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One Day.  Countless Opportunities.

Louisiana Economic Development (LED) will host the 2020 Louisiana Business Summit on March 25th, 2020, to promote doing business with State Departments/Agencies and other procurement opportunities. The intent of the summit is to identify, inform and prepare small business owners for expanded market engagements and procurement opportunities for disadvantaged business owners, minority and woman-owned businesses, veteran-owned businesses and all small businesses of Louisiana.

We encourage all small businesses to participate in the summit as it will provide new opportunities to engage and connect with procurement agents while gaining a better understanding of procurement opportunities at the state level. Participants will also learn more about programs and resources designed to support small businesses and will feature a certification room where businesses can register as a vendor with the state and become certified in LED Programs.

 

Registration is limited to the first 400 registrations, and all Louisiana small businesses are welcome to participate.

 

Agenda

7:30 AM
Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM
Welcome, Opening Remarks
10:00 AM
Tradeshow Floor Opens
Breakout Sessions
Small Business Resources Panel Discussion | Premier Ballroom
Heidi Melancon, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Small Business Development Center, Moderator
Barbara Melancon, Atlas Feed Mills
Monica Rougeau, Elevare
Laniya Sanchez, Calls Plus
Office of State Procurement | Samuel Clemens Room
Doing Business with the State of Louisiana, Tom Ketterer, Office of State Procurement
Office of State Procurement | Bayou Room
Responding to an Invitation to Bid, Monica Clark and Amy Vincent, Office of State Procurement
Coastal Technical Assistance Center | Mississippi Queen Room
11:00 AM
Tradeshow Floor Opens
Breakout Sessions
Accelerate Your Growth Panel Discussion | Premier Ballroom
Brandon Smith, Flexicrew, Moderator
Christina Couvillion, Quality First Marine
Jaci Russo, Brand Russo
Lakeisha Robichaux, Chief of Minds
Office of State Procurement | Samuel Clemens Room
Doing Business with the State of Louisiana, Tom Ketterer, Office of State Procurement
Secretary Don Pierson | Louisiana Economic Development
Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome | East Baton Rouge Parish
Office of State Procurement | Bayou Room
Responding to a Request for Proposal, Kristi Bonvillain and Austin Bachman, Office of State Procurement
Coastal Technical Assistance Center | Mississippi Queen Room
11:45 AM
Break and Networking Session
12:00 PM
Lunch with Keynote Speaker
Christel C. Slaughter, PhD | SSA Consultants
1:30 PM
Success with Government Contracting Panel Discussion | Premier Ballroom
Cindy Carrier, Louisiana Procurement Technical Assistance Center, Moderator
Bruce Hoffman, Gulf Geoexchange
Karen Wicker, PhD, Coastal Environments
Kimberly Bardell, WCJ Consultants
2:30 PM
Closing Remarks
 

Venue

Questions?

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE OR SPONSORSHIP CONTACT

Lauren Fournerat

Marketing Officer/Event Manager

Louisiana Economic Development

225.342.5368

CROWNE PLAZA

EXECUTIVE CENTER

BATON ROUGE

4728 Constitution Avenue

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

$15

 
 

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