Conference goal is to bring discussion of growth and diversification to several industries

The first Global Tank Truck Conference, sponsored by Amthor International, will be held Oct. 6-8 at the Grandover Resort and Conference Center in Greensboro, North Carolina.

The theme of the GTTC 2016 conference is Diversification in a Changing Economy. The purpose of the event is to bring leaders, business owners, managers and entrepreneurs in the refined fuel, propane, portable restroom, vacuum and septic pumping industries together to share ideas about growth and diversification; attend educational seminars, as well as a full trade show; and enjoy opportunities for networking, golf and more. 

The keynote speaker for the conference is John Ratzenberger, best known for his role as Cliff Clavin on the sitcom Cheers, his role on the reality TV series, Made in America, and his voice work with Pixar. Ratzenberger is also a well-known motivational speaker speaking on the topics of American manufacturing, entrepreneurship, the environment and sustainability. He will be speaking about what it means to be American-made at GTTC.

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Workshop topics at GTTC 2016 will include:

  • Navigating Government Regulations
  • New Ways to Market Your Business
  • Vehicle Safety and Roll Overs
  • Diversifying Your Business

Workshop presenters include Rubens Marcilio Jr., director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and the director of International Institutional and Business Relationships at Liberty University; John Conley, owner, ConleyComm; and David Ford, hazardous materials program manager, USDOT/FMCSA/Southern Service Center; and Carol Agee, marketing partner, ABC Channel 13.

Networking opportunities will be available throughout the conference, as well as a golf event and optional college football game outing. The conference is free to attend with charges for lodging, travel and sports events.

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“The GTTC 2016 is a terrific opportunity for business owners and managers in the refined fuel, propane and vacuum industry to come together, talk about the changing economy and business conditions and brainstorm about ways to diversify and grow,” says Brian Amthor, vice president. “The GTTC conference provides opportunity for education, networking and recreation at a beautiful resort and conference center. We welcome our colleagues and look forward to seeing everyone at the GTTC conference in October.”

For more information about the Global Tank Truck Conference, visit or call Sierra Littrell at 434/709-7364 or email her at

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