May 21, 2015
11:30-12:00 | Networking
12:00-13:00 | Lunch Served
Bob Pertierra, Senior Vice President and Chief Economic Development Officer
Greater Houston Partnership
Mr. Pertierra will discuss why Houston is a dynamic center for global trade and hub for the U.S. economy. You will also learn firsthand why multinational corporations are choosing the Houston region to grow and expand; about the area's diverse growth sectors like distribution, logistics and manufacturing; and the GHP's overall strategy to attract jobs, capital investment and trade to the region. The Partnership's mission is to make Houston the best place to live, work and build a business. The GHP is an award-winning Accredited Economic Development Organization; is a member of the prestigious Global Cities Initiative, a five-year join project of the Brookings Institution and JP Morgan Chase; and recently was named a "Top U.S. Economic Development Group" by Site Selection magazine.