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LED’s Office of International Commerce (OIC) event calendar provides an opportunity for Louisiana companies and economic development partners to participate in our initiatives focused on attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) and increasing international trade. Join us as we market Louisiana around the world. 

Take Your Business Global

LED’s STEP Grant will offer travel expense reimbursements of up to 75 percent for new-to-export companies and up to 50 percent for market-expansion companies, for total assistance of up to $5,555 per company for attending export-related trade missions. Companies may qualify to receive funds for events not listed below. Learn more and apply.

 

International Engagements


PARIS AIR SHOW & AEROSPACE ALLIANCE / JUNE 2023 / FRANCE

June 19 - 25, 2023 / Paris, France

Paris Air Show is a major catalyst for industrial development and collaboration. With over a century of history, Paris Air Show is the key event for the global aeronautics and space industry. Paris Air Show 2023 will host its 54th edition from 19 to 25 June 2023 at Paris Le Bourget Exhibition Centre.

Contact Dana Couvillon dana.couvillon@la.gov to learn more.


SPE OFFSHORE / SEPTEMBER 2023 / SCOTLAND

September 5 - 8, 2023 / Aberdeen, Scotland

SPE Offshore Europe is the energy industry’s platform for navigating towards a better energy future. Our 50th anniversary event will create a space for collaboration and learning in order to drive the oil and gas sector forward, bringing together the entire energy value chain back to business, face to face. Created by the industry, for the industry, SPE Offshore Europe 2023 will be celebrating a 50-year history of innovation.

Contact Jessica Steverson at jessica.steverson@la.gov to learn more.


ABU DHABI INTERNATIONAL PETROLEUM EXHIBITION & CONFERENCE (ADIPEC) / OCTOBER 2023 / UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

October 2 - 5, 2023 / Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

As the world’s largest annual gathering of energy industry professionals, ADIPEC, hosted by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), addresses the critical challenges and opportunities in a collective future where energy is secure, affordable and sustainable.

Through the world-renowned Strategic Conference Programme, ADIPEC brings together over 15,000 global policymakers, CEOs, innovators, and industry experts to develop the ideas and solutions shaping the industry’s response to the realities of the energy transition.

Contact Jessica Steverson at jessica.steverson@la.gov to learn more about how to participate in Louisiana’s delegation.


INTERNATIONAL WORKBOAT SHOW / NOVEMBER 2023

November 29 - December 1, 2023 / New Orleans, Louisiana

Held every year in New Orleans, the show attracts 15,000 members of the commercial marine industry, who come together from around the world to network, learn, spot new industry trends, and uncover innovative products and solutions. As attendees have been quoted saying, “everyone in the marine industry is here.” This includes the industry’s most innovative suppliers and vendors, who for three days transform the exhibition hall into a small city of diverse trade show booths, exhibits, and product demonstrations.

Contact Shawn Welcome at Shawn.Welcome@la.gov to learn more.

 

Business Recruitment


SPEEDNEWS COMMERCIAL AVIATION INDUSTRY SUPPLIERS CONFERENCE / JANUARY 2023 / CALIFORNIA

January 31 - February 1, 2023 / Los Angeles, California

The aerospace and defense supply chain is large and complex making it susceptible to disruption in ‘normal’ times, but the past few years have brought a greater set of challenges and constraints than ever seen previously. Global turbulence, geopolitical conflict, pandemic ramifications, volatile demand patterns, supply shortages, spiraling costs, rising inflation and pricing instability are just a few of the factors that have seen the A&D supply chain in a permanent state of distress and its fragility and vulnerability truly exposed.

However, now the industry is on the road to recovery and looking to ramp up production rates, how does the supply chain emerge from the ‘perfect storm’ of recent times and look to rebuild and restore. What are the innovations and strategies that can be employed to navigate uncertainty, mitigate risk, drive resilience and improve performance in a turbulent environment? A&D SupplyChain (formerly known as SpeedNews Commercial Aviation Suppliers Conference) will address all these issues, gathering industry experts to provide crucial updates and unique industry analysis on the key questions currently facing the sector.

Contact Shawn Welcome at  to learn more.


HAI HELI-EXPO / MARCH 2023 / GEORGIA

March 6 - 9, 2023 / Atlanta, Georgia

Celebrate the vertical aviation industry at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, at HAI HELI-EXPO 2023. Enjoy endless networking opportunities and hundreds of education courses with 14,000 industry professionals and 600+ exhibitors.

Contact Shawn Welcome at Shawn.Welcome@la.gov to learn more about how to participate in Louisiana’s delegation.

 

INTERNATIONAL PETROCHEMICAL CONFERENCE / MARCH 2023 / TEXAS

March 20 - 24, 2023 / Houston, Texas

Maximize new business and hear from experts on the most pressing issues facing the petrochemical industry at the 2022 International Petrochemical Conference. 

IPC is one of the largest petrochemical events in the world, attracting more than 3,000 participants from 525 companies in 55 different countries. In addition to private meeting spaces and networking events, attendees will hear from industry leaders on key political, economic and environmental issues facing the petrochemical industry.

Contact Rick Ward at Rick.Ward@la.gov to learn more.


IFFCBANO INTERNATIONAL TRADE SYMPOSIUM / MARCH 2023 / LOUISIANA

March 27 - 28, 2023 / News Orleans, Louisiana

In existence since 1913, IFFCBANO is a professional association comprised of licensed international freight forwarders, licensed customs brokers and transportation service providers located in the Southeastern United States with expertise in providing international transportation services nationwide.

Working closely with all U.S. government agencies involved in international shipping the Association works to ensure the rights and interests of importers, exporters and members are protected. As an affiliate of the National Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association (NCBFAA), our members work in conjunction with our national leaders in Washington to ensure the impact of new trade legislation on the trade community is positive.

Contact Larry Collins at Larry.Collins@la.gov to learn more.


PORT OF THE FUTURE CONFERENCE / APRIL 2023 / TEXAS

April 4 - 6, 2023 / Houston, TX

The 2023 Port of the Future ConferenceTM will address the urgent and emerging  issues facing ports of entry, regulators, and associated industries. 

This year’s Conference seeks to bring the leaders of 50 seaports from the United States and Canada, Europe, the Middle East, and Central and South America to Houston  – to apply their vast accumulated knowledge and experiences to address the port and maritime industries’ most pressing challenges, formulate viable solutions, and highlight best practices. 

Featuring keynote presentations, case studies, panel, interviews, and breakout discussions, the fourth annual Port of the Future ConferenceTM is a must-attend event for Port Executives in 2023.  

Contact Shawn Welcome at Shawn.Welcome@la.gov to learn more. 


MRO AMERICAS / APRIL 2023 / GEORGIA

April 18 - 20, 2023 / Atlanta, Georgia

MRO Americas is the largest aviation event in the world. The event will cover topics such as supply chain, mergers and acquisitions, workforce, infrastructure, cybersecurity, and more, plus over 800+ exhibitors.

Contact Shawn Welcome at Shawn.Welcome@la.gov to learn more about how to participate in Louisiana’s delegation.


BUSINESS FACILITIES LIVE XCHANGE / APRIL 2023 / SOUTH CAROLINA

April 24 - 26, 2023 / Myrtle Beach, SC

Business Facilities LiveXchange brings together executives at growing companies, leading location advisers and economic developers for two days of site selection education and networking. 

Contact Rick Ward at Rick.Ward@la.gov to learn more about how to participate in Louisiana’s delegation.


SELECT USA INVESTMENT SUMMIT / MAY 2023 / MARYLAND

May 1 - 4, 2023 / National Harbor, MD

The SelectUSA Investment Summit is the highest-profile event dedicated to promoting foreign direct investment (FDI) in the United States. The Investment Summit plays a vital role in attracting and facilitating business investment and job creation by raising awareness about the wide range of investment opportunities in the United States and enabling necessary direct connections between investors and U.S. economic development organizations (EDOs).

Contact Ben Fontenot at ben.fontenot@la.gov to learn more about how to participate in Louisiana’s delegation.


OFFSHORE TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE / MAY 2023 / TEXAS

May 1 - 4, 2023 / Houston, TX

The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) is brought to you by 13 sponsoring academic, scientific, and professional organizations dedicated to the advancement and diffusion of scientific and technological knowledge of offshore resources and related environmental matters. As a member of one or more societies, you will gain technical knowledge and build relationships that will benefit you throughout your career. Income from this event is invested back into these sponsoring organizations' programs that will provide opportunities for industry professionals to enhance their professional and technical competence, and to promote education in areas to continue to help advance the offshore energy industry.

Contact Shawn Welcome at Shawn.Welcome@la.gov to learn more about how to participate in Louisiana’s delegation.


CLEANPOWER / MAY 2023 / LOUISIANA

May 22 - 25, 2023 / New Orleans, Louisiana

CLEANPOWER unites the most knowledgeable minds in clean energy to chart the future of this powerful industry and discuss the opportunities ahead. As previous attendees attest, the conference grows clean energy businesses by gathering key decision makers and stakeholders across the wind, solar, storage, hydrogen, and transmission industries for discussion, deal making, networking and fun.

Contact Dana Couvillon at Dana.Couvillon@la.gov to learn more about how to participate in Louisiana’s delegation.


LOGISTICS DEVELOPMENT FORUM / JULY 2023 / COLORADO

July 31 - August 2, 2023 / Beaver Creek, Colorado

This outstanding program delivers industry leadership and expertise to facilitate a two-way dialogue between economic developers and site consultants and addresses the importance of logistics in a corporation's decision for a new manufacturing distribution and/or warehousing location. Set up individual meetings, attend educational sessions and network with peers in a relaxed business setting.

Contact Dana Couvillon at Dana.Couvillon@la.gov to learn more about how to participate in Louisiana’s delegation.

 

Trade Missions


ASIA TRADE MISSION / MARCH 2023

March 3, 2023

Details TBA