ABSTRACT of Presentation
Success in completing and executing partnerships of all kinds depends upon managing many business and operational issues.
Therefore, both commercial and technical roles are important in sustaining and growing these relationships. When cross-cultural differences dominate, agreement and execution can be particularly problematic. Negotiations can be shortened and benefits increased by focusing on the subtle, often hidden, interplay between language, culture, and personality, even when both parties speak the same language or come from the same background.
With attention to these details as well as the content of negotiation, use of a few critical and easily implemented tools can bring increased success to long-term partnerships.
SEASONAL FRUIT SALAD
SAUTEED RED FISH
If you have special dietary needs (allergies, religious, etc.), please include special meal requests in the "Comments" section during the registration process.
Registration & Walk-ins
All attendees are encouraged to register and pay online for this event. This is a more efficient means of registering for the event and enables the registration process at the meeting to move much faster. Walk-in space is available on a seat-limited basis at a fee $5 more than the on-line registration fee.
Parking for this event
The TOTAL Plaza building (1201 Louisiana Street across from the Houston Hyatt Regency Hotel) is connected to the downtown Houston tunnel system. Using the tunnel system, those working downtown can walk to our meeting in air-conditioned comfort.
If you will drive to this meeting, the following summarizes available parking:
The image above shows how to access the valet parking area at the new location of the Petroleum Club. Enter from Milam Street and exit onto Louisiana Street. Parking fee for this valet parking is $15. Be sure to get discount parking sticker at registration table if you use this valet parking service.
Surface parking lots are available to the south of the TOTAL Plaza building (between this building and the former EXXON Building), including one surface lot adjacent to the TOTAL Plaza Building - pay at meter (cost ~ $9). Other surface lots in the area cost $8 - $9 and they frequently are full by mid-morning.
Parking is also available in the Hyatt Regency Hotel parking garage across the street. Prices vary depending on time in the garage. Cost for 2 hours of parking is $12. Parking is also available via valet at the Louisiana Street entrance of the hotel. Cost is about $10.