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Indo American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston Gala Features LyondellBasell CEO Bob Patel

Gala Keynote Speaker CEO LyondellBasell Bob Patel

Gala Keynote Speaker CEO LyondellBasell Bob Patel

HOUSTON: The Indo American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston (IACCGH) will be hosting its 18th Annual Gala on August 26 and will be attended by .Houston’s top business leaders, elected officials, Consul General of India Dr. Anupam Ray, Harris County Judge Ed Emmett and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner. Bob Patel, CEO of LyondellBasell will be the Keynote Speaker.

Created in 1999, the Chamber promotes business growth, job creation in Houston and facilitates bilateral trade between Houston and India. Founding Secretary, Jagdip Ahluwalia, who currently serves as Executive Director, described the Gala as “part  update, part thank you and part honoring the men and women who have achieved success not only for themselves but for the community they live in.” President Allen Richards announced the 2018 Honorees selected for their diverse and exceptional achievements in entrepreneurship, impacting economic growth in Houston and Humanitarian Service. The honorees include:

Janiece Longoria, Chairman, Port of Houston for her outstanding contribution in positioning the Port as a globally competitive port and a key economic driver for the Greater Houston and gulf coast region.

Dr. Marie Goradia to be honored with the “Impact on Humanity Award” for her forceful advocacy for the cause of education of underprivileged children in India via Pratham USA and her support of many deserving causes in healthcare.

Bal Sareen, CEO, Brask, Inc for his entrepreneurial success as a leading manufacturer of shell and heat exchangers in Texas.

Swapnil Agarwal, for Young Entrepreneur of the Year, as Founder and Managing Principal of Nitya Capital and Karya Property Management, companies that buy and manage properties.

The event, to be held at the Hilton Americas in downtown Houston, starts at 6 pm.

For more information, call 713.624.7131

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