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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.


Shallow & Deepwater Mexico Exhibition and Conference / MARCH 2019 / MEXICO

March 24 – 29, 2019 / 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 Jessica.Steverson@la.gov to learn more about how to participate in Louisiana’s delegation. 


Offshore Technology Conference / MAY 2019 / TEXAS

May 6 – 9, 2019 / Houston, Texas

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 dana.couvillon@la.gov to learn more about how to participate in Louisiana’s delegation.


GLOBAL PETROLEUM SHOW / JUNE 2018 / CANADA

June 11 – 13, 2019, Calgary, Canada

Global Petroleum Show (GPS) is North America’s Leading Exhibition & Conference, where oil and gas professionals convene to engage in dialogue, create partnerships, do business and identify the solutions and strategies that will shape the industry for the years ahead. Over 50,000 trade professionals attend GPS, while 100+ industry leading experts share their knowledge and understanding across the event’s expansive line-up of strategic and technical conference sessions.

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


Offshore Europe / SEPTEMBER 2019 / UK

September 3 – 6, 2019, Aberdeen, UK

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


LAGCOE / OCTOBER 2019 / LOUISIANA

October 9 – 11, 2019 / New Orleans, LA

One of the world's pioneer oil and gas industry expositions, LAGCOE was established in 1955 and is held biennially to showcase onshore and offshore energy industry products and services in Lafayette, Louisiana. Louisiana is home to thousands of energy industry companies with a global impact.

Contact Larry Collins at larry.collins@la.gov to learn more about how to participate in Louisiana’s delegation.


ABU DHABI INTERNATIONAL PETROLEUM EXHIBITION & CONFERENCE / NOVEMBER 2019 / UAE

November 11 – 14, 2019, Abu Dhabi, UAE

The Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference (ADIPEC) is one of the world’s most influential events for the oil and gas industry, hosting more than 2,000 exhibiting companies from 135 countries around the world.

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


INTERNATIONAL WORKBOAT SHOW / DECEMBER 2019 / LOUISIANA

December 4 – 6, 2019, 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.

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

 

Business Recruitment


Asia Trade Mission / March 2019/ Japan, Korea, China

March 2019 / Japan, Korea, China

The delegation conducted one-on-one meetings with existing Louisiana industry headquartered in Japan, Korea and China. Members engaged in outreach to discuss potential economic investment in Louisiana.


Toronto Business Development Mission / JUNE 2019 / CANADA

June 4 – 6, 2019

The delegation will conduct one-on-one meetings with Canadian businesses to discuss potential economic investment in Louisiana.


SelectUSA / June 2019 / Washington, DC

June 10 – 12, 2019 / Washington, DC

The SelectUSA Investment Summit brings the diversity of the United States together under one roof – enabling any business to find the people, the resources, and the market it needs to be successful. Participants at the first three Investment Summits announced more than $20.6 billion in greenfield FDI into the United States between fiscal years 2014-2016.

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


INTERNATIONAL PARIS AIR SHOW / June 2019 / France

June 17-23, 2019 / Paris, France

The International Paris Air Show is an international aviation and aerospace exhibition, which is organized every two years by the SIAE, a subsidiary of GIFAS, the French Aerospace Industries Association. It is one of the oldest and largest air shows in the world. Here the newest technologies of the aerospace industry and related equipment, such as aircraft engines, satellite navigation technology, aircraft cabins and seats and weapons systems will be presented. Over the years this show has become one of the most important international platforms in the industry.

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


International Airshow Farnborough / July 2020 / UK

July 20 – 24, 2020 / Farnborough, UK

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. With all this plus a wealth of entertainment, education and interaction on the ground, Farnborough International Airshow 2018 promises to be the best one yet!

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

 

Business Summits


National Summit on State Cybersecurity / MAY 2019 / LOUISIANA 

May 14 – 15, 2019 / Shreveport, LA

As the only national meeting focused on state cybersecurity, this unique event will convene state homeland security advisors, chief information officers, chief information security officers, governors’ policy advisors, National Guard leaders, and others from all 55 states and territories to explore cybersecurity challenges and promising practices.


U.S. China Governors’ Collaboration Summit 2019 / MAY 2019 / Kentucky

May 22 – 24, 2019 / Lexington, Kentucky

State and provincial leaders will gather to discuss trade opportunities and best practices, especially in the areas of manufacturing, infrastructure, innovation, education and e-commerce. Through this summit subnational leaders will exchange helpful ideas, identify business opportunities, secure new deals and promote cooperation between the world’s two largest economies as their national governments negotiate a new trade deal.

 

International Recruitment

From attending trade shows to conducting international seminars, the OIC is marketing Louisiana’s business-friendly environment to potential investors year-round.


Asia Trade Mission / March 2018 / Japan, Korea, China

March 8-14, 2018 / Japan, Korea, China

Louisiana Advantage – Roadmap to Success is an investment seminar to educate Asian companies on the positive business landscape of the State of Louisiana. This seminar will allow Asian companies to gain insights into the distinct advantages Louisiana has to offer. Topics of discussion will include incentives and the United States No. 1 customized workforce development training program, LEDFastStart. The audience will then hear about the state’s robust infrastructure from members of the port. Finally, a firsthand success story will be heard from one of the state’s top investors currently enjoying the benefits of locating in Louisiana.

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


OTC / April – May 2018 / Texas

April 30 – May 3, 2018 / 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 dana.couvillon@la.gov to learn more about how to participate in Louisiana’s delegation.


SelectUSA Investment Summit 2017 / June 2018 / Washington, DC

June 20-22, 2018 / Washington, DC

The SelectUSA Investment Summit brings the diversity of the United States together under one roof – enabling any business to find the people, the resources, and the market it needs to be successful. Participants at the first three Investment Summits announced more than $20.6 billion in greenfield FDI into the United States between fiscal years 2014-2016.

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


International Airshow Farnborough / July 2018 / UK

July 16-22, 2018 / Farnborough, UK

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. With all this plus a wealth of entertainment, education and interaction on the ground, Farnborough International Airshow 2018 promises to be the best one yet!

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


Paris Air Show / June 2019 / France

June 17-23, 2019 / Paris, France

The International Paris Air Show is an international aviation and aerospace exhibition, which is organized every two years by the SIAE, a subsidiary of GIFAS, the French Aerospace Industries Association. It is one of the oldest and largest air shows in the world. Here the newest technologies of the aerospace industry and related equipment, such as aircraft engines, satellite navigation technology, aircraft cabins and seats and weapons systems will be presented. Over the years this show has become one of the most important international platforms in the industry.

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