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2020 API Excise Tax Forum

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When: June 02, 2020 - June 03, 2020

Where: Westin Houston Memorial City, Houston, Texas

Open for Registration Details

Preliminary Program

Please join us for API’s 2020 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 cross-border sales, renewables, and trading activities. There will also be a Washington Update, IRS update, and state audit roundtables.

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: Shannon Jetter,

Registration for Sponsors will now be completed on-line via the registration link above.

Each sponsorship includes one complimentary registration, one 6'x30" table for a tabletop display and signage at the sponsored function. Please contact Shannon Jetter at 202-683-8180 or

Application & Artwork Deadline: May 5, 2020


Opportunity  Cost Availability Sponsor
Tuesday AM Coffee Break $3,000 SOLD Alavara
Tuesday Luncheon $5,000 Available
Tuesday PM Coffee Break $3,000 SOLD
Tuesday Reception $5,000 Available

Wednesday AM Coffee Break $3,000 SOLD Energy Tax Advisors
Wednesday Luncheon $5,000 Available

Wednesday PM Coffee Break $3,000 Available
Lanyards  $3,000 SOLD
KSM Motor Fuels Tax Consultants

Westin Houston Memorial City
945 Gessner
Houston, Texas 77024
Online Reservations
Call: 281-501-4300 or 1-800-228-3000
Room Rate: $195 Single or Double Occupancy, Mention API Group Rate
Reservation Deadline: May 12, 2020 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. 

API is committed to the health and safety of our participants and staff and would like to share the steps we are taking in light of Coronavirus/COVID-19. 

API is continuously monitoring COVID-19 and will be following all recommended guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) as the situation progresses. We intend to continue holding the event as planned. Should that change we will notify all registered attendees immediately and will post information on this website.

Stay Informed and Be Prepared
Below are important resources to monitor as you consider your plans to join us.  We continue to closely review all guidance from global, federal and local health authorities to implement what is needed for the good of the community and the good of our industry.
We encourage everyone to make responsible decisions and to avoid travel as recommended by the WHO and CDC at the links above.

We ask all our participants to take the necessary precautions to avoid the spread of the virus and avoid the meeting if they are sick. We encourage you to send a substitute or cancel your participation and, if canceling your participation, we will issue you a full refund of your registration fee. Attendees and exhibitors with questions or concerns are encouraged to email our staff at

Onsite Provisions
API has asked the venue to take all preventive measures recommended by the WHO and CDC, which may include:
  • Placing hand sanitizers and tissues in public areas
  • Using EPA approved cleaning products effective against viruses such as Coronavirus
  • Increased cleaning of areas identified as ‘high touch’ areas throughout the hotel/venue
  • Raised awareness across entire hotel/venue staff by posting CDC flyers at time clocks and in employee restrooms

At the recommendation of the WHO, we do encourage that you exercise basic protective measures for your protection against the virus for your own safety and the safety of others. 
  • Practice respiratory hygiene: cover your mouth and nose with a flexed elbow or tissue (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • Avoid touching your nose and mouth to prevent transferring germs from surfaces
  • Discard a used tissue immediately into a closed trash can
  • Wash your hands often with warm water and soap and/or an alcohol-based sanitizer.
We will continue to regularly check the latest official information leading up to the event and encourage our event participants to do the same. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.