Moving Texas Forward: How Infrastructure Drives Commerce

  • Thursday, April 04, 2019
  • Saturday, April 06, 2019
  • The Woodlands, Texas

Moving Texas Forward will explore how commercial movement happens, the scale and economic impact of commercial goods moving into, out of, around, and through Texas, and the critical importance that infrastructure plays in maintaining our competitive edge. We will provide an overall look at the opportunities and challenges of planning, building, and financing infrastructure in Texas, as well as robust discussion from industry leaders on why they do business in Texas, the impact leveraging Texas as a hub for commercial goods movement has on their businesses, and what they need in order to continue doing so. 


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Thursday, April 4

3–5 p.m.          Executive Committee Meeting 

6 p.m.         Dinner & Boat Tour of Port Houston and Houston Ship Channel (limited to 55 participants) SOLD OUT

Friday, April 5

Morning Panels

8 a.m. Welcome Remarks
Hon. Mark Keough, Montgomery County Judge

8:15 a.m. Setting the Stage: Modes of Commercial Transportation
Lindsay Wilson, Panalpina; Alexandra Kleinschmidt, DHL;  Richard Zientek, Union Pacific; David Ferebee, Lone Star Transportation

8:45 a.m. Congressional Thoughts: The Federal Perspective on Commercial Infrastructure
The Honorable Randy Weber, U.S. House of Representatives

9:20 a.m.-12:40 p.m.
Behind-the-Scenes Air Cargo Experience/Innovation Fair

George Bush Intercontinental Airport (limited to 120 participants)

1:15 p.m.    Infrastructure Built to Compete
The Honorable Ed Emmett, former Harris County Judge, in conversation with Khambrel Marshall, KPRC

1:45 p.m. The Future of Texas Commerce
The Honorable Ted Cruz, United States Senate (Lyceum Class of 2004), in conversation with Khambrel Marshall, KPRC

2:15 p.m. Mapping the Commercial Ecosystem
Avera Basham, Kiewit; Diana Davila, UTC Overseas; John Hark, Bertling Logistics

2:45 p.m. Points of Entry and Exit and the Last Mile/First Mile Dilemma
Roger Guenther, Executive Director, Port Houston; Marcel Johnson, Port of San Antonio; Luis Aviles, Senior Executive Air Service Development, Houston Airport System

3:30 p.m. Traversing Texas: Challenges for Big Rigs
David Ferebee, Vice President, Lone Star Transportation LLC

3:50 p.m. Looking into the Future

Public-Private Partnership in Building Infrastructure
Speaker: Holly Reed, Texas Central Rail (Lyceum Class of 2011)
Supply Chain as Technology Vanguard: Fulfilling the Promise of E-Commerce
Speaker: Jason Schenker, President, Prestige Economics, and Chairman, The Futurist Institute (Lyceum Class of 2018)
Fort Bend: Intersection of Road, Rail and Sea
Speaker: Jeff Wiley, President & CEO, Fort Bend Economic Development Council

4:30 p.m. Enabling Texas' Energy Dominance: A Look at the Pipeline Infrastructure that Makes Hydrocarbon Movement Possible

Speakers: Allen Fore, Vice President, Public Affairs for Kinder Morgan, Inc.; Devin Hotzel, Stakeholder Outreach, ENBRIDGE; Ramanan Krishnamoorti, Chief Energy Officer, Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of Houston; Mark Meyer, Chairman of the Board, Altus Midstream Company, and Executive Vice President – Energy Technology, Data Analytics & Commercial Intelligence, Apache Corporation

Moderator: Castlen Kennedy, Vice President – Communications and Public A airs, Apache Corporation (Lyceum Class of 2015)

6:30 p.m. Reception

7:30 p.m. Dinner & Fireside Chat: The State's Role in Building Infrastructure for the Future
A conversation with Jeff Austin III, Commissioner, Texas Department of Transporation, and James Bass, Executive Director, Texas Department of Transportation (invited)

Saturday, April 6

9 a.m.         Blank Page: The Texas Lyceum Brand*

9:45 a.m. Board Meeting*

*Directors/Alumni Only

No refunds issued after Thursday, March 28.

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