|Greater Houston Partnership hosts asian head of State|
Prime Minister of Singapore to discuss trade ties
Houston – Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will discuss the close global trade ties between the East Asian country and the Houston region during a signature luncheon called “East Asia in the Next Decade” sponsored by the Greater Houston Partnership and the Asian Society of Texas Center in partnership with the City of Houston. The prime minister will make his first visit to Houston as Singapore’s sitting head of state to deliver an address that underscores increased opportunity for economic cooperation with our region.
Despite the global recession, trade between the Houston region and Singapore grew 24 percent last year. More than 520 Houston companies report doing business with the country while Singaporean firms operate seven subsidiaries in the metropolitan area. Uniworld Business also reports 338 firms headquartered in the Houston region operating 506 subsidiaries in Singapore.
Prime Minister Lee assumed his current head of government post in 2004. Since being elected to the Parliament in 1984, he has held a series of progressively more responsible government posts, with emphasis on economic growth and finance. As Prime Minister, he has launched policies to build a competitive economy and an inclusive society.
Who: His Excellency Lee Hsien Loong
Greater Houston Partnership
Asian Society of Texas Center
City of Houston
What: Luncheon with Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong
When: Monday, July 12, 2010
Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Where: Hyatt Regency Houston
1200 Louisiana St.
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The Greater Houston Partnership is the primary advocate of Houston’s business community and is dedicated to building regional economic prosperity. It represents 10 counties: Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, San Jacinto and Waller. With more than 2,100 Member organizations, GHP represents approximately one-fifth of the region’s work force. Visit GHP at houston.org.