Soliciting Input On The Agenda For The Frac Sand Supply And Logistics Conference

We are only 5 months from the biggest frac sand events of 2018! Normally, when we are five months from a conference we are planning, we have a pretty good
outline of the agenda, topics, and most of the speakers. With the rapid changes and development in the frac sand industry in 2018, we have intentionally held off on working on the agenda. We don’t want to confirm topics only to have the issues outdated a few months later. We want to make sure out speakers and topics cover the latest and greatest in industry challenges and opportunities.

As we get started working on the agenda we wanted to solicit feedback on what topics our readers would most like to see covered on the agenda (on panels,
presentations, and in our Roundtable Discussions). Please shoot me a note ([email protected]) with any suggestions for topics or speakers.

Many companies want to get on the agenda, and we are forced to turn away far more speakers than we can accept. With that in said, here are things to keep in mind when proposing a speaker or topic:

  • Nobody wants to have to sit through a sales pitch that is supposed to be an educational presentation, so please do not propose to speak about how your
    company’s innovation and/or service will change the industry. If you have a service or product to promote, please join us as a sponsor. Gold, Golf,
    and Platinum Sponsors are given the option to moderate a Roundtable Discussion on their topic of expertise, which might be a good way for you to
    get in front of your target audience.
  • The trend in conferences is to have fewer individual speakers doing presentations with slides. Instead, it has been found that interactive panel discussions
    and smaller discussion groups (like our Roundtable Discussions) tend to keep attendees much more engaged and they come away with more ideas. Having
    stand-alone speakers for the opening remarks and forecasts is good, to lay out the facts and the trends, but we’re hoping for more panel discussions.
  • We want topics which will be of interest to a large cross section of the audience (not exclusively of interest to mine operators, or only to E&P’s,
    for example).
  • Please suggest speakers whom you have heard at other events and who you think were excellent. Those types of recommendations carry a lot of weight.
  • If you are putting yourself or a colleague forward as a suggested speakers or panelist, please bear in mind that we are going to try to do a better
    job of avoiding a lot of “speaker overlap” with other frac sand events. Too much overlap can give the impression to attendees that “all frac sand
    conferences are the same”. To emphasize that all frac sand events are not equal, we are going to make an effort to avoid duplication of speakers
    from competitor events. As the biggest (and, we hope, the best!) frac sand conference, we are going to work to attract the very best speakers from
    across the industry.

Again, send your recommendations for speakers & topics to me at [email protected].

The innovation in this industry is very exciting to watch. We are really looking forward to talking about all these issues, as well as emerging international opportunities, at the 7thAnnual Frac Sand Supply & Logistics Conference in October! With 5+ months to go before the event, counting sponsor representatives we already have well over 200 people signed up! Don’t wait too long to register as Early Bird registration as it is only available to the first 150 registrants. Learn more and register at

I look forward to hearing from you!

Pete Cook


  • Frac Sand Equipment Expo Begins 9:00 am
  • Exhibitor Setup for Frac Sand Conference 1:00 pm
  • Frac Sand Equipment Expo Ends 4:00 pm
  • Speaker/Sponsor Reception at Frac Sand Equipment Expo 4:00 pm



  • Networking Breakfast in Exhibit Hall 8:00 am
  • General Sessions with Breaks in the Exhibit Hall 8:30 am
  • Conference Closes 12:00 pm
  • Exhibit Hall Beak Down & Move-Out 12:00 pm
  • Conference Golf Outing 1:00 pm


  • Frac Sand Equipment Expo 20'x40' Space $3,500
  • VIP Dinner on November 19th $7,500
  • Coffee Mugs SOLD
  • Notebook SOLD
  • Speaker/Sponsor Reception on November 18th SOLD
  • Conference Mobile App $3,000
  • Day 1 Kick-Off SOLD
  • Day 2 Kick-Off $3,000
  • Lanyard SOLD
  • Networking Lunch on November 19th SOLD
  • Networking Reception Glasses SOLD
  • Day 1 Morning Break (Video ad) $2,500
  • Day 1 Afternoon Break (Video ad) $2,500
  • Day 2 Morning Break (Video ad) $2,500
  • Day 2 Afternoon Break (Video ad) $2,500
  • Case Study 1 $2,500
  • Case Study 2 $2,500
  • Charging Station $2,500
  • Printed Program $2,500
  • Conference Wifi SOLD
  • Golf: Water Bottles SOLD
  • Golf: Hosted Hole (Beverage Station & Contest) $3,700
  • Golf: Hats $3,500
  • Golf: Cigars $3,200
  • Golf: Divot Tools $3,200
  • Golf: Balls $3,200
  • Golf: Towels $3,200

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