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2019 API Excise Tax Forum

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When: June 11, 2019 - June 12, 2019

Where: Westin Houston Memorial City, Houston, Texas

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Preliminary Program

Please join us for API’s 2019 Excise Tax Forum in Houston, Texas. A comprehensive agenda will ensure that attendees will receive the latest and most relevant information on matters of critical importance to their companies and profession. CLE and CPE continuing education credits will be awarded. 

Day 1 will cover various motor fuels tax issues including those arising from sales of marine lubes/bunker fuels, biodiesel and blendstocks. There will also be an IRS update and state audit roundtables. Followed by a reception.

Day 2 will cover various state sales and use tax updates and audit discussions as well as specific sales and use tax issues faced by companies in the oil and gas industry. 

CPE Credit Information 

For purposes of CPE accreditation, the program will be a Group-Live format focused on the Taxes field of study. The sessions will be developed to educate beginning and intermediate levels of industry tax professionals after which participants will have increased their knowledge of current tax issues of specific interest to the industry as well as refreshed their knowledge of broader tax provisions that they might encounter in their work. There are no prerequisites or advance preparation necessary for the Forum and materials will be provided on site. API is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website here.


Registration: 202-682-8195 or
Logistics or Sponsorship: Ashley Parkins,

Sponsor Application and Agreement

Fax to 202-682-8222 

Application Deadline: May 17, 2019

Artwork Deadline: May 17, 2019


Opportunity  Cost Availability Sponsor
Tuesday AM Coffee Break $3,000 Available
Tuesday Luncheon $5,000 SOLD Thomson Reuters
Tuesday PM Coffee Break $3,000 SOLD Alavara
Tuesday Reception $5,000 SOLD iGen Fuels 
Wednesday AM Coffee Break $3,000 Available
Wednesday Luncheon $5,000 SOLD Ryan
Wednesday PM Coffee Break $3,000 Available
Lanyards  $3,000 SOLD KSM

Westin Houston Memorial City
945 Gessner
Houston, Texas 77024
Online Reservations
Call: 281-501-4300 or 1-800-228-3000
Room Rate: $189 Single or Double Occupancy, Mention API Group Rate
Reservation Deadline: May 21, 2019 or until room block is sold out

Avoid Housing Scams

Note: API has not contracted with any third party for hotel arrangements and will not call or email you directly to make housing arrangements on your behalf.

Should you receive a call or email from a third-party provider, please collect as much information as you can and let us know immediately. “Room Poachers” have been known to act as representatives of API, or authorized providers of API, to offer room discounts or alternative accommodations to our attendees – often to the attendee’s detriment. These companies are not affiliated with API, and reservations made through these companies for our meeting cannot be guaranteed.

How It Works

This deceptive practice (called “room poaching”) is carried out by third‐party companies that act as travel agencies, wholesalers, or even API to solicit registrants for room reservations. The poacher might inform registrants that the hotel room block is “sold out,” and that if you do not book with them immediately, you may not get a room. Room poachers make it more difficult for us to meet our room block commitments, and expose us to penalties and increased room rates for our events. Room poachers often don’t deliver on promises to customers. When customers arrive, reservations are non‐existent or the hotels are not conveniently located. Sometimes the rooms have been cancelled and hefty cancellation fees have been placed on the customer’s credit card.

Don’t Be Deceived

If you are contacted by anyone asking if you need a room for the API Conference, please get as much information as you can (their name, company name, phone number, etc.) and pass it along to Always make your room reservation directly with the information provided by API or a trusted source.

API will use all legal means possible to prevent these groups from operating.

Please contact with any questions.