2022 Program Schedule

OPEN FOR BUSINESS:
Celebrating the Economic Momentum of the Gulf South

Friday, October 14, 2022
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, (La Nouvelle Orléans Ballroom)


7:30 a.m.
Registration Begins

Continental Breakfast


8 – 8:15 a.m. 

Welcome Remarks & Program Overview

Nene Glenn Gianfala
President, Tulane Association of Business Alumni
New Orleans, LA


8:15 - 8:45 a.m.  

Louisiana’s Chemical Industry: Paving the Way for a Sustainable Future

Gregory M. Bowser
President & CEO, Louisiana Chemical Association & Louisiana Chemical Industry Alliance
Baton Rouge, LA


8:45 – 9:15 a.m. 

Innovating Health in the Gulf South

Laura Wilt
System Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Ochsner Health
Jefferson, LA


9:15 – 9:45 a.m. 

America: Now a Leading Global Supplier of Energy Via US Gulf Oil & Gas Exports

Randy Giveans
Executive Vice President, Navigator Gas US (Navigator Holdings)
Houston, TX


9:45 – 10 a.m.
Break

10 – 10:40 a.m. 
CLE Speaker (TBD) Sponsored by Phelps Dunbar LLP  

10:40 – 11:40 a.m. 

Panel Presentation:
Hospitality's Next Wave in New Orleans: New Trends in Tourism

Moderator:

Louis David
Vice President, Industry Attraction and Retention, New Orleans Business Alliance
New Orleans, LA

Panelists:

Mali Carow
General Manager, Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences
New Orleans, LA

Stan Harris
President & CEO, Louisiana Restaurant Association
Metairie, LA

Emily M. Madero
President & CEO, French Quarter Festivals, Inc.
New Orleans, LA 


11:40 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. 

Morning Keynote Presentation:
Growth & Evolution of Private Equity in the Post-Pandemic Era

Ray Jeandron
Partner, LongueVue Capital Speaker (TBD)
Metairie, LA


12:15 – 12:45 p.m. 
Luncheon

12:45 – 1 p.m. 
Luncheon Welcome Remarks & Introduction of Keynote Speaker

Paulo Goes
Dean, A. B. Freeman School of Business, Tulane University
New Orleans, LA


1 – 1:45 p.m. 

Luncheon Keynote Presentation:
Leading and Growing Your Business through Purpose

José E. Cil
CEO, Restaurant Brands International Inc.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


1:45 p.m. 
Closing Remarks

Nene Glenn Gianfala

 

Program as of 7/25/22 – subject to change