Conferences in Texas

There are many great festivals and trade shows in Texas where entrepreneurs and stakeholders can make valuable connections, establish a presence in the North American Market and set themselves up for success.

Here are some of our favorite conferences that we think offer great value to Dutch companies.

Austin Startup Week

Started in 2011, Austin Startup Week is a celebration and showcase of everything entrepreneurial in Austin. Each year, we bring entrepreneurs, local leaders, and friends together to connect, collaborate and grow through our educational tracks, mentor office hours, startup showcases, and networking mixers.

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South by Southwest (SXSW)

This might be the most famous festival in Texas. It was founded in 1987 in the States capital, Austin. The festival consists of conferences that bring together film, music and technology. The event features session, showcase, screening, exhibitions and plenty of networking opportunities.

The festival happens every year in early March, and spots to attend go quickly, so if you’re interested, make sure to check back regularly to register as early as possible!

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Offshore Technology Conference

The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) is where energy professionals meet to exchange ideas and opinions to advance scientific and technical knowledge for offshore resources and environmental matters.

Celebrating 50 years since 1969, OTC’s flagship conference is held annually at NRG Park (formerly Reliant Park) in Houston. OTC has expanded technically and globally with the Arctic Technology Conference, OTC Brasil, and OTC Asia.

OTC is sponsored by 13 industry organizations and societies, who work cooperatively to develop the technical program. OTC also has endorsing and supporting organizations.

The conference takes place every year in early May.

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Breakbulk Americas

Breakbulk Americas hosts the entire industrial supply chain, which includes major oil and gas companies and EPCs.

Conference sessions provide focused, geo-adapted programming, with selected speakers addressing important regional topics, as well as global issues and their effects on the region.

The tradeshow and conference will take place yearly in October in Houston.

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CERAWeek brings together global leaders to advance new ideas, insight and solutions to the biggest challenges facing the future of energy, the environment, and climate.

The conference provides an integrated framework for understanding what’s ahead for global energy markets, geopolitics, and technology. Participants include senior executives, government officials, thought leaders, academics, technology innovators and financial leaders.

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SpaceCom is the only civilian conference and exposition where industry, aerospace, and government meet. It’s where professionals from the aerospace and commercial sectors convene for two days to gain insights during forward-looking conference sessions, see firsthand, cutting-edge technology in an interactive exhibit hall.

Throughout the interactive, two-day conference program, attendees, sponsors, and exhibitors will benefit from high-impact, engagement opportunities. Spacecom consists of a conference where the focus is in-depth education, interactive exchanges, and fostering connections to help attendees explore new markets, improve profits, and close contracts and an exhibition with a show floor and exposition packed with content, products, and premium engagement opportunities that will help you capitalize on the commercialization of space to accelerate growth and profitability.

Spacecom takes places yearly in late November in Houston.

There are always more conferences and trade shows coming to Texas, so make sure to check back with the NBSO where we will have the latest information on which ones to attend!

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