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ABOUT THE EVENT

Cargas invites you to join us for our eighth annual Energy Summit! We are excited to offer you two information-packed days of educational content and training structured around the functional areas of Cargas Energy, our product roadmap and networking with the Cargas team and trusted industry partners. This year’s event will be held at Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square, Lancaster, PA on August 30-31, 2016. Event attire is casual/business casual. We hope to see you there this year!

LOCATION

LANCASTER MARIOTT at PENN SQUARE

25 S Queen Street, Lancaster PA 17603

Please use the button below to secure your hotel reservations at a special rate of $149.00.
The Energy Summit room block and rate will be available until August 8, 2016.
For any questions or issues booking hotel reservations email Harmony Fertig.

RESERVE ROOM

AGENDA

All 8.30.16 sessions and activities will be held at the Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square.

Session descriptions can be viewed by clicking on agenda items.

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Meet & Greet and Lunch
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square

Join the Cargas team and our valued sponsors for lunch and networking at the Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square at 25 S Queen Street, Lancaster PA 17603.

Product Feedback Stations
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

Join key members of our development and executive teams to provide your thoughts and feedback on how we can make improvements to Cargas Energy. This interactive session is a must-have opportunity for those interested in making an impact on the future development of the software you use every day. During this time, segmented stations based on functional areas of Cargas Energy will be offered for attendees to rotate through as suggestions and feedback is collected by the Cargas team.

Location: Heritage A, B, C

Happy Hour & Dinner
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Excelsior - 125 East King St. Lancaster, PA

Join the Cargas team, event sponsors and other customers for a relaxing and casual evening including refreshments and great food!

Location: Excelsior - 125 East King St. Lancaster, PA

Post Dinner Reception
9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Altana - 26 E King St, Lancaster, PA

Night owls welcome! Extend the evening with good company and refreshments during our post dinner reception. Open bar and light fare will be provided.

Altana - 26 E King St, Lancaster, PA

Opening Presentation
2:30 pm - 3:15 pm

During our opening presentation we will provide an overview of the Cargas Energy product strategy and future roadmap. In addition, we will recap recently released product features and discuss the format for engaging in the Product Feedback stations immediately following the opening presentation.

Location: Heritage A, B, C

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Breakfast & Registration
8:00 am - 9:00 am

Start the day off right with a hot, buffet style breakfast and visit with our event sponsors!

Location: Heritage A,B,C

Opening & Keynote

Founder and CEO, Chip Cargas and President, Nate Scott will kick off day two with opening remarks and introductions!

Location: Heritage A, B, C

Networking Lunch
11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Enjoy a relaxing and casual long lunch with your peers, sponsors and the Cargas team. Be sure to visit with our event sponsors in the designated exhibit area.

Location: Heritage A, B, C

Optional Happy Hour
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Rendezvous Lounge

Join us for a farewell toast!

Best Practices Panel
Service Best Practices Panel
9:30 am - 11:15 am
Location: Heritage D/E

Cargas will facilitate Service Best Practice discussions among attendees and a selected panel. Past discussions included Mobile Service Printer challenges, part reordering options, inventory management, installations - set and billing in Cargas Energy.

Location: Heritage D/E

Delivery Best Practices Panel
1:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Location: Heritage D/E

Cargas will facilitate Delivery Best Practice discussions among attendees and a selected panel. Past discussions included Delivery Pull Strategies, Delivery Center Management, Route Builder Stratigies, and more. This year will include a discussion on a tank monitoring.

Location: Heritage D/E

Features & Functionality
Lab: CSR Topics
10:30 am - 11:15 am

This is a NEW lab. This session will focus on routines that are performed infrequently. This year we will be focusing on Service Contract renewals and Mid-year budget updates.

Location: Hickory A/B

Lab: Query Building
9:30 am - 10:15 am

This is a repeat of last year's lab - back by popular demand. Review how to create queries. Show how to deal with common problems like customer showing in multiple rows, etc. How to use grouping and other tools in query. Activity: create a complex query.

Location: Hickory A/B

Lab: CSR Topics
2:30 pm - 3:15 pm

This is a NEW lab. This session will focus on routines that are performed infrequently. This year we will be focusing on Service Contract renewals and Mid-year budget updates.

Location: Hickory A/B

Lab: Query Building
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

This is a repeat of last year's lab - back by popular demand. Review how to create queries. Show how to deal with common problems like customer showing in multiple rows, etc. How to use grouping and other tools in query. Activity: create a complex query.

Location: Hickory A/B

Customer Lead Rountables
Leveraging Technology
2:30 pm - 3:15 pm

John Fantacone, from Santoro Oil, will facilitate a discussion on ways technology can boost an organization’s productivity and help simplify and automate tasks for users. He will also discuss some of the IT challenges and best practices for organizations with multiple locations as well as how to evaluate and keep up with the latest and greatest technology. Attendees will be encouraged to share their experiences and best practices.

Location: Chestnut Board Room

How To Evolve To Get More Bang For Your Buck
10:30 am - 11:15 am

Julia Miller from Blue OX Energy will share how they have automated their processes and use Cargas Energy to gain efficiency across all areas of their business. Others will be encouraged to share their best practices .

Location: Chestnut Board Room

Change Management
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

John Tolan from Sail Energy will share some of his best practices and recommendations for managing projects, using the Cargas Energy implementation as a case study. John will present examples of successes, lessons learned and roles and responsibilities of the customer, the users and the partner in the implementation process. Attendees will be encouraged to share their best practices and challenges regarding recent projects big or small

Location: Chestnut Board Room

Navigating A Warm Winter
9:30 am - 10:15 am

Don Hamberger from Southern Maryland Oil will facilitate discussion around Managing Margins, Different Customer Segments, cross selling and upselling opportunities, analysis of customer base, acquiring new customers, what do you do when the volume goes away?

Partner Hosted Sessions
Intacct Cloud Accounting
10:30 am - 11:15 am

We will provide insight on today’s cloud computing trends together with an overview of Intacct’s accounting capabilities and roadmap within this context. For those already using Intacct, we will share high level tips on managing the integration from Cargas Energy to Intacct. In addition, we will provide examples of customized dashboards and reports that meet the management needs for fuel delivery and service companies. Who Should Attend: Executives/Owners, Accounting Managers, IT Managers.

ALK Technologies
9:30 am - 10:15 am

This session will begin with an overview and history of the partner integration between ALK Technologies and Cargas Energy. An industry expert from ALK will be on hand with members of the Cargas team to describe the ins and outs of how the ALK Maps Java Script API works within Cargas Energy and how CoPilot Trucks works with the suite of Cargas Mobile applications. Specifically - proper configuration of routing profiles, the difference between rating and routing, and how to ensure your customer locations are sufficiently accurate and precise to support turn by turn navigation in-cab. Who Should Attend: Dispatchers, Delivery Professionals, Advanced System Users, Executives/Owners.

Energy Engine - Online Fuel Sales
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Tank Monitoring
2:30 pm - 3:15 pm

The benefits of tank monitoring can be dramatic, reducing trucks, minimizing customer terminations and creating growth opportunities. Realizing these benefits requires analysis of delivery performance, identifying accounts that will deliver savings and integrating tank monitoring into distribution systems. We will review how companies have effectively deployed over 160,000 GASLOG tank monitors on the road to 60% average fill. Who Should Attend: Executives/Owners, Operation Managers.

Usability Labs
Lab: Advanced Mobile Troubleshooting
2:30 pm - 3:15 pm

This new lab will be geared to the individuals responsible for Delivery Dispatching. Cargas will review our New Dispatcher Guide which covers how to identify & resolve common, yet more complex mobile issues quickly from the office. We will also review ALK/ Copilot settings & common troubleshooting steps for resolving routing issues.

Location Independence A/B

Lab: Mobile Troubleshooting
9:30 am - 10:15 am

This is repeat of last year's lab - back by popular demand. Cargas will review the most common mobile device issues and walk you step by step in troubleshooting and resolving them.

Location Independence A/B

Lab: Mobile Troubleshooting
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

This is repeat of last year's lab - back by popular demand. Cargas will review the most common mobile device issues and walk you step by step in troubleshooting and resolving them.

Location Independence A/B

Labs: Advanced Mobile Troubleshooting
10:30 am - 11:15 am

This new lab will be geared to the individuals responsible for Delivery Dispatching. Cargas will review our New Dispatcher Guide which covers how to identify & resolve common, yet more complex mobile issues quickly from the office. We will also review ALK/ Copilot settings & common troubleshooting steps for resolving routing issues.

Location Independence A/B