Greater Houston Partnership (GHP)

Membership Levels


The Greater Houston Partnership seeks to build collaboration within the business community. Partnership Councils give members a chance to gather with their peers along with leading experts from the business community to gain insights into the key trends and issues impacting the region's economy. Councils meet four times per year and are open to all member company employees. Partnership Council meetings are free and lunch is provided.

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What are the Council Topics?

Council Descriptions

Arts & Culture Council Email Opt-In

Houston's rich arts and culture scene is integral to the quality of life enjoyed by Houstonians. This Council serves as a vital link between businesses and the arts community, creating connections to ensure that our region remains culturally vibrant.

Meeting Schedule

Economic Development Council Council Email Opt-In

From new commercial developments to trends affecting regional development, this Council will examine where the new jobs and announcements occur and explores issues related to expansion of your business. This Council connects you with the leaders making the next big thing happen in Houston.

Meeting Schedule
  • March 21, 2017
  • May 16, 2017
  • August 8, 2017
  • October 24, 2017

Education Council Council Email Opt-In

A strong education system, including early education through graduate school, is the bedrock of a successful community. This Council explores developments in education and how these trends impact our quality of life along with our ability to bring new businesses and attract top talent to Houston.

Meeting Schedule
  • March 28, 2017
  • April 25, 2017
  • August 22, 2017
  • November 7, 2017

Energy Council Council Email Opt-In

Houston is the Energy Capital of the World, and this Council explores the region's largest industry. From upstream, midstream and downstream, along with all of the supporting industries that keep Houston flowing, this Council connects you with the leaders driving the latest news and projects in this critical sector.

Meeting Schedule

Healthcare Council Council Email Opt-In

Home to the largest medical center in the world, this Council explores the heartbeat of Houston's medical industry. This series features the leading minds and innovators driving the latest trends in health care delivery along with research and commercialization.

Meeting Schedule
  • February 14, 2017
  • May 2, 2017
  • July 25, 2017
  • October 10, 2017

Houston Economy Council Council Email Opt-In

Knowledge is key, and this Council connects you with data and expert commentary from Houston's premier economic research team at the Partnership and other leading experts from across the region. With updates on the Houston economy, along with sector-specific assessments, this Council provides the economic insights to help guide your business strategy.

Meeting Schedule
  • April 4, 2017
  • July 11, 2017
  • September 26, 2017
  • October 24, 2017

International Trade Council Council Email Opt-In

As a business in "America's Next Great Global City," members of this Council explore international trade and investment opportunities and connect with resources that can assist with navigating foreign financing, import/export regulations, and other key components of the international business toolkit.

Meeting Schedule
  • March 7, 2017
  • May 23, 2017
  • August 15, 2017
  • October 31, 2017

Politics Council Council Email Opt-In

Respected as a political powerhouse at the national level, Texas is also known for its engaging local and state politics. Voting laws, district alignments and party affiliations are critically important. This Council explores the most important political trends that impact the business community.

Meeting Schedule
  • February 28, 2017
  • June 6, 2017
  • August 1, 2017
  • October 17, 2017

Quality of Life Council Council Email Opt-In

Houston is a vibrant city of lush green spaces, award-winning dining, and a thriving arts and entertainment scene. Outsiders are consistently surprised to learn about everything Houston has to offer. This Council provides you the opportunity to connect with leaders dedicated to making Houston a great place to live.

Meeting Schedule
  • March 28, 2017
  • June 13, 2017
  • August 29, 2017
  • November 14, 2017

Transportation Council Council Email Opt-In

Our region thrives through our ability to move our people to and from work, and goods in and out of the region. Explore the latest trends and developments concerning the "mission-critical" infrastructure that affects us all.

Meeting Schedule
  • April 18, 2017
  • June 20, 2017
  • September 12, 2017
  • November 28, 2017

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