'Business Report' planner: 'Louisiana Going Global' teaches exporting basics … Trade mission to France looks to recruit local participants … Gulf States Energy Retreat puts fracking into focus
Tuesday — The Louisiana Office of Community Development–Disaster Recovery Unit and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development present a "Louisiana Going Global" workshop at the Louisiana Business & Technology Center, 8000 GSRI Ave., LBTC Building 3000. The event is free, and attendees will learn about the basics of exporting and state incentives for companies that do export goods or services. Sign-in starts at 8:30 a.m.; the workshop takes place from 9 to 11 a.m.
Tuesday — BRAC hosts a free informational meeting for those interested in attending a Louisiana trade mission to France to be held Oct. 16-23. The meeting starts at 2 p.m. at the BRAF offices, 402 N. Fourth St. The trade mission is being organized by the World Trade Center of New Orleans, in cooperation with the consulate general of France, the Committee of 100 Louisiana, and the French-American Chamber of Commerce. It will be led by Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne, and will include stops in Paris, Lyon, Rennes and Toulouse. Registration for the informational meeting is available by contacting Ashley Dugas at 381-7126 or Ashley@brac.org.
Wednesday-Thursday — The Gulf States Energy Retreat will take place from noon to 5 p.m. on June 20 and from 8:30 a.m. to noon on June 21 at the Energy, Coast & Environment Building on the LSU campus. The retreat will focus on topics including new legislation and regulation, the impact of drilling activities on local communities, and emerging technology in hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. Admission to the event costs $100 in advance and $125 at the door. See a full slate of topics and register online here.
For the full list of upcoming events, click here.
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