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- Huge Demand: The region is the third largest export market for U.S. manufactured goods in Latin America behind only Mexico and Brazil.
- Close Proximity: The Caribbean region is a natural commercial partner of the United States, tied closely by geography, history, and culture.
- Key Sectors: Include energy (oil & gas equipment and services), consumer goods, agriculture, construction, resilience/disaster recovery, and more
Speaker: Christian Koschil is a Commercial Officer with the U.S. Department of Commerce, currently serving as Acting Deputy Senior Commercial Officer for the Caribbean Region. Previously, Mr. Koschil worked at the U.S. Consulate in Shanghai, China, as well as assignments in Washington DC and Chicago. A native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Mr. Koschil holds an M.A. in International Commerce & Policy from George Mason University and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. He speaks Mandarin, Ukrainian, and Spanish.
Speaker: Saul Newsome founded Newsome International Law, which focuses on international business matters, from cross-border business incentives to federal regulatory export compliance. Principal Saul Newsome advises local and international clients on import, export, sanction regimes, license agreements, sales agreements, foreign investment and more. Mr. Newsome speaks Spanish, has lived and worked in the Caribbean, South America, and the Middle East, and is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Sponsorship and Speaking Opportunities
Would you like to place your brand at the center of it all? Sponsor one of our major events to be highlighted in the check-in area, at a corporate table with your guests, or even as a speaker on your area of expertise. Raise the bar – build awareness among Louisiana’s international business community.
Contact Meaghan McCormack to discuss upcoming sponsorship opportunities.