Meeting/Event Information

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MIT Energy Panel


MIT Enterprise Forum of Texas members and their guests are invited to attend the MIT Alumni Club of South Texas dinner and Energy Panel disussion.

MIT Club of South Texas Presents:
2016 Energy Panel Discussion - Half Full or Half Empty?

Event Sponsors:
      Turner Duran Architects, LP

Tuesday, January 19, 2016
6 – 9pm
6pm Networking
6:45pm Dinner
7:30pm Panel Discussion

Seasons 52 - Houston
4410 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77027
Complimentary Valet Parking



Whether you work in the energy industry or not, if you live in the Houston area, the state of the industry will have an effect on your life and business.  Please join us for our first event of 2016:  the MIT Club of South Texas is pleased to announce an industry panel discussion on current and future directions in the energy industry. 

•    When crude is trading in the $30s, where are the opportunities? 
•    Is the upstream industry going to implode? 
•    Is downstream going to take off with cheap feedstock? 
•    Is there still room for non-hydrocarbon energy technology development?

Our distinguished panel, featuring several MIT alumni, will be:


  • Kent Bayazitoglu, Head of Gelber & Associates Energy Market Analytics Group (MIT Sloan '03)
  • Deborah Byers, Managing Partner of EY's Houston Office and US Oil & Gas Leader
  • James Chao, Chairman of Westlake Chemicals (MIT '71)
  • Carl Stjernfeldt, North American Venture Manager of Shell Technology Ventures (MIT Sloan '00)


  • Ramzi Nassar, Managing Director & Head of Oil Field/Energy Services, Oppenheimer & Co. (MIT Sloan '99)

Click here for a PDF flyer of this event that contains biographies of the panelists and moderator.

Registration:  Please register before 11:59pm CST, Friday Jan 15, 2016 via the MIT South Texas website registration


MIT Enterprise Forum of Texas Members & Guests = $70 / person

  Click Here to Register

For questions, please contact Dimitris Hadjiharitou CE ’13 at [email protected]