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Name: Future of Trade Summit
Date: May 9, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM CDT
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:
Future of the Energy Frontier: LNG

Thomas H. Hudson
President of G2, LNG

9:00am - 9:30am
Registration, Check-In


9:30am - 11:00am
Trade Policy and the Future of Trade Agreements Panel

The current international trade environment remains dynamic. Learn where the future of trade is trending as it relates to free trade agreements, tariffs and taxes. Panelists will discuss the pros and cons of current and proposed trade policies and the corresponding business/economic impact at both the national and state levels.

Shawn Donnan
World Trade Editor
Financial Times


Don Pierson

Secretary, Louisiana Economic Development

Edward T. Hayes
PartnerLeake & 
Andersson LLP

Reuben Smith-Vaughan 
Executive Director, 
AACCLA; Executive Director, USCBC and Senior Director, Americas
U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Kaitlin Sighinolfi
​Director, Government Affairs
Siemens AG


11:00am - 12:30pm
Financing, Banking & Currency Panel

The changing regulatory landscape has direct implications on international finance and the banking and business community. Learn about the latest economic and monetary trends impacting this sector, locally and internationally, and ways in which businesses can remain competitive in the global economy.

Erin Butler
Director, U.S. Commercial Service New Orleans


Don Sanders

Director-Partner, Orion Instruments

Alexander Lara
Executive Director and Trade Advisor for JPMorgan Chase

Carson Strickland
Senior Vice President, Global Trade Finance, Regions Bank



12:30pm - 2:00pm
Keynote Speaker & Lunch
Keynote Speaker

Thomas H. Hudson
CEO of G2, LNG

Event Sponsors:


  • U.S. Commercial Service
Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center
201 Lafayette St, Baton Rouge, LA 70801
Contact Information:
WTC Member $60
Non-Member $75
Table of 10 $600

Silver Sponsor $1,500
Gold Sponsor $3,000
Platinum Sponsor $5,000
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