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Name: Future of Trade Summit
Date: May 9, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM CDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
Come join the dialogue! Summit speakers will include representatives from government and the private sector discussing the latest trends, opportunities and challenges impacting trade policy, Free Trade Agreements, banking, finance and currency. A keynote luncheon will follow panel speakers.
9:00am - 9:30am
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9:30am - 11:00am
Panel 1 - Trade Policy and the Future of Trade Agreements

The current international trade environment remains dynamic. Come 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.


  • Dr. Charles Boustany, Jr., former U.S. Representative
  • Don Pierson, Secretary, Louisiana Economic Development
  • Edward T. Hayes, Partner, Leake & Andersson LLP
11:00am - 12:30pm

Panel 2 - Financing, Banking & Currency

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.

Eugene Cornelius, Jr., Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of International Trade, Small Business Administration

  • Don Sanders, Director-Partner, Orion Instruments
  • Alexander LaraExecutive 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:
Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center
201 Lafayette St, Baton Rouge, LA 70801
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