Tulsa Pipeline Expo Plans Big For 2nd Event

July 2010 Vol. 65 No. 7
Shawn Lowman, president of the Tulsa Pipeline Expo, discusses equipment details during the first TPE last fall.

On Thursday, Sept.2, the TPE activities open at the hotel with a buffet breakfast including a keynote address by special speaker Jeff McGee. Buses will take attendees to the QT Center for a trade show and exhibits from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. “We already have 25 to 30 exhibitors signed up and are expecting 60 – 70, all from the Tulsa/Green Country, OK, area,” Lowman pointed out. “There will be 10 to 12 companies doing actual equipment demos.”

At the end of the day, it’s back to the Renaissance Hotel for a planned special evening. A networking reception will be held from 6 – 7 p.m., dinner from 7 – 8 p.m. and special entertainment from 8 – 9 p.m.

Running concurrently from 6 – 9:30 p.m. will be a silent auction. “The TPE is set up as a not-for-profit foundation,” explained Lowman. “We will be selecting a couple of charities to work with. In 2009, we donated a little over $5,000 to John 3:16 Mission charity.”

But the evening will not end then, Lowman stressed. From 9:30 to midnight, the TPE is bringing dealers, various casino table games, betting chips, etc. for a Casino Night. Each person will receive "play" chips. While no actual money will be exchanged, attendees will be eligible for various door prizes.

On Friday morning, Sept. 3, a shotgun scramble format golf tournament will be held at the Battle Creek Golf Club.

Vacuworx has already committed to be one of the premier sponsors with three others to be named soon, Lowman said.

A room block has been reserved at the Renaissance Tulsa Hotel and Convention Center with a special rate of $119. Reservations must be made direct with the hotel at http://cwp.marriott.com/tulbr/tulsapipelineexpo.

For advanced TPE registration, visit their website, www.tulsapipelineexpo.com for the event brochure and registration kit, or simply register on-line. For more information, call toll free at (877) 300-4852 or email at info@tulsapipelineexpo.com.