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Louisiana International Trade Week

Trade WeekThe Trade Week from November 5 through November 9 aims to help Louisiana businesses grow through dynamic programming and panel discussions, site tours, and other opportunities given to local industries to help access more international trade ventures.

For More Information Visit: http://members.wtcno.org/events/details/louisiana-international-trade-week-jubilee-11-05-2018-191

What To Expect

Monday, Nov 5th: International House, New Orleans LA
Navigating the International Trade Ecosystem: Know Your Resources 

  • An Introduction to the Customs Process: CBPs Role in Trade Imports, Exports and Compliance
  • Accessing Capital for Importing & Exporting
  • Lunch: Doing Business in Canada
  • Taking Louisiana Food Culture Global
  • Opportunities Abound: Navigating Investment Opportunities through the One Bel. One Road Initiative
  • Meet your International Trade Resource Providers
  • Networking Reception

Tuesday, Nov 6th: International House, New Orleans, LA
Learn from the Experts: How to Expand & Succeed Overseas 

  • Scaling Overseas: Biz Insights from Specialty Food & Beverage Experts
  • Cyber: What You Need to Know About Blockchain and the International Trade of Tomorrow
  • Lunch: Tariffs and Trade Agreements in Transition (Keynote Panel)
  • Communicating in Times of Uncertainty: Small Business Strategies
  • Communicating about Water: Creating Local and Global Water Ambassadors
  • Keynote Reception: International Trade & the Jobs of Tomorrow, Michael Hecht, GNO, Inc. 

Wednesday, Nov 7th: Various Sites/Ports 
Louisiana International Trade & Business Site Tours

  • Tour of the Port of South Louisiana & New Orleans Public Belt Railroad
  • Tour of the Port of NOLA & Michoud Assembly Facility/NASA Research Center
  • VIP Boat Tour of Southwest Passage
  • Luncheon at the Governor’s Mansion

*Lunch included in each tour. Registration required. 

Thurs, Nov 8th: Louisiana State Welcome Center, Baton Rouge, LA
Day of Dialogue with Moderated Panels 

  • P3 (Public Private Partnerships) Dialogue
  • Legacy Industries Re-Invented: Innovations in Energy and Chemicals
  • Amplifying Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Louisiana
  • Roundtable Dialogue with EDA

Friday, Nov 9th : Harrah’s Casino Theatre, New Orleans, LA
Louisiana International Trade Week Jubilee

  • Registration and Networking
  • The Honorable U.S. Senator “Bill” Cassidy Keynote
  • Presentation of Eugene J. Schreiber Award Recipient: Don Pierson, Secretary of Louisiana Economic Development
  • Dancing, Networking and Celebration
  • Entertainment Provided by the Cha Wa Band

*10 NASBITE CEU credits recognized for attending Trade Week
For ticket information: WTCNO