APCA 2022 Mid-Year Meeting

Industry Education • Premium Networking • Great Times! 2022 MID-YEAR MEETING The Roosevelt New Orleans October 5 - 8, 2022

Located in the heart of downtown New Orleans and just steps from the French Quarter, The Roosevelt is an elegant escape. With its legendary past and modern-day luxury, your stay will be nothing short of unforgettable from the moment you enter your exquisite accommodations. The Roosevelt is the embodiment of the history of New Orleans. The hotel has shifted with the tides and grown with the city. From Louis Armstrong to Cab Calloway, Ray Charles to Bob Hope, the face of each generation has walked through their foyer and enjoyed their accommodations. They are The Roosevelt New Orleans. Rooms & Suites The comfort & luxury that dreams are made of. Just as The Roosevelt defined luxury throughout the early 1900s, this hotel continues to set a new standard of luxury today as a Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Each of the 504 rooms is dressed in exquisite décor with modern amenities for an unforgettable stay. Dining & Drinks Legendary dining, endless entertainment. Always adapting in a city revered for its cultural and culinary traditions, The Roosevelt has long been a place where visitors and locals have come to indulge. From hand-crafted drinks and world-class dining to unforgettable entertainment, it is the centerpiece of New Orleans nightlife. The Fountain Lounge brings a touch of modern sophistication to the timeless class of the hotel. Enjoy live entertainment, innovative cocktails, and delicious small plate dishes surrounded by rich furnishings and elegant décor. More than just a bar, the famous Sazerac Bar has kept the drinks and conversations flowing for decades. Step back in time with the signature cocktails, stately glamor, and relaxed ambiance offered by this historic watering hole. Savor the moment at Teddy’s Cafe, an exclusive coffee lounge with boutique sweets. Experience an authentic taste of Italy with hand-picked, fresh ingredients and vibrant flavors at Domenica restaurant, a rustic Italian eatery with a modern twist. At the Rooftop Bar treat yourself to hand-crafted libations while soaking up some rays next to the rooftop pool and scanning sensational views of historic New Orleans and the lush hotel gardens. The Waldorf Astoria Spa A luxurious escape like no other. Occupying a prime location within the hotel and New Orleans itself, the Waldorf Astoria Spa is a haven of absolute relaxation and uninterrupted tranquility. The spa offers a full range of spa services, from facials, full-body massages, and couples’ massages to manicures and complete spa day experiences. Each treatment is expertly crafted and refined to meet your needs, with custom therapies tailored to your skin type, body type, and age. Experience full body rejuvenation with treatments that do more than help your body relax. The Roosevelt New Orleans 130 Roosevelt Way, New Orleans LA 70112 (504) 648-1200 The Roosevelt New Orleans

Whether strolling through the French Quarter, catching a live jazz show, or indulging in the world-famous food, New Orleans offers a range of diverse activities to suit every interest. Family: Bring the family and explore the array of kidfriendly attractions in New Orleans, most of which are within walking distance of the hotel. You can explore the Aquarium of the Americas, Audobon Zoo, Entergy IMAX Theatre, and the Louisiana Children’s Museum. Music: As the birthplace of Jazz, New Orleans has an array of venues offering live music every night of the week. Within walking distance from the hotel, Bourbon Street offers everything from jazz to classic rock to Top 40s, and Frenchmen Street has some of the world’s most authentic jazz clubs as well as reggae, blues, and funk. Cuisine: New Orleans cuisine is built on a tradition that stretches from Paris to Port au Prince and from Cadiz to the Congo. Every day, the city’s more than 1,000 eateries ready themselves to welcome their guests with a gusto. They spoon the gumbo, blacken the redfish, smoke the pork, and plate the dishes with a respect for the old flavors and a warm welcome to new trends. Tours: Explore the antebellum mansions of the Garden District, find a ghost, take a tour on the bayou, or learn the history of the mighty Mississippi River as you discover all this magical city has to offer. Museums: Entrench yourself in the Big Easy’s cultural and artistic displays, including the National World War II Museum, New Orleans Museum of Art, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Contemporary Arts Museum, and Southern Food & Beverage Museum. Recreation: New Orleans is the perfect locale to enjoy the outdoors, with incredible options for golfing, fishing, hunting, and more. Shopping: From antiques to luxury fashion labels, New Orleans has it all. Be sure to check out Canal Place for sophisticated shopping, Royal Street in the French Quarter, Magazine Street in the Garden District, and the Outlet Collection at Riverwalk. Discover New Orleans – Welcome to the Big Easy Additional Details Transportation All major airlines have service to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, with many direct flights arriving daily. The Roosevelt New Orleans is just a 20-minute drive from the airport, with car, cab, and shuttle service readily available. You can contact The Roosevelt’s concierge team for transportation pricing and arrangements. Weather October is a great time to visit New Orleans, as the weather remains fairly warm but without the extreme heat and humidity typical of the summer months. Average temperatures in early October are 81 degrees during the day and 62 degrees at night. What to Wear We have received a few questions about the dress code for the APCA Convention, and while there are no actual rules, here are a few suggestions: APCA meetings are largely business casual. For men that includes slacks or khakis, dress shirt or polo, and loafers or dress shoes. For women, that includes dress, skirt or slacks, and a blouse or nice top. At the evening events — Wednesday’s Welcome Dinner and Saturday’s Final Banquet — people get a little dressier. Many men wear sport coats. Pre- and Post-Convention Rates The Roosevelt will honor the discounted APCA room rate for three days before and three days after the convention, based on availability. Registration Please complete the registration form (back page) and email it to registration@americanpipeline.org.

Preliminary Schedule Wednesday, October 5 12:30 - 5 pm Board of Directors Meeting Includes lunch. Open to APCA Board of Directors only. 6:30 - 7:30 pm APCA Welcome Reception Come enjoy a beverage with fellow APCA members. 7:30 - 9:30 pm Welcome Dinner APCA President Taylor Dacus welcomes fellow APCA members to the NOLA and the 2022 APCA Mid-Year Meeting at this casual dinner. Catch up with friends and colleagues, old and new, while enjoying delicious food and cool beverages. Thursday, October 6 8 - 9 am Member & Spouse Breakfast Everyone is invited to this tasty breakfast. 9 - 10 am Opening General Session Detour with Steve Gilliland Whether you’re experiencing mild transitions now or will undergo massive reorganizations in the future, change is inevitable within every successful organization. DETOUR provides solutions to reduce stress, eliminate fear, and increase performance during such times. Steve Gilliland reveals how to navigate life’s turns when you’re suddenly headed on a course you never planned and into a future you never imagined. A member of the Speaker Hall of Fame, Gilliland is one of the most in-demand and top-rated speakers in the world. Recognized as a master storyteller and brilliant comedian, he can be heard daily on SiriusXM Radio’s Laugh USA and Jeff & Larry’s Comedy Roundup. With an appeal that transcends barriers of age, culture, and occupation—plus an interactive and entertaining style—Steve shows audiences how to open doors to success in their careers, their relationships, and their lives. Presenting to over 250,000 people a year, more than two million have now heard him speak, with audiences encompassing 51 industries. Steve has the distinction of speaking in all 50 states and in 15 countries. As one newspaper stated, “Steve is what happens when the humor of a stand-up comic collides with the inspiration of a motivational speaker.” In addition to his brilliant speaking career, Steve is a prolific, accomplished author, evidenced by six of his books—Detour, Enjoy The Ride, Hide Your Goat, Making a Difference, The Cherry on Top, and Turn the Page—perennially making the publisher’s bestseller list and his being named Author of the Year. His thought-provoking writing style makes his articles a favorite with prominent national magazines. He influences the lives of millions through his presentations, books, audio products and videos. An extensive array of these products has been utilized by small businesses, Fortune 500 companies, U.S. and Canadian government agencies, churches, school districts and nonprofit organizations. Speaking the language of active business leaders, his books and other resources identify practical lessons that grow people and their businesses. 10:15 am - Noon Government & Industry Relations Panel Led by the new APCA Government and Industry Affairs team Jaime Steve and Zack Perconti and the APCA Government & Industry Affairs Committee, this session details the committee’s recent initiatives, maps out its upcoming 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! 12:30 - 3:30 pm French Quarter Walking Tour & Lunch Stroll through some of the oldest streets in the United States and glimpse life like it was a century ago through the lingering charm of the Old World in Vieux Carré, the French Quarter. You will see noted landmarks such as the Historic French Market, the country’s oldest open-air market; St. Louis Cathedral, the country’s oldest basilica; Pontalba Apartments, the oldest apartment buildings in the United States; the historic French Quarter Cemetery; and many other historic sites. We might even stop at a praline confectionary or beignet shop for a delectable New Orleans treat. The entire French Quarter has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. $110 includes escorted stroll with tour guide, Jazz Brunch at Court of Two Sisters, and taxes & gratuities 12:30 - 4 pm Swamp Tour & Lunch Not far from the bright lights and excitement of New Orleans, there lies a silent world of mystery and unmatched primitive beauty. You are about to enter the unique world of Louisiana’s scenic bayous and swamps. Experience this beauty and serenity as you voyage into the interior of one of the most natural areas in America. Flourishing with bald cypress trees draped in Spanish moss, wildflowers, and multitudes of indigenous aquatic plants, the swamp opens the path to the heart of Louisiana. A sanctuary for all forms of

southern flora & fauna and migratory waterfowl, the swamp comes alive with magnificent egrets, birds, turtles, beavers, nutria, snakes, raccoons, and the undisputed king of the swamp, the American Alligator. You are surrounded by life in this unspoiled wilderness, so have your cameras ready! $135 includes motorcoach transportation, tour guide, chartered swamp boat, Cajun lunch dockside, and taxes & gratuities. 6:30 pm Free Night Enjoy the culinary magic of the Crescent City. Boasting a plentiful mix of fine dining and casual cafes, New Orleans is home to distinctive Creole and Cajun cuisines that bring food lovers back to the bayou year after year. Be sure to make reservations early at one of New Orleans fabulous restaurants. Dining in New Orleans presents the pleasant dilemma of choosing among virtually unlimited restaurants for dinner. Below is a list to help you choose, created by the Food Network for their On the Road Eats: New Orleans City Guide. Brennan’s Restaurant, Cafe Beignet, Junction,Galatoire’s Restaurant, Cochon,Walker’s BBQ, Antoine’s Restaurant, Brown Butter Souther Kitchen & Bar, Central Grocery, Drago’s Seafood Restaurant, La Petite Grocery, Arnaud’s, Cane & Table, Jacques-Imo’s, Elizabeth’s, Katie’s Restaurant, Dong Phoung Bakery and Restaurant, Evangeline, Mother’s Restaurant, Joey K’s Restaurant & Bar, Liuzza’s by the Track, High Hat Cafe, Bayona, Restaurant August, Johnny’s PoBoys, and Big Fisherman Seafood. Friday, October 7 8 - 9 am Breakfast Open to all attendees. 8:30 - 9:15 am APCA Associate Member Meeting APCA’s Associate members hold a roundtable discussion on topics that affect manufacturers and suppliers in the pipeline construction industry. 9:30 - 11 am Recent Developments in Employment Law Greg Guidry, a labor attorney with years of experience representing employers in the pipeline construction industry, will update members on all of the significant labor and employment law developments of interest to employers that have occurred since the Annual Convention. Included will be federal legislation, federal regulatory and other federal labor agency actions, important court decisions, and other developments that impact the workplace. The discussion will also include practical tips for dealing with these developments, where appropriate. 11:15 am - Noon APCA Regular Member Meeting Open to APCA Regular (Contractor) members only. The meeting will be a fast-paced and frank discussion that touches on the various segments of the industry and promotes the sharing of insights and opinions from contractors working in different market sectors all over North America. 12:30 - 3:30 pm Culinary & Cocktail Tour New Orleans has always had a unique relationship with spirits. The term cocktail, or “coktay,” originated here in the 1830s, and spirits continue to play a large part in the personality up to present day. Today, New Orleans’ love affair with spirits has evolved to include microbreweries, distilleries, and bitters production, all using local farm products. You will stroll the French Quarter to visit several of the city’s oldest and most historic bars and taverns to learn about the history of these establishments and to enjoy a signature libation from each. $125 includes tour guide, three beverage stops in historic bars, three food stops, and taxes & gratuities. 12:30 - 3:30 pm Cooking Demo Enjoy an authentic Louisiana meal prepared by a star chef right in front of you. Watch an expert chef chop, prepare, and season a complete meal, and afterwards sit down and enjoy the delicious dishes that were created. In this experience, you aren’t just enjoying an excellent showcase of our local cuisine, you’re also learning how to replicate these dishes when you get back home. $65 per person includes escorted stroll from hotel, a great meal, and taxes & gratuities. 7:30 - 10 pm APCA Final Banquet Join the group in the Waldorf Astoria Ballroom for cocktails and a sumptuous dinner. APCA President Taylor Dacus, Troy Construction, will deliver his state of the association/industry address. The evening will conclude with live music and dancing. To register, complete the form on the back page and email to: registration@americanpipeline.org

Office Use Only Date In_ _________________ Amount In_ ______________ Confirm__________________ 2022 Mid-Year Meeting Registration October 5 - 8, 2022 The Roosevelt New Orleans New Orleans, LA Registrant Information Register no more than one couple per page 1. Registrant’s Name Badge Name 2. Spouse/Guest Name Badge Name 3. Youth 1 Name Age Badge Name 4. Youth 2 Name Age Badge Name Company Title Street Address City State ZIP Phone Cell Email Registration Info Please complete this form and email it to registration@ americanpipeline.org. After your registration has been processed, you will receive a link to The Roosevelt reservation page. Registration Fees All attendees must be registered Questions? (703) 212-7745 Room Type p Deluxe Room $309 | p King-One Bedroom Suite $409 | p King Bed p 2 Queen Beds Room rates are subject to taxes and service charge. Early departures will result in an early departure fee equal to 1 night’s room rate. Hotel Registration Credit card is required to reserve rooms. This is a separately charged item. Card Type: p MasterCard p VISA p AMEX Credit Card Number Expiration V-code Cardholder Name Signature Check-in Date Check-out Date APCA Payment must accompany this registration in the form of a check or credit card. Payment must be received by August 31, 2022, for early discount. p Check Please make payable to APCA p MasterCard p VISA p AMEX Credit Card Number Expiration V-code Cardholder Name Signature Credit Card Billing Address p I’m a First-time Convention Attendee Registration Category By 8/31/22 After 8/31/22 Subtotal Owner/Employee Member $750 $900 Spouse/Guest $500 $650 Youth under 10 $0 $0 Youth 10 -18 $350 $450 Optional Activities Please enter registrant’s number (1-4) from above Fees Registrant # French QuarterWalkingTour (Thurs, 12:30 - 3:30 pm) $110 SwampTour (Thurs, 12:30 - 4 pm) $135 Culinary & Cocktail Tour (Fri, 12:30 - 3:30 pm) $125 Cooking Demo (Fri, 12:30 - 3:30 pm) $65 Total Fees

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