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    Gulf Oil to Unveil Future at Summit

    The company's annual distributor conference will take place in Miami from March 27 to 30.

    NEWTON, Mass. -- Gulf Oil Ltd. Partnership will strategize and plan programs for the future at its annual distributor conference, taking place at the Ritz-Carlton in Miami, Fla., from March 27 to 30, the company stated.

    Since 2005, Gulf Oil has been spearheading initiatives to improve direct communication with distributors and enhance service offerings, which play a significant role in Gulf's evolution as a premier brand in the Northeast, the company stated.

    "The gasoline retail space is a competitive marketplace," Gulf Oil president and CEO Joseph Petrowski said in a statement. "We use this summit not only to thank our distributors for choosing Gulf, but also to unveil new programs and gauge their feedback. It allows us to add value and share best practices among all parties. This type of information sharing allows us all to be successful over the long term."

    The conference will begin with a general session hosted by chief marketing officer, Rick Dery, which will include comments from CEO Joseph Petrowski regarding the current and future state of Gulf Oil and the industry in general, according to the company. The opening session will also include updates from Kathryn O'Brien, director of marketing; Marg McDonnell, director of credit card operations; and Andy Penaskovic and Jeff Sweetman, sales directors.

    Breakout sessions will discuss:

    -- An overview of Gulf operations, led by chief operating officer, Ron Sabia.

    -- A state of the markets and the financial impact on business, led by chief financial officer, Jayne Fitzpatrick.

    -- "What's New in Marketing for 2008," led by marketing manager, Brenda Gera.

    -- A closing session including a town meeting question-and-answer session with Gulf's senior staff.

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