LA International Trade Week & Jubilee To Champion Local Trade Community

NEW ORLEANS – Louisiana International Trade Week is a celebration of Louisiana's culture of trade that takes place from Monday, Oct. 30 – Friday, Nov. 3 at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd., (excluding the opening reception).

         During this week the trade community is engaged through unique programming and recognition of community champions who promote international trade and economic development opportunities within Louisiana.

         Events include:


Monday, October 30

(By invitation only)

Opening reception at the Port of New Orleans, 1350 Port of New Orleans Pl.

Keynote Speaker: Doug Palmer, senior trade reporter for Politico

Remarks by: Caitlin Cain, CEO, WTCNO and Brandy Christian, president and CEO, Port of New Orleans



Tuesday, Oct. 31

Doing Business in Indian Country

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.


Moderator and panelists:

• Adam Crepelle, general counsel, A&E Machines

• Marshall Pierite, founder/owner, Pierite Group LLC

• Boyd Miller, president, American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Oklahoma (AICCO)

• Annetta Abbott, executive director, Jim Thorpe Native American Games; president-elect, American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Oklahoma (AICCO)


Dialogue on Local and Global Trends in the Oil & Gas Sector

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Moderator and panelists:

• 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, Nov. 1

Tourism and Destination Healthcare

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.


Moderator and panelists:

• Kimberley 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 Corp.

• Michael Hecht, CEO, GNO, Inc.


Digitization & the Retail Revolution

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Moderator and panelists:

• Erin Butler, director, U.S. Export Assistance Center, U.S. Department of Commerce

• Marc Hebert, partner, Business & Commercial Litigation Practice Group, Jones Walker

• Louis DeJianne, marketing director, United Parcel Service (UPS)

• Adam Hemphill, director, Global Government Affairs, Walmart




Thursday, Nov. 2

Laying the Groundwork for successful PPP’s

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.


Moderator and panelists:

• David Baxter, international development and PPP consultant

• Tyson O. Moeller, director of Gulf Ports, Union Pacific

• Tommy Clark, commissioner of multi-modal, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development

• Brandy Christian, president and CEO, Port of New Orleans

* Dr. Shawn Wilson, secretary, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development


Financing and Structuring Public Private Partnerships

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Moderator and panelists:

• 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


Trade Workshop: Scale Your Global Business

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Speaker: Manoj Desai, commercial officer, U.S. Commercial Service New Orleans


Friday, Nov. 3

Louisiana International Trade Jubilee

         The WTCNO's annual black-tie event features dinner, dancing, live entertainment, a silent auction and a special award presentation honoring individuals and businesses making an impact on Louisiana's trade economy.

6:30 p.m. – Cocktails

7:30 p.m. – Entertainment, silent auction, dinner and awards

         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

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