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The Candidates are Coming to Houston

by | Feb 6, 2008 | Community Circle

Now that Super Tuesday is behind us and the election picture is a little less hazy, I want to remind everyone that the candidates are coming to Houston on February 28th for “America’s Energy Future – Houston’s Presidential Summit.” 

The Greater Houston Partnership has put together a high-level energy symposium, summit and exhibition with presenters featuring leading energy suppliers, technologies and innovations.

Speakers include:

  • Greg Boyce, President and CEO, Peabody Energy
  • Clarence P. Cazalot, Jr., President and CEO, Marathon Oil Corporation
  • David Crane, President and CEO, NRG Energy
  • Dana Flanders, President, Chevron Technology Ventures
  • Jim Hackett, CEO, Anadarko
  • John Hofmeister, President, Shell Oil Company
  • Robert C. Kelly, Founding Partner, DKRW Energy LLC
  • Renu Khator, Ph.D, President, University of Houston
  • Buddy Kleemeier, Chairman, Independent Petroleum Producers Association
  • Jeff Moseley, President and CEO, Greater Houston Partnership
  • Ali Moshiri, President, Chevron Africa and Latin America Exploration & Production
  • James Oberwetter, Former Ambassador to Saudi Arabia
  • Carl Pope, Executive Director, Sierra Club
  • John Richels, President, Devon Energy
  • Frank Steininger, Partner, Assurance Energy, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Dan Watkins, Ph.D., Managing Director, DFJ Mercury
  • Bill White, Mayor, City of Houston
  • Dan Wolterman, President & CEO, Memorial Hermann

The evening debate with the presidential candidates from both parties will be moderated by Tim Russert and will air live on MSNBC. The candidates will discuss their energy policy platforms.

If you’re a GHP member it is $450 for the whole symposium including the live televised debate in the evening. If you’re not a member, it is $750 for the whole event 

This is a great opportunity for Houston to take center stage in this year’s election process.

How do you feel about Houston hosting the candidates debate about energy issues? Are you going to attend? Does this provide the incentive to vote in Texas’ primary on March 4th?

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