With just over two weeks to go before the Asia Pacific Fuel Industry Forum kicks off in Melbourne on Wednesday 13th September, preparations for the event are in full swing.

The APFI Forum will host more than 250 delegates from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, UK and USA, who will hear from a range of prominent speakers and will meet with over 40 exhibitors over two full days.

Run by ACAPMA for our industry, the aim of the 2017 Asia Pacific Fuel Industry Forum is to provide access to leaders with information that is valuable for business management and planning purposes.

“We appreciate that everyone in our industry is flat out managing their own businesses and that time taken out for a conference is always challenging”, said ACAPMA CEO Mark McKenzie.

The APFI Forum this year hosts two streams – the traditional two-day Retail & Distribution Stream for participants in the fuel wholesale, distribution and retail industry – and the one-day Contractors Forum for the fuel equipment and service providers’ industry.

The agenda for this year’s Retail & Distribution Stream has primarily been developed around three major themes, namely:

  • Compliance and legislative influences, with updates to be provided by legislators/regulators in areas such as fuel quality standards, fuel price transparency, retail industry competition, employment law and cyber security.
  • Management of site safety and security risks.
  • Future-proofing our industry in the face of ever-changing technological developments and consumer demands.

View the full agenda here.

The agenda for the inaugural Contractors Forum is a culmination of the hard work that has been put into the development of four Industry Best Practice Guidelines (Vapor Recovery, Biofuels Storage, UPSS Maintenance and Stormwater Management).

Delegates of the Contractors Forum are invited to join the Retail & Distribution Stream for the first half of Wednesday 13 September, and will then be hosted in their own working area on the trade hall floor between 2pm – 5pm to discuss the guidelines and any other issues that are affecting businesses in this segment of industry.

View the Contractors Forum agenda here.

“We are excited about the event and suggest that this is relevant to anyone who wishes to engage with the downstream petroleum industry in either an educational and networking or business growth capacity”, said Mr McKenzie.

For more information on the event and to register for the event, please visit: www.apfiforum.com or call ACAPMA on 1300 160 270.