Upcoming April Events in Houston

by | Apr 1, 2015 | Community Circle

Our friends and clients look to us, as accountants and business advisors, to formulate ideas and facilitate solutions for your business. With this in mind, we are supporting several upcoming events we think may be of interest to you.   
  • Houston Energy Breakfast
  • Greater Houston Partnership – Coffee with the Consuls
  • Greater Houston Partnership – State of the City
  • The Women’s Fund
  • Rice Business Plan Competition
  • Houston Interactive Marketing Association
  • Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce No Limits Conference
If you have questions about any event details or registration information, the organization-specific contacts are below. We hope to see you at any or all of these events!

Spotlight On: Houston Energy Breakfast
New Realities in Energy 

Friday, April 17, 2015 | 6:15 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Westin Oaks Galleria | 5011 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX  77056 

The Houston Energy Breakfast is the premier gathering of leaders and experts in the oil, natural gas, power, and renewables industries. It offers insights, new ideas, and topical information across the entire energy value chain in an efficient breakfast format. Moderated by Russ Capper, EnergyMakers, the panel includes: Greg Vesey, Vice President Gas Supply and Trading, Chevron; Scott Prochazka, President & CEO, CenterPoint Energy; Craig Heilmann, Associate Partner, IBM Global Security; and Reagan (R.T.) Dukes, Senior Analyst, Wood Mackenzie. More…

Who Should Attend: 
Senior energy executives from all sectors of the oil, natural gas, power and renewables industries, as well as investors, academia, investment bankers, industry analysts, and leading journalists. Attendees will benefit from the networking opportunity prior to the breakfast and the structured coffee discussion groups sponsored by PKF Texas.


Cost: Before 4/3 – $90

After 4/3 – $110

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Event Contact: Diana Swift | 281-413-9617 | DSwift@kca-us.com

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Coffee with the Consuls
Doing Business with Germany
When: Tuesday, April 14, 2015  | Breakfast: 8:00 a.m. | Program: 8:30 to 10:00 a.m.
Where: Greater Houston Partnership| 1200 Smith St., Suite 700, Houston, TX 77002
What: Join us for Coffee with the Consuls: Germany as we welcome The Honorable Ricarda Redeker, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany, as our guest speaker. She will discuss the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and how it impacts Houston’s trade relationship with Germany. More…

Who Should Attend: Executives seeking connections to companies doing business in Germany.

Cost: $30 Member | $40 Non-member

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Event Contact: Amber Margraves | 713-844-3651 |  amargraves@houston.org

Greater Houston Partnership
State of the City

Thursday, April 16, 2015 | 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Where: Hilton Americas | 1600 Lamar, Houston, TX 77010
What: Join the Greater Houston Partnership for our annual State of the City featuring Mayor Annise Parker. After six years of leading the City of Houston, Mayor Parker will outline her plans for the remainder of her term and reflect on her time at City Hall. More…

Member $85 | Non-member $100
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Event Contact: Kristin Culwell | 713-844-3694 |  kculwell@houston.org

The Women’s Fund
The Art of Resiliency

Thursday, April 16, 2015 | 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.


Where: Silver Street Studios | 2000 Edwards St Houston, TX 77007

 “The Art of Resiliency” is an art-themed evening aimed at creating a fun and energetic atmosphere while raising awareness about resiliency and health initiatives. The Women’s Fund mission is to encourage women and girls to take individual initiative to establish good personal health habits. We educate them about health through focused seminars, curriculum-based classes, and publications.  More…


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Event Contact: Linda Rhodes | 713-623-6543  | linda@thewomensfund.org


Rice Alliance for Technology & Entrepreneurship
Rice Business Plan Competition

April 16-18, 2015

Jones School of Business | Rice University, Houston, TX 77005

The Rice Business Plan Competition is the world’s richest and largest graduate-level student start-up competition. 42 top university teams from around the world will compete in front of over 250 judges for more than $1 million in prizes. More…

$99 – 1 Day Pass | $199 – 3 Day Pass

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Event Contact: Mary Lynn Fernau | 713-348-5374 | mlfernau@rice.edu

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Houston Interactive Marketing Association
THE CRM PROJECT: Everything you’ve heard is true

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 | 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.


Where: Houston Technology Center |  410 Pierce Street, Houston, TX 77002  

 Demystify the CRM process with a panel of seasoned marketers, including Raissa Evans, PKF Texas Practice Growth Executive Manager, who will walk you through the realities and scary moments of choosing and implementing the right CRM for your business or organization. Participate in small group breakouts led by industry leaders to address plot twists and happily-ever-afters for your project. Get answers straight from the horse’s mouth during a quick fire Q & A with the leading CRMs plus experts who have been in your shoes. Ready to commit? Sign up for CRM speed dating for some one-on-one time with reps on-site (included with registration, but limited availability).  More…

Before 4/28 – $50 Member | $60 Non-member

Onsite – $60 Member | $70 Non-member

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Event Contact: Mandy Graessle | 281-785-1089  | mandygraessle@gmail.com

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Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce
No Limits: Greater Houston Conference for Women

Thursday, April 30, 2015 | 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Where: Hilton Americas | 1600 Lamar, Houston, TX 77010

Please join the GHWCC as they make the Seventh Annual No Limits: Greater Houston Conference for Women the most successful to date, demonstrating to the business community that women truly have no limits, and showcasing the real power of Houston women. Speakers include:  Lynn Povich, Senior Editor, Newsweek; Catherine Avgiris, Executive Vice President and CFO, COMCAST; and Jeanne Sullivan, Co-Founder and Special Advisor, StarVest Partners. More…


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Event Contact:  Suzan Deison |713-782-3777 | sdeison@ghwcc.org

Additional Upcoming Events
More details coming soon!
  • May 4-7, 2015 – Offshore Technology Conference
  • May 13, 2014 – East End Chamber of Commerce Education Symposium
  • May 14, 2015 – Houston Technology Center Gala
  • May 15, 2015 – GHP Rise to the Top
  • May 27, 2015 – GHP State of International Trade

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