2009 Annual Business Conference

Wednesday, September 16 - Friday, September 18, 2009
San Diego Westin Gaslamp Quarter
910 Broadway Circle [map]
San Diego, CA 92101

Schedule of meeting sessions and special events

The Accounting Committee of the Association of Oil Pipe Lines (AOPL) will host the 2009 Annual Business Conference (ABC) for accountants, attorneys, regulatory staff, business development personnel, business planners, executives, other employees of member companies and persons sponsored by member companies, September 16-18 2009. This is your Associationís industry-only conference led in large part by volunteers from member companies. The format offers different viewpoints on current subjects and provides a forum for active discussions.

There will be sessions on recent changes and current issues, including ratemaking and regulatory matters, logistics, and policy considerations surrounding the pipeline industry. As a result of attending this conference, participants should be able to identify recent changes and current issues in the industry, including ratemaking and tariff matters, federal regulatory developments, environmental and siting issues surrounding infrastructure expansion, and safety regulation. As a result of attendance, conference participants should be able to recognize accounting, legal, and economics issues important in the oil pipeline industry.

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Final Agenda

Registration Includes:

The registration fee includes two breakfast, one lunch, opening reception and breaks.

Meeting Attire:

Business casual attire is appropriate for all business and social events for both presenters and registrants. This is typically comparable to golf shirts and slacks for men and similar for women. It is usually very cool in the meeting rooms, so bring a sweater for the meetings.

Registration Fees:

These fees are available through
Name Price Available To
Member Registration $399.00   Member

Cancellation and Other Policies:

Should anyone need to cancel their participation in the workshop, please contact Heather Keith at AOPL by Wednesday, September 3, otherwise, registration fees will be forfeited. If you cancel prior to September 3rd, you will receive a full refund, less a $30 administrative fee.

Is Media Allowed?


Continuing Education Information:

NASBA Continuing CPA Education Credits
The Association of Oil Pipe Lines 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 final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417. Web site: www.nasba.org. For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint and refund, please contact AOPLís office at 202-292-4507.

These courses are presented in a group-live format. See the agenda for the course level for each General and Workshop Session.

The total CPE credits for this Conference is 4.0 hours from the introductory sessions and 11.0 hours if you attend all the main Conference sessions. The number of credits you earn in Accounting and Specialized Knowledge and Application Fields of Study CPE educational qualified courses per NASBA Standards will depend upon the courses you attend. In accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, CPE credits will be granted based on a 50-minute hour. General remarks, business meeting breaks, lunch, etc. have not been included in the computation of credit hours. The CPE credit hours and Field of Study on your Certificate of Completion will be based upon the actual number of minutes you will have been physically present during CPE credit sessions. You will sign-in upon arrival for the General Session and will be required to sign in for each breakout you attend. Upon departure, provide Heather Keith with the written attestation on-site as to the courses attended and actual minutes attended. A Certificate of Completion based upon the attestation information provided, verified by the sign-in attendance form and departure time will be mailed to you following the conference. If you fail to follow these procedures on-site, there will be no subsequent ability to be awarded CPE credits for this event. Our Sponsor NASBA Identification Number is 103084.

Continuing CPA Education Credits
We have registered with the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy as a CPE sponsor. This registration does not constitute an endorsement by the Board as to the quality of our CPE program. The Association of Oil Pipe Lineís Texas CPE Sponsor Number is 003466. This Registration is approved until April 30, 2010.
Continuing Legal Education Credits
The Association will file on your behalf for CLE credits in the U.S. states that attendees request on their registration forms. The Association will not guarantee your state will grant CLE credits for this Conference. See the attached Agenda for information on Course Level and Credit Minutes for each offered course.
If you are interested in AOPL applying for you to receive Continuing Education credits, please fill out the appropriate section on the attached Registration Form and return it with your registration fee. Please contact Heather Keith at (202) 292-4507 if you have any questions about these credits.

General Hotel Information:

The Workshop will be held at Westin Gaslamp Quarter San Diego. Hotel reservations are your responsibility and must be made directly by you. To make your hotel reservations, call (800)-WESTIN-1 or (619)-239-2200. The hotel has given our group a rate of $195 for a traditional room and $215 for Starwood Preferred Guest Floors. These rates are guaranteed through Friday, August 21, 2009, as long as the hotel has available rooms. In addition to the room rate a sales tax of 12.565% (subject to change) per room per night will be charged. I recommend you make your reservation now so that you can make sure rooms are available. If you need to cancel later, please make sure you understand the hotelís cancellation policy.

When making your reservation, be certain to mention you are with the Association of Oil Pipe Lines Workshop in order to obtain the group rate. The group rates will be honored for all your reservation nights. Have the hotel confirm the rate for all dates to you if you are extending your stay. If there is a problem, call Heather Keith (202-292-4507) at AOPL for assistance. If you have problem with the rate, go ahead and make your reservation at whatever rate they quote, and then email Heather Keith your confirmation information and she will get the rate adjusted.

You are responsible for all hotel arrangements, so if you need to cancel, remember to call the hotel as well as AOPL to notify each of the cancellation.

Westin Gaslamp Quarter San Diego
910 Broadway Circle
San Diego, CA 92101
(800) WESTIN-1 or (619) 239-2200

For more information please contact:

Heather Keith
Director, Programs and Administration