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Thank You for an Exciting 5th Annual Oil & Gas Admins International Conference and Vendor Exhibition!

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The 5th Annual Oil & Gas Admins International Conference and Vendor Exhibition was held Thursday, June 21st at the Houston Stampede Event Center and was truly a success.

Conference attendees converged to experience dynamic speakers and over 70 fantastic vendors from a variety of industries.

We truly appreciate everyone that contributed to make the conference a success!  A special thank you to Stampede Event Center, Alison Cooke and the entire Stampede Event Center team for sponsoring the event venue and working so diligently to ensure our 5th Annual Conference was a huge success!  They went above and beyond our expectations and we truly appreciate their partnership.


La Donna Finnels-Neal, O&GA  Founder and CEO, and Sherry Grantham, O&GA Executive Ambassador kicked off the conference with an overview of the conference agenda and a safety moment after Stacey Sanchez, O&GA’s Regional Ambassador At-Large, led an exciting pre-conference networking session.  See the morning networking session summary HERE>>

MORNING SESSION PRESENTERS

The morning session began with Keynote Speaker Melody Meyer, President of Melody Meyer Energy LLC and Women with Energy.  Melody kicked off the conference with an inspiring presentation about the importance of the oil and gas administrative professional to the oil and gas industry.  Expert Guest Speaker Mahmoud “Tommy” Kassem, VP of Integration Global Operations for Baker Hughes, a GE Company gave a dynamic presentation on “Oil & Gas Inorganic Growth and Integration = Opportunities”.   The morning session concluded with a presentation by Expert Guest Speaker Leslie Wilson, Founder/CEO/Chief Architect of IAM Brands Consulting where he gave attendees career enhancing technology-based information through his presentation entitled “Be the Captain of Your Ship – Prepare Yourself for the Technological Wave”. 

VENDOR EXHIBITION

During the lunch hour, attendees met with vendors from a variety of industries where they were exposed to diverse products and services and forged new business relationships. Attendees also had the opportunity to network with their industry peers and to experience delicious cuisine provided by Piada CateringTo see more details about the conference exhibitors, please CLICK HERE>>.

AFTERNOON SESSION PRESENTERS

Deb Merril, Board Advisor and Director at Just Energy kicked off the afternoon session with a Keynote presentation that inspired the attendees to be tenacious and to learn how to further their careers in the oil and gas industry by recognizing and cultivating their talents and learning from others.  Expert Guest Speaker James W. Morris II, President and CEO of TMC Workforce Solutions and TMC Supply Chain Solutions immediately followed with a presentation that shared important “Habits to Excellence” that are essential to both career and personal development.  Expert Guest Speaker Mary Alaniz, O&GA International Career and Mentoring Ambassador and Award-Winning Sr. Executive Assistant closed out the afternoon presenters with an introspective presentation where she shared “The Seven “C”s of Administrative Professionals”.

The afternoon session concluded with a Tabletop Discussion that delved deeper into the “The Seven “C”s of Administrative Professionals”.  The attendees broke out into groups that were led by O&GA Leadership Team members.

2018 O&GA Leadership Team Members

5TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE CELEBRATION

After a day of learning, networking and making great new connections, the day ended with music, delicious food and fun as we celebrated the end of our 5th Annual event!  Pat’s Wings on Wheels catered tasty wings and fish, and 953 Jamz provided fun dance tunes.    

2018 OGA CVE SPONSORS AND PARTNERS

We would like to send a huge congratulations to our raffle winners and a sincere thank you to our conference sponsors and partners!  To learn more details about our conference sponsors and partners, please click the slides below.

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Sending a Huge THANK YOU to our Partners and Sponsors of the 5th Annual Oil & Gas Admins International Conference and Vendor Exhibition!

Planning and executing a conference of ANY size is usually a huge undertaking.  Coordinating people, places and things over may months requires a LOT of patience, and a TREMENDOUS amount of help. Please join us in thanking our 5th Annual Conference partners and sponsors for their tremendous support and contributions.  Their time, products and services are critical to the conference’s success and we could not do it without them. 

We encourage you to click their logos below to learn more about their products and services and to reach out to them for your future events!

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OGA International Welcomes La Cantera Resort and Spa as an Exhibitor

O&GA International Welcomes La Cantera Resort & Spa as an Exhibitor for the 5th Annual Conference!

The 5th Annual Oil & Gas Admins International Conference and Vendor Exhibition is pleased to welcome the La Cantera Resort & Spa as an exhibitor!  

    

To learn more about La Cantera Resort & Spa and OGA CVE exhibitors or for more conference information, please click here >>  2018 OGA CVE

OGA International Welcomes Space Center Houston as an Exhibitor

O&GA International Welcomes Space Center Houston as an Exhibitor for the 5th Annual Conference!

The 5th Annual Oil & Gas Admins International Conference and Vendor Exhibition is pleased to welcome the Space Center Houston as an exhibitor!  

    

To learn more about Space Center Houston and OGA CVE exhibitors or for more conference information, please click here >>  2018 OGA CVE

OGA Welcomes Pat’s Wings on Wheels as our 5th Year Celebration Caterer

O&GA International is Pleased to Welcome Pat’s Wings on Wheels as Caterer for Our 5th Year Celebration Immediately Following Our 5th Annual Conference!

We are so thankful to have Pat’s Wings on Wheels as caterer for our 5th Year Celebration!  O&GA International will celebrate immediately following the conference to commemorate five years of supporting oil and gas administrative professionals.

ABOUT PAT’S WINGS ON WHEELS
Voted #3 in Houston’s list of top food trucks, Pat’s Wings on Wheels has the best wings and fish on this side of the Mississippi!  

For more information about Pat’s Wings on Wheels, please contact Patrick Barrett, Founder at 832-457-9334 or patbarrett36@yahoo.com

Like Pat’s WOW on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/patswow/ and on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/patswingsonwheels/

To experience Pat’s Wings on Wheels at the 5th Annual Oil & Gas Admins International Conference and Vendor Exhibition, click a button below to register.

    

OGA Welcomes Stampede Event Center as Venue Host

O&GA International is Pleased to Welcome Houston  Stampede Event Center as Venue Host for the 5th Annual Conference!

We are so thankful to have Houston Stampede Event Center as our venue host sponsor for the 5th Annual Oil & Gas Admins International Conference and Vendor Exhibition.  

We have prided ourselves on partnering with venues in the Houston area to give them the opportunity to showcase their services and event space to oil and gas administrative professionals. We have the fantastic opportunity to showcase Stampede this year. As we celebrate our 5th Annual Conference, we are excited to hold the event in an atmosphere that will be both professional and electric

ABOUT STAMPEDE EVENT CENTER
Houston Stampede Event Center (HSEC) is the premier destination venue for corporate and private events. Come experience the best that Texas has to offer in our 35,000 square foot event space, located on over 30 acres, just minutes from downtown Houston and the George R. Brown Convention Center. HSEC is professionally designed with Texas-style décor and can accommodate groups from 100 people up to 2,999 people inside and over 15,000 people outside. The privately owned full-service event venue can customize events for a variety of functions including welcome and kickoff parties, product launches, employee/client appreciation functions, fundraising/charity galas, team building, indoor and outdoor concerts, weddings, receptions, trade shows, private parties and much more. Host a memorable event that will last your guests a lifetime. The venue rental that offers Texas culture served up with southern hospitality!.

For more information about Houston Stampede Event Center, please contact Alison Cooke, Sales & Event Manager at 832.341.5879 or alison@stampedeeventcenter.com.  Visit http://www.stampedeeventcenter.com/.  

To experience Houston Stampede Event Center at the 5th Annual Oil & Gas Admins International Conference and Vendor Exhibition, click a button below to register.

    

OGA Welcomes Piada Italian Street Food as Catering Sponsor

O&GA International is Pleased to Welcome Piada Italian Street Food as Catering Sponsor for the 5th Annual Conference!

We are so thankful to have Piada Italian Street Food as our catering sponsor for the 5th Annual Oil & Gas Admins International Conference and Vendor Exhibition.

ABOUT PIADA
WE ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT FOOD and about sharing it with others. We believe in eating well even when we need to eat fast. Great food starts with a few simple, fresh ingredients and someone who knows how to bring the best flavors to life. Every Piada is run by a chef — not a manager — who will personally greet you as you step up to the stone.

For more information about Piada Italian Street Food, please contact Stephanie Harbin, Catering Sales Manager/ Houston at 614.905.2266 or sharbin@thepiadagroup.com.  Visit https://mypiada.com/.  

To experience Piada Italian Street Food at the 5th Annual Oil & Gas Admins International Conference and Vendor Exhibition, click a button below to register.

    

OGA International Welcomes The Whitehall as an Exhibitor

O&GA International Welcomes The Whitehall as an Exhibitor for the 5th Annual Conference!

The 5th Annual Oil & Gas Admins International Conference and Vendor Exhibition is pleased to welcome the The Whitehall as an exhibitor!  

    

To learn more about The Whitehall and OGA CVE exhibitors or for more conference information, please click here >>  2018 OGA CVE

EXPERT GUEST SPEAKER ANNOUNCEMENT – Mary Alaniz

The Oil & Gas Admins International Conference and Vendor Exhibition announces Mary Alaniz as an expert guest speaker for the 5th Annual conference where she will give a dynamic presentation entitled “The Seven “C”s of Administrative Professionals”.  Ms. Alaniz is O&GA International’s Career and Mentoring Ambassador and an Award-Winning Sr. Executive Assistant.  Her background encompasses Upstream, Downstream and Midstream Oil & Gas C-level Executive support.  Read more >>

The conference will be held Thursday, June 21, 2018.  It offers information, connections, inspiration and motivation to help oil and energy administrative professionals succeed and excel in a challenging and demanding industry.  Register today! www.oilandgasadmins.org/ogaconferences 

    

Houston Dynamo

O&GA International Welcomes the Houston Dynamo as an Exhibitor for the 5th Annual Conference!

The 5th Annual Oil & Gas Admins International Conference and Vendor Exhibition is pleased to welcome the Houston Dynamo as an exhibitor!  

    

To learn more about the Houston Dynamo and OGA CVE exhibitors or for more conference information, please click here >>  2018 OGA CVE