march 2017
Doing Business with Brazil webinar
Mar. 9 | Lafayette International Center | 10:00 AM
       Contact Christophe for details, 337-291-5474; 
Louisiana District Export Council quarterly meeting
Mar. 7 | by invitation | LEDA, 211 E. Devalcourt Street, Lafayette
Lafayette International Center Foundation bi-monthly meeting & IAA announcement
NOTE new time and location
Mar. 21 | City Hall, in front of one of the Dafford murals | 12:15 PM
       Contact Roxsan for details, 337-291-5474, 
Futurallia Trade Mission to Poitiers, France                                            Futurallia flyer
Mar. 28-31 |  see flyer for details
       Contact Christophe for details, 337-291-5474; 
april 2017
Doing Business with Brazil, a Gulf Coast Trade Alliance Conference
Apr. 4-5 | Conference Center of University Medical Center, New Orleans
       Contact Philippe for details, 337-291-5474,
International Achievement Award presentation and reception
Apr. 27 | 5:30 PM | Jefferson Street Pub
       Contact Roxsan for details, 337-291-5474, 
may 2017
OTC (Offshore Technology Conference)
May 1-4 | NRG Park, Houston, Texas
       Contact Vanessa for details, 337-291-5474,
june 2017
Global Petroleum Show
June 13-15 | Stampede Park, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
       Contact Vanessa for details, 337-291-5474,


International Achievement Award

The International Achievement Award was created in 1998, and is presented by the Lafayette International Center and its advisory board, the Lafayette International Center Foundation. It is designed to honor an individual, organization or company that has significantly enhanced Acadiana’s international reputation. Each nominee must be a United States citizen or a permanent resident of the United States, with preference given to residents of Acadiana or residents of Louisiana. As the Lafayette  International Center is a trade development organization, primary consideration is accorded to individuals whose activities have helped draw economic benefits to the Lafayette area.
Seminar Series
The Lafayette International Center conducts an on-going series of seminars throughout the year, geared to the needs of internationally active companies and entrepreneurs. Past seminars have included: “International Sales and Distribution Agreements" with Mr. Patrick Fazzone, "The Laws of International Trade" with Mr. Alan Beard, "How to do Business with PEMEX", "The Secrets of Successful Trade Financing” and the "Import/Export Seminar."
International Trade Club Series
The International Trade Club has no membership fees or dues, is open to anyone interested in topics related to the global marketplace, and meets at different times and locations for a breakfast, lunch or late afternoon presentation. Recent presentations have included: "Business Opportunities: Macaé & Campos Basin" and "Brazil & Opportunities for the Oil & Gas Industry in UAE, Azerbaijan & Venezuela."
Trade Missions
The Lafayette International Center sponsors trade missions in conjunction with international trade and economic development agencies from throughout Louisiana. Recent trade missions included the XV Latin American Petroleum Show in Maracaibo, Venezuela and Port of Spain, Trinidad, the Rio Oil and Gas Expo & Conference, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and the Acadiana Cup golf exchange held in Lafayette and various cities of Belgium, Canada, France and Spain.