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Operating Conference & Exhibits

July 30-August 1, 2018

Tampa, FL


The Operating Conference format is focused round table discussion. Attendees learn smart practices and lessons learned from their peers with 22 concurrent facilitated sessions to choose from. Breakout sessions with presentations from subject matter experts open the conference following the keynote address. Make plans to visit the exhibit hall, which will include over 100 services and product service organizations showcasing the latest products and services available to the industry. 


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Breakout Sessions will cover topical areas that are typically cross-functional in any given organization.  These are short 2-3 hour sessions that will be available on the Monday afternoon of the conference.

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Roundtable Agendas

  • Asset Management & Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
  • Compressor Station Automation & Controls 
  • Distribution Operations and Maintenance
  • Distribution Engineering
  • Distribution Integrity Management
  • Engineering and Construction Management 
  • Field Service Operations
  • Gas Control
  • Gas Forecasters Forum
  • Gas Measurement 
  • Legal
  • Material Standards
  • Pipeline Construction, Operations & Maintenance
  • Pipeline Regulatory Compliance
  • Public Awareness and Damage Prevention
  • Regional Director/Manager
  • Right of Way
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Transmission Integrity Management
  • Underground Storage


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.


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Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina

700 South Florida Avenue, Tampa, Florida 33602

Special Room Rate Ends Friday, July 6, 2018

Room Rate: $169 (Single & Double Occupancy)

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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.  


Booth information coming soon.

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.  Link to reserve booth(s) will be posted here when Booth Registration Opens.


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Conference Pricing

Event Registration: Member: $850 | Non-Member: $1,230
Guest Registration: $130

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


SGA Today Conference Publication: More information coming soon. 

  • Exposure to all conference attendees as they will access information about the conference, show information, and other changes or updates to schedules.
  • Opportunity to draw attention to your show booth if you are exhibiting at this year's conference.
  • Use this opportunity to announce new product releases, service offerings, or other changes.
  • Include follow-up information for contacts to be made following the show for those not able to come by and see you at your booth.


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.

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Thank You to the 2018 OpCon Sponsors!



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