The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce announces keynote speaker, panelists, theme for 2019 Economic Outlook Conference

The 2019 Economic Outlook Conference will take place Feb. 8 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center.

The 2019 Economic Outlook Conference will take place Feb. 8 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center.

The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce announced the keynote speaker, CEO leadership panel and theme for the 2019 Economic Outlook Conference in a news release Dec. 17.

The 33rd annual event will take place Feb. 8 from 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center, located at 1601 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. The annual event attracts more than 700 attendees from the Greater Houston area each year.

This year’s event theme is “The Pathway to Sustainable Growth" featuring speakers and panelists from backgrounds in the health care industry as well as the oil and gas industry.

John Hofmeister, former president of Shell Oil Co., will serve as the event’s keynote speaker, while the CEO leadership panel will include Sallie Rainer, CEO of Entergy Texas Inc.; Lonnel Coates, CEO of Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Inc.; Charles D. Stokes, CEO of Memorial Hermann Health System; and Paul H. Layne, President of Central Region-The Howard Hughes Corp., according to the release.

“The Economic Outlook Conference is the premier business event in The Woodlands area, bringing together nationally recognized speakers, industry leaders and the business community to look at what is ahead for Montgomery County,” said JJ Hollie, The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce president and CEO, in a statement.

Tickets for the 2019 Economic Outlook Conference are available online. Early bird tickets are available for $149 per chamber member and $179 per non-chamber member through Dec. 31. Starting Jan. 1, tickets will increase to $169 and $199 per member and non-member, respectively.

Sponsorship opportunities for this event are also available ranging from $1,000-$7,500. For more information about the 2019 Economic Outlook Conference, click here.
By Hannah Zedaker
Born and raised in Cypress, Texas, Hannah Zedaker graduated from Sam Houston State University in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in mass communication and a minor in political science. She began as an intern with Community Impact Newspaper in 2015 and was hired upon graduation as a reporter for The Woodlands edition in May 2016. In January 2019, she was promoted to serve as the editor of the Spring/Klein edition where she covers Spring ISD and Harris County Commissioners Court, in addition to business, development and transportation news.


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