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British-American Business Council Houston
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This Week at BABC
23-27 December 2013 


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Holiday Inn Energy Ball
Sponsor: Holiday Inn West Energy Corridor
Day: Tuesday 31-Dec-13 8:00 PM to 2:00 AM
Location: Holiday Inn Houston West Energy Corridor 1112 Eldridge Parkway Houston, TX 77077
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BABC Strategic Alliance Roundtable (StAR) - A Member only event
Sponsor: The EIC and The Holiday Inn Houston Energy Corridor
Day: Friday 3-Jan-14 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM
Location: The EIC 11490 Westheimer Rd #859 Houston, TX 77077
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BAFTx Wine Women and Song
Day: Saturday 8-Feb-14 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: The Omni Houston Hotel
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Oilfield Cook-Off - SOLD OUT
Sponsor: British-American Business Council Houston
Day: Thursday 1-May-14 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Location: Sam Houston Race Park 7575 North Sam Houston Pkwy W Houston, TX 77064
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2014 BABC Annual Conference
Day: Tuesday 20-May-14 8:30 AM to Thursday 22-May-14 5:30 PM
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Welcome to the BABC - Houston newsletter of upcoming events, articles, jobs and more from our membership.

I'm sitting in my office today, coffee cup in hand, listening to The Chieftain's The Rebel Jesus and am at last filled with the holiday spirit. Wherever you are, still working like me, sitting in an airport lounge waiting for a flight home, or already gathered with your family in your home, I wish you all the joy of the season and a new year filled with excitement and fulfillment.

I look forward to working with you in 2014. We have some new and different opportunities for you to engage with your fellow BABC members this year. Our Strategic Alliance Roundtable (StAR) for SME's and service providers kicks off the year on January 3 hosted by the EIC with breakfast graciously catered by the Holiday Inn Houston Energy Corridor. Paul Franco from Praetorian Protective services will present on "Security vs. Protection". Make that gathering a part of your New Year business resolution. To register see the Event Calendar.

Remember to renew your membership by 31 December to be eligible for a drawing for (2) domestic travel vouchers graciously provided by United Airlines. Not a member? Join by 31 December and you can be included in the drawing as well. 

The BABC office will be closed 24 December through 1 January. Enjoy your holiday!

 BABC Special Announcement
Richard Tallboys CMG OBE - BABC Houston founder dies

Richard Tallboys was the British Consul General in Houston in 1980-1995 and had a vision for a British-American business organization. In 1982, he gathered together a group of business men to form the British American Business Association in Houston (which became the British-American Business Council Houston in 1999) and the British American Commerce Association in Dallas. Richard published a book in 2009 which chronicled his diplomatic career, including his time in Houston.... [More Info]

Member News
BP Announces Significant Discovery in the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico
Discovery at Gila prospect is latest discovery in the Paleogene, highlighting BP's exploration momentum and commitment to US Gulf of Mexico BP announced today it has made a significant oil discovery at its Gila prospect, which it co-owns with ConocoPhillips, in the deepwater US Gulf of Mexico. This is BP's third discovery in recent years in the emerging Paleogene trend in the Gulf of Mexico and reflects the company's ongoing commitment to the US offshore region. BP has previously... [More Info] 
 The UK: Much to Admire
Danny Lopez
The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel Editor nterviews Danny Lopez, British Consul-General, New York, and Director-General, UK Trade & Investment USA....[More info]

New Members

Greene's Energy Group - David Fowler - Small Business

ATP Instone - Nick Sharrard - Small Business

Calvin Beckford - Individual Member

Allyson Ayton - Individual Member
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