Accelerating Growth in a Market Recovery

As both the energy market stabilizes and the regulatory environment grows more business-friendly, Houston companies have a unique opportunity to accelerate their growth in an intersection of circumstances that has rarely occurred before.

Briggs & Veselka is hosting its annual Insights program, this year titled Accelerating Growth in a Market Recovery, to cover topics clients are telling us are most important to them:

Houston Economic Outlook
     Jenny Philip, Greater Houston Partnership

Growth Through Overseas Expansion    
     Hector Escobar, BBVA Compass
     Phyllis Guillory, Chamberlain Hrdlicka
     Lien Le, Tax Shareholder, Briggs & Veselka Co.

Post Election Tax Implications
     Mark Everson, Former Commissioner, Internal Revenue Services 
     Strategic Advisory Board, Alliant Group

Big Data: Big Opportunity/Big Risks
     Nick Eusepi, Briggs & Veselka Co.
     Sean Hall, Firm Guardian 
     Donny Shimamoto, IntrapriseTechKnowlogies
     Rubik Yeriazarian, Briggs & Veselka Co. 

Be Careful What You Wish For: Managing Dynamic Growth
     James Stielow, Apache Industrial Services, Inc.

     Carlos de Aldecoa, Cadeco Industries
     Jonathan Saperstein, Tree Town USA

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
The Briar Club
2603 Timmons Lane (at Westheimer)
Houston, Texas 77027

CPE credit will be offered
Complimentary event
Light bites and drinks provided
Validated parking is available in the BC lot
Learning Objectives
Who should attend:  Presidents, CEOs, CFOs, and other senior management

CPE credit hours: 3.5

Prerequisites : None

Learning Objectives:

Houston Economic Outlook
  1. To learn about the overall economic trends for the Houston metro area and its implications on business health
  2. To learn about the possible recovery of the energy segment and the multiplier effect on other key industries in Houston
  3. To learn about the current socio-political trends in Houston that will impact labor and the economy in the next decade  
Growth Through international expansion
  1. Participants will learn about how middle market companies should prepare for a possible expansion into a foreign jurisdiction
  2. They will also learn about the compliance and local customs considerations related to foreign operations, both on the US and foreign jurisdiction standpoint
  3. Participants will learn about the differences and risks of operations in foreign countries vs. in the US
Post-election tax implications
  1.  Participants will learn about the framework of the proposed Trump tax plan for individual tax payers, including rates and deductions which might change
  2. They will also learn about the framework for corporate tax changes and the likelihood of passage of key elements of the proposed tax regime
  3. Participants will also hear an “insider” view of the process of tax reform and the possible impediments to expeditious passage of sweeping tax changes that haven’t been seen since the Reagan administration
Big Data & IT
  1. Participants will learn about how big data applications are being applied to help management of middle market companies make better, more data-driven decisions
  2. They will learn about vulnerabilities in IT infrastructure and how the risk has increased for  middle market companies in the past few years
  3. Participants will learn about changing landscape of privacy and some considerations for an integrated IT security plan
Managing Dynamic Growth
  1.  Participants will learn about how three successful Houston companies were able to overcome market adversities to thrive in the Houston economy
  2. Participants will learn first-hand the typical growth stumbling blocks, and how these three CEOs ramped up management and oversight in concert with the company’s growth
  3. In this session, visitors will learn about building an organization that can sustain growth beyond the immediate reach of the founders, a problem that often occurs with rapidly growing organizations