Join us for the 9th Annual Gulf Coast Industry Forum

This event helps provide strategic plans for industrial, logistic, workforce and policy-focused industries.

This 2-day event includes Q&A panels with influencers in the Texas Gulf Coast region. From Petrochemical players to Congressional figures, this will be filled with information you

do not want to miss.

Check below for our current agenda of events* and follow this link for event registration.


Day One – Wednesday, September 19th

Doors Open at 8:00am

Dave Morgan, Senior Vice President, Polymers & Specialties, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP

Rich Wells, US Gulf Coast VP Operations, Dow

Congressional Panel – Moderated by Chris Hext, Lubrizol

Gene Green, U.S Congressman, TX 29th District

Randy Weber, U.S. Congressman, TX 14th District

Brian Babin, U.S. Congressman, TX 36th District

Janiece Longoria, Chairman, Port Houston

Port Houston Update

Jerry MacCleary, Chairman and CEO, Covestro LLC.

Refining Panel – Moderated by Dennis Winkler, President, Winkler Public Relations

Cathy Culpepper, INEOS VP Manufacturing North America

Kim Foley, Site Manager Channelview, LyondellBasell

Derrick Morgan, Senior Vice President, AFPM

Mayor Sylvester Turner, City of Houston

Creating Pathways to Careers

Jim Bowen, CEO, First Trust

Turner Industries Networking Reception


Day Two – Thursday, September 20th

Doors Open at 8:00am

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

Steve Byrne, Ph.D., CFA,US Chemicals Equity Research, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc.

Wall Street’s Global Chemicals Outlook

Workforce Development Panel – Moderated by Jim Griffin, San Jacinto College

James Rhame, Vice President, Polymers, Flint Hills Resources

Steve Skarke, Executive Vice President, Kaneka

Jeff Garry, Operations Director, Dow Chemical Company

Ryan Sitton, Commissioner, Railroad Commission of Texas

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

Petrochemical Panel – Moderated by Dennis Winkler, President, Winkler Public Relations

William J. Hammarstrom, Air Products, VP, HyCO Americas

John Mabry, Operations Manager-Corpus Christi, ExxonMobil

Dan Patrick, Lieutenant Governor of Texas

BGE Networking Reception

* arrangement of daily events subject to change before GCIF

Post written by Alex Lane of Mansfield Marketing on behalf of Economic Alliance Houston Port Region.