Winkler Public Relations Sponsors Port Region Economic Outlook Conference

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HOUSTON (August 19, 2013)Winkler Public Relations is a sponsor of the September 5th Economic Alliance Houston Port Region economic outlook conference at the Pasadena Convention Center.  Local, state and national refining and chemical industry executives will share industry expansion plans that have the Houston Ship Channel region positioned for unprecedented growth. A dramatic natural gas revolution in the United States, along with other economic factors, is driving industry growth and a regional economic boom.

The annual outlook conference will explore the natural gas phenomenon and its impact on the region, the U.S. and global markets. ExxonMobil Chemical Company senior vice president Lynne M. Lachenmyer will deliver a luncheon keynote outlining global natural gas markets. A petrochemical panel will review plans for local plant expansions and give an overview of the economic health of the industry.

The conference also will feature a morning keynote from Port of Houston Authority chairman Janiece Longoria. She is expected to address Port of Houston plans for $200 million in capital projects to modernize public terminals. A maritime panel will look at steel imports in light of pending industry expansion and continuing exploration of Texas natural gas fields, as well as will discuss Houston logistics and transportation of imports and exports in the global market.

“Winkler Public Relations helped organize the first Economic Alliance outlook conference. We are proud to sponsor the event for a third consecutive year,” said Dennis Winkler, COO. Winkler mentioned that the conference is a popular venue for vendors and suppliers who want to gain insights about new projects and meet leaders of companies for which the vendors and suppliers hope to work. The conference has sold more than 500 seats and sold out of display booths a month before the conference which is scheduled for September 5th, 8 a.m.— 2 p.m. at the Pasadena Convention Center, 7902 Fairmont Parkway, Pasadena, Texas, 77507.