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Louisiana International Trade Week & Jubilee

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Name: Louisiana International Trade Week & Jubilee
Date: October 30, 2017 - November 3, 2017
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:

Louisiana International Trade Week is a celebration of Louisiana's culture of trade.

During this week we champion and amplify the voice of the trade community through unique programming and recognition of our community champions who promote international trade and economic development opportunities within Louisiana. Click here for Sponsorship Information!


Monday, October 30 Opening Reception (by Invitation Only) 
Caitlin Cain, CEO, World Trade Center of New Orleans
Brandy Christian, President & CEO, Port of New Orleans
Keynote Speaker: Doug Palmer, Senior Trade Reporter, Politico
Tuesday, October 31
​9:00am - 10:30am: Doing Business in Indian Country: Identifying and Navigating Business Opportunities on Tribal Lands

Adam Crepelle, Co-founder, American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana and General Counsel, A&E Office Machines
  • Marshall Pierite, Founder/Owner, Pierite Group LLC
  • Boyd Miller, Preferred Supplier Program, Choctaw Nation; President, American Indian Chamber of Commerce-Oklahoma
  • Annetta Abbott, President-Elect, American Indian Chamber of Commerce-Oklahoma; Vice Chairman, Oklahoma City Chapter (AICCO); CEO, Abbott Sports Marketing
10:30am - 12:00pm: Reaping Rewards from the Bottom of the Barrel: A Dialogue on Local and Global Trends in the Oil & Gas Sector

Moderator: Tyler Gray, General Counsel, Louisiana Mid Continent Oil & Gas Association (LMOGA)
  • Jason French, Vice President of Government and Public Affairs, Tellurian Investments/Driftwood LNG
  • Eric Smith, Associate Director, Tulane Energy Institute
  • Will Fediw, Director, Marine Operations & Regulatory Compliance, Venture Global LNG, lnc.

Wednesday, November 1
9:00am - 10:30am: Going Gaga Over Global: Tourism and Destination Healthcare

Moderator: Kim Singletary, 
Managing Editor, Biz New Orleans Magazine
  • Warner Thomas, President and CEO, Ochsner Health System
  • Mark Romig, President and CEO, New Orleans Tourism and Marketing Corporation
  • Michael Hecht, President and CEO, GNO Inc. 
10:30am - 12:00pm: Digitization & the Retail Revolution: Understanding Global Tech Opportunities

Moderator: Erin Butler, Director, U.S. Export Assistance Center, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Marc Hebert, Partner, Business & Commercial Litigation Practice Group, Jones Walker
  • Tim McKain, International Business Development Director, U.S., United Parcel Service (UPS)
  • Adam HemphillDirector, Global Government Affairs, Walmart
  • Ed Sugay, Business Development Director, Digital Services, Siemens Industry, US
Thursday, November 2
9:00am - 10:30am: Laying the Groundwork for Successful Public Private Partnerships: A Focus on Infrastructure and Transportation ​

Moderator: David Baxter, International Development and PPP Consultant
  • Tyson O. Moeller, Director of Gulf Ports, Union Pacific
  • Dr. Shawn Wilson, Secretary, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development
  • Brandy Christian, President and CEO, Port of New Orleans
  • Tommy Clark, Commissioner of Multimodal, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development
10:30am - 12:00pm: Financing and Structuring Public Private Partnerships
Moderator: David Dodd,
President, International Public Private Partnership Center for Resilience
  • Chris Kane, Partner, Litigation, Adams & Reese
  • Carolyn Lee, Partner, EB-5 Immigration Group, Miller Mayer
  • Antti Suhonen, Executive Director, JP Morgan Securities, LLC
  • Jake Vlok, Director, Project and Export Finance, Siemens Financial Services 
Trade Workshop – Going Global: Scaling Your Global Business- $20 registration fee, includes box lunch
12:30pm-2:00pm, Rivergate Room, New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

Friday, November 3
Louisiana International Trade Jubilee & Awards
Attire: Black-tie

The highlight of Trade Week is the Louisiana International Trade Jubilee - a black tie affair celebrating global culture and commerce where trade enthusiasts gather to highlight accomplishments of the WTC and honor individuals and businesses making an impact on Louisiana's trade economy. Award presentations at the event will include:
  • The Eugene J. Schreiber Award - Paul Aucoin, Executive Director, Port of South Louisiana
  • Award for Excellence in International Trade - SPF Depot
  • Young and Emerging Leader Award - Janine Mansour, Commercial Director, Port of New Orleans

Event Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsors

Continental Sponsors

  • Jones Walker LLP
  • New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
  • Ochsner Health System
  • Republic National Distributing Company
  • Siemens
  • Union Pacific Railroad

Regional Sponsors

  • Associated Branch Pilots
  • Biz New Orleans
  • Butler Snow LLP
  • Committee of 100 for Economic Development, Inc.
  • Laitram, L.L.C.
  • Louisiana Economic Development
  • Plaquemines Port Harbor & Terminal Dist.
  • Port of New Orleans-Brd of Commissioners
  • Ports Association of Louisiana
  • Providence Engineering
  • Regions Bank
  • Adams and Reese LLP

Local Sponsors

  • Big River Coalition
  • BP America, Inc.
  • Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, LLP
  • Crescent River Port Pilots' Association
  • James J. Coleman, Jr., Honorary British Consul for Louisiana
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Kean Miller LLP
  • Leake & Andersson
  • Linfield, Hunter & Junius, Inc.
  • Louisiana Maritime Association (LAMA)
  • Meltz Communications
  • Meyer Engineers
  • Petrotech, Inc.
  • Pin Oak Terminals
  • The Kearney Companies, Inc.
  • Westfeldt Brothers, Inc.


  • Erin Butler
  • French American Chamber of Commerce - Gulf Coast Chapter
  • Everett Wakaii
New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Contact Information:
$25 Trade Week Panel Daily Rate (WTCNO Members)

$30 Trade Week Panel Daily Rate (Non-Members)

$250 - Jubilee Individual Ticket (Members & Non-Members)

$325 - Full Trade Week Access (Opening Reception, Panels, and Jubilee - Member and Non-Member Rate)

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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.