revised 5-17-2022







Global Energy Show (formerly Global Petroleum Show)

Jun 7-9, 2022 | Calgary, Alberta, Canada

      Keeping pace with energy industry’s transition from a focus on fossil fuels to a diversified energy mix, the Global Petroleum Show changed its name to the Global Energy Show.  The Global Energy Show builds upon significant technological and sustainable achievements driven by oil and gas and moves to encompass alternative sources.  The Show is a platform where North American stakeholders, policy makers, key players and industry professionals convene under one roof.










Welcome Reception for UL International Students


      Annual welcome and orientation to Lafayette for arriving international students of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, co-hosted by City-Parish Mayor-President Josh Guillory and UL Lafayette President Dr. Joseph Savoie. Reception following. A joint project of the LCG Mayor-President’s Office, the Lafayette International Center, the UL Lafayette President’s Office; and the UL Division of Global Engagement.

      Contact Roxsan Godeaux for details, 291-5474 or



UPDATE  Festival Acadien in Canada

Oct. 5-15 | New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, Canada; Musicians from this area will represent Lafayette and Acadiana. and



La Semaine Acadienne XIII in Normandy, France

August 7 - 15, 2022 | Normandy, France

     This festival, held in seven different areas of Normandy, was created to pay homage to the Acadian soldiers who landed June 6, 1944, on the Normandy beaches. The festival culminates on August 15, the national holiday of the Acadians, joining like celebrations on this side of the Atlantic.











NEW  Fêtes de Wallonie – Guest of Honor Louisiana

Sep 10-19 | Namur, Wallonia, Belgium

      Since 1923, these festivals have celebrated patriotism and pride in the French-speaking Walloon region of Belgium.  While these celebrations take place in many areas in this southern region of the country, they are particularly successful in Lafayette’s sister city of Namur, where more than 250,000 people gravitate during the weekend. Several days of street performances, a battle of the famous “Echasseurs” stilt-walkers, performances of folklore singers and dancers, and programming aimed at visitors of all ages, with all of downtown Namur turned into a pedestrian fair.

      Louisiana was the guest of honor at the Fêtes in 1998, and was invited once again in 2019. Because of the pandemic, the invitation was postponed to 2022. The Lieutenant Governor, as head of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, will lead the Louisiana delegation.


-           Promote Louisiana in Wallonia (culture, history)

-           Tourist attraction of Louisiana in Wallonia

-           Tourist attraction of Wallonia in Louisiana

-           Meeting of twinned municipalities

-           Remember WW II

Contact Christophe Pilut for details, (337) 291-5474; or visit








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UPDATE Latin Music Festival 2022

Saturday, Oct 1 | TBD

      This Festival is organized and presented by the Asociación Cultural Latino-Acadiana (ACLA), a volunteer organization at the service of the Acadiana community in general and its Latin American members in particular. ACLA offers the free, family-friendly Latin Music Festival and other programs to promote multiculturalism and preserve Latin heritage. Their objective is to promote among its members and their families the fundamental values of our community: GOD, COUNTRY, FAMILY and FRIENDS, while preserving our heritage.

      They work to assist all immigrants of Latin descent residing in Acadiana, regardless of place of origin and religion, to orient and make them aware of existing resources; facilitate learning the language, their obligations and rights; facilitate educational, employment and business opportunities, as well as the procurement of services; so as to developing responsible and productive community members. 

      For details, visit




WEFTEC 2022    The 95th annual technical exhibition & conference

Oct. 8-12 | Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, Louisiana

      WEFTEC, the Water Environment Federation's Technical Exhibition and Conference, is the largest conference of its kind in North America and offers water quality professionals from around the world with the best water quality education and training available today..

      For details, visit



UPDATE Acadiana Cup Golf Exchange 2022   

Postponed one more year




Festivals Acadiens et Créoles

Oct 14-16 l  Girard Park, Lafayette, Louisiana

      The first Tribute to Cajun Music in 1974 took Cajun and Creole music out of the dancehalls and onto a concert stage at Blackham Coliseum. Forty-three years later, the tribute has grown into a three-day celebration of music, food, art, crafts, museum exhibits, symposiums, film screenings and more. The celebration is a giant among Lafayette’s festivals, attracting people of all ages, of many different nationalities from all over the world. Admission is free.

      For details, visit



LAGCOE 2022 (Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition) International Trade Center

Oct 19-21 | Cajundome, Lafayette, Louisiana

      LAGCOE is a nonprofit energy industry organization focused on educational programs and a technical exposition & conference. LAGCOE’s mission is to cultivate economic growth of the energy industry by facilitating domestic & global business development and fostering the energy workforce pipeline. LAGCOE’s vision is to be a robust, sustainable community of energy companies and volunteers that promotes energy education and awareness; connects businesses with opportunities; and showcases the Gulf Coast’s technical innovations to the world.

      Every two years, LAGCOE hosts an exposition featuring the latest in equipment and technology, welcoming to Lafayette thousands from the oil and gas industry, from dozens of countries. Please come and visit us at the International Trade Center.

      Contact Christophe Pilut for details, (337) 291-5474; or visit




UPDATE Franco-Fête 2022 Fundraising luncheon for scholarship program of CODOFIL

Sunday, Oct. 23 | TBD

      Each year, Franco-Fête raises funds to support French education in Louisiana, especially through La Fondation Louisiane’s “Escadrille Louisiane” scholarship program which allows dozens of Louisiana students to study in France (Brittany, Martinique, and Guadeloupe), before pursuing careers as teachers in immersion schools across the State.

      The program will also feature the presentation of the “Marquis de La Fayette 2022” award.  In attendance will be numerous CODOFIL partners, Louisiana senators and representatives, local elected officials, entrepreneurs, university professors and other officials.



ADIPEC (Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference)   

Oct. 31-Nov. 3 | Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

      The Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) is one of the world’s most influential events for the oil and gas industry. As a premium exhibition platform ADIPEC enables professionals from around the world to do business and grow.

      Each year, ADIPEC provides one of the most important channels to do business and exchange information, attracting Energy Ministers, global CEO’s and leading decision makers across the 4 days of business discussions and knowledge exchange.

      ADIPEC covers a cross section of the industry and is committed to help the growing international energy community bridge gaps by bringing oil and gas professionals face to face. From C-level, senior decision makers, government leaders, engineers and procurement experts with sole or joint purchasing authority, the whole supply chain meet to showcase and discuss new technologies and business opportunities.

      For more details and to register visit:










International Workboat Show 2022

Nov.30 – Dec. 2 | Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA

      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.

      Visit for details.







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UPDATE Acadiana Cup Golf Exchange 2023    The 22nd annual tournament.

TBD  |  Lafayette, Louisiana

      The Acadiana Cup golf tournament was created in 1998, in Lafayette, Louisiana, in a spirit of friendly competition between Lafayette and her sister city of Poitiers, France. In the five years that followed, players were added from Namur (Belgium), Moncton (New Brunswick, Canada), Nîmes (France) and Prince Edward Island (Canada). Hosting the tournament rotates among the member cities, with the location alternating between North America and Europe.

      The Lafayette team will host the 2023 tournament, which will be held in Lafayette for the first time in thirteen years.

      Contact Bob Hardy for details,  









International Achievement Award

The International Achievement Award was created in 1998, and is presented by the Lafayette International Center and its advisory board, the Lafayette International Center Foundation. It is designed to honor an individual, organization or company that has significantly enhanced Acadiana’s international reputation. Each nominee must be a United States citizen or a permanent resident of the United States, with preference given to residents of Acadiana or residents of Louisiana. As the Lafayette  International Center is a trade development organization, primary consideration is accorded to individuals whose activities have helped draw economic benefits to the Lafayette area.
Seminar Series
The Lafayette International Center conducts an on-going series of seminars throughout the year, geared to the needs of internationally active companies and entrepreneurs. Past seminars have included: “International Sales and Distribution Agreements" with Mr. Patrick Fazzone, "The Laws of International Trade" with Mr. Alan Beard, "How to do Business with PEMEX", "The Secrets of Successful Trade Financing” and the "Import/Export Seminar."
International Trade Club Series
The International Trade Club has no membership fees or dues, is open to anyone interested in topics related to the global marketplace, and meets at different times and locations for a breakfast, lunch or late afternoon presentation. Recent presentations have included: "Business Opportunities: Macaé & Campos Basin" and "Brazil & Opportunities for the Oil & Gas Industry in UAE, Azerbaijan & Venezuela."
Trade Missions
The Lafayette International Center sponsors trade missions in conjunction with international trade and economic development agencies from throughout Louisiana. Recent trade missions included the XV Latin American Petroleum Show in Maracaibo, Venezuela and Port of Spain, Trinidad, the Rio Oil and Gas Expo & Conference, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and the Acadiana Cup golf exchange held in Lafayette and various cities of Belgium, Canada, France and Spain.



The Lafayette International Center
735 Jefferson Street
Lafayette, LA 70501
Tel: 1-337-291-5474
Fax: 1-337-291-5480