Over 130 statewide business executives and leaders attended the Oklahoma Business Roundtable's Fall Meeting on October 11 in Oklahoma City.
Boone Pickens, Chairman of BP Capital, was the guest speaker. In a special interview format, Pickens discussed his career, the positioning of the United States as a “swing” state in determining energy capacity and pricing and predicted $60 a barrel oil by year’s end. Governor Mary Fallin gave an update of economic development activities and initiatives, including the Oklahoma Works program. Other presenters included Lt. Governor Todd Lamb and a representative of the Oklahoma Commerce Department. Also, the annual independent audit was accepted by the membership. A networking reception followed the meeting.
This summer and fall the Roundtable has been actively supporting economic development activities as well as workforce and marketing events – working with in conjunction with state leaders. Consul Generals from nine countries were also hosted in the state for international trade discussions this month.