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Gulf Coast Trade Alliance: Doing Business with Brazil

17th Annual World Trade Conference, April 4-5, 2017

University Medical Center New Orleans - Conference Center

Tuesday, April 4

1:00 PM Registration Opens

General Session – Conference Room C

2:00 PM  Welcome Remarks from Alta Baker, Chair, Louisiana District Export Council

     Keynote Remarks from Ken Hyatt, Acting Under Secretary for International Trade
U.S. Department of Commerce

2:45 PM     Panel: “State of U.S. and Brazil Trade and Investment”

Moderator: Lawrence Collins, Executive Director, International Commerce, LED

  • Minister Roberto Ardenghy, Deputy Consul, Consulate General of Brazil in Houston
  • David Campbell, Deputy Director of Investment Services, SelectUSA
    U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Saul Newsome, Breazeale, Sachses & Wilson, LLP
  • Michael Olivier, CEO, Committee of 100

4:00 PM Networking Break

4:20 PM Panel: “Building Vibrant Economic and Trade Competitiveness in U.S. and Brazil”
Moderator: Edward Hayes, Chairman, World Trade Center New Orleans
Amritha Appaswami, Director of Business Development and Strategy
New Orleans Business Alliance (NOLABA)

  • Kurt Ziegler, Coordinator, International Business Center, FIERGS
    Hilda Lockhart, Director, International Trade Division
    Alabama Department of Commerce

Adjourn - End of Day 1 Conference Program

6:00 PM Gulf Coast Trade Alliance Networking Reception
Hyatt Centric French Quarter, 800 Iberville St., New Orleans
(Enter hotel at Iberville & Dauphine Streets)
Nearest parking at 817 Iberville St. ($6 for 0-2 hours)

8:00 PM Reception Ends

Gulf Coast Trade Alliance: Doing Business with Brazil

17th Annual World Trade Conference, April 4-5, 2017

University Medical Center New Orleans - Conference Center

Wednesday, April 5 – Port & Maritime Infrastructure Track – Conference Room F

8:30 AM Welcome Remarks from Erin Butler, Director, U.S. Commercial Service New Orleans

8:45 AM Keynote Remarks from Dr. Shawn Wilson, Secretary of Transportation & Development
State of Louisiana

9:15 AM Panel: “Regulatory and Policy Drivers for Port and Waterways Infrastructure Development”
Moderator: David Schulingkamp, Honorary Consul of Brazil
Pedro Westphalen, Secretary of Transportation, State of Rio Grande do Sul
Paul Aucoin, Executive Director, Port of South Louisiana
Bethany Stich, Director, University of New Orleans Transportation Institute

10:45 AM   Networking Break

11:15 AM Panel: “Key Success Factors for Multimodal Commerce and Intermodal Systems”
Moderator: Tommy Clark, Louisiana Commissioner of Multimodal Commerce
Tommy Clark, Louisiana Commissioner of Multimodal Commerce
Frank Fogarty, Vice President, Trade & Development, Alabama State Port Authority
Sal Kass, Vice President Operations, Port Tampa Bay
Bobby Landry, Chief Commercial Officer, Port of New Orleans

Adjourn to Conference Room J

12:30 PM Networking Luncheon

Reconvene in Conference Room F

1:50 PM Special Address from Brandy Christian, CEO, Port of New Orleans

2:00 PM Panel: “Challenges and Achievements in Managing a Navigable Waterway System”

Moderator: John Hyatt, Vice President, Irwin Brown Co.

  • Col. Michael Clancy, Commander & District Engineer, New Orleans District
    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Sérgio Klein, Rio Grande do Sul Industry Federation, Board of Infrastructure
  • Mitch Mays, Administrator, Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Development Authority
  • Cpt. Michael T.D. Miller, President, Associated Branch Pilots 

3:15 PM     Networking Break

3:45 PM    Exploring Financial and Investment models for sustainable Port and Waterway Systems

Moderator: Caitlin Cain, CEO, World Trade Center New Orleans

  • Janir Branco, CEO, Port Authority of Rio Grande
  • Mr. Guilherme Fernandes Magalhães, Director of Infrastructure and Operations, CODESA
  • Bobby Thomas, Executive Director, Plaquemines Assoc. of Business and Industry 
  • Ernest Broussard, Business Development, Hunt, Guillot & Associates

5:00 PM Closing Remarks from Erin Butler, Director, U.S. Commercial Service New Orleans

Adjourn – End of Conference

Gulf Coast Trade Alliance: Doing Business with Brazil

17th Annual World Trade Conference, April 4-5, 2017

University Medical Center New Orleans - Conference Center

Wednesday, April 5 – Healthcare & Life Sciences Track – Conference Room C

8:30 AM Opening Remarks from Bill Masterton, CEO, University Medical Center

8:45 AM    Setting a Course for Improved Community Health Outcomes

  • Beverly Haydel, Director, Civic Leadership Initiatives, Baton Rouge Area Foundation & CEO of Sequitur Consulting
  • Suzy Sonnier, Executive Director, Baton Rouge Health District

9:15 AM Panel: “Digital Healthcare Transformation”

Moderator: Dr. Beatriz de Faria Leão, President, Brazilian Health Informatics Assoc. (SBIS)

10:45 AM Networking Break

11:15 AM Panel: “Combatting Global Health Challenges”

Moderator: Joel Rydbeck, Healthcare Global Business Development, Infor

  • Jose Bruzadin, Sales Director LATAM, Intel
  • Dr. Edward Trapido, Associate Dean for Research, LSU Health Sciences
  • Dr. Dawn Wesson, Associate Professor, Tulane School of Public Health

Adjourn to Conference Room J

12:30 PM Networking luncheon

Reconvene in Conference Room C

2:00 PM     Panel: “The Next Big Thing in Healthcare: Cancer Moonshot, Precision Medicine, Translational Science”

Moderator: Dr. Augusto Ochoa, Director, Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center, LSU

  • Dr. Augusto Ochoa, Director, Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center, LSU
  • Elia Brodsky, CEO, Pine Bio
  • Lowry Curley, CEO, AxoSim
  • Sean Sigmon, Healthcare Business Development Director, Oracle

3:15 PM     Networking Break

(Continued)

Gulf Coast Trade Alliance: Doing Business with Brazil

17th Annual World Trade Conference, April 4-5, 2017

University Medical Center New Orleans - Conference Center

Wednesday, April 5 – Healthcare & Life Sciences Track – Conference Room C

(Continued)

3:45 PM  Panel: “Building a 21st Century Health and Bio Innovation Ecosystem”

Moderator: Amritha Appaswami, Director, Bioinnovation & Health Sciences, NOLABA

  • Richard Babb, Managing Director, Louisiana Funds
  • Susana Kakuta, President, Badesul
  • Eliel Oliveira, CEO, eNr
  • Heidi Redmond Raines, President & CEO, Compliance Partners
  • Alex Reed, CEO, APMT

5:00 PM Capstone Panel Discussion: “Rethinking the Healthcare Value Proposition”

Moderator: Everett Wakai, Commercial Officer, U.S. Commercial Service New Orleans

  • Luis Carneiro, CEO, Institute for Private Healthcare Studies (IESS)
  • R. Coulter, CEO, BluPanda
  • Aaron Miscenich, President, New Orleans BioInnovation Center

Adjourn – End of Conference


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