New York Harbor Fuel Supply &
Distribution Club Gala

October 18, 2018 | New York City | Westin Times Square


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56 years and counting as the best business development event for the NY Harbor fuel supply and distribution chain

OPIS has stepped things up this year by adding casino games to the evening! Cocktails, dinner, and of course networking, are all still on the agenda, plus we’re continuing the “new” traditions of awarding the 2nd Annual NYH Distinguished Service Award and supporting a local charity. All of the evening’s festivities promise to deliver another enjoyable evening for every participant.

Single ticket sales, sponsorship and reserved table sales are all now open. Join OPIS and your colleagues and spend a worthwhile evening of networking, developing new contacts and identifying critical business opportunities.

We look forward to seeing you at the Gala in October!

David CoatesSincerely,

David Coates
Event Chairman
Director of Conferences
Oil Price Information Service


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Highlights at This Year’s Event


  • Casino games – Blackjack, Poker, Roulette, Craps!
  • Proceeds from the casino games go toward a New York City-based charity, DREAM.
  • Awarding of the 2nd Annual NYH Distinguished Service Award – with nominations from peers and other market participants.
  • Sponsorship opportunities and reserved tables – perfect for sharing an evening with your clients and colleagues while building your brand!

Gala Schedule of Events

All festivities will take place in the Majestic Ballroom on the 5th floor of the Westin Times Square.
Be sure to bring your Gala ticket – it is required to gain entrance.

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm | Cocktails & Casino Games

Try your luck at your choice of blackjack, poker, roulette, and craps while you mingle with your colleagues as you enjoy passed hors d’oeuvres and signature New York cocktails. We’ll stake you to start and after that you’ll have to pay to play. All proceeds from the sale of chips goes toward DREAM, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide inner-city youth with opportunities to Play, Learn, and Grow.

6:45 pm | Dinner Seating Begins

Take your seat as the evening’s sumptuous 3-course meal gets underway. Gaming will be paused for the dinner and award presentation.

7:00 pm | Opening Remarks, Inspiration from DREAM and Presentation of Award

Enjoy dinner with your clients and contacts as well as honor the recipient of the 2nd Annual New York Harbor Distinguished Service Award.

7:30 pm | Gaming Resumes

Get back to winning big … the more you play, the more DREAM wins! Remember: All proceeds from the sale of the casino game chips go toward DREAM.

8:15 pm | Gaming Ends & Chip Turn-in to Determine the Night’s Big Winner

Turn in your chips and stick around to find out who wins the evening’s Grand Prize: a one-night weekend stay at the Westin Times Square including breakfast for two at the Foundry Restaurant. *Must be present for the announcement to win.

8:30 pm | Dessert & Announcement of the Night’s Big Winner

The person winning the most “money” at the tables will be named the night’s Big Winner and be awarded the Grand Prize.

9:00 pm | Program Concludes


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This year OPIS is proud to announce that its charitable partner for the 56th Annual New York Harbor Fuel Supply & Distribution Club Gala is DREAM.

As a youth development organization, DREAM works with more than 2,200 boys and girls every year in after-school and summer programs and at DREAM Charter School. Their mission is to provide each and every kid with opportunities to recognize their potential and realize their dreams, as they take the steps to become competent, confident, and caring adults who will make a difference in their communities and the world.

Formerly known as Harlem RBI and DREAM Charter School, they combined under one name — DREAM — in 2017.

DREAM’s mission is to provide inner-city youth with opportunities to Play, Learn, and Grow. They use the power of teams to coach, teach, and inspire youth to recognize their potential and realize their dreams.

Learn more about DREAM and its 501(c)3 charitable status here:

All proceeds from the sale of the casino game chips during the Gala go toward DREAM.

You Don’t Want to Miss This Event!

Great Networking

Mingle with hundreds of professionals from the NY Harbor fuel community to build new connections and revive existing partnerships.

Casino Games & Giving

Test your luck — and skill — at the tables while supporting DREAM, a worthwhile community organization.

Distinguished Service Award

Recognize and celebrate the NY Harbor fuel community and all that its members do to lift up the profession.

2nd Annual New York Harbor Distinguished Service Award

NYH Distinguished Service AwardOPIS is pleased to announce that the presentation of the 2nd Annual New York Harbor Distinguished Service Award will take place at the 56th Annual New York Harbor Fuel Supply and Distribution Club Gala on October 18, 2018 at the Westin Times Square.

The Award
Designed to recognize contributions made to the New York Harbor community, its people, processes and overall health and wellbeing, this award will honor and recognize one whose actions, character and persona have directly benefitted the community and its citizens.

Nominations & Selection
OPIS will accept nominations for the award until September 28, 2018. The winner will be announced on October 10, and presented with their award at the Gala on October 18.

Once the nomination period has ended, a selection committee will review all submissions and choose an award winner. The winner will be selected based on personal and company reputation, charitable contributions and their overall contribution to the NYH community.

Should you have any questions about this award or the event in general, please contact OPIS Customer Serivce at +1 888.301.2645 (toll-free within the U.S.) or

We look forward to your participation in this prestigious event and to continuing this “new” tradition to honor those whose actions enhance our community.

Join us in celebrating the winner … buy your tickets today.

And the winner of the 2nd Annual New York Harbor Distinguished Service Award is …
Paul Cooke!

Paul Cooke

Paul served the New York Harbor fuel community for more than 45 successful years in marine transportation sales of bulk petroleum products. His long-standing professional and personal contacts and his expertise in building teams are just a few reasons why the New York Harbor Supply & Distribution Club Gala thrived as an essential industry event for so many years. Congratulations Paul!

New York Harbor Fuel Supply & Distribution Club Gala Sponsor Prospectus


Download the prospectus for more information, or contact:
David Coates at or
+1 713 305 0116


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Become a Sponsor

The premier evening networking and business development event for personnel involved in all facets of the petroleum and petrochemical supply and distribution chain from exploration and production personnel to traders and inspectors, this year’s gala will raise the bar for business development and networking opportunities in the New York Harbor community.

Building on the tremendous success of last year’s event, OPIS is pleased to offer four levels of sponsorship to interested companies in the NYH community who are looking to spend an exciting evening with their current and future clients and business partners.

With a variety of brand enhancing benefits, each level of sponsorship (Underwriting, Title, Premier and Partner) is unique and this variety allows you to find the right level to suit your marketing and business development budget. In addition, individual reserved tables for up to 10 persons are also available minus the additional sponsorship benefits.

Each sponsorship package has its own set of key benefits, but highlights include:

  • Reserved seating for your valued clients and guests.
  • Signage and pre-event marketing featuring your logo and message.
  • Pre and post event attendee lists with e-mail addresses.
  • And much, much more!

Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors

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