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April 2019


Commerce Club Guest Speaker: Dr. Helen Currie, Chief Economist, ConocoPhillips

April 11 @ 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

Dr. Helen Currie, Chief Economist, ConocoPhillips Dr. Helen Currie is the Chief Economist for ConocoPhillips Corporation. With over 25 years’ experience in business, government and academia, she brings unique perspectives to strategic planning at ConocoPhillips. Her current responsibilities involve long range planning and strategy development, investment analyses, political risk and scenario planning. Previous roles at ConocoPhillips include upstream and downstream business analysis, commercial risk management for all liquids, natural gas and power marketing, as well as risk systems project management.…

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May 2019


May Commerce Club: Dan Smith, CEO, Watco Companies, LLC

May 9 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Houston Marriott South at Hobby Airport,

9100 Gulf Freeway

Houston,

TX

77017

United States


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$40 – $50

Dan Smith serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Watco Companies, LLC. As CEO, Dan oversees all aspects of the Watco portfolio and leads the development and execution of the strategy, leadership, and direction for Watco’s Customer-First, Team-Member driven, and Safety-Always culture. Prior to being named CEO, Dan served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Dan also led the development of programs to engage team members in Watco’s safety-always culture. In 2015, Dan implemented an initiative to restructure…

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EnSafe-Chemical Process Safety-Best Practices and Regulatory Challenges

May 10 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Greater Houston Port Bureau,

4400 Highway 225 E

Deer Park,

TX

77536

United States


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Free

RESCHEDULED FOR A FUTURE DATE The Greater Houston Port Bureau in collaboration with member, EnSafe will present a seminar on May 10th from 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM on Chemical Process Safety-Best Practices and Regulatory Challenges. Join Leo Old of EnSafe at the Greater Houston Port Bureau Training Room, as he discusses fire code requirements, static safety, hazardous (classified) locations, chemical storage limits, ventilation, combustible dust and top 10 process safety management findings. Attendees can receive a certificate that qualify…

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Port 101

May 17 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am

Greater Houston Port Bureau,

4400 Highway 225 E

Deer Park,

TX

77536

United States


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Free

Enjoy coffee and donuts while Port Bureau president Captain Bill Diehl leads an informative session on the port of Houston region and ways to become more involved in the maritime business community. You’ll also get to meet most of the staff and get a tour of our new office and meeting spaces. This FREE event is open to Port Bureau members and those interested in membership. For more details and to register (you must register as class size is limited)…

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June 2019


June 13th Commerce Club-COL Dave Weston, USA (Ret.), Area Manager, HDR Engineering Inc.

June 13 @ 11:15 am

Houston Marriott South at Hobby Airport,

9100 Gulf Freeway

Houston,

TX

77017

United States


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$40 – $50

COL Dave Weston, USA (Ret.) is the Area Manager for TX Gulf Coast and LA for HDR Engineering Inc., which is working on architecture, engineering, and consulting aspects of some of these flood mitigation projects. Before joining HDR Engineering Inc, Weston was the Commander-Galveston District for the US Army Corps of Engineering Weston attended the U.S. Military Academy at West Point receiving a Bachelor of Science and Civil Engineering. He also attended the University of Texas at Austin receiving a…

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July 2019


July 11th Commerce Club

July 11 @ 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

Peter Rodriguez, Dean of the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University Peter Rodriguez is dean of the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University. He is also an economist and professor of strategic management and teaches classes on global macroeconomics and economic growth and development. He comes to Rice from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business where he was a professor, senior associate dean for MBA Programs and chief diversity officer. A…

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July Port 101

July 19 @ 8:30 am

Greater Houston Port Bureau,

4400 Highway 225 E

Deer Park,

TX

77536

United States


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Free

Enjoy coffee and donuts while Port Bureau president Captain Bill Diehl leads an informative session on the port of Houston region and ways to become more involved in the maritime business community. You’ll also get to meet most of the staff and get a tour of our new office and meeting spaces. This FREE event is open to Port Bureau members and those interested in membership. For more details and to register (you must register as class size is limited)…

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August 2019


USACE Galveston District External Project Review Board & Bi-Annual Stakeholder Partnering Forum- Aug 13/14

August 13 - August 14

Texas A&M Galveston Campus Building 3035- Room 203,

200 Seawolf Parkway

Galveston,

TX

77554

United States


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The External Project Review Board (PRB) and Bi-Annual Stakeholder Partnering Forum of the USACE, Galveston District (SWG) will be held August 13-14 at the Aggie Special Events Center, Texas A&M University, Galveston. The forum will focus on "Leveraging Civil Works Opportunities to Drive the Dominance of America's Energy Coast". Registration: Seating is limited with participation through registration only. Click on the registration link for more information.

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The 90th Annual Port Bureau Maritime Dinner-Honoring Jim Black

August 17 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Bayou City Event Center,

9401 Knight Rd

Houston,

TX

77045

United States


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The Greater Houston Port Bureau is pleased to announce that James “Jim” Black, CEO/President of Moran Shipping Agencies, Inc. has been named the 2019 Maritime Leader of the Year and will be honored at the Port Bureau’s Annual Maritime Dinner on August 17, 2019. The Port Bureau Board of Directors named Jim Black as the 2019 honoree because of his long-standing dedication to the Houston maritime industry and community. Mr. Black moved to Houston, Texas in 1975 to lead the…

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September 2019


September 12th Commerce Club Guest Speaker: Ric Campo

September 12 @ 11:15 am - 1:15 pm

Houston Marriott South at Hobby Airport,

9100 Gulf Freeway

Houston,

TX

77017

United States


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$40 – $50

Ric Campo is Chairman of the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority. He was appointed to the position in January of 2019 by the City of Houston and Harris County Commissioners Court. Campo is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Camden Property Trust since May 1993. He joined a private Houston real estate company after graduating from Oregon State University in 1976, and co-founded Camden’s predecessor companies in 1982. He is currently a member of…

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