The CPA Desk

A Thought Leader Production by PKFTexas

Upcoming November Events

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.

  • University of Houston
  • Turnaround Management Association – November Breakfast
  • Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce
  • University of Houston – Energy Symposium
  • Turnaround Management Association – Next Gen Young Professionals’ Happy Hour
  • Greater Houston Partnership
  • Rice Alliance
  • Houston Energy Breakfast

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!

 

Spotlight On: University of Houston

Energy Symposium

When:
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 | 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Where: University of Houston – Student Center South – Houston Room 220 | 4455 University Drive, Houston, TX 77204


What:
UH Energy presents the second event of the 2015-2016 Energy Symposium Series: Critical Issues in Energy, “Carbon Tax: Is It the Right Time?” The symposium panel features

Aparna Mathur, resident scholar in economic policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute; Bob Nordhaus, Partner; Van Ness Feldman L.L.P; Marvin Odum, President, Shell Oil Company, Upstream Americas Director and H. Leighton Steward, geologist, environmentalist, author, and retired energy industry executive.

The panel will be moderated by Dave Fehling, Energy and Environment Reporter for Houston Public Media. Following the event, please join us for a reception in the Student Center South Ballroom sponsored by PKF Texas.

 Cost: Free

Event Contact: UH Energy | 713-743-6100 | uhenergy@uh.edu


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Turnaround Management Association

November Breakfast Meeting

When: Wednesday, November 4, 2015 | Check-in and Networking 7:30 – 8:00 a.m. | Breakfast and Program 8:00 a.m.

Where: Junior League of Houston | 1811 Briar Oaks Lane Houston, TX 77027

What: Join TMA Houston for the November breakfast meeting. Networking will begin at 7:30 a.m. Featured guest speaker Todd A. Parsapour will discuss the 2016 macro energy outlook.

Cost: $34 Members | $49 Non-members

 

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


Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce
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Legislative Luncheon

When:
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 | Networking 11:00 a.m. | Luncheon 11:30 a.m.


Where:
Smith & Wollensky | 4007 Westheimer, Houston, TX 77027

What: Join the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce to hear our dynamic State Legislators share their perspective on the last legislative session. Speakers will include Senator John Whitmire, Senator Joan Huffman, Representative Ana Hernandez and Representative Jim Murphy.

Cost: $50

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

 


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NextGen Young Professionals’ Happy Hour


When:
Thursday, November 5, 2015 | 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Where: Local Pour | 1952 W. Gray, Houston, TX 77019

What: It’s TMA’s last NextGen event of the year! Come out to the NextGen Young Professionals’ Networking Happy Hour. This is a great opportunity to network with other like minded professionals and to expand your network. Appetizers will be provided.

Cost: Free

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

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Greater Houston Partnership

Coffee with the Consuls: Peru     

 

When: Thursday November 12, 2015 | Breakfast 8:00 a.m. | Program 8:30 a.m. – 10:00

Where: Greater Houston Partnership 1200 Smith Street, Suite 700 Houston, TX 77002

What: Join the GHP for Coffee with the Consuls: Doing Business with Peru as we welcome the Honorable Alberto Massa, Consul General of Peru accompanied by the following panelists: Marcelo Ahumada, Destination Specialist, Ecoamerica Tours; Miguel F. Cordova, Deputy Consul General of Peru in Houston and Officer in Charge of Economic Issues and Eleonor Kramarz, Director, Latin America, Wood Mackenzie Consulting.

The Consul General and panelists will discuss opportunities for Houston companies to do business with Peru including the areas of agribusiness, infrastructure, tourism and energy. Russ Capper, host of The BusinessMakers Show, will moderate the discussion.

Cost: $30 Members | $40 Non-members


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Event Contact: Amber Margraves | 713-844-3651 | amargraves@houston.org


Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship
13th Annual IT and Web Venture Forum 

When: Thursday, November 19, 2015 | 8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Where: Jones Graduate School, McNair Hall, Rice University | 6100 Main Street, Houston, TX 77005

What: Learn how promising Information Technology, web, and software start-up companies pitched their companies to venture capitalists, investors, mentors, business & corporate leaders and industry experts. Since 1999, more than 30% of the start-up companies pitching at past Rice Alliance Technology Venture Forums have raised funding, totaling over $3.1 billion.

Cost: $175


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Event Contact:
Mary Lynn Fernau | 713-348-3443 | alliance@rice.edu

Houston Energy Breakfast

Managing Uncertainties and Disruption in the Energy Patch

When: Thursday, December 3, 2015 | Registration & Networking 6:15 a.m. – 7:15 a.m. | Breakfast 7:15 a.m. | Presentations 7:45 a.m.

Where:
Westin Oaks Galleria | 5011 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX  77056

What: The upcoming Houston Energy Breakfast is a great avenue for bringing together hundreds of oil and gas professionals for networking and insights from the best and brightest minds. The breakfast will feature guest speakers, Regina Mayor, KPMG; June Ressler, CENERGY International; Leigh-Ann Russell, BP and R.T. Dukes, Wood Mackenzie.  The theme of the event, “Managing Uncertainty & Disruption” purposely mirrors the current oil and gas industry environment. Each of the four speakers are looking forward to bringing you their expertise and insights into grasping the reality of the protracted industry downturn.
 
Cost: $90 Use the promotional code PKFTexas at check-out to receive $10 off.
Event Contact: Diana Swift | 281-413-9617 | DSwift@kca-us.com