Who will attend the VIP Reception?

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Texas Consilium’s Opening Night Dinner includes both a VIP Reception and a General Reception.  Both will run concurrently from 5:30-6:30 pm prior to the beginning of the dinner event.  All dinner guests are welcome to attend one of the receptions.

Attendance at the VIP Reception will be limited to speakers, panelists, and invited dignitaries, as well as a limited number of guests of each sponsor at the Gold Sponsor level and above.  Please see Sponsor Options & Benefits for more information on your opportunities to attend the VIP Reception.

As of early February 2019, here are the expected attendees and invitees in addition to qualifying sponsors and their guests.  This list is subject to change without notice.

Person Organization Role
Senator Ted Cruz US Senate Welcome from Washington DC
Gov Greg Abbott State of Texas Welcome (Invited)
Congressman Van Taylor US House of Representatives Welcome (Invited)
Chair Ruth Hughs Texas Workforce Commission Welcome
Pastor Joel Osteen Lakewood Church Invocation (Invited)
Scott Murray Television and Radio Host Emcee
Pending   Keynote/Dinner speaker
Avi Kahn, CEO Hilti North America CEO Panelist
Jose Sanchez, President Epiroc Drilling Solutions LLC CEO Panelist
Pending   CEO Panelist
CEO Nominee #1 To be announced later Business Excellence Award
CEO Nominee #2 To be announced later Business Excellence Award
CEO Nominee #3 To be announced later Business Excellence Award
Raj Batra, President Siemens SMS Speaker
Marc Braun, President Cambridge Engineering SMS Speaker
David Farr, Chairman & CEO Emerson Electric Company SMS Speaker
John Hartner, COO ExONE SMS Speaker
Travis Hollman, President & CEO Hollman Inc. SMS Speaker
John Kramer Jr., Chairman & CEO Cambridge Engineering SMS Speaker
James Radous, President & CEO UniCarriers Americas SMS Speaker
Jason Skoog, General Manager Peterbilt Motors Company SMS Co-Host
Wayne Cooper, President Chief Executive Group SMS Organizer
Scott Budd, COO Chief Executive Group SMS Organizer
And top leaders of Texas Consilium and high-level sponsors

Please note that the US Senate is in session during our event.  As a result, Senator Ted Cruz will be providing his welcome from Washington DC.  We expect that Senator Cruz may be represented in person at the VIP Reception by his designee.