It’s not the normal scene at the Houston Country Club…tribal dances of the Batoto Yetu dance troop.  But this is OTC week (Offshore Technology Conference) and Energy Magazine and Chevron were hosting a symposium on doing business in Angola.

The  ambassadors and ministries and industry leaders affirmed, yes, the new Angola is open for business. It’s another example of a country virtually destroyed by internal war, rising from the ashes through development of its resources….and that includes people too.

What impressed me most was the obvious warmth and familiarity in the room between the Houstonians and the Angolans, investment in each other that’s apparently been underway for some time.  More proof that Houston is home to the world.