Secretary Rick Perry address to the Houston Minority Supplier Development Council Rigel Award Luncheon winners
The Office of Minority Business and Economic Development (MBED) co-hosted the 2nd annual DOE Business Energy Summit/EXPO 2017 in Houston, TX, November 29-30, 2017. The Business Energy Summit featured plenary speakers, panelists and networking opportunities for diverse business enterprises. Over 150 people attended the Summit and more than 1400 attendees participated in the two day event. Topics of discussion included Oil & Gas Outlook, Trends in Electricity/Utilities, Pipelines/Infrastructure, Renewable Energy and LNG/Petrochemical and featured companies such as: ExxonMobil, ConocoPhillips, Chevron, TransCanada, Chicago Bridge and Iron, etc. The Business Energy Summit was intended to raise the awareness within the minority business community about energy sector trends, immediate and future opportunities, and how to do business with the energy industry while providing invaluable networking opportunities with peers and other stakeholders.