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British-American Business Council Houston
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This Week at BABC
7-11 October 2013 


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2013 BABC International Business Awards
Sponsor: United Airlines as presenting sponsor
Day: Tuesday 15-Oct-13 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: The Omni Houston Hotel 4 Riverway Houston, TX 77056
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Lunch & Learn w/Universal Oil & Gas
Sponsor: Presented and Sponsored by BABC Member Universal Oil & Gas
Day: Wednesday 16-Oct-13 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Smith & Wollensky 4007 Westhimer Houston, TX
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Energy Day
Day: Saturday 19-Oct-13 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Hermann Square in front of City Hall 811 Main Street Ste 2151 Houston, TX 77002
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Networking on Tap with Burberry
Sponsor: Burberry Houston Galleria
Day: Wednesday 30-Oct-13 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Burberry in the Galleria 5015 Westheimer Rd #2460 Houston, TX 77056
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40th Annual DBE Festival
Day: Saturday 2-Nov-13 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Fluor Daniel 1 Fuor Daniel Dr Sugar Land, TX 77478
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Hello [firstname],

Welcome to the BABC - Houston newsletter of upcoming events, articles, jobs and more from our membership.


Registration for the 4th Annual BABC International Business Awards luncheon has been extended to noon, Friday, 11 October. If you want to attend, now is the time to fire up the computer and register on line. This is the largest ever attendance for this four year old programme of the BABC which highlights the significance of the Special Relationship in Texas. 

This week we introduce to you the Large Corporate category finalists and our recipient of the Consul General Award:

British - School of Houston - Recipient of the BABC Consul General Award
Established in 2000, the school has a large 14-acre campus which is located west of downtown Houston, within easy access from 1-610, I-290 and other thoroughfares. The size of the school's site and range of its facilities means that students benefit from a varied curriculum and wide variety of activities. The British School of Houston offers a broad based academic curriculum with a positive, nurturing, child-centred environment in which each pupil is valued as an individual. Students are... [More Info]
TopGolf is an authentic golf experience that combines competition with entertainment. It's an entertainment facility unlike any other, and it's helping grow the game of golf. Players hit golf balls containing computer microchips that track each shot's accuracy and distance while also awarding points for hitting targets on the outfield. Opened in December 2012, TopGolf Houston is a 65,000-square-foot facility that features approximately 3,000 square feet of event space, 102... [More Info]


Michael Page
PageGroup is a world-leading specialist recruitment consultancy with 37 years ofexpertise. It has 156 offices in 34 countries worldwide, comprising of three core brands; Michael Page, Page Executive and Page Personnel. Rebranded to 'PageGroup' from Michael Page International in late 2012, its comprehensive network can make relocating a reality - placing candidates with some of the world's most prestigious companies, all over the world. The company's consultative approach to... [More Info] 


US postpones TTIP talks due to shutdown
The Transatlantic Traded and Investment Partnership (TTIP) second round of talks in Brussels was postponed after the US notified EU, that due to financial and staffing constraints the EU partner was unable to attend the talks. Due to the partial government shutdown hundreds of thousands of US government employees are out of work or unpaid, and all the non-essential state services are closed. On Friday, US trade representative Michael Froman informed Brussels that financial and staffing... [More Info]


 Member News
Promised Land holds Promise for US Energy Players
UOG 2014 - Universal Oil & Gas - Dead Sea 2014
Universal Oil & Gas (UOG) is planning to attract a host of US energy players to the first ever major oil and gas conference in Israel, exploring the massive exploration and production opportunities recently identified there. In an ambitious 4-day programme scheduled for November, 2014, London based UOG is inviting the industry to learn how it could change the way alternative petroleum sources are exploited around the world and profit from Israel's accelerating bid for energy security. ... [More Info]

New Members

LV Shipping USA, Inc. - Paul Wilson - Small Business Member 

Wellez Information Management - Gillian Jeffrey - Small Business Member 

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