Economic Outlook Conference 2019
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.
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.
Entergy Texas, Inc.
Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Charles D. Stokes
Memorial Hermann Health System
Paul H. Layne
The Howard Hughes Corporation -
7:30 a.m.: Registration
8 a.m.: Welcome
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
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
Noon: John Hofmeister, former president of Shell Oil Company
1 p.m.: Conference Ends