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The North Texas Commission’s TO THE POINT Series is critical to the mission of marketing, advocating and fostering collaboration for the North Texas region. In the program’s fourth year, join the conversation on issues that define our region.


TO THE POINT: Commerce with BNSF

Thursday, May 22

Noon lunch at the Hyatt Regency DFW


Meet BNSF Railway’s New CEO & President, Carl Ice

Welcome Carl Ice, CEO and President of BNSF Railway, into his new position as he presents "BNSF Railway’s Role in Moving America’s Commerce & Its Presence in North Texas." After his brief presentation, the floor will be open for a Q&A session on how logistics moves North Texas forward. Mr. Ice has been with BNSF for 34 years and previously served as President and Chief Operations Officer. BNSF Railway is one of North America’s leading freight transportation companies operating on 32,500 route miles of track in 28 states and two Canadian provinces.

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TO THE POINT: commerce

Thursday, May 22

Welcome Carl Ice, CEO and President of BNSF Railway, into his new position as he presents "BNSF Railway’s Role in Moving America’s Commerce & Its Presence in North Texas." After his brief presentation, the floor will be open for a Q&A session on how logistics moves North Texas forward. Mr. Ice has been with BNSF for 34 years and previously served as President and Chief Operations Officer. BNSF Railway is one of North America’s leading freight transportation companies operating on 32,500 route miles of track in 28 states and two Canadian provinces.




TO THE POINT: energy

Wednesday, April 23

Be sure to join us with ExxonMobil's Ted Pirog as he walks us through this year’s ExxonMobil energy report. The Outlook for Energy is ExxonMobil’s long-term global view of energy demand and supply. Its findings help guide ExxonMobil's long-term investments, and we share the Outlook to help promote better understanding of the issues shaping the world’s energy future. Updated each year, this edition covers the period to 2040.




TO THE POINT: demographics

Thursday, March 20

Be sure to join us with Steve Murdock, previous Director of U.S. Census Bureau, the first Texas state demographer and acclaimed university professor, researcher and author, as he discusses his new book Changing Texas: Implications of Addressing or Ignoring the Texas Challenge which examines Texas population change and its social and economic impact on the future.




Army Corps of Engineers Brigadier General Thomas Kula;
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TO THE POINT: infrastructure

August 15, 2013

Building and maintaining our region’s infrastructure is crucial to our success and vitality. Army Corps of Engineers Brigadier General Thomas Kula spoke to the Aug. 15
TO THE POINT presented by Fidelity Investments on the need to keep our physical infrastructure – the highways, bridges and reservoirs – strong. In addition to supporting the physical infrastructure needs, Gen. Kula spoke about the human infrastructure of supporting the returning military and dispelling myths about hiring veterans in today’s workplace.

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Colonel Robert T. Hastings, Jr. (left) of Bell Helicopter and Chief Nim Kidd, Assistant Director for Emergency Management, Texas Department of Public Safety.
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TO THE POINT: emergencies

April 5, 2013

Preparing our region – the businesses, municipalities and homes – was the topic of the TO THE POINT presented by Fidelity Investments on Friday, April 5, at the DFW Hyatt Regency. Frank Antonacci, Verizon Wireless Region President led a panel made up of Colonel Robert T. Hastings, Jr., Commander, 19th Civil Affairs Regiments, Texas State Guard and Senior Vice President, Chief of Staff, Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.; Chief Nim Kidd, Assistant Director for Emergency Management, Texas Division of Emergency Management, Texas Department of Public Safety; T.D. Smyers, CEO, American Red Cross, North Texas Region; and James Crites, Executive Vice President of Operations, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, discussing what to do to better prepare ourselves before the next disaster.

To continue the discussion, check out the series of webinars the NTC is hosting on emergency preparedness.

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From left: Dallas Cowboys Stephen Jones, PGA Tour Vice President Ty Votaw, Donnie Nelson of the Dallas Mavericks and Jim Lites of the Dallas Stars.
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TO THE POINT: sports

February 12, 2013

Sports leaders from across North Texas shared the stage to discuss regionalism and the impact of sports beyond the economic benefits during the first 2013 TO THE POINT presented by Fidelity Investments on Feb. 12.

Chuck Cooperstein, ESPN Radio Host and Mavericks radio play-by-play announcer, moderated a panel made up of Stephen Jones of the Dallas Cowboys, Jim Lites of the Dallas Stars, Donnie Nelson with the Dallas Mavericks and PGA Tour Vice President Ty Votaw.

Show your support for local teams by purchasing tickets.

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About Fidelity Investments

Fidelity Investments is one of the world’s largest providers of financial services, with assets under administration of $4.0 trillion, including managed assets of $1.7 trillion, as of February 28, 2013. Founded in 1946, the firm is a leading provider of investment management, retirement planning, portfolio guidance, brokerage, benefits outsourcing and many other financial products and services to more than 20 million individuals and institutions, as well as through 5,000 financial intermediary firms. For more information about Fidelity Investments, visit www.fidelity.com.

 
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