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2020 API Excise Tax Forum

When: June 02, 2020 - June 03, 2020

Where: Westin Houston Memorial City, Houston, Texas

Event Update

For the past few weeks, API has been paying close attention to the developing news about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). After much thoughtful deliberation and evaluation of the evolving situation, we regret to advise that we decided to cancel the 2020 API Excise Tax Forum.

All registered attendees will receive a full refund of their registration fee(s). Sponsors and Exhibitors will also receive a full refund. As you can imagine this entails processing a significant number of transactions so we ask for your patience while we process refunds as quickly as possible.

We apologize for any inconvenience this cancellation may cause to you and your business needs. In making this difficult decision, paramount is the health, safety, and welfare of our attendees. We acknowledge that the increase in company-mandated travel restrictions, as well as growing concerns over exposure have made it impossible to ensure the execution of a successful conference experience this spring.

We appreciate your understanding and look forward to seeing you at a future meeting.

Registration for Sponsors will now be completed on-line via the registration link above.

Each sponsorship includes one complimentary registration, one 6'x30" table for a tabletop display and signage at the sponsored function. Please contact Shannon Jetter at 202-683-8180 or

Application & Artwork Deadline: May 5, 2020


Opportunity  Cost Availability Sponsor
Tuesday AM Coffee Break $3,000 SOLD Alavara
Tuesday Luncheon $5,000 Available
Tuesday PM Coffee Break $3,000 SOLD
Tuesday Reception $5,000 Available

Wednesday AM Coffee Break $3,000 SOLD Energy Tax Advisors
Wednesday Luncheon $5,000 Available

Wednesday PM Coffee Break $3,000 Available
Lanyards  $3,000 SOLD
KSM Motor Fuels Tax Consultants

Westin Houston Memorial City
945 Gessner
Houston, Texas 77024
Online Reservations
Call: 281-501-4300 or 1-800-228-3000
Room Rate: $195 Single or Double Occupancy, Mention API Group Rate
Reservation Deadline: May 12, 2020 or until room block is sold out

Avoid Housing Scams

Note: API has not contracted with any third party for hotel arrangements and will not call or email you directly to make housing arrangements on your behalf.

Should you receive a call or email from a third-party provider, please collect as much information as you can and let us know immediately. “Room Poachers” have been known to act as representatives of API, or authorized providers of API, to offer room discounts or alternative accommodations to our attendees – often to the attendee’s detriment. These companies are not affiliated with API, and reservations made through these companies for our meeting cannot be guaranteed.

How It Works

This deceptive practice (called “room poaching”) is carried out by third‐party companies that act as travel agencies, wholesalers, or even API to solicit registrants for room reservations. The poacher might inform registrants that the hotel room block is “sold out,” and that if you do not book with them immediately, you may not get a room. Room poachers make it more difficult for us to meet our room block commitments, and expose us to penalties and increased room rates for our events. Room poachers often don’t deliver on promises to customers. When customers arrive, reservations are non‐existent or the hotels are not conveniently located. Sometimes the rooms have been cancelled and hefty cancellation fees have been placed on the customer’s credit card.

Don’t Be Deceived

If you are contacted by anyone asking if you need a room for the API Conference, please get as much information as you can (their name, company name, phone number, etc.) and pass it along to Always make your room reservation directly with the information provided by API or a trusted source.

API will use all legal means possible to prevent these groups from operating.

Please contact with any questions.