APCA 2022 Convention

activities, and asks members about the issues that are affecting their businesses. Representatives from government and industry will provide brief reports on issues relevant to the pipeline construction industry. All APCA members are encouraged to attend and to participate in the discussion. We want to hear from you! 10:45 am - 12 pm APCA Initiatives Update Attend this panel discussion led by APCA President Taylor Dacus to learn about the association’s progress on APCA initiatives. including the model contract initiative, the 811 locating study, the Natural Allies initiative, and the APCA branding initiative. The panel will include committee members, APCA staff, industry experts, and industry association executives. 1 - 5 pm High-Speed Kart Racing Ladies & gentlemen, start your engines! This sleek, modern racing facility features a 1/3-mile indoor/outdoor track that is designed to deliver the best racing experience imaginable. The highspeed race karts carve up the corners and fly down the straightaways up to 45 mph on a challenging road course. Experience the ultimate adrenaline rush! All kart drivers must be at least 16 years old with a valid state-issued ID. $205 per person includes transportation, two kart races, appetizer duo, two call bar drink tickets, soft drinks and bottled water, trophies for the top 3 drivers, one-hour game card for each participant, racing briefing, track marshals, full racing suits, helmets with neck protectors, taxes, and gratuities. 6 - 8 pm Associate Member Sponsored Copper Canyon Country Western Party Put on your jeans, boots, and cowboy hats and join the posse at Copper Canyon—a private country and western town right on the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess property. Enjoy a campfire cookout with ribs, steaks, and fish all cooked over an open flame.. Monday, March 28 8 - 10:30 am Annual Associates Exhibit & Breakfast APCA’s manufacturer and supplier members host the 4th Annual Associates Exhibit & Breakfast. Contractor members will meet with vendors, discuss jobsite issues, and learn about the industry’s latest products and services in a very relaxed atmosphere while enjoying a delicious breakfast. 10:30 am - 8 pm Exhibit Teardown 10:45 am - 12 pm The Glass Is More Than Half Full with Mark Bridgers The traditional pipeline markets are under threat from social, environmental, economic, investment, legal, regulatory, and government sources. What’s a pipeliner to do? In line with Charles Darwin’s research, it’s not the smartest or strongest that survive, but the most adaptable. In this session, Continuum will review current and potential market opportunities and help attendees begin the process of adaptation. Examples of opportunities that will be explored include CO2, H2, and renewable natural gas (RNG) pipelines; pipeline integrity and maintenance; gas distribution; other types of linear construction, including broadband, water, sewer, underground electric, highway and road communication infrastructure; and renewable power generation, among others. Do you want to survive or thrive? Lead your business and the industry through the diversification and transformation necessary because “the best is yet to come.” 12:30 - 6:30 pm APCA Golf Tournament APCA golfers will tee it up at the TPC Scottsdale Champions Course. Rivaling its famous sister course in both beauty and playability, the Randy Heckenkemper-designed Champions Course offers an ideal desert golf experience. Built on the former site of TPC Scottsdale’s Desert Course, the layout was completely revamped in 2007 to flow seamlessly within the naturally rugged terrain, meandering between natural ravines and through picturesque foothills. $330 includes round-trip transportation, cart, box lunch, and taxes. Rental clubs: $87 including tax.