On December 14, U.S. Embassy Chargé de Affairs Aimee Cutrona was the guest of honor at a reception hosted by the U.S. National Committee to the World Petroleum Council (WPC) at the Radisson Blu Hotel. The reception was also attended by other guests of honor such as the Mayor of Houston, Sylvester Turner, and the Chairman of the U.S. National Committee to the WPC, Galen Cobb.
Houston is competing against Vancouver to host the 2020 World Petroleum Congress, which is expected to attract 10,000 people to the triennial event. In her remarks, Chargé Cutrona noted that the United States government would love to welcome the World Petroleum Congress and its delegates to the 2020 World Petroleum Congress in Houston. WPC Galen Cobb and Mayor Sylvester Turner also addressed the business, energy and oil sector representatives in attendance, highlighting Houston’s strengths as a world energy capital that is diverse, multicultural and welcomes millions of international visitors every year.
In an earlier event, Chargé Cutrona attended a lunch in the honor of the Mayor of Houston organized by the American Chamber of Commerce in Bahrain. This lunch was an opportunity for the Mayor of Houston to meet Bahraini energy and economic officials, as well as Bahraini business leaders to discuss mutual areas of interest.
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