The American Petroleum Institute’s (API) William Rozett is slated to deliver the keynote address during the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) Annual Meeting Sept. 21-23 at the St. Regis Resort Monarch Beach in Dana Point, Calif.
Rozett, external liaison manager for API, will cover a broad range of issues, including: the long- and short-term outlook for the oil and energy markets, focusing on fuel price and availability issues; future trends; vulnerabilities and how they are being addressed by government and industry; the impact on the market if the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is opened to drilling; the likelihood of alternative energy solutions replacing fossil fuels in vehicles; the role of alternative fuels in vehicle design; and the “why” behind diesel and gas price differentials.
He will deliver the address, titled “The National Energy Challenge,” during RVIA’s membership meeting on Sept. 23.
“With gas prices at high levels, the unease in the Middle East, and global demand for oil continuing to increase, Mr. Rozett will provide a very timely and extremely informative keynote address,” said Mike Hutya, RVIA’s vice president of meetings and shows. “His experience and expertise with the oil and natural gas industries will provide attendees with a unique insider’s look at what the future holds.”
In his role, Rozett serves as API’s primary contact with numerous Washington-based trade associations representing state and local government as well as the transportation, manufacturing, commercial, and agricultural sectors.
API is the domestic and natural gas industry’s primary trade association representing over 400 member companies involved in the exploration, production, manufacturer and distribution of petroleum products.
The membership meeting also will also feature in-depth briefings on a wide range of industry and association topics delivered by several RVIA executives, including Chairman of the Board Bruce Hertzke, Treasurer Gregg Fore, Public Relations Committee Chairman B.J. Thompson, President Richard Coon and Vice President of Public Relations and Advertising Gary LaBella.
LaBella will join Go RVing Coalition Co-Chairman Don Walter for a briefing on the current Go RVing Phase IV advertising campaign.
In addition, American Recreation Coalition (ARC) President Derrick Crandall will report on his organization’s initiatives, provide an outlook for outdoor recreation issues and examine the national political landscape.
The meeting also will feature the Chairman’s Reception and Dinner, held to honor Winnebago Industries Inc.’s Hertzke, who is completing his two-year term.