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85th Annual API Federal Tax Forum

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When: April 29, 2019 - April 30, 2019

Where: Westin Houston Memorial City, Houston, Texas

Open for Registration Details

Preliminary program

The Forum is one of the only legal conferences focusing on federal oil and gas taxation and is consistently praised by participants as an excellent learning opportunity. It is open to private lawyers and accountants interested in this area and attracts speakers who are leading authorities in their fields. The topics covered at the Forum are usually selected to address both basic and advanced issues on the U.S. taxation of domestic and international oil and gas operations.

The Forum is usually organized with a general session on the first day and various breakout sessions on the second day. We also anticipate that the Forum presentations will qualify for 13 State Bar of Texas CLE credits and CPE credits through NASBA. 


Learning Objectives

  • To provide updates on tax law changes impacting federal income tax issues.
  • To provide training on identifying general legal issues or compliance concerns in federal income tax preparation activities.
  • To provide training on various federal tax issues as they specifically impact oil and gas organizations.

This will be an overview program with a group-live delivery. There are no prerequisites and no advance preparation needed for these presentations.


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. The Forum has been awarded 15 CPE credit hours.


Questions?

Registration: 202-682-8195 or registrar@api.org
Logistics: Ashley Parkins, parkinsa@api.org

Sponsor Application and Agreement

Fax to 202-682-8222 

Application Deadline: March 22, 2019

Artwork Deadline: March 22, 2019


Sponsors

Opportunity  Cost Availability Sponsor
Continental Breakfast - April 29 $6,000 SOLD Baker Botts
Luncheon - April 29 $10,000 SOLD
EY
Networking Reception - April 29 $10,000 SOLD PWC
Continental Breakfast - April 30 $6,000 SOLD KPMG
Luncheon - April 30 $10,000 SOLD Deloitte
Conference Lanyard $6,000 SOLD
Mayer Brown
Conference WIFI $8,000 SOLD
Power Plan

Westin Houston Memorial City
945 Gessner Road
Houston, TX 77024
Online Reservations
Call: 281-501-4300
Room Rate: $195/night Single or Double Occupancy; Mention API Group Rate
Reservation Deadline: April 12, 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 registrar@api.org. 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 registrar@api.org with any questions.