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May 2018


National Maritime Day 2018

May 22, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Rear Admiral Paul F. Thomas, Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District, will be the keynote speaker at the National Maritime Day Observance and Memorial Ceremony hosted by the Port of Galveston on May 22, 2018. The ceremony begins at 3:00 on Pier 21.

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June 2018


Shared Quarters National Maritime Conference

June 5, 2018 - June 6, 2018

San Jacinto College Maritime Center,

3700 Old State Highway 146

La Porte,

77571

United States


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San Jacinto College and the Texas A&M Maritime Academy will host the Shared Quarters National Maritime Conference, June 5-6. The conference will bring together industry professionals and educators from across the country to focus on the expansion of the maritime industry and efforts to incorporate community colleges for the training of the maritime workforce. Rep. Gene Green (TX-29), Janiece Longoria, chairman of Port Houston, Jeff Brandt with the National Maritime Center, and Dr. Shashi Kumar and Kevin Tokarski with the…

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June Commerce Club: John Foster & Richard Brazzale, AIIS

June 14, 2018 @ 11:15 am - 1:00 pm

Houston Marriott South at Hobby Airport,

9100 Gulf Freeway

Houston,

TX

77017

United States


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$40 – $50

About John Foster & Richard Brazzale, American Institute for International Steel John Foster, Chairman John D. Foster became Chairman of the American Institute for International Steel in 2010. He began his steel career with J&L Steel Corporation (now ArcelorMittal), and subsequently worked for CF&I Steel, (Evraz Rocky Mountain Steel), Ferrostaal, (later merged into Coutinho & Ferrostaal GmbH & Co., KG), and was eventually appointed CEO for C & F GmbH, focusing on the U.S. market. Foster now serves as President of Kurt…

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August 2018


89th Annual Maritime Dinner Honoring Shell Oil Company

August 18, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Bayou City Event Center,

9401 Knight Rd

Houston,

TX

77045

United States


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The Annual Maritime Dinner is attended by over 700 maritime, transportation, and industry professionals and their guests to recognize individuals and companies that have exhibited outstanding leadership and support in the port region. Recent honorees have included Port Houston Commission Chairman Janiece Longoria; Patrick J. Studdert, President & CEO of Buffalo Marine Service, Inc.; ExxonMobil (accepted by Neil Chapman, President, ExxonMobil Chemical Company); and Harris County Judge Ed Emmett.

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September 2018


September Commerce Club: Breakbulk Outlook Panel

September 13, 2018 @ 11:15 am - 1:00 pm

Houston Marriott South at Hobby Airport,

9100 Gulf Freeway

Houston,

TX

77017

United States


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$40 – $50

The Greater Houston Port Bureau will host a panel discussion on what's ahead for breakbulk and project cargo business at the September Commerce Club luncheon. About the Panelists: John Hark is Director of Chartering for North America for FH Bertling. He has been in the Houston maritime industry for more than 25 years and graduated from Texas A&M University in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science in Maritime Administration. He started with FH Bertling in 2002 as Director of North America…

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October 2018


October Commerce Club: Melissa Williams, Global Sales & Marketing Manager-Marine Bunker Fuel, Shell Trading

October 11, 2018 @ 11:15 am - 1:00 pm

Houston Marriott South at Hobby Airport,

9100 Gulf Freeway

Houston,

TX

77017

United States


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$40 – $50

IMO 2020: How will the 0.5 global sulphur fuel cap affect stakeholders? As the Global Sales & Marketing Manager for Marine Bunker Fuel for Shell Trading, Melissa is responsible for the International Marine Sales and Marketing business in Trading. She has played a key role in Shell to prepare for the IMO 2020 fuel specification change. Prior to this role, Melissa was Enterprise Optimization manager for Motiva (a JV between Shell and Saudi Aramco),  ensuring all of Motiva’s assets were…

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GHPB Open House Celebration-Oct 18th

October 18, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Commemorate the past. Enjoy the present. Look to the future. Founded in 1929, the Greater Houston Port Bureau is a member driven, non-profit trade organization dedicated to promoting commerce and cooperation in the maritime industry. Today the Port Bureau supports over 200 member companies collaborating to promote the port region. Join us at the Port Bureau’s Open House on October 18 from 3-6 p.m.  Tour our new office space, enjoy refreshments, and visit with our staff. We are now located…

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10th Annual Captain’s Cup Golf Tournament

October 29, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 6:30 pm

BraeBurn Country Club,

8101 Bissonnet St

Houston,

TX

77074

United States


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$500 – $4800

Hosted at the members-only BraeBurn Country Club, the Captain’s Cup is the premier golf tournament for executives in the greater Houston port region. Treat your clients to a first-class day of golfing and network with industry leaders over a steak dinner. Visit txgulf.org/events/captains-cup to learn more and register.

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November 2018


November Commerce Club: Dan Holton, Vice President, Global Supply Chain, ExxonMobil

November 8, 2018 @ 11:15 am - 1:00 pm

Houston Marriott South at Hobby Airport,

9100 Gulf Freeway

Houston,

77017

United States


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$40 – $50

      Dan Holton is Vice President of Global Supply Chain for ExxonMobil Chemical.  In this role, Dan is accountable for global logistics and distribution; customer service; and sales, operations and inventory planning.  Dan joined ExxonMobil after completing his MBA at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.  He has held a variety of marketing, sales, financial planning, and manufacturing roles with ExxonMobil Chemical based in Houston, Texas and Brussels, Belgium.  He also held operations and commercial roles in ExxonMobil’s…

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January 2019


January Commerce Club: Annual Membership Meeting & Anthony Chovanec, SVP Enterprise Products Partners, L.P.

January 10 @ 11:15 am - 1:00 pm

Houston Marriott South at Hobby Airport,

9100 Gulf Freeway

Houston,

TX

77017

United States


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$40 – $50

Our Energy Future is Now Anthony Chovanec was elected Senior Vice President, Enterprise Products Partners, L.P., in June 2014. He heads the company’s Fundamentals/Supply Appraisal Team which was formed in 2010 and is responsible for the evaluation of the key supply and demand trends around the company’s five business lines: Natural Gas, Natural Gas Liquids, Crude Oil, Refined Products and Petrochemicals. These analyses are used in Enterprise’s commercial activities and in evaluating capital investment opportunities. Prior to joining Enterprise in…

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