learn to:

  • Break the barriers that often block their message from getting through
  • Embrace the mindset of a servant leader
  • Walk in the shoes of others with a focus on finding mutually beneficial outcomes
  • Develop the skills necessary to be an effective and well-received messenger
  • Learn to manage and reduce conflicts and confrontations


Learn more about Andy

 

 

GMRC Engine Analyzer & Reliabilty Workshop

(In conjunction with the SGA Operating Conference & Expo)

July 31-August 2, 2018 | Tampa Marriott Waterside Resort & Marina

Member: 595/ Non-Member: $895

This GMRC workshop is designed to meet the needs of analysts, operators, maintenance personnel, and engineers who are involved in predictive and preventive maintenance programs throughout the natural gas industry.

Presentations that range from basic to advanced will provide participants with a wide range of practical information.

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Activities

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ZooTampa at Lowry Park

Join us for a special safari summer night at the zoo! Please note this is an adults-only event.

  • Tuesday, July 31
  • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Transportation will be provided.


Hotel



Tampa

Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina

700 S Florida Ave., Tampa, FL, 33602

Special Room Rate Ends Friday, July 6, 2018

Room Rate: $169 (Single & Double Occupancy)

Sold out on Tuesday Night.

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Alternate Hotel:

Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa Downtown Convention Center

513 South Florida Ave., Tampa, FL 33602

Special Room Rate Ends Monday, July 16, 2018

Room Rate: $169 (Single & Double Occupancy)

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Alternate Hotel:

Westin Tampa Waterside

725 South Harbour Island Blvd., Tampa, FL 33602

Special Room Rate Ends Monday, July 9, 2018

Room Rate: $169 (Single & Double Occupancy)

Book Here

 

 

SGA does not use third party agents for booking. To reserve your room over the phone, contact the hotel at (813) 221-4900 and ask for the SGA or Southern Gas Association rate to receive discounted pricing.  

Exhibitors

RESERVE A BOOTH

 

Booth Pricing:

$1405 Member | $2190 Non-member

Premium Booth Pricing:

$1705 Member | $2690 Non-member

Additional Booth Personnel

$675 Member | $865 Non-Member

PLEASE NOTE: Registering for the Conference as an exhibitor does not reserve a booth. You will need to reserve/make your booth selection before registering for the conference as an exhibitor. 

 

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Conference Pricing

Event Registration: Member: $675 | Non-Member: $865 
Guest Registration: $125

This event follows the SGA Cancellation Policy "A" when cancellation is required.

Event Details

PDH/CPE: This conference qualifies for PDH hours. Attendees will recieve a PDH form in the guidebook or the follow-up email. This conference does not qualify for CPE hours. 

Download the event mobile app!

  • Live and up to date information throughout the conference, including room changes or other on-site activities that are important to our attendees
  • Keep your customized schedule and make changes to that schedule
  • Search events based on speakers and session titles
  • Get local information under Event Details
  • Access to download all conference presentations
  • App Store Search words: gomobile@sga, SGA, SGAmobile, GoMobile

 

Extend Your Networking Virtually

Members have the capability to extend their networking beyond the actual event. This private social network allows members to connect with one another and ask questions, post in the online library, and further connect with peers. Join in the virtual conversations today at Connect@SGA.

Attire: Business Casual

Local Links:Tampa Visitor Center

Questions? Contact Member Services.

Past Events

2017
2016

 

Sponsors

Thank You to the 2018 OpCon Sponsors!

 

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Miller Pipeline web  KS ENergy Services web Consolidated Pipe website

 

 

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AVEVA Web Southern Company Gas Web
Primoris Distribution ServicesPrimoris Pipeline Web   atmos webpage

 

 

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American SP Website

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Michels Corporation Website
Mosaic Website
Opvantek Website
 ELI Website Suburban Consulting Print   Hubbell Gas Website
ENERGY Worldnet Website  Sensus website

 

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Interested in sponsorship opportunities? Contact Jake Wagner for more information.

 

Become a sponsor today!