Port Chairman, Congressional & Industrial Leaders Keynote Economic Outlook Forum

Economic Alliance outlook conference focuses on Houston Ship Channel region prosperity and job impacts from Panama Canal and petrochemical industry expansion projects
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HOUSTON - Aug. 18, 2014 - PRLog -- Panama Canal (http://www.pancanal.com/eng/) expansion, Port of Houston (http://www.portofhouston.com/) capital projects and $35 billion in petrochemical expansion in the Economic Alliance Houston Port Region (http://www.allianceportregion.com/) has changed high school curriculum, filled training rooms with potential employees and dotted skylines with cranes. This activity forecasts prosperity, jobs and challenges as the region prepares to handle growth driven by natural gas development in the U.S.  Petrochemical, maritime, and logistics industry leaders, as well as congressional members, will outline details of expansion projects and initiatives to meet challenges in the Houston Ship Channel region.

What:   Hear presentations, ask questions & meet with petrochemical, maritime & logistics industry leaders. Hear & discuss challenges, such as infrastructure and skilled workforce needs.

Where:  Pasadena Convention Center, 7902 Fairmont Parkway, Pasadena, Texas, 77507

When:  Thursday, September 4, 2014, 8 a.m until 3 p.m.

Who:      Conference Agenda (approximate times):

 8:00  –   8:45   Welcome & Congressional Update: Congressmen Gene Green & Randy Weber
9:00  –   9:25   Morning Keynote: Port of Houston, Janiece Longoria, Chairman
9:30  –   9:45   Morning Keynote: U.S. Senator John Cornyn
9:50  – 10:20   Morning Keynote:  TCEQ, Dr. Bryan W. Shaw, Chairman
10:40 – 11:30    Petrochemical Panel
Hector Rivero, Texas Chemical Council president; Todd Monette, LyondellBasell plant manager; Steve Skarke, Kaneka plant manager
Noon –   1:00    Lunch
12:00 – 12:45    Luncheon Keynote: Panama Canal Authority, Silvia deMarucci, EVP Planning
  1:00  – 1:45    Transportation & Logistics Panel
Barge: Tom Marian, Buffalo Marine; Rail: Jeff Norwood, PTRA;  Liquid Bulk Storage & Transfer: Lawrence Waldron, Vopak; Infrastructure Funding: Matt Woodruff, Kirby Corporation
 2:15 –  3:00    Afternoon Keynote: Shell Oil, Lori Ryerkerk, EVP Global Manufacturing

Interview Opportunities: Speaker interview opportunities available throughout the conference.

Michelle Hundley, Economic Alliance, 281 476-9176 x3; Michelle@allianceportregion.com

Dennis Winkler, Winkler Public Relations, 713 259-0195; Dennis@WinklerPR.com

About the Port of Houston Authority [Conference Presenting Sponsor]

For nearly 100 years, the Port of Houston Authority has owned/operated the public cargo-handling facilities of the Port of Houston – the nation’s largest port in terms of foreign waterborne tonnage. The port has historically been an economic engine for the Houston region, the state of Texas and the nation. The port contributes to the creation of more than one million statewide and more than 2.1 million nationwide jobs and the generation of more than $178.5 billion of statewide and $499 billion of nationwide economic activity.

About the Economic Alliance Houston Port Region

The Economic Alliance Houston Port Region, a non-profit organization created in 1985, provides professional economic development services on behalf of 16 communities surrounding the 25-mile Houston Ship Channel - home to one of the world’s most influential energy corridor and trade ports. Since 2008, the Economic Alliance has supported more than 40 successful projects that has facilitated business activities creating more than 4,400 new jobs and more than $5.5 billion of capital investment to the Houston Port Region

Dennis Winkler
Source:Economic Allliance Houston Port Region
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