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2018 Schedule
We host top executives whose schedules are subject to change. As a result, our dates, speakers, event format and theme/content is subject to change as well. Please sign up to be in our mailing list and follow us on LinkedIn to ensure you receive up-to-date event information.

Leadership and Management Conference

Theme: "Building a Long-Term Business"

Friday, February 16, 2018 • 11:30 AM to 5:00 PM • Petroleum Club

Our speakers will discuss which factors help build a long-term, sustainable business. How do companies rise above quarterly obsession, and market volatility to focus on building long-term core strengths that create strategic differentiation and superior value? How do companies ensure a progressive corporate culture and an innovative mind-set to solve the trickiest of challenges? How does a company become the “best” in its sector?


Panel Discussion

Ms. Barbara Burger
Chevron Technology Ventures

Chevron Technology Ventures pursues innovative business solutions and externally developed technologies that have the potential to improve Chevron’s base business operations, and champions their deployment and adoption into Chevron.

Mr. John W. Chisholm
Chief Executive Officer, President & Chairman
Flotek Industries

Flotek develops and delivers prescriptive chemistry-based technology, including specialty chemicals, to clients in the energy, consumer industrials, and food & beverage industries. With a global customer base, Flotek owns more than 100 intellectual patents.

Ms. Leslie Duke 
Group President
Burns & McDonnell

Burns & McDonnell is a 100%-employee-owned, full-service engineering, architecture, construction, environmental and consulting solutions firm. With over 5700 employees, it is ranked on the 2017 Fortune "Top 100 Companies To Work For" list.

Mr. Rick Graves
Chief Executive Officer
Saulsbury Industries

Saulsbury is a national leader in providing engineering, construction, fabrication and services to heavy industrial clients across a wide range of industries: Gas Processing & Treatment, Refining, Petroleum/Petrochemicals, Power (Fossil & Nuclear), Manufacturing, and Terminals/Logistics.

Dr. Latha Ramchand
Bauer College of Business

University of Houston

Named after Ted Bauer, who endowed a $40 million gift, the Bauer College is ranked among the top 60 business schools worldwide. It has been ranked the best entrepreneurship program in the US for many years. The college enjoys a global reputation and attracts students worldwide. 

Mr. Andy Sallis
Global Oil & Gas


AECOM is an American multinational engineering firm that provides design, consulting, construction, and management services to a wide range of clients. AECOM has approximately 87,500 employees, and with revenues exceeding $17 Billion, it is number 156 on the 2016 Fortune 500 list.

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Strategic Oil & Gas Conference

Theme: "Market & Business Transformation"

Thursday, March 29, 2018 • 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM • Petroleum Club

Our speakers will discuss how oil and gas markets are reshaping themselves, and which geopolitical undercurrents are the most potent? How are companies fundamentally transforming their business, leveraging efficiency and innovation to respond to the mega currents? 

Since this event follows CERA Week, we may pick up the themes that come up during CERA week, dissect them, challenge them if need be, and localize the discussion.

We are inviting top Oil & Gas CEOs and executives to participate in this discussion. We will announce the speakers in January, 2018.

Customer Conference

Theme: "Lifecycle Engagement"

Thursday, May 31, 2018 • 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM • Petroleum Club

Our speakers will discuss the strategies and issues regarding the entire lifecycle of engaging with a corporate customer. We will discuss all aspects including strategic planning, marketing and branding, sales strategies, delivery and fulfillment processes, measurement and analytics, and customer loyalty and stickiness. 

We are inviting top CEOs and executives from several industry sectors including oil field services, manufacturing, technology and software, and retail. We expect a vibrant discussion.

Sixth Annual Supply Chain Conference

Theme: "Building World-Class Supply Chain Capabilities"

Thursday, August 30, 2018 • 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM • Petroleum Club

We are inviting the who's who of supply chain executives and leaders to this conference. This year in addition to top leaders from Houston, we are inviting top supply chain leaders from other regions of the country who serve other industry sectors. This will allow us in Houston to learn from other industries and vice versa.

Technology and Innovation Conference

Theme: "Strategic Advantage"

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 • 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM • Petroleum Club

We are inviting the leaders of innovation and technology adoption in major corporations. How are companies leveraging latest technology and process innovations to create an unassailable strategic advantage?

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