The Woodland’s annual Economic Outlook Conference to discuss growth potential

January 25, 2013 by  

To explore and answer any questions arising from recent developments, The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its 27th Annual Economic Outlook Conference in just over a month’s time.

The recent relocation of ExxonMobil’s Houston operations to the Woodlands Area has ushered in a flood of new construction for oil companies and their support industries. The influx of capital and jobs promises great opportunities for other sectors as well, including waste management, medical, educational, and printing services, some of which have already moved in.

This bodes well for both the Woodlands and the surrounding communities of north Houston, including nearby Spring, Conroe, and Northampton. The reason for the conference, however, is to address any questions about the sustainability of the level of growth, as well as which key market it will depend upon.

At the discussion, approximately 500 local business and community leaders will enjoy presentations by nationally-recognized speakers, a networking period, and a luncheon afterwards. Sponsors will additionally be invited to attend a catered VIP Reception at a private waterfront home on Lake Woodlands.

Currently committed speakers include Alex Sutton, who is Co-President of The Woodlands Development Company, and David Arkless, President of Corporate and Government Affairs, at Manpower, Inc.

This year’s event will take place on March 8 from 7:30 am until noon at the Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center.
Conference fees run from $120-$175, while sponsorships start at $650. Those interested may register at the event’s website.