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Amid a hostile global campaign against the fossil energy industry that has hit the U.S. economy hard amid a terrible inflationary crisis, companies continue to fight to keep the local industry afloat, reinvent its fundamentals and promote its growth. This is the case of the Florida Petroleum Marketers Association (FPMA), dedicated to the protection, defense, and promotion of local distributors.
The FPMA is a company that strives to promote a healthy, growth-oriented business community for the energy trade in Florida and seeks to ensure a fair and regulated business environment for the independent businesses that are part of the industry.
To keep the industry alive and maintain a clean, competitive environment, the FPMA organizes annual events to recognize not only the efforts of growing businesses that impact local commerce, but also the Florida authorities who are dedicated to keeping the public safe.
FPMA is the official sponsor and the company that organizes each year the Sunshine Expo, an event that gathers between 20,000 and 50,000 visitors to showcase the great products, producers and marketers of the region, in order to promote local commerce. Thus, the company fosters and promotes new trends, technologies, products and services related, even if only minimally, to the energy industry.
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— Florida Petroleum (@FlaPetro) June 23, 2022
In 2021, FPMA introduced the first regional meeting on the electric vehicle push, the Florida EV Summit, bringing together a diverse panel of local and out-of-state companies to discuss ideas, needs and future projects.
Among other things, and as part of its annual initiatives, the FPMA stimulates local commerce by awarding industry marketers. Among its annual awards are Marketer of the Year, which recognizes efforts in marketing the industry’s products, Vendor of the Year, which rewards sales, and Law Enforcement Officer of the Year, which applauds the work of law enforcement employees.
The company also invests in education through a scholarship program, awarded during the Sunshine Expo and offered to members and their families, which aims to encourage the strengthening of business and family values and facilitate the industry’s legacy.
At a sensitive time for energy globally, where fossil energy is increasingly under attack by the press and the political class, it is important that groups like FPMA dedicate themselves to raising awareness and protecting the industry by encouraging and helping American companies to continue to develop.
Tomás Lugo, journalist and writer. Born in Venezuela and graduated in Social Communication. Has written for international media outlets. Currently living in Colombia // Tomás Lugo, periodista y articulista. Nacido en Venezuela y graduado en Comunicación Social. Ha escrito para medios internacionales. Actualmente reside en Colombia.