• Economic Outlook Conference 2019

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    Name: Economic Outlook Conference 2019
    Date: February 8, 2019
    Time: 7:30 AM - 1:00 PM CST
    Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
    Event Description:
    The premier business and economic forecasting event of the year includes a program with dynamic and diverse speakers along with great networking; an unmatched event in The Woodlands. Every year, this event attracts more than 700 attendees from the greater Houston region.
    No refunds after Janaury 25, 2019. 

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    Keynote Speaker

    John Hofmeister, Former President of Shell Oil Company

    Upon retirement as president of Shell Oil Company in 2008, Mr. Hofmeister founded and heads the not-for-profit membership association, Citizens for Affordable Energy. This public policy firm promotes sound U.S. energy security solutions for the nation, including a range of affordable energy supplies, efficiency improvements, essential infrastructure, sustainable environmental policies and public education on energy issues.

    A business leader who has participated in the inner workings of multiple industries for over 45 years, Hofmeister also has held executive leadership positions in General Electric, Nortel and AlliedSignal (now Honeywell International).

    CEO Leadership Panel

    A highlight of the morning session will include a CEO Leadership Panel. Key leaders will speak on behalf of their company and discuss how their business impacts our community while also touching on the benefits of having a presence in the area.

    Sallie Rainer
    Entergy Texas, Inc.

    Lonnel Coates
    Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc.


    Charles D. Stokes
    Memorial Hermann Health System

    Paul H. Layne
    The Howard Hughes Corporation -
    Central Region

    Conference Agenda

    7:30 a.m.: Registration
    8 a.m.: Welcome

    Community Update
    8:20 a.m.: Gordy Bunch, The Woodlands Township
    8:40 a.m.: Texas State Senator Brandon Creighton (District 4)
    9 a.m.: U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady (District 8)
    9:20 a.m.: Networking Breakout Session

    Regional Update
    9:40 a.m.: Laura Lea Palmer, The Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership
    10 a.m.: Jesse Thompson, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
    10:40 a.m.: Networking Breakout Session

    CEO Leadership Panel
    11 a.m.: Moderator: Gil Staley, The Woodlands Area Economic Development Parternship; Panelist: Sallie Rainer, Entergy Texas, Inc.; Lonnel Coats, Lexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Charles D. Stokes, Memorial Hermann Health System; and Paul H. Layne, The Howard Hughes Corporation

    Keynote Luncheon
    Noon: John Hofmeister, former president of Shell Oil Company
    1 p.m.: Conference Ends
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    Event Sponsors:

    Presenting Underwriter

    Keynote Sponsors

    • Cypressbrook Company

    WIFI Sponsor

    • Wright Business Technologies, Inc.

    Lanyard Sponsor

    • Ikard & Company, LLC

    Platinum Sponsors

    Gold Sponsors

    VIP Reception Sponsor

    Silver Sponsors

    • Alta Mesa Holdings, LP
    • Bank of Texas
    • Jones & Carter, Inc.
    • Repsol
    • Sam Houston State University
    • The Abbey on Lake Wyndemere
    • Toll Brothers

    Bronze Sponsors

    • Better Bookkeepers, Inc.
    • Blanton Advisors, LLC
    • Burditt Consultants, LLC
    • Efficient Wealth Management
    • ExxonMobil
    • Heightened Leaders
    • Knighton & Stone, PLLC
    • Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center
    • Pioneer Bank
    • Prosperity Bank - Research Forest
    • The John Cooper School
    • Vicki Fullerton - RE/MAX The Woodlands & Spring
    The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center
    1601 Lake Robbins Dr. 
    The Woodlands, TX 77380
    Date/Time Information:
    Friday, February 8, 2019
    8 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
    Contact Information:
    Lupe Cuellar, Director of Government Affairs
    Chamber Member: $169
    Non-Member: $199
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