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LABI Annual Meeting

LABI's 2017 Annual Meeting presented by Cajun Industries, LLC

Reversing the Trend on Louisiana Jobs

Rich Karlgaard, Editor-at-Large and Global Futurist, Forbes Media, United States to Deliver Keynote Address at LABI's 2017 Annual Meeting

Join us for LABI's 2017 Annual Meeting Thursday, February 16, 2017 as we bring together the top leaders in business, government, education, and in the community to highlight how Louisiana can work together to reverse the downward trend of jobs, keeping Louisiana on a path to prosperity.

Award-winning entrepreneur-turned-publisher, columnist, author, television commentator, private investor and board director, Rich Karlgaard will serve as the Keynote Speaker of the event.

Karlgaard is the Editor-at-Large and Global Futurist for Forbes Media, United States, where he also writes a biweekly column, Innovation Rules, known for its witty and honest assessment of technology trends and current business issues.

He’s a regular panelist on cable news’ most popular business show, Forbes on FOX, and is a frequent contributor to the Wall Street Journal’s op-ed page.

A successful entrepreneur and past winner of Ernst & Young’s “Entrepreneur of the Year Award,” Karlgaard understands firsthand the difficulties of navigating in today’s business climate and the opportunities available to those who have the courage to reach out for them. His assessment of technology trends, U.S. and global economic forces, and current business and political issues gives audiences solid insights they can use to make better business and investment decisions.

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Schedule of Events

2017 Annual Meeting Program Schedule for February 16, 2017

8 a.m. to noon: Registration

9:30-10:30 a.m.: Panel Discussion with Eric Danos, Tom Donohue & Stephen Waguespack

10:30 a.m.: Break

10:30-11:30 a.m.: Rich Karlgaard Book Signing

11:00-11:30 a.m.: Annual LABI Membership and Board Meeting

Noon: Luncheon Keynote with Rich Karlgaard

Sponsorship Opportunities

LABI's Annual Meeting presents an exceptional opportunity to highlight your organization's brand to more than 1,000 business leaders and policymakers. Please contact Elena Lacour at (225) 215-6647 or to sponsor.

Click HERE to view sponsorship opportunities.


Room Block

A block of guestrooms has been reserved at the Crowne Plaza Executive Center at a special rate of $119 plus tax per night. For reservations call (225) 925-2244 and mention group code LAB.


Please call (225) 928-5388 for additional event details.