Honoring the 2017 Maritime Person of the Year: Chairman Janiece Longoria, Port Houston

Janiece Longoria

The Greater Houston Port Bureau is pleased to announce that Chairman Janiece Longoria, Port Houston, has been named the 2017 Maritime Person of the Year. She will be recognized at the Port Bureau’s Annual Maritime Dinner on August 19, 2017.

Longoria was unanimously appointed as Chairman by the City of Houston and Harris County on January 8, 2013, and has served on the Port Commission since 2002. She is an honors graduate of the University of Texas and received her J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law in 1979. She chairs the Port Commission’s Audit Committee and serves on the Governance Committee and Pension & Benefits Committee. Under her leadership, Port Houston has reached a historic high of handling more than 2 million loaded container units in 2015, seen steady increases in revenues, made significant investments in infrastructure, and pursued dredging projects to keep the Houston Ship Channel deep and wide.

“The Board of Directors of the Greater Houston Port Bureau is honored to recognize Chairman Longoria’s leadership and accomplishments in the Port of Houston,” said Charles Flournoy, chairman of the Greater Houston Port Bureau. “Chairman Longoria’s enthusiastic dedication to advancing the port region and building for the future of maritime commerce has positioned the Port of Houston as a globally competitive port and a key economic driver for the Houston region.”

“I am honored to have been selected by the Greater Houston Port Bureau as the maritime person of the year for 2017,” said Longoria. “I consider it the highest distinction for maritime industry service.”

Read the Port Bureau's exclusive spotlight interview with Chairman Longoria to learn more about our honoree.

Event Information:

Saturday, August 19, 2017
At the Bayou City Event Center
9401 Knight Rd, Houston, TX 77045

5:30 pm - Silent Auction, Cocktails & Networking
7:00 pm - Gourmet Dinner
8:00 pm - Presentation and Guest Speakers

Dress: Black Tie Optional


2015 Maritime Dinner Video


 Sponsorship Opportunities

The Greater Houston Port Bureau’s Annual Maritime Dinner is one of the largest maritime business formal events in the United States. Showcase your company in front of over 750 guests, including executives with leading maritime, energy, and logistics companies in the Gulf region. During the eight-month campaign period, advertising materials are distributed to over 6,000 professionals each month.

Attendees are treated to an elegant night filled with complimentary perks, including free valet or self-parking, open bar during the cocktail reception, professional photography, and wine service during the gourmet dinner. The cocktail reception features a silent auction and luxury raffle.

Table, event, and silent auction underwriting opportunities are available to increase your brand exposure and create a memorable night for our guests and colleagues.

The Greater Houston Port Bureau is a 501(c)6 non-profit trade association. Dinner proceeds benefit in part the Port Bureau’s regional maritime advocacy efforts.

 

Download 2017 Dinner Sponsorship Package

QUEEN OF THE FLEET $15,000

Premium reserved table of 10 near the honoree
Premium logo recognition in Dinner program and sponsor presentation
Company name mentioned during program
Premium logo recognition in all print and digital media
Company name listed in all press releases
Cocktail reception with open bar for all guests
Complimentary valet for all guests

 

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ADMIRAL $5,000

Premium reserved table of 10
Premium logo recognition in Dinner program and sponsor presentation
Premium logo recognition in all print and digital media
Cocktail reception with open bar for all guests
Complimentary valet for all guests

 

Reserve your table online now.

 

 

COMMODORE $3,000

Reserved table of 10
Company name recognition in Dinner sponsor presentation
Logo recognition in all print and digital media
Cocktail reception with open bar for all guests
Complimentary valet for all guests

 

Reserve your table online now.

CAPTAIN $2,500

Reserved table of 10
Company name recognition in Dinner sponsor presentation
Company name recognition in all print and digital media
Cocktail reception with open bar for all guests
Complimentary valet for all guests

 

Reserve your table online now.

Tables at the event are arranged in order of sponsorship level and registration date, so sign up soon for the best seats!
Reserve your table online now, or call (713) 678-4300 or email dinnerinfo@txgulf.org to learn more.


Queen of the Fleet Sponsors

Holtmar Land 

Port Houston Logo

Enterprise Products Partners

Janiece Longoria & Steve Lasher


Admiral Sponsors


Buffalo Marine Service, Inc.

Charles Flournoy

Gulf Winds International

 

Houston Terminal LLC

 

Intercontinental Terminals CompanySouth Atlantic & Gulf Coast ILA

Port Houston Logo


Commodore Sponsors

Blades International

Briggs & Veselka

Coastal Cargo

Contanda LLC

Fillette Green Shipping Services

Florida Marine LLC

Frost Bank

GAC Shipping

HDR, Inc.

Houston Fuel Oil Terminal Company

Houston Mooring Company

ISS Marine Services Inc.

Moran Gulf Shipping Agencies

Mutual of Omaha Bank

Odfjell USA

Port of Antwerp

Porter Hedges LLP

Postlethwaite & Netterville

Schröder Marine Services, Inc.

Southwest Shipyard LP

Suderman & Young Towing Company

Targa Resources

Vopak

Watco Companies Greens Port


Captain Sponsors

BBVA Compass

BGE

Biehl & Company

Blank Rome LLP

Ceres Gulf

Chipolbrok

Danner's Inc.

E. Houston Regional Medical Center/Central Healthcare Services

Excargo Services

HUB International

Inchcape Shipping Services

Integra Logistics/GTG Technology Group

Palletized Trucking

Port Freeport

Port of Galveston

Port of Texas City

Regions Bank

Rickmers-Line (USA) Inc.

Royston Rayzor

San Jacinto College

Shrader Engineering

Texas A&M Galveston

Texas Mooring LLC

West Gulf Maritime Association


 


Event Underwriters

Photobooth

Charles Flournoy

Bar Sponsor

Floral

JD Intermodal

ValetMobile Bidding

DecorMedia

Honoree Gift

Houston Pilots


Silent Auction Sponsors

Premier Silent Auction

Platinum Silent Auction

Excargo Services

Gold Silent Auction

ACM Logistics & Consulting, Inc.

Blades International, Inc

Charles Flournoy

Marie & Dennis Hansell

Suderman & Young Towing Co.

The Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa, and Convention Center

The Nice Winery

Whitewater Amphitheater (Kona Coast Ventures LTD dba Whitewater Music)

Silver Silent Auction

BB’s Café

Excargo Services Inc.

Define Body & Mind

Hyatt Regency Houston

Karbach Brewing

Kindred Oaks Wedding Venue

La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa

Paloma Pachanga

Pedal Party

Schröder Marine Services

SoulCycle River Oaks

Tanks Paintball

The Wine Man

Bronze Silent Auction

7 Acre Wood Family Fun Park

Aerial Yoga Houston

Amy’s Ice Creams

Artisan’s Restaurant

Brauntex Theatre

Cheesecake Factory

Flat Creek Estate

Huisache Grill

MainStreet Theatre

New Orleans Steamboat Company Gray Line

Saint Arnold Brewing Company

Sky Zone Houston

Southern Empress Cruises

Splashtown San Antonio

The Alley Theatre

Waggin Tails Pet Ranch

Water 2 Wine

William Chris Vineyards

 

As of June 15, 2017