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2016 PIOGA Spring Meeting

April 7, 2016


PIOGA-conferenceDon’t miss PIOGA’s Spring Meeting!

New date, new venue, same valuable programming

We’re switching things up this year, moving our traditional winter meeting to a slightly later spring date, consolidating the program to one day to make it easier for more members to attend and relocating to an exciting new venue.

What isn’t changing is the quality of the programming—we will again be offering presentations important to how your company does business, particularly in these difficult times. As always, there will also be opportunities for networking.

The Spring Meeting will take place at Rivers Casino on Pittsburgh’s North Shore. Not only will this be a fun venue for our event, but it’s also convenient to where many of our members work. This will cut down on travel time and do away with the need for many attendees to stay overnight.

♦  Click here to register now! The registration deadline is Friday, April 1.


Registration opens at 8 a.m. The program will kick off at 9:30 a.m. and last until 5 p.m., followed by a networking reception and casino time until 7 p.m. Participants will receive $20 free slots play. Here’s the lineup of presentations and speakers:

  • 2016 Pennsylvania Regulatory Update
    Scott Roberts, PIOGA Regulatory Consultant
  • 2015 Legislative Actions that Impact the Oil & Gas Industry
    Dick Gmerek, Gmerek Government Relations
  • National Regulatory Update – Northern Long-Eared Bat
    Samantha McDonald, Independent Petroleum Association of America
  • Dept. of Labor – Penalties for Overtime Work
    Martin J. Saunders, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
  • PIOGA Initiatives and State of the Association
    Lou D’Amico, PIOGA
  • Lunch Keynote Address: Political Outlook in this Election Year
    Charlie Gerow, Quantum Communications – Political Analyst & Commentator
  • Water Management – Options, Obstacles and Ideas
    Burt Waite, Moody & Associates
  • Fighting for our Survival – PIOGA’s Litigation Update
    Kevin Moody, PIOGA
  • Panel Discussion: New Developments on Market Growth
    Moderator: Joyce Turkaly, PIOGA
    CNG/LNG Alternative Fueling & Infrastructure – Robert Beatty, O Ring CNG Fuel Systems
    Gas-Electric Coordination – Sandy Spencer, Appellation Pre Fab, LLC
    Manufacturing and Large Volume Consumer – Tim Wetzel, Bridgeworks, LLC
  • Education, Education and More Education
    Pipeline and Gas Market Development Public Relations EffortsDan Garcia, Pipeline Compliance Group, LLC
    Update on PIOGA’s Educational Outreach EffortsDan Weaver, PIOGA

We hope to see you there!

Register now! The registration deadline is Friday, April 1. No walk-in registrations will be accepted.

Meeting registration fee:
PIOGA members – $275
Nonmembers – $350


Note: Participants of this event must be 21 years or older and present valid photo identification in order to enter the facility. 

Thanks to our sponsors!

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Venue informationRivers-Casino

Rivers Casino
777 Casino Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15233

GPS address: 1000 Reedsdale Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15233

Click here for directions


Hyatt Place – PIOGA Group Rate
200 North Shore Dr.
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
PIOGA group rates (excluding tax): $139.00/night, Parking: $11/night
Reservation deadline: March 28
Rooms have been held for the PIOGA event for the nights of April 6/7
To reserve your room call 412-321-3000 (group code is PIOG) or reserve online:
Direct reservation link


Additional hotels in the area:

Residence Inn/Marriott
574 West General Robinson St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Direct reservation link

Spring Hill Suites
223 Federal St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Direct reservation link



April 7, 2016
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(724) 933-7306 ext. 28


Rivers Casino
1000 Reedsdale Street
Pittsburgh, 15233 United States
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