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Annual Meeting

Crowne Plaza Executive Center 4728 Constitution Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Join us for LABI's 2020 Annual Meeting held on Tuesday, February 11, 2020, as we bring together the top leaders in business, government, education and in the community for innovative and thought-provoking conversations. Register here.

Renowned cybersecurity and fraud prevention expert Frank Abagnale will serve as the keynote speaker. Abagnale's career as rogue-turned-FBI-expert was made famous by his book and the Stephen Spielberg film Catch Me If You Can. He is a highly regarded public speaker who provides real-life stories and a deep understanding of today’s evolving security landscape to dispense perspective and counsel for businesses, governments and financial institutions.

As we rethink the building blocks that craft a modern business in Louisiana’s economy today, considering the innovations, hurdles, basic needs and status quo disruptions necessary for job-creators to succeed – cybersecurity is one of the most critical. With recent cyberattacks on state and local governments, in addition to private business, we felt it was timely to hear from an expert on stopping scammers and making our cyber-world secure.


Program Schedule

8:30 AM-Noon: Registration

9:30-10:30 AM: Panel Discussion with Legislative Leadership

10:30-11:30 AM: Book Signing with Frank Abagnale

11:00-11:45 AM: Annual LABI Membership Meeting

Noon-1:30 PM: Luncheon Keynote Speaker


iPad Collection with The Emerge Center

We are proud to partner with The Emerge Center to collect donated iPads at LABI's Annual Meeting. Emerge is the Gulf South’s premier non-profit provider of early intervention therapies and education for children with autism and individuals with communication challenges. Emerge has been serving the greater Baton Rouge community since 1960 and is committed to broad access for all.

Many children at Emerge do not communicate verbally and use an assistive technology device – an iPad – to facilitate communication and language growth. If a child’s iPad battery dies, this presents a severe challenge in terms of their communication. Donated iPads are used as back-up devices and are loaned out to children who are new to the iPad program. Loaners enable children and parents to become more familiar with the device before investing in the purchase of one.

If you have an iPad no longer in use, please bring any donations to the Emerge table at LABI’s Annual Meeting on February 11th. Please include a note with your passcode. If you have any questions, please contact Shelton Jones at


Mobile App

Please download our LABI event app to access all event information, including the schedule, documents, speaker biographies and map. Download the app here.


Sponsorship Information

LABI's Annual Meeting presents an exceptional opportunity to highlight your organization's brand to more than 1,000 business leaders and policymakers. Please see our sponsorship guide or contact Elena Lacour at 225-215-6647 or for more information on sponsorship opportunities.


Hotel Accomodation

For your convenience, a block of rooms has been reserved at the Crowne Plaza Executive Center in Baton Rouge. When calling to make your reservation, please mention the group code "ABI" to receive a discounted rate of $109 per night plus tax. Book by February 3rd to receive the discount. Please call 225-925-2244 to make reservations.


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