When: Saturday, October 15, 2016
6:30pm – 11:30pm
Where: Grand Ballroom
George R. Brown Convention Center
Host: Mayor of the City of Houston
Attire: White Tie
For more than six decades the Houston Consular Ball has stood as the City’s premier white tie event, recognizing members of the nation’s third-largest consular corps and celebrating the rich diversity that makes Houston such a unique and powerful player on the global stage. This year, in consideration of the Final Four, Copa America Centenario, the 51st Super Bowl and other major sporting events taking place in Houston, we look to the unifying power of sports as a symbol of our City’s dedication to cooperation and international growth.
Bringing together key figures in our diplomatic and political community, titans of business and community leaders, this year’s Consular Ball, “Houston: Champions in the Global Arena,” will exemplify Houston’s spirit of vitality and global participation, as well as its tireless commitment to progress, whether it be in the fields of sports, medicine, space exploration, energy or the arts. The gathering offers attendees an unparalleled opportunity to interact and network with various individuals who collectively drive the growth of Houston’s economy and its ever-increasing position in the global marketplace.
T.H. Sylvester Turner
Mayor Turner is Houston’s 62nd mayor. As the City’s chief executive officer, he is responsible for all aspects of the general management of the City and for enforcement of all laws and ordinances.
Mayor Turner has spent many years in service to the people of Houston, with 21 years as a Texas House of Representatives for the people of House District 139 in Northwest Houston. He served until his election as mayor, working on the House Appropriations Committee for 21 years and serving as Speaker Pro Tem for three terms.
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