Using Community Development Tools in Your Own Backyard
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Asian Commerce Center, 2nd Floor, Convention and Banquet Hall
6833 W. Sam Houston Pkwy. S.
Houston, TX 77072
Registration & Breakfast
Plenary Panel I: Community Development and Funding Tools for Local Communities & Neighborhoods
Plenary Panel II: Promoting International Trade & Investment for Cities
Lunch: Panel of Elected Officials: Political Participation as a Tool in Economic Development
$50 per person (incl. meals and materials)
Inquire about Gala and Symposium Package $175 per person
RSVP: April 19, 2010 www.asianchamber-hou.org or call 713.782.7222
Credit cards or checks accepted.(For out-of-town guests, see back for hotel information) Supported by the Texas Federation of Asian American Chambers of Commerce (Tfaacc )
For Out-of-Town Guests:
A block of rooms has been set aside for those attending the Asian Chamber of Commerce 20th Anniversary Gala on April 23 at Kim Son Restaurant and/or the Business Symposium scheduled for Saturday, April 24, 2010 at the Hilton Garden Inn Houston Westbelt, 6855 W. Sam Houston Parkway S., Houston, TX 77072.
The special room rate is $69 Single or Double occupancy for Friday and Saturday nights. Please call the Hotel for reservations at 713.270.6100 or 1-877-STAY-HGI or on-line via their website www.houstonwestbelt.hgi.com.
To receive the contracted rates, the attendees should identify the group as “TFACC”. All reservations must be made by April 16, 2010, the cut-off date. After this date, requests for rooms will be honored on a space and rate available basis.
The Houston Astros are providing a limited number of complimentary
tickets to Saturday evening’s Astros vs. Pirates baseball game at Minute Maid Park (6:05 p.m. game time) for our out-of-town guests. Other activities include:
Shopping and delicious dining in nearby Asia Town and Galleria area, theater, recreation, sports and sightseeing.
See www.visithoustontexas.com for more information.
Directions to the Hotel or check the Hotel website:
• From US 59, go north on W Sam Houston Pkwy, exit Beechnut Blvd.,
continue on the right side along frontage road. Hotel is on the right.
• From IH 10, go south on W Sam Houston Pkwy, exit Beechnut and make a u-turn (under the Beltway) going back north, continue right along frontage rd. Hotel will be on the right.
• From Bush Intercontinental Airport, follow signs to Sam Houston Pkwy, go west and follow around; exit Beechnut and make a u-turn (under the Beltway) going back north, continue on right along frontage rd. Hotel will be on the right.
• From Hobby Airport, follow signs to SH 288 and go south; exit Sam Houston Pkwy and go west; exit Beechnut Blvd., continue on right side along frontage rd. Hotel will be on the right.
Panel 1: Community Development and Funding Tools for Local Governments and Neighborhoods
Rogene Gee Calvert Moderator
Bill Calderon Principal with Hawes Hill Calderon LLP
Channy Soeur Former Chair, Asian Austin Chamber of Commerce, Community Activist
Scott Hochberg State Rep. who wrote and passed legislation for management districts
Tim Douglass Dep. Dir. of Finance for Economic Development
Panel 2: Promoting International Trade and Investment for Cities
Christine Mei Moderator
James Chen Office of Governor for International Trade for Asia and Pacific
Elisa Chan San Antonio City Council Member
Gordon Quan Immigration Attorney and former Houston City Council Member
Massey Villarreal Former Chair of State Dept. of Economic Development; U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Houston Hispanic Chamber
Panel 3: Political Participation as a Tool in Economic Development
Elisa Chan San Antonio City Council
John Liu New York City Comptroller
Gordon Quan Former Houston City Council Member
Martha Wong Former Texas State Representative
Hubert Vo State Representative District 149 (invited)
Al Hoang Houston City Council (invited)