Upcoming September Events in Houston

by | Sep 10, 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
  • Rice Alliance For Technology and Entrepreneurship
  • Turnaround Management Association
  • Profit and Peril: Secrets to Global Expansion
  • Greater Houston Partnership
  • Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce
  • University of Houston – Energy Symposium

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
Creating Value Along the Value Chain


When: Thursday, September 17, 2015 | Registration & Networking 6:15 a.m. | Breakfast 7:15 a.m.  | Presentation 7:45 a.m.
Where: Westin Oaks – Galleria | 5011 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX 77056
What: The Houston Energy Breakfast is hosting a panel of industry leaders discussing “Creating Value Along the Value Chain.” Moderated by Russ Capper of the BusinessMakers Show, the panel includes Greg Garland, CEO, Phillips 66, David J. Porter, Chairman, Texas Railroad Commission, Skip York, Vice President, Integrated Energy, Wood Mackenzie and William T. Yardley, President, U.S. Transmissions, Spectra Energy. More…


Who Should Attend:
Executives focused on doing business in Houston’s energy economy.


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

Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship
13th Annual Energy and Clean Technology Venture Forum


When: Thursday, September 17, 2015 | 8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Where: Rice University, McNair Hall | 6100 Main Street, Houston, TX 77005

What: This event represents an opportunity to learn about the latest emerging technologies, meet investors to seek funding, see promising companies, learn about investment opportunities, meet individuals from the energy and clean technology industry, learn about promising companies seeking to expand their management team, as well networking and learning opportunities for entrepreneurs, researchers, investment professional and business executives. This is a must-attend event for anyone involved in the energy and clean technology community in the region. More..

$175 Early Registration | $299 Walk-up Registration

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



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Turnaround Management Association

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About LinkedIn

When:  Wednesday, September 30, 2015 | Networking 6:00 p.m
Program 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Where:Maggiano’s Little Italy | 2019 Post Oak Blvd. Houston, TX 77056

 Everything you ever wanted to know about LinkedIn. The TMA Association of Houston is hosting a networking and speaking event. Larry Kaufman will discuss everything you want to know about LinkedIn. More…

Cost: Free – Members 39 and below | $35 Members, age 40+ | $45 Non-members

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Event Contact:  Dale Wilkins | 713-839-0808 | dale@amchouston.com


Client Exclusive – Profit and Peril
Secrets To Global Expansion

  Tuesday, September 22, 2015 | Breakfast 7:30 a.m. | Presentation and Panel 8:00 a.m.

Where: San Felipe Plaza, 2nd Floor | 5847 San Felipe Street, Houston, TX 77057

What:  We will debut the results and insights from Profit and Peril: Secrets to Global Expansion, a two-year-long research project where we uncovered the common mistakes and misconceptions companies make when internationalizing their businesses. An international panel will discuss successful strategies you can implement in your business to ensure you reach your global business goals. Following the event, every attendee will receive a copy of the discussed research and thought leadership report entitled, Profit and Peril: Secrets to Global Expansion.

Who to Contact:
  If you would like more information about Profit and Peril: Secrets to Global Expansion, please contact Jen Lemanski, 713-860-5457, jlemanski@pkftexas.com

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Coffee with the Consuls
Doing Business with Sweden


When: Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Breakfast 8:00 a.m. | Program: 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Where: Greater Houston Partnership | 1200 Smith Street, Suite 700, Houston, TX 77002

Join us on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 for Coffee with the Consuls: Sweden as we welcome the Honorable Astrid Marklund, Honorary Consul General of Sweden. Consul General Marklund will provide an update of Sweden’s business climate, the business opportunities between Sweden and the U.S. and Sweden’s connections with Texas. The Consul General will be joined by Jonas Dahlstrom, Vice President of the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce, Texas. Mr. Dahlstrom also serves as the CFO for Nynas Petroleum. More…

$30 Members | $40 Non-members

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

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Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce
Women In The Fast Lane of Steam


When: Thursday, September 24, 2015 | 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Where: Hilton Americas, Grand Ballroom | 1600 Lamar, Houston, TX 77010

The Event will benefit the Chamber’s program of work which includes providing scholarships for deserving female students graduating from Aldine, Houston, Spring, and Spring Branch School Districts to attend a Texas college of their choice; Smart Start for Women Entrepreneurs, a program to provide training and support to women entrepreneurs to increase their ability to be successful business owners, thus, contributing to the economic growth of our community including creating jobs; and STEAM Town USA (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math) an initiative to increase exposure of third grade girls to STEAM concepts, improve grades and graduation rates, and encourage girls to pursue STEAM careers. More…

$65 Members | $75 Non-members

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

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University of Houston
Energy Symposium


When: Thursday, September 24, 2015 | 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

University of Houston | 4800 Calhoun Road, Houston, TX 77004

The UH Energy Symposium focuses on critical issues in energy. The 2015-2016 Energy Symposium Series is titled: Critical Issues in Energy, “Arctic Drilling: Untapped Opportunity or Risky Business?” PKF Texas is a proud co-sponsor of the reception following the event. The moderated discussion will feature the following speakers: Subhankar Banerjee, Artist, Activist and Environmental Humanities Scholar Jed Hamilton, Senior Arctic Consultant at ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company Bob Reiss, American Author of Nonfiction; Consultant on Arctic Issues Peter Van Tuyn, Managing Partner, Bessenyey & Van Tuyn, LLC. The symposium will be moderated by Richard Haut, Program Director, Energy Production at HARC.

Cost: Free

Who Should Attend
:  Executives doing business in the energy economy.Register Now button

Event Contact:
UH Energy | 713-743-6100 | uhenergy@uh.edu

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