CABL’s 51st Annual Meeting & Conference
“Seizing the Moment in A Rising Tide of Economic Opportunity”
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Registration – 9:00 a.m.
2013 Membership Meeting 9:30-10:00 a.m.
Morning Conference – 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Keynote and Luncheon 12:15 a.m.
Adjourn 1:30 p.m.
L’Auberge Hotel Event Center 777 L’Auberge Ave. Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana is preparing for what many are calling a “new industrial revolution.” Fueled by affordable and abundant natural gas, groundbreaking new technologies and historic public and private sector investment, Louisiana has a once-in-a-generation opportunity to transform its economy and build a stronger foundation for a vibrant and lasting future. But are we prepared to do that?
CABL’s 2013 Annual Meeting & Conference will feature a series of dynamic speakers who will challenge conventional thinking with a focus on envisioning a future that is ours to create.
A morning panel of experts will focus on the future by looking at three distinct areas which Louisiana should not ignore.
, Chief Administrative Officer for Ascension Parish, will use that parish as a case study to show how strategic state planning for industrial expansion can maximize its benefits for a long and lasting return.
Dr. Charles “Chip” Groat
, President & CEO of the Water Institute of the Gulf, will look at one of our most valuable, but threatened, 21st century assets – water – and discuss the imperative of preserving it for ourselves and our economic security.
, WINROCK International, will explore how we can add value to the industrial expansion now underway and build new sectors of our economy focused on innovation, technology and the digital future.
Three keynote luncheon speakers will follow, looking at Louisiana’s industrial economy from the perspectives of past, present and future.
Dan Borne’, President of the Louisiana Chemical Association
will explore Louisiana’s rich past to describe how Louisiana developed into an energy-based global industrial powerhouse.
Paul Payne, Americas Regional Director for Exxon Chemical Company
will explain the present investments In Louisiana and what they will mean for our state over the next decade.
Former Governor Buddy Roemer
will envision a path to a future where Louisiana is a 21st century economic leader.
Be a part of this provocative discussion about seizing a rare moment in our history, challenging our leaders and ourselves, and creating a bright new future for Louisiana.