While DFW was gearing up for Super Bowl XLV, Davos, Switzerland, was hosting its Super Bowl for the world’s elite, the 2011 World Economic Forum. And Dallas’ lovely and talented Jill Beth (JB) Hayes, chief of staff for Ken Hersh, CEO of Irving-based NGP Energy Capital Management, was on the scene–but finding that entree to the main event could be tough. “If you don’t have a ‘hard card’ you aren’t getting into the Congress Centre, even when your boss is speaking twice,” she writes.
JB’s boss was speaking twice, matter of fact–as a discussion leader and a panelist for two sessions on natural resources (energy, metals, water, food, etc.). Meantime JB was negotiating Davos’ snow-slick streets (“snow is slippery–snow grippers are a must even with Uggs”), keeping up with other Dallas attendees (Sarah and Ross Perot Jr., Fluor’s John Hopkins) and checking out a few VIPs. “Lubna Olayan with Olayan Industries walked by me as I left the hotel, as did Khalid Alireza,” JB writes.
Okay, so they have “hard cards” and Lubna Olayan. But do they got Snoop Dogg and Diddy?