BVEDC Executive Luncheon

Thursday, September 1
Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center

Join the BVEDC for a discussion on how the Texas Triangle is making a global business impact, and how the Brazos Valley plays into its present and future.

Our Executive Luncheon will feature former San Antonio Mayor, former U.S. HUD Secretary and author Henry Cisneros as the keynote speaker. Following his remarks, a panel discussion powered by the Texas Economic Development Corporation will further explore the opportunities ahead for the Texas Triangle and our community.

The first 100 people to register for the lunch will receive a free copy of the book Cisneros co-authored, "The Texas Triangle," thanks to one of our event sponsors, Oldham Goodwin.

Keynote Speaker and Panelist
Henry Cisneros

Henry Cisneros is one of the nation’s most prominent thought leaders and innovators in infrastructure investment. He is Chairman and Co-Founder of American Triple I Partners, a developer, investor, and manager of infrastructure assets. Henry provides governance leadership and develops relationships with asset and investor partners for Triple I. He is the former federal Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), appointed by President Bill Clinton and serving from 1993 to 1997. In 1981, Henry became the first Hispanic-American mayor of a major U.S. city, San Antonio, serving four terms.

The Texas Triangle: An Emerging Power in the Global Economy

by Henry Cisneros, David Hendricks, J. H. Cullum Clark and William Fulton

This important new study examines the intricately linked phenomena of interwoven population growth, economic power, quality education, business leadership, and fiscal significance as exemplified in the "Texas Triangle," a network of metropolitan complexes that are reshaping the destiny of Texas and adding a strong pinnacle in the global system of economic mega-centers. The authors describe the trajectories of each of the Texas Triangle metros in which they live and work and integrate them into a larger dynamic of functioning cohesion and effective collaboration.

Panel Moderator
Robert Allen

Robert Allen is President and CEO of Texas Economic Development Corporation (TxEDC). Previously, he served as Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Greg Abbott, during which time he worked closely with the Director of the Economic Development and Tourism Division to further Governor Abbott's mission to position Texas as a global leader in economic development and as the best state for business innovation, job creation and continuing economic expansion. Prior to his role at the Office of the Governor, Allen served as Deputy Chief of Staff at the Office of the Attorney General, where he assisted with the administration of the more than 4,000-employee agency.

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