WEST HOUSTON BUSINESS SUMMIT
A new normal is the order of the day, as everyone globally pivots to navigate business with COVID as a
part of everyday life - at least, for now. Consumer behavior seems unpredictable, while labor shortages
and a slow economy throw many industries into havoc. Fortunately, the outlook for West Houston is not
all doom and gloom.
To provide insight into some of the most critical markets in our region, the Houston West Chamber of
Commerce is hosting the West Houston Business Summit, February 3, 2023, at the Norris Conference
Center. Hundreds of business owners and other professionals will gather for impactful networking,
engaging forums, and informative presentations focused on current trends specific to West Houston.
Key executives from some of the most important business segments in West Houston will be on hand to
discuss projects for the upcoming year in the areas of the stock market, oil and gas, artificial intelligence,
mental health, and economic challenges including workforce struggles. Executives, managers and
business owners of all sizes and industries are encouraged to attend to learn more about expected
trends for 2023.
The target audience for the West Houston Business Summit includes industry leaders and business
owners from Greenway Plaza to the Energy Corridor. The Conference will kick off with am opening
session with continental breakfast and a business marketplace/expo, followed by a series of forums that
discuss the most pressing and cutting-edge issues in business today. The day will end with luncheon
featuring a keynote speaker.
Keynote Luncheon Speaker:
Janis Burke, CSEE
CEO, Harris County Houston Sports Authority
Janis Burke, CSEE has been the CEO of the Harris County – Houston Sports Authority since 2006. She became the third chief executive and first woman to hold the position since the inception of the organization in 1997. In addition to overseeing the billion dollars of bond debt service for Houston’s professional sports stadiums, under her leadership, Houston has been awarded major sporting events to include: U.S. Olympic Trials, collegiate tournaments, numerous National and World Championships, AAU Junior Olympics, and the Transplant Games of America. In addition to sitting on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Sports Commissions, Janis has also been recognized locally by Conference USA and Rice University for her outstanding contributions and achievements as a woman in the Houston sports industry, identified by the Texas Executive Women’s Association as a “Woman on the Move,” and recently named one of “Houston’s 50 Most Influential Women.”