Register Now for Tulane Business Forum

Business leaders to share secrets of success at the school’s 35th program next Thursday, Sept. 18.

New Orleans – The Tulane Business Forum, presented by IBERIABANK Corporation, and sponsored by the Tulane Association of Business Alumni, will be held on Thursday, September 18, 8:15 a.m. to 1:45 p.m., at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside.

In its 35th program, “Taking Flight:  Business Leaders Executing Plans for Success,” the Tulane Business Forum highlights achievements of renowned local, national and international organizations and the visionaries behind the scenes. 

These savvy business leaders will share the secrets of their successes in an enlightening and entertaining look at best business practices.


This year’s forum features keynote speakers David D. Dunlap, president and CEO of Superior Energy Services, Inc. (Houston), and Laurie Ann Goldman, former CEO of SPANX (Atlanta). 


Other presenters include:  Ira Solomon, dean of the A. B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University (New Orleans), will provide welcoming remarks. 

Iftikhar Ahmad, executive director of the New Orleans Aviation Board (New Orleans), will describe the many reforms put in place at Louis Armstrong International Airport since May 2010 and outline his vision to achieve a world class airport.

Laura Cox Kaplan, principal-in-charge of government, regulatory affairs & public policy of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (Washington, D.C.), will provide insight on the tactics and strategies that work in Washington for business and will share a few case studies to demonstrate these points.

Gregory C. Feirn, CEO of LCMC Health (New Orleans), will report on the expeditious growth of LCMC, a locally based non-profit healthcare system founded in 2009, and its role as a primary provider of health care in the Gulf Coast region.

Wan Kim, CEO of Smoothie King (Metairie), will talk about the advantages that led to his decision to move his company headquarters to Metairie and the vision for the brand’s future and global expansion.


Forum registration, which includes continental breakfast and lunch, is $160 for the general public and $130 for Tulane alumni. Accountants can earn five Continuing Professional Education credits and engineers can earn five Professional Development Hour credits by attending the Forum.

To register, visit or call 504-861-7921. 


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