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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


SPEOFFSHORE EUROPE / SEPTEMBER 2021 / UK

September 7-10, 2021 / Aberdeen, Scotland, UK (Virtual this year)

Offshore Europe is organized by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and attracts a global audience of engineers, technical specialists, industry leaders and experts to share ideas and debate current issues in the upstream oil and gas industry. The conference draws over 1,500 exhibitors and 56,000 visitors from 108 countries.

Contact Jessica Steverson at [email protected] to learn more about how to participate in Louisiana’s delegation.


GASTECH EXHIBITION AND CONFERENCE / SEPTEMBER 2021 / UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

September 21-23, 2021 / Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Gastech’s globally renowned conference returns for 2021 to reunite the industry and set the tone for the future direction of the global Gas and LNG industry in the post-COVID context as the industry seeks to strike a balance between business priorities and the social license to operate. With an emphasis on technology innovation; supply and demand dynamics; evolving partnerships; people and talent and governance and influence Gastech provides the widest commentary on the most urgent issues impacting global gas, LNG and energy market dynamics.

Contact Larry Collins at [email protected] to learn more about how to participate in Louisiana’s delegation.


GLOBAL ENERGY SHOW EXHIBITION & CONFERENCE / SEPTEMBER 2021 / CANADA

September 21-23, 2021 / Calgary, Canada

The Global Energy Show (formerly known as the Global Petroleum Show) is the premier international meeting place for stakeholders in the energy industry to introduce new technologies, share ideas, meet new prospects, and do business together. The show provides a platform for industry players to develop commercialization strategies across energy systems.

The Global Energy Show offers two distinct conferences - the Strategic Conference and Technical Conference - where 170+ industry-leading experts share their knowledge and understanding across the event’s expansive line-up of conference sessions.

In addition on Day 3, the Global Energy Investment Forum connects investors and funds with innovators in the sector who are poised to deliver strong results well into the next decade.

In 2021, a limited number of exclusive in-person delegate passes will be available.

Contact Jessica Steverson at [email protected] to learn more about how to participate in Louisiana’s delegation.


SHALLOW & DEEPWATER MEXICO EXHIBITION AND CONFERENCE / OCTOBER 2021 / MEXICO

October 12-14, 2021 / Ciudad del Carmen, Campeche, Mexico

The Shallow & Deepwater Exhibition and Conference offers the latest in products, technologies and services from national and international companies to optimize operations in shallow and deep water. This event is focused on knowledge and information sharing in the exploration and production of hydrocarbons in Mexico’s Southern Region.

Contact Jessica Steverson at [email protected] to learn more about how to participate in Louisiana’s delegation. 


ABU DHABI INTERNATIONAL PETROLEUM EXHIBITION & CONFERENCE (ADIPEC) / NOVEMBER 2021 / UNITED ARAB     EMIRATES

November 15-18, 2021 / Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Hosted by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference (ADIPEC) is the world’s most influential meeting place where oil, gas and energy companies and professionals will convene in-person, safely and securely, to engage and identify the opportunities that will unlock new value in an evolving energy landscape.

The exhibition provides opportunities for buyers and sellers to meet, learn, network, do business and discover new products, solutions and technologies from over 2,200 exhibiting companies, which includes over 50 NOCs, IOCs and IECs as well as 25 international country pavilions, providing a world-class environment for trade across the industry’s full value chain.

The conference programmes provide both strategic and technical insights as more than 100 leading Ministers, CEO’s, policy makers and influencers debate and share their insights on the latest developments that shape the industry across the strategic programme and over 800 technical experts from around the world, deliver 115 sessions across 4 days of business critical knowledge-exchange.

Contact Jessica Steverson at [email protected] to learn more about how to participate in Louisiana’s delegation.


INTERNATIONAL AIRSHOW FARNBOROUGH / JULY 2022 / UNITED KINGDOM

July 18-22, 2022 / Hampshire, United Kingdom

The Farnborough International Airshow remains the leader in connecting the world of aerospace, hosting some of the largest and most successful events in an ever-changing aviation industry. The public airshow weekend will once again deliver an electrifying mix of aircraft both in the air and on the ground that will engage, enthrall and excite the 80,000 visiting guests. Aerobatic display teams, wing walkers, fast jets, military giants, civil airliners and historic aircraft will grace the skies over Farnborough to celebrate the Pioneers of the Sky. 

Contact Ben Fontenot [email protected] to learn more about how to participate in Louisiana’s delegation.


 

Business Recruitment


LOGSITICS DEVELOPMENT FORUM / AUGUST 2021 / COLORADO

August 2-4, 2021 / Vail 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 [email protected] to learn more.


OFFSHORE TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE (OTC) / AUGUST 2021 / TEXAS

August 16-19, 2021 / Houston, TX

Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) gives participants access to leading-edge technical information, the industry’s largest equipment exhibition, and valuable new professional contacts from around the world. Its large international participation provides excellent opportunities for global sharing of technology, expertise, products, and best practices. OTC brings together more than 90,000 industry leaders, investors, buyers, and entrepreneurs to develop markets and business partnerships.

Contact Dana Couvillon [email protected] to learn more about how to participate in Louisiana’s delegation.


INTERNATIONAL TRADE SYMPOSIUM / SEPTEMBER 2021 / ALABAMA

September 8-11, 2021 / Point Clear, Alabama

The International Freight Forwarders & Customs Brokers Association of New Orleans brings together top executives and decision-makers to their Annual International Trade Symposium. The symposium is packed with educational and networking events and will provide you with the latest information on transportation trends.

Contact Larry Collins at [email protected] to learn more about how to participate in Louisiana’s delegation.

 

C5 SUMMIT (REALTORS CONFERENCE) / SEPTEMBER 2021 / NEW YORK

September 26-29, 2021 / New York, New York

Join the National Association of REALTORS® as it brings key commercial players to the C5 Summit, the United States’ premier commercial real estate and economic development event, September 27-29, 2021 at the Marriott Marquis in New York City. C5 means direct access to commercial investors and influential industry leaders primed and ready to make things happen, with three days of networking, learning and deal-making. 

Contact Larry Collins at [email protected] to learn more.


INTERNATIONAL WORKBOAT SHOW / DECEMBER 2021 / LOUISIANA

December 1-3, 2021 / News 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. The International WorkBoat Show is a trade-only conference and expo for commercial vessel owners, operators and builders as well as the vendors and suppliers that serve them.

Contact Dana Couvillon [email protected] to learn more.


AMERICA’S COMPETITIVE EXCHANGE (ACE 14) / NOVEMBER 2021 / LOUISIANA

November 7-12, 2021 / New Orleans, LA

The Americas Competitiveness Exchange (ACE) is the Premier Economic Development, Innovation, and Entrepreneurial Network of the Americas and is one of the leading High–Level programs of the Organization of American States (OAS). Through knowledge-sharing, accelerating partnerships, and strengthening projects, the ACE program is committed to improving economic development, innovation, entrepreneurship ecosystems, and competitiveness performance in the Americas and other regions. 

Contact Ben Fontenot [email protected] to learn more. 


OFFSHORE TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE / MAY 2022 / TEXAS

May 2-5, 2022 / Houston, TX 

Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) gives participants access to leading-edge technical information, the industry’s largest equipment exhibition, and valuable new professional contacts from around the world. Its large international participation provides excellent opportunities for global sharing of technology, expertise, products, and best practices. OTC brings together more than 90,000 industry leaders, investors, buyers, and entrepreneurs to develop markets and business partnerships. 

Contact Dana Couvillon [email protected] to learn more about how to participate in Louisiana’s delegation.   


SELECT USA INVESTMENT SUMMIT / JUNE 2022 / MARYLAND

June 26-29, 2022 / 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 [email protected] to learn more about how to participate in Louisiana’s delegation.

 

Trade Missions


UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (USAID)/ AUGUST 2021 / MICHIGAN

August 15-19, 2021 / Detroit, Michigan

USAID is the world's premier international development agency and a catalytic actor driving development results. USAID works to help lift lives, build communities, and advance democracy. USAID's work advances U.S. national security and economic prosperity; demonstrates American generosity; and promotes a path to recipient self-reliance and resilience.

Contact Larry Collins at [email protected] to learn more.


LOUISIANA AND MISSISSIPPI TRADE MISSION TO MEXICO/FEBRUARY 2022/MEXICO

February 21-25, 2022/ Mexico

The trade mission to Villahermosa, Tabasco follows previous missions between the Gulf States of Mexico and the U.S. that occurred as part of the Gulf States Initiative.  

Industry areas of focus for this mission include: 

  • Energy (Oil/Gas)
  • Infrastructure
  • Construction/Commercial development
  • Environmental/Coastal Management
  • Maritime/Ports
  • Healthcare
  • Agriculture/Agribusiness
  • Education/Academic cooperation

More information on this mission can be found on the World Trade Center New Orleans website and by contacting Jessica Steverson at [email protected]


JAPAN AND TAIWAN TRIP / NOVEMBER 2021/ ASIA

November 13-19, 2021 / Locations TBD, Japan and Taiwan, Asia

The delegation will conduct one-on-one meetings with existing Louisiana industry headquartered in Asian countries. Members will engage in outreach to discuss potential economic investment in Louisiana.

Please note that based on current travel restrictions, this trip is to be confirmed.

Contact Larry Collins at [email protected] to learn more about how to participate in Louisiana’s delegation.