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Upcoming October Events in Houston

Our friends and clients look to us, as accountants and business advisors, to formulate ideas and facilitate solutions for your business. With this in mind, we are supporting several upcoming events we think may be of interest to you.  

  • Greater Houston Partnership – State of Energy
  • Turnaround Management Association
  • Houston Technology Center
  • Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce
  • Houston Business Journal
  • District Export Council
  • Texas A&M University – Aggie 100
  • University of Houston – Cougar 100

If you have questions about any event details or registration information, the organization-specific contacts are below. We hope to see you at any or all of these events!

State of Energy LogoSpotlight On: Greater Houston Partnership


State of Energy

When:
Monday, October 5, 2015 | Networking Cafe & Registration 11:00 a.m. | Program and Lunch 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
 

What: The energy industry is a key driver of the global economy and in no other place it is more important than in Houston, the Energy Capital of the World. As the industry endures the current downcycle, the Partnership’s State of Energy on Monday, Oct. 5 will be a timely discussion featuring John S. Watson, President and CEO, Chevron Corporation.

The State of Energy is an annual event that features top energy industry leaders and their perspective on the Houston region’s largest sector. Watson will join us for a fireside chat with moderator Amy Myers Jaffe, UC Davis expert on global energy policy, sustainability and geopolitical risk, interviewing him about the current state of the energy sector in Houston, across the nation and around the globe. More…

Cost: $85 Member | $100 Non-member

Who Should Attend: Executives focused on doing business in Houston’s energy economy.

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Event Contact: Terri Kuvach | 713-844-3682 | tkuvach@houston.org

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Turnaround Management Association


TMA/CFA – Networking Social

 

When:  Wednesday, October 7, 2015 | 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Where: Mo’s A Place for Steaks | 1801 Post Oak Blvd. Houston, TX 77056

What: The TMA Association of Houston is asking for your presence for an upcoming networking event with CFA. Come take part in the  open bar, wine tasting, heavy hors d’ oeuvres and great networking.  More…

 Cost: $65 Members | $85  Non-members

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 Event Contact:  Dale Wilkins | 713-839-0808 | dale@amchouston.com

Houston Technology Center Houston Technology Center Logo

Innovation Conference and Showcase

When: Wedensday, October 7, 2015 | 11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Where: Hyatt Regency Houston | 12oo Louisiana Street, Houston, TX 77002

What: The Innovation Conference and Showcase (IC&S) is Houston’s premier conference and exhibition for early stage technologies. IC&S 2015 will inspire new ideas, discuss strategies for commercialization, and ultimately showcase the processes for success.

IC&S brings together business leaders, investors, and startups. Whether you are looking for customers, new business partners, or the latest disruptive technologies in Houston, you will find them all at the 2015 IC&S. More..


Cost:
$179

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Event Contact: Cheri Rocha | 713-658-1750 | crocha@houstontech.org

 


               Greater Houston Women's Chamber of Commerce Logo

Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce

Greater Houston Women’s Hall of Fame Reception

When: Tuesday, October 13, 2015 | 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

What: Join us as we honor the 2015 Hall of Fame inductees for their many generous contributions to our community that have improved the quality of life for future generations of Houstonians, and for their support of the advancement and empowerment of women. More…

Cost:
Free

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Event Contact:
  Suzan Deison | 713-782-3777 | sdeison@ghwcc.org

Houston Business Journal                            Women in Energy Leadership Awards

When: Tuesday, October 20, 2015 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Where: The Houstonian Hotel | 111 N. Post Oak Lane, Houston, TX 77024

What: Join the Houston Business Journal for our first annual Women in Energy Leadership Awards event where we will honor the top women of Houston’s energy companies on Tuesday, October 20th! The evening will include hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, followed by a seated dessert and coffee during the awards presentation. More…

 Cost: $80

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Event Contact: Nancy Brown | 713-688-8811 | nbrown@bizjournals.com


District Export Council


Ports and Airports

 

When: Wednesday, October 21, 2015 | 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Where: Greater Houston Partnership | 1200 Smith, Houston, TX 77002

What: The Houston DEC has joined forces with the Greater Houston Partnership once again for an update on what’s happening at the Port of Houston and the Houston Airports. Join us on October 21st to find out what’s new, what’s improving, what freight is moving, what’s on the horizon for coming months that impact our exporting community, and a reminder of services the Ports have to offer to assist importers and exporters. More…

 Cost: $40

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Event Contact: Emma Ford | 832-620-4135 | eford@slb.com


Texas A&M University Aggie 100
Aggie 100 Luncheon

When:  Friday, October 23, 2015 | 11:00 a.m.

Where: The Zone Club at Kyle Field | 161 Wellborn Road College Station, TX 77840

What: The Aggie 100 identifies, recognizes and celebrates the 100 fastest growing Aggie-owned or Aggie-led businesses in the world. The Aggie 100 not only celebrates their success, it also provides a forum to pass lessons to the next generation of Aggie entrepreneurs. The Aggie 100 was created by Mays Business School’s Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship (CNVE). CNVE provides encouragement, education, networking and assistance to entrepreneurially-minded students, faculty and Texas businesses. More…


Event Contact:
Shanna Spencer | 978-845-0619 |  aggie100@tamu.edu


University of Houston

Cougar 100 Luncheon


When:
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 | 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Where: Bayou City Event Center | 9401 Knght Road Houston, TX 77045

What: All alumni are invited to the Cougar 100 Awards Luncheon to recognize the most outstanding businesses owned or led by high-achieving UH alumni. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet, congratulate and hear from owners and business leaders from all 100 recognized companies. During the luncheon, the University of Houston will honor the “Fastest Growing Cougar Owned Businesses” by revealing the Cougar 100 list, which will be featured prominently in the Houston Business Journal. More…

Cost:  $40 Individual | $280 Table
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Event Contact:
  Bob Leaumont | 713-743-9558 | cougar100@uh.edu