We depend on our members' expertise, commitment and hard work to help us move the needle in ways that make a significant impact on the region.
Expand personal and professional relationships, gain career-enhancing knowledge and develop your business with others who share common goals.
Business Resource Groups and Councils are designed for members looking to expand their personal and professional networks and gather information on trending regional topics.
The Partnership is the primary business advocate for the Houston region. The Public Policy Division works hand-in-hand with the Partnership policy committee members, board members, elected officials and outside organizations as a regional facilitator for issues affecting the business community.
As the largest economic development organization in the region, the Partnership is tasked with marketing the Houston area to relocating and expanding companies. The Regional Economic Development Advisory Committee is the primary business leadership committee that provides oversight, guidance and assistance for the Partnership's regional economic development initiatives. There are a number of targeted Committees under this Advisory Committee.
The International Investment and Trade Advisory Committee (IIT) is the primary business leadership committee that provides oversight, guidance and assistance for the Partnership’s international investment and trade initiatives. There are a number of targeted Committees under this Advisory Committee.
Access business skills and opportunities that will help brand and develop your regional and neighborhood business. This program is available exclusively to Partnership members located in our 11-county region, Districts, Wards, Main Street businesses and other unique economic zones and business centers.
As the Energy Capital of the World, Houston is the headquarters and the intellectual capital for virtually every segment of the energy industry including exploration, production, transmission, marketing, supply, and technology. This Virtual Meet-Up explores how Houston's largest industry continues to lead in this critical sector while also advancing innovation that supports the transition to a more efficient and sustainable, low-carbon future that also accommodates global demand growth.
In order for Houston to continue moving forward as a great global city, we must further the innovation eco-system in order to attract tech and start-up companies. This new council for 2019 will examine how the greater Houston region can attract high-tech companies and talent and develop physical and financial infrastructure needed to foster a thriving innovative community.
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.
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.
The Partnership's Research department offers in-depth data and analysis on a wide variety of regional economic indicators from employment and home sales to new construction and international trade.
The Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Miami and the Netherlands Business Support Office in Houston, in close collaboration with the Greater Houston Partnership, cordially invite you to the virtual roundtableÂ "Houston and the Netherlands: Opportunities in Carbon Capture and Storage."Â The Netherlands and Houston are energy hubs at the forefront of the energy transition and have the potential to become future hubs for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS). The Netherlands is developing major projects to store CO2 in empty gas fields beneath the North Sea while similar plans are being conceptualized for the Houston port area. As, Houston and the Netherlands continue to collaborate in different areas of innovation, this program will serve as an exchange of experiences and best practices between key players that can help define business opportunities and inspire the commercialization of smart solutions. Panelists:Â Vanessa Chan, Chief Commercialization Officer & Director of the Office of Technology Transitions, U.S. Department of Energy Juliana Garaizar,Â Head of Houston Incubator, Vice President of Innovation, Greentown Labs Moji Karimi, Co-Founder and CEO, Cemvita FactoryÂ Joelle Rekers, Program Lead CCS, Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate PolicyÂ Lee Stockwell,Â General Manager - United States Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage, Shell Energy Resources Company Ed Graham, Vice President, Ventures, ExxonMobil Low Carbon Solution Moderator: Jose Beceiro, Sr. Director, Energy 2.0, Greater Houston Partnership
Join the Greater Houston Partnership for the third annual State of the Houston Region virtual event. The event will feature a panel of County Judges and business leaders in a virtual setting for a conversation centered around efficient government, emergency preparedness and coordination and plans for the future. Confirmed Panelists Brazoria County Judge Matt Sebesta Fort Bend County Judge KP GeorgeÂ Walker County Judge Danny Pierce Waller County Judge Trey Duhon Wharton County Judge Phillip Spenrath
The Houston DiverseCity Summit will inspire action to advance equity and inclusion in the greater Houston region. The Summit offers content for companies and organizations of all sizes with a focus on best practices, peer connection, and first-rate resources to help you mature your diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) strategies. We will bring you the topics you most want to explore: trust and transparency, aligning ERGs to business priorities, inclusive talent recruitment and retention, supplier diversity, and more. The Partnership is honored to welcome keynote speaker, Dan Schulman, President and CEO of PayPal to this year's DiverseCity Summit. Under Danâs leadership, PayPal has been named as one of the top companies on JUST Capital and Forbesâ JUST 100 list, featuring âcompanies doing right by Americaâ. PayPal has also been recognized as a Fortune Change the World company for its work to tackle the biggest challenges facing society today. In addition to leading the e-commerce titan, Schulman has received high recognition for his commitment to social change and passion for equality, justice and basic human rights.Â Â Featured this year is the presentation of our regionâs first Equity & Inclusion Assessment and an interactive session to hear your reactions and suggestions for potential regional actions.Â Â The Partnership has reimagined the traditional corporate luncheon and conference with hybrid viewership both in real-time and on-demand, to meet every schedule from anywhere.Â We hope you will join us for DiverseCity Summit 2021! Summit Agenda Tuesday, October 26 (In-Person*)Â | Hilton Americas Hotel |Â 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Â Wednesday, October 27 (Virtual Sessions)Â | 9:00Â - 4:00 p.m.Â Check back regularly for conference details, session descriptions and speaker announcements.Â Â Health and Safety Notice* The Greater Houston Partnership looks forward to welcoming our members and the business community at large back to in-person events. As we return to gathering in person, we are committed to keeping you informed on our protocols to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all.Â TheÂ Partnership now requires all in-person event attendees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have received a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to attending an event. We will also continue our policy of requiring attendees and staff to wear face masks at all meetings and events, except while eating or drinking.Â The Partnership continues to encourage Houstonians to get vaccinated and follow health and safety guidance to reduce the continued transmission of COVID-19 in our community. We will notify our members when these guidelines are modified.