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Agenda

Day One – Wednesday, September 19th
Doors Open at 8:00am

8:00 a.m.      Registration & Networking

9:00 a.m.      Welcome & Opening Remarks

9:15 a.m.      Dave Morgan, Senior Vice President, Polymers & Specialties
Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP

9:50 a.m.      Rich Wells, US Gulf Coast VP Operations
Dow Chemical Company

Networking Break

Platinum Sponsors

10:40 a.m.     Congressional Panel
Moderated by Tim Culp, President,
Deer Park Chamber of Commerce
Gene Green, U.S Congressman, TX 29th District
Randy Weber, U.S. Congressman, TX 14th District
Brian Babin, U.S. Congressman, TX 36th District

11:15 a.m.     Lunch

12:15 p.m.     Janiece Longoria, Chairman, Port Houston
Port Houston Update

1:00 p.m.      Jerry MacCleary, Chairman and CEO, Covestro LLC.

Gold Sponsors

2:00 p.m.      Petrochemical Panel
Moderated by Dennis Winkler, CEO, Winkler Public Relations
Cathy Culpepper, VP Manufacturing North America, INEOS
Kim Foley, Site Manager Channelview, LyondellBasell
Derrick Morgan, Senior Vice President, AFPM

Networking Break

3:00 p.m.      Mayor Sylvester Turner, City of Houston
Creating Pathways to Careers

Networking Break

4:00 p.m.      Jim Bowen, CEO, First Trust Portfolios L.P.

5:00 p.m.     Closing Comments
Chad Burke, President & CEO
Economic Alliance Houston Port Region

5:30 p.m.      Turner Industries Networking Reception
San Jacinto College Maritime Center

Silver Sponsors

Day Two – Thursday, September 20th
Doors Open at 8:00am

8:00 a.m.      Registration & Networking

9:00 a.m.      Welcome & Opening Remarks

9:15 a.m.       Freight Transportation Panel
Moderated by Glenn Royal, Chairman
Economic Alliance Houston Port Region
Quincy Allen, District Engineer, TxDOT
Roger Guenther, Executive Director, Port Houston
Brian Fielkow, President, Jetco Delivery
Jack Morman, Commissioner, Harris County Pct. 2

10:00 a.m.     Steve Byrne, Ph.D., CFA,US Chemicals Equity Research
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc.
Wall Street’s Global Chemicals Outlook

Networking Break

10:45 a.m.     Petrochemical Workforce Panel
Moderated by Jim Griffin,Vice Chancellor/Sr. VP
San Jacinto College – Center for Petrochemical,
Energy and Technology
James Rhame, Vice President, Polymers, Flint Hills Resources
Steve Skarke, Executive Vice President, Kaneka North America
Jeff Garry, Operations Director, Dow Chemical Company

11:15 p.m.      Lunch

12:15 p.m.      Dan Patrick, Lieutenant Governor of Texas

1:00 p.m.     Industry Regulatory Overview
Moderated by Hector Rivero, President, Texas Chemical Council
Larry Taylor, Texas Senator, TX 11th District
Bryan Zumwalt, VP Federal Affairs, American Chemistry Council
Kathleen Hartnett-White, Senior Fellow & Director, Texas Public
Policy Foundation

Networking Break

2:30 p.m.     Petrochemical Panel
Moderated by Dennis Winkler, CEO, Winkler Public Relations
William J. Hammarstrom, Air Products, VP, HyCO AmericasC
John Mabry, Operations Manager-Corpus Christi, ExxonMobil

Networking Break

3:30 p.m.     Ryan Sitton, Commissioner, Railroad Commission of Texas

4:30 p.m.     Closing Comments
Chad Burke, President & CEO
Economic Alliance Houston Port Region

4:45 p.m.    BGE Networking Reception
Pasadena Convention Center Lobby