“Houston is where the future of the world is happening today.” – Dr. Stephen Kleinberg
I like the above quote, and no group demonstrates that better than the U.S. Commercial Service, a part of the U.S. Department of Commerce. The more I learn about their interactions in the Houston marketplace, the more I am impressed with their international connectivity. I’m not sure enough business owners in Houston know about the U.S. Commercial Service’s outreach efforts.
For example, they will have a large presence at the upcoming Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), May 4-7, 2009. One event of note is the Showtime event, where U.S. Commercial Service energy specialists along with representatives from the U.S. Export-Import Bank will be available at OTC to counsel U.S. companies on their exporting strategy. Energy specialists from 18 countries including Brazil, Mexico and Saudi Arabia will be attending OTC.
The U.S. Commercial Service’s Global Energy Team has coordinated several other seminars and events during OTC. Below is the schedule of events:
Monday May, 4
• International Partner Matchmaking
Tuesday May, 5
• Brazil Offshore Industry Breakfast
• Invest in Houston Lunch
• Briefing by China Shandong Chamber of Commerce for Petroleum Equipment on CIPEE 2009
Thursday May, 7
• Oil and Gas Frontiers of the Caribbean Basin
If you have any questions about the U.S. Commercial Service events, visit www.buyusa.gov/houston/otc09programs.html.