International Trade Week to Honor C100 CEO Michael Olivier at Gala

International Trade Week to Honor C100 CEO Michael Olivier at Gala

Louisiana International Trade Week, being held Nov. 5-8, will include events in Baton Rouge and New Orleans.

Baton Rouge Day events on Nov. 5 will be from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at The Water Institute/The Estuary, 1110 S. River Road, in Baton Rouge. Panel discussion topics are transporting Louisiana into the future, 9:45 to 10:45 a.m., with a look at land, air and sea freight transportation’s role in Louisiana’s economy; Louisiana’s energy exports, 11 a.m. to noon, with a look at the growth potential for liquefied natural gas, biomass and petrochemicals. The keynote luncheon speaker will Tellurian Inc. CEO Meg Gentle discussing “Louisiana as an Emerging Superpower in the Global LNG Market,” noon to 1:15 p.m.

A Nov. 6 networking reception at the Port of New Orleans will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., featuring Felton M. Jones Jr., of Ballard Brands and chief roastmaster of PJ’s Coffee. His topic is “Perspectives from a Local Global Disruptor: Not Just Your Local Coffee Shop Anymore.”

New Orleans Day on Nov. 7 will be from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Marriott Convention Center, 859 Convention Center Blvd., in New Orleans. A keynote discussion will be by FedEx Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Compliance Cindy Allen on “Navigating the Distribution Maze and Achieving Global Trade Solutions,” 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. A panel discussion will be on “Advancements in Transportation Technology: Modernizing and Challenging Trade,” 11 a.m. to noon. The luncheon keynote speaker will be C. Donald Johnson, of the University of Georgia, with an overview of U.S. trade politics, beginning with the foundation of its system after World War II and ending with current trade standoffs with China and others, noon to 1:15 p.m.

A trade center gala will cap the week on Nov. 8, 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., at the Harrah’s Casino Theatre, 8 Canal St., New Orleans. Michael J. Olivier, CEO of the Committee of 100 for Economic Development, will be recognized during the gala with the 2019 Eugene J. Schreiber Award honoring an individual making an impact on Louisiana’s trade economy.

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