Calendar

 

 

 

 
LAFAYETTE  INTERNATIONAL
CENTER  CALENDAR
 
 
 
 
 
march 2018
 
 
Doing Business in UK
New date TBD | Dr. Mark Priest, specialist and advisor to the British Department for International Trade and Investment; in Lafayette to meet with economic development officials. Will also offer private one-on-one meetings.                           
      Contact Vanessa for details, 337-291-5487;  vparedes@LafayetteLA.gov
 
 
 
 
 
april 2018
 
 
Delegation from Belgium
Apr. 6-7 | A 65-person delegation, led by our sister city of Namur, will visit Lafayette and New Orleans. One part of their visit will be to present a giant saxophone to the New Orleans Tricentennial Committee, to celebrate the jazz connection between the two regions.
      Contact Christophe for details, 337-291-5474;  clpilut@LafayetteLA.gov
 
 
Jeunes Chanteurs d’Acadie
Apr. 24 – May 1 | A bus-load of middle-school and junior-high singers will visit Lafayette and the surrounding area to perform at Festival International de Louisiane and other venues.
      Contact Philippe for details, 337-291-5474;  pgustin@LafayetteLA.gov
 
 
International Achievement Award
Apr. 26 | By invitation only—Lafayette | Presented annually to honor an individual, organization or company that has significantly enhanced Acadiana’s international reputation. 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.
      Contact Roxsan for details, 337-291-5474;  ragodeaux@LafayetteLA.gov
 
 
Offshore Technology Conference (OTC)
Apr. 30 – May 3 | Largest petroleum show in the US. Vanessa will be going to represent the International Center, and to prospect  for trade leads, working with LEDA, OneAcadiana, LAGCOE, and Louisiana Economic Development.                           
      Contact Vanessa for details, 337-291-5487;  vparedes@LafayetteLA.gov
 
 
 
 
 
may 2018
 
 
Festival de Musique Cajun & Zydeco de Pontchartrain
May 16-21 | Pontchartrain, France; Horace Trahan’s 6-piece zydeco band will represent Lafayette and Acadiana
      Contact Christophe for details, 337-291-5474;  clpilut@LafayetteLA.gov
 
 
 
 
 
june 2018
 
 
Global Petroleum Show (GPS), Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Jun. 12 – 14 | Vanessa will be going to represent the International Center, to prospect  for trade leads, to promote LAGCOE, and to escort and represent Lafayette-area companies—working with Louisiana Economic Development.                           
      Contact Vanessa for details, 337-291-5487;  vparedes@LafayetteLA.gov
 
 
 
 
 
august 2018
 
 
Nuits Cajun de Saulieu
Aug. 2-5 | Yvette Landry and the LeBlanc Family Musicians—Cajun and zydeco musicians—will represent Lafayette and Louisiana in the 24 th Cajun festival in Saulieu, France. See www.bayouprod.com
      Contact Christophe for details, 337-291-5474;  clpilut@LafayetteLA.gov
 
 
Festivals Acadiens in Canada
Aug. 10-18 | New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, Canada; Louis Michot’s band will represent Lafayette and Acadiana
      Contact Christophe for details, 337-291-5474;  clpilut@LafayetteLA.gov
 
 
Semaine acadienne in Saint-Aubin, Normandy, France
Aug. 14-19 | Musician Emily Vidrine (currently in France) will represent Lafayette and Acadiana
      Contact Christophe for details, 337-291-5474;  clpilut@LafayetteLA.gov
 
 
 
 
 
october 2018
 
 
Latin Music Festival 2018
Oct. 6 | Parc International, downtown Lafayette | The 18th Festival, organized and presented by ACLA, Asociación Cultural Latino-Acadiana.                          
      Contact Vanessa for details, 337-291-5487;  vparedes@LafayetteLA.gov
 
 
 
 
 
  

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.

 

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