Texas SHRM Global HR Conference | A Human Resource Conference

Today’s world is incredibly globalized and moves very fast. This makes it even more important for all companies to step up their game to be on the levels that the world demands. Human Resources professionals are a big part of achieving that goal and keeping the company on the right path to global success.

So, Human Resources workers need to improve their business skills, learn more and be updated in what’s new in the industry. There’s always place for growth, even if you’re already an expert. If that’s your goal, check the next Texas SHRM event: “Global HR Conference”. It’s a huge event that you can’t miss if you want to become better at what you do and network. You won’t regret it.

About Texas SHRM

The Texas Society for Human Resource Management (Texas SHRM) is an organization that looks to improve and promote the HR profession and all HR workers. They do this by supporting the 31 SHRM affiliate chapters they have.
Thanks to the hard work of their volunteers, they consider themselves to be a great foundation to network and “[…] share best practices and successes”. As well as a resource for all those who want great quality HR practices for their companies. And “a voice for the HR profession in matters of key HR issues, state legislation, and education”.

You can be a sponsor and have the opportunity of letting your services and products get to all their members. They offer different sponsorship packages for you to choose from, all of which have different benefits, costs and duration.

Texas SHRM also offers an online Career Center! There, top employers can announce their available HR job positions. Once you do that, they’ll promote them on their social media “weekly for a 4 week period” and through email twice a month. So it can get to a huge amount of HR professionals. You’ll find the perfect employee for your company. It costs $250 per post if someone from your company has a “[…] membership in a local SHRM Affiliate chapter”. If you’re not a member, then it costs $350 per post”.

Event Details

Date: September 14th, 2023
Time: 8:30 am to 7:00 pm
Location: Transocean Offshore in the 2nd floor Conference Center at 1414 Enclave Parkway Houston, Texas 77007

The Global HR Conference is created by experts and HR practitioners that know this industry very well and want you to succeed in it. It lasts one day but is full of valuable knowledge and resources. The experts in this event will “[…] discuss the risks, the rewards, the challenges and the opportunities for HR in a rapidly changing world”. So you can learn how to keep growing your career in today’s fast paced world.

There will be “attendees from 175 companies”. So, you’ll be able to network and learn from fellow professionals with many different job positions related to HR. This could bring you tons of new perspectives on how to tackle the industry’s problems. This will also help you make important business contacts with different types of experts in the field.
You’ll also be able to gain “[…] SHRM and HRCI credit hours…”, including GPHR credits.

They also encourage sponsorship. So, if you’re looking for a place where you can get a lot of traffic towards your company’s services and products, consider this event. All sponsors will get their own exhibit space, entries for the conference and visibility in the conference app. As well as visibility in the Global HR Conference game card that the attendees will get. There are many different sponsorship packages for you to choose the best one for your company. They all have different costs and benefits. There are still some available, so don’t miss the opportunity of being a sponsor of this important and big event.

They also have some hotel recommendations. You could stay in the Hilton Garden Inn, the Hyatt House Houston/Energy Corridor or in the Staybridge Suites Energy Corridor. All of them offer the Transocean discount, so ask for it.

We recommend you download their event app, so you don’t get lost with everything that there’s to see and do. Remember it’s a huge event, so the app will help you be organized, and even check other attendees’ profiles to start networking already.

Register now. It costs $300 for SHRM members and $375 for non-members. If you’re a company that wants to register three or more attendees, you’ll get a $50 discount; check how here.


There’s already a huge agenda planned, so everything goes well and you get the best out of your day there.

Registration will begin at 8:30 am until 9:00 am, during that time there will also be a breakfast. Then, from 9:00 am to 9:30 am, there will be the welcome and the opening remarks in charge of Meredith Morris. At 9:30 am it’s finally time for the Keynote Speaker; this will last one hour, so until 10:30 am. After that, there will be a fifteen minute break. During that time, you’ll be able to check out the “[…] Sponsors & Exhibitors and collect stamps for the Passport Contest!”

After the break, at 10:45 am will start the general session “View From the Top – The Secret to Thriving Organizations”. It’ll last until 11:45 am. Then, there will be a networking lunch from 11:45 am to 12:30 pm. Meanwhile, you can also “[…] collect stamps for the passport contest”.

Then, there will be some concurrent sessions from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm. One is the “Accelerate Immigration Assessments for the Offshore, Energy, and Maritime Industries” conference. The second one is titled “Evaluating Your Travel Policy: Attracting Talent and Improving Traveler Satisfaction”. And the third one is “Show Me the Money! Harnessing the Power of Pay Transparency”. You can choose which one you prefer to watch based on the topic that interests you the most.

After that, from 1:30 pm to 2:15 pm the speed dating sessions will take place. This consists of “3 sessions of 15 minutes each with 2-3 minutes to move to new table”. Every table will have to speak about one particular topic. Sounds fun! From 2:15 pm to 2:30 pm, there will be another break.

From 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm there will be another series of concurrent sessions. One of them is called “Implicit Bias”. Another one is “Global Talent Strategy and How to Navigate the Future of Workforce”. And the other one is titled “
People Analytics – Beyond the Data”.

Then, from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm, there will be the last batch of concurrent sessions. One of them is called “Global Employment Solutions – How Global HR and Talent Leaders are Leveraging Alternative Work Solutions”. The other one is the “7 Empowering Leadership Hacks for Retaining Global Talent” session. And the last one to choose from is called “AI, Digital Technology and the Internet – Leveraging Technology to Build Effective Global Teams”.

Finally, there will be some closing remarks and door prizes from 4:30 pm to 5:00 pm. Oh, and they want you to leave in a good mood. That’s why there will also be a cocktail reception and door prizes from 5:15 pm to 7:00 pm.

Keynote Speaker Jon Petz

Jon Petz is a “former corporate sales and marketing executive” transformed into a keynote speaker, an entrepreneur and even a magician! That’s right, he has a lot of experience and different skills that make him great at teaching and inspiring people.

As a magician, he’s performed around the world, in places like London and Sydney, among others. He also founded the Miracles & Magic foundation. This organization looks to provide “[…] life experiences to children battling life-threatening conditions”.

As a speaker, he wants to help you and your teamwork be engaged in your work, but also passionate about it. So, you discover your purpose and make an impact with your work. He wants to bring the magic and the method to achieve that magic. He creates “[…] a perfect trifecta of education, personal inspiration, and entertainment that creates dialogue and action…”

On his website, he has a list of expertise skills. Among which are building a connection with the public, creating a dynamic event and offering relevant content with purpose. All skills that show how good he is as an emcee.

On top of that, he’s also a best-selling author. His books are “Boring meetings suck”, “significance in simple moments” and “The best of the best”.



  • Meredith Morris: Director of International Development at Global Expansion
  • Rebekah Le: Chief of Financial & Administration Officer at MasTec
  • Robert Hilliard: Chief Executive Officer at Legacy Community Health
  • Sosha McDonald: SVP of Human Resources at PSC Group
  • Ryan Freel: Partner at Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP,
  • Elizabeth Cleveland-Wakefield: Senior Associate Attorney at Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP
  • Judy Peplinski: Chief Commercial Officer of Energy Division and Managing Director USA at ATPI Marine & Energy
  • Monica Mills: Sr. Manager Administrative Services at Transocean Offshore
  • Kimberly Fisher: Director at Global Fleet and Travel, NOV
  • Lauren Urreiztieta: Global Manager at Oceaneering
  • Kevin Lennox: Senior HR Director at Shermco
  • Dr. Andria Johnson: Senior Director of People & Inclusion at American Women’s Soccer League
  • Rui Diemart: Managing Director at KPMG
  • Michelle Quinlan: Director of Global Compensation and Mobility at LyondellBasell
  • Andrew Bergoine: Global Mobility Lead at Marathon Oil Corporation
  • N’Neka Wilson: Director of Human Capital Advisory, KPMG
  • Njsane Courtney: Vice President of HR and Global DE&I Officer at American Bureau of Shipping
  • Stacie Groce: Senior Vice President of International Development at Global Expansion
  • Francisco Solis: Immigration Manager at VMware
  • Jamie Lewis Smith: Chief Executive Officer at Pixel Leadership Group
  • Brooklyn Stabile: Human Resources Director at Global Outreach Charter Academy
  • Edward Rios: Partner at BAL
  • Ruth Clark: Partner at BAL
  • Nicole Dawson: Chief People Officer at BAL

Gain Second Language Skills to Improve in the Human Resources Industry

If you’re interested in this event, it means you’re interested in keeping on learning and improving your business skills to grow as a HR professional. So, besides attending conferences and these kinds of events, you should also learn another language. That’s one of the skills that will help you tons in this industry. After all, you work with clients and partners from different countries and cultures. Plus, it’ll help you reach the international HR market in today’s globalized world.

If you don’t know where to start, Fluency Corp helps you! We offer corporate language classes for you and all your work team. What does that mean? That everything you’ll learn will be customized to your job and needs, so you’ll actually use it in your everyday work.

We teach every area of the language, like reading, grammar and listening. But we will focus even more on speaking. There’s going to be a lot of speaking practice, so you can hold a conversation with a native of your target language. Our goal is that you’ll achieve language fluency.

We also have native teachers, so you’ll have a closer approach to the language and the cultures of it.

Because we know how busy your agendas might be, we have online or onsite classes and flexible schedules to choose from.

Now all you have to do is set up a free consultation by contacting us at getfluent@fluencycorp.com or (800) 401-3159.