10:45-11:30 Registration: Sheraton Brookhollow
Topic: Houston’s Economic Outlook, 2016 and Beyond
Speaker: Patrick Jankowski, SVP, Research, Greater Houston Partnership
About the Speaker:
Patrick Jankowski is a regional economist and senior vice president of research at the Greater Houston Partnership. He oversees the research department which provides data analysis, economic forecasting and mapping functions for the Partnership. His observations and analysis on the local, regional and U.S. economic trends have appeared in over 35 newspapers, magazines, radio and television broadcasts, including ABC Radio, The Atlantic, Bloomberg Business, CBS Radio, CNNMoney, Financial Times, Forbes, Houston Business Journal, Houston Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, NPR, PBS Nightly Business Report, Reuters, The New York Times, Newsweek, and USA Today.
Jankowski is president of The Houston Economics Club, a current board member of the National Association for Business Economics, and a past board member of the Council for Community and Economic Research. Prior to working as an economist, Jankowski worked as a business writer for Houston Magazine, Houston City Magazine, Houston Engineer and Houston Business Journal. He holds an Energy Certificate from the University Of Texas McCombs School Of Business Executive Education Program. He received his bachelor’s degree in economics from The University of Texas at Austin.
Jankowski has worked for the Greater Houston Partnership, and its predecessor, the Houston Chamber of Commerce, for 33 years. That would be a record for most employees. He’s also been married to Olga Jankowski for 34 years, which is a record for most marriages. Both have been wonderful experiences.
Description of Program: For the fifth time in the past 35 years, Houston struggles with another drop in oil prices. How bad will it get? When will Houston recover? And what will Houston look like when it does?
Learning Objectives: Better understanding of the environment in which the local construction industry will operate over the next few years