Tickets still available: 2024 Economic Outlook Conference is set to draw record crowds

By: Woodlands Online Staff
| Published 02/06/2024


THE WOODLANDS, TX – The 38th Economic Outlook Conference, hosted by The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce with presenting sponsorship by Entergy, expects close to 800 people to attend the venerable conference, taking place at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, February 16. Tickets and some sponsorship opportunities are still available but are going quick.

Info, updates, and summaries will be featured at Feb. 16 event

The EOC is an annual, highly anticipated conference for high-profile business leaders to gain insight and knowledge on the trajectory of our economy – and ways to prepare for the growth to come. Global, national and local speakers address attendees on the economy, trends and growth at this premier business event in The Woodlands area.

The conference allows attendees the opportunity to connect with community leaders, business leaders, entrepreneurs, elected officials, keynote speakers, economic and community update experts, and high-level panel discussions.

This year, the keynote speaker is Zack Kass, a Technology Futurist, Specialist in Generative AI Solutions and former Head of Go-To-Market at OpenAI/ChatGPT, whose topic will be discussing the past, present, and future of artificial intelligence. The lunchtime keynote speaker will be Capt. (ret) Eric “Popeye” Doyle, Commanding Officer & Flight Leader, US Navy Blue Angels and CEO of RAVN Aerospace.

Conference speakers will include Gil Staley Gil P. Staley of The Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership giving a community update, and Patrick Jankowski, Greater Houston Partnership Chief Economist, presenting the regional economic outlook.

An economic development panel will be moderated by State Senator Brandon Creighton, and a 50th Anniversary of The Woodlands panel will include Former US Congressman Kevin Brady; Nelda Blair, Past Chairman of The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce and currently with The Blair Law Firm; and Robert Heineman, Vice President of Planning & Design, The Woodlands Development Company, while the panel will be moderated by Jim Carman, Immediate Past Chairman of The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce and President of The Houston Region at The Howard Hughes Corporation. There will additionally be a panel of local CEOs.

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