Turkish American Association for Business and The Netherlands Texas Business Association

would like to invite you to a special Networking Event with Featured Guest Speaker

Professor William Merrell – Texas A&M University at Galveston


Eighteen months after the Hurricane Ike’s 20-foot storm surge devastated Galveston, Texas, and surrounding areas, local governments are in the midst of making a decision about the proposed “Ike Dike” – an expansion of the existing Galveston Seawall.

The Ike Dike, as proposed by professor William Merrell, would extend the existing seawall by over 50 miles and add floodgates that would close before an approaching hurricane. The idea is based on the Delta Works, a series of dams and barriers that protect the southwest Netherlands from storm surge and coastal flooding.


Location: InterContinental Hotel 2222 West Loop South, Houston, TX 77027


Date: Tuesday, March 9, 2010
17.30 ~ Registration begins
18.00 ~ 20.00 hrs: Networking and Presentation


Cost: TAAB, NTBA, and BABC members: Free
Non-members: US$10 (to be paid at entrance)
“Cash bar”

RSVP: Before March 4th to: grettapieper@netherlandstexas.com

This event is made possible by:
- Turkish American Association for Business – TAAB
- InterContinental Hotel Houston
- British American Business Council BABC