Managing the Crisis – Challenges & Innovation @ Station houston
Aug 29 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

How companies, startups and technology can help disaster response

A year ago at the end of August 2017, Hurricane Harvey’s 5-day unprecedented rainfall flooded thousands of homes and displaced more than 50,000 people in the Greater Houston area. The resulting floods inflicted the highest cost ever in US history for a natural disaster of 125 $B. This tragedy presented challenges to the Houston-based community and organizations. Gratefully, it also brought out the best in people.

The French American Chamber of Commerce Houston (FACC) and the Quebec Office in Houston (QOH), with their partners Station Houston, are pleased to invite you to an evening discussion to understand how companies and Tech startups play an important role in times of critical environment and natural disaster.
First Panel – Crisis Management: Lessons Learned

Moderator: Dr. Vipulanandan, Director of the Texas Hurricane Center for Innovative Technology (THC-IT) at the University of Houston
– Harry Hayes, COO at City of Houston
– Lisa Koenig, North America Director Communications at CircleK
– Alison Miller, HR Manager at Schlumberger
Second Panel – Crisis Management: Discussion with High-Tech Companies and Startups

Moderator: John Reale, Co-Founder and CEO at Station Houston
– Francis Raveneau, VP of sales at Base Camp Connection (communication solution)
– Abdo Shabah, CEO at Humanitas (drones)
– Matthew C. Marchetti, Co-Founder at Crowdsource Rescue – (online platform)

Drinks and fingers food are included.

Healthcare Innovation featuring IBM Watson & Rice University @ IBM
Sep 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Digital applications in Healthcare
The era of Cognitive Computing and AI

This session will focus on how healthcare is evolving and how health IT can help deliver the digital reinvention to adapt to these changes. The impact on population health management, patient engagement and personalization will be discussed with our guests speakers:

  • Judy Murphy, RN, FACMI, FHIMSS, FAANChief Nursing Officer, IBM Global Healthcare
  • Associate Professor Ashok Veeraraghavan at Rice University – Presentation on ‘Wearable and camera-based systems for continuous vital signs’
Art Of Business Luncheon @ Venue To Come
Sep 27 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Our luncheon will feature Helga Kessler Aurisch, Curator of the European Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston.

She will discuss how past titans of business amassed their great collections of European paintings, including works residing in Houston.

Job Search Program @ Station Houston
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – Nov 30 @ 12:00 pm

You’re invited to join our workshops, which give you all the tools and tips to find a job in a competitive market!
FACC offers 5 Interactive sessions to support you in your job search.
Who can benefit from this program?

  • Newcomers to Houston
  • Career change and new job prospects
  • Companies: great tool for expatriates’ spouses who are looking for a job
  • 10Tips from a recruiter to get a job
  • Cover letter and Resume
  • Elevator Pitch & Networking resources
  • Interview training
  • Understanding & Negotiating a US compensation package

Details dates to come

– Members
1st session: Free / One session: 20$
1st session + the next 4 sessions: $45
– Non-members
1st session: Free / One session: 40$
1st session + the next 4 sessions: $150
All sessions + Individual Membership ($150): $195

Want Visit Us?


Visit by appointment at FACC Houston

1301 Fannin Street, Suite 2440
Houston, TX 77002