Houston Selected as Site for 2020 World Petroleum Congress

Nice get for the city. Should have some residual effect on UH.

HOUSTON SELECTED AS SITE FOR 2020 WORLD PETROLEUM CONGRESS
http://www.houstongovnewsroom.org/go/doc/2155/2908634/

The third time was the charm for Houston in the competition for the triennial meeting of the World Petroleum Congress. In voting held in Bahrain today, WPC delegates awarded the 2020 WPC to Houston. The Bayou City beat out Vancouver for the coveted event that has an estimated economic impact of $60-80 million and draws as many as 10,000 top-level international oil executives together every three years. It was Houston’s third try. The 2014 and 2017 events were lost to Moscow and Istanbul. The last time Houston was selected as the host was 1987.

With Houston as host, how can UH capitalize?

Should have some of the meetings at the University which should give UH exposure on a global level.

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