Past International Events
FABTECH/ AWS Weldmex/ METALFORM Mexico
Mexico City, Mexico
May 2-4, 2012
BATON ROUGE- On April 12, 2012 the LBTC partnered with Baton Rouge Area Chamber and the Louisiana Small Business Development Center to put on a large conference at the Crowne Plaza in Baton Rouge, LA. Congressman Bill Cassidy was the keynote speaker.
LAKE CHARLES- On March 22, 2012 the LBTC, MBEC, Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance, and Louisiana MSDC presented a workshop: Louisiana Going Global
Topics Included: Benefits in Exporting to Latin America, Steps in Creating an Export Plan, Preparing your Products/Services for International Trade, International Marketing and Dsitribution, International Trade and Finance, and Export Controls, Trade Laws, and Licenses.
NEW ORLEANS- On March 27, 2012 the LBTC partnered with the Minority Business Enterprise Center (MBEC) to bring Louisiana Going Global to New Orleans!
Topics Included: Creating an Export Plan, Benefits in Exporting, Preparing your Products/Services for International Trade, International Marketing and Distribution, International Trade and Finance, and Export Controls, Trade Laws, and Licenses.
LSU LBTC Partners with St. Tammany Economic Development Foundation to Make International Seminar a Success
MANDEVILLE - On January 24, 2012 the LBTC partnered with St. Tammany Economic Development Foundation to host an international trade seminar. Topics included: Benefits in exporting to Latin America, steps to creating an export plan, preparing your products/ services for international trade, international marketing and distribution, international trade and finance, and export controls, trade laws, and licenses. Our wonderful speakers included: Sandro Murtas, Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) Regional Manager, Export Solutions Group, Office of International Trade, U.S. Small Business Administraion, Kristi App, Vice President- Business Development and Customer Service, J.W. Allen, & Co. Inc., Terry Looney, Commercial Lender, Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Company, and Linda Clark, Partner, Kean Miller Law Firm. 28 Louisiana-based businesses attended this workshop.
LSU LBTC Joins Partners to Make Technology Conference Successful
BATON ROUGE – The LSU Louisiana Business & Technology Center has partnered with economic development organizations throughout the state to make the upcoming Offshore Technology Conference Brasil trade mission a success. Representatives from 23 Louisiana companies are scheduled to travel to Brazil on September 28, 2011, along with various representatives from governmental and non-profit agencies to facilitate matchmaking opportunities between Louisiana and Brazilian companies. The conference will be held October 4-6, 2011 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
“This is a great opportunity for LSU and the Louisiana Business & Technology Center to partner with the Committee of 100, the Office of Community Development Disaster Recovery Unit, the Economic Development Administration, Louisiana Economic Development and the U.S. Export Assistance Center on an international initiative,” said LBTC Executive Director Charles D’Agostino. “The university has been developing a strong relationship in Brazil and Latin America with universities and business incubators to create many opportunities and establish contacts for the Louisiana businesses participating in these trade initiatives.”
Michael Olivier, chief executive officer of the Committee of 100, stated that Louisiana companies qualifying for this opportunity represent an array of service firms in the oil and gas sector keen on new market opportunities in Brazil and South America.
“We are hopeful that the grant funding from the EDA and Governor’s Office of Community Development will be useful to our Louisiana firms seeking new export markets at the 2011 Brasil OTC.”
During the week prior to OTC Brasil, Louisiana exporters will be participating in two days of business meetings and site visits with Brazilian companies in the oil and gas sector. Throughout the conference Louisiana exporters will exhibit at a private kiosk in the Louisiana booth within the U.S. Pavilion. Six companies unable to attend the trade show are participating in the catalog exhibit where their company’s literature will be on display. Companies have the opportunity to participate in an oil and gas roundtable with qualified agents and distributors, hear business briefings on doing business in Brazil, network, learn about market research and listen to country briefings before their departure from the show.
Larry Collins, Louisiana Economic Development’s International Services Director believes exporting companies play an important role in the Louisiana economy.
“These companies tend to pay higher salaries and they are insulated from downturns in the domestic market,” Collins said. “Introducing Louisiana companies to international markets improves and diversifies our economy.”
Certified by the U.S. Department of Commerce and sponsored by Louisiana State University’s Louisiana Business & Technology Center, the Committee of 100 for Economic Development, Louisiana Economic Development, GNO Inc., the World Trade Center, SW Louisiana Economic Development Alliance, The Louisiana Office of Community Development Disaster Recovery Unit, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the U.S. Economic Development Administration have made this initiative possible with their funding and direction.
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