A Progress Report Of The Gulf South At IFFCBANO’s Regional Economic Summit Wednesday

NEW ORLEANS – The International Freight Forwarders & Customs Brokers Association of New Orleans will present “A Progress Report of the Gulf South,” at their Regional Economic Summit, on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at The Port of New Orleans, 1350 Port of New Orleans Pl., from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., in the 1st floor auditorium.

         The program includes:



Port of New Orleans Auditorium

Wednesday, April 15, 2015


8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.       Auditorium Lobby

Registration Welcome Reception & Continental Breakfast


9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.     Auditorium

Metro New Orleans Workforce Development & Retention


• Abhay Patel, Director of Business Development & Industry – New Orleans Business Alliance

• Jana Sikdar, Director of Workforce & Retention – GNO, Inc.

• Jessica Shahein, Executive Director – 504Ward


45 Minute Presentation / 15 Minute Q & A


10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.   Auditorium Lobby



10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.   Auditorium

Statewide Business Development


• Iftikhar Ahmad, Director of Aviation – Louis Armstrong International Airport

• David Conner, Vice President of Economic Development & International Services – Alliance for Southwest Louisiana Business Development

• Karen Parsons, AICP Principal Planner – Regional Planning Commission for Jefferson, Orleans and Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Tammany, Tangipohoa Parishes


45 Minute Presentation / 15 Minute Q & A


         Cost of admission is $25 and $20 for students.

         Parking will be available in Lot J next to Convention Center for $10.

         For more information



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