Calendar

 

 

 

 
LAFAYETTE  INTERNATIONAL
CENTER  CALENDAR
 
 
 
 
 
june 2018
 
 
Global Petroleum Show (GPS), Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Jun. 12 – 14 | Vanessa will be going to represent the International Center, to prospect  for trade leads, to promote LAGCOE, and to escort and represent Lafayette-area companies, working with Louisiana Economic Development.
      Contact Vanessa for details, 337-291-5487;  vparedes@LafayetteLA.gov
 
 
 
 
 
august 2018
 
 
Nuits Cajun de Saulieu
Aug. 2-5 | Local musicians Yvette Landry And Friends will represent Lafayette and Acadiana in the 24th Cajun festival in Saulieu, France. See www.bayouprod.com
      Contact Christophe for details, 337-291-5474;  clpilut@LafayetteLA.gov
 
 
Festivals Acadiens in Canada
Aug. 10-18 | New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, Canada; Musicians The Lost Bayou Ramblers will represent Lafayette and Acadiana
      Contact Christophe for details, 337-291-5474;  clpilut@LafayetteLA.gov
 
 
International Student Welcome
Monday, Aug. 13 | 4:30  PM | Lafayette City Hall | in cooperation with UL President’s Office; LCG Mayor-President’s Office, UL Office of International Affairs, and UL Alumni Foundation, welcome incoming international UL Lafayette students
      Contact Christophe for details, 337-291-5474;  clpilut@LafayetteLA.gov
 
 
Semaine acadienne in Normandy, France
Aug. 14-19 | Musicians Emily Vidrine (currently in France) and Tee-Franglais will represent Lafayette and Acadiana
      Contact Christophe for details, 337-291-5474;  clpilut@LafayetteLA.gov
 
 
Doing Business in UK
New date TBD | Dr. Mark Priest, specialist and advisor to the British Department for International Trade and Investment; in Lafayette to meet with economic development officials. Will also offer private one-on-one meetings.
      Contact Vanessa for details, 337-291-5487;  vparedes@LafayetteLA.gov
 
 
 
 
 
september 2018
 
 
RVFFA (Reseau des Villes Francophones & Francophiles d’Amérique)
Sep.5-7 | French-speaking cities’ network co-sponsored by the cities of Lafayette, Moncton and Québec gather in Québec City, to develop tourist trails in North America. Meeting in Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada
     Contact Robert for details, 337-291-5474;  RAMelanson@LafayetteLA.gov
  
 
 
 
 
october 2018
 
 
Latin Music Festival 2018
Saturday, Oct. 6 | Parc International, downtown Lafayette | The 18th Festival, organized and presented by ACLA, Asociación Cultural Latino-Acadiana.
      Contact Vanessa for details, 337-291-5487;  vparedes@LafayetteLA.gov
 
 
Festivals Acadiens et Créoles
Oct. 11-14 | Girard Park, Lafayette, Louisiana
 
 
Franco-Fête 2018 Fundraising luncheon in Lafayette, for Escadrille Lafayette scholarship program of CODOFIL
Sunday, Oct. 14 | 11:00 AM | City Club at River Ranch | The 2019 honoree will be Louisiana Senator Eric LaFleur.
 
 
 
 
 
march 2019
 
 
South-by-Southwest (SXSW)
Mar. 8-17 | Austin, Texas
  
 
La Boule Cadienne de Lafayette 11th Annual Pétanque tournament
Mar. 30 TBC  | Girard Park, Lafayette
  
 
 
 
 
april 2019
 
 
French week in Arnaudville: “Semaine de la Francophonie”
TBD |  NuNu's Arts and Culture Collective, 1510 Courtableu Highway, Arnaudville, Louisiana  
  
 
2019 Robideaux Report
TBD |  Heymann Center for the Performing Arts, Lafayette, Louisiana   
  
 
Festival International de Louisiane
Apr. 24-28 |  Downtown Lafayette, Louisiana  
  
 
International Achievement Award
Apr. 25 | Jefferson Street Pub | Presented annually to honor an individual, organization or company that has significantly enhanced Acadiana’s international reputation. Primary consideration is accorded to individuals whose activities have helped draw economic benefits to the Lafayette area.
  
 
VERTECH Consortium Conference
TBD |  Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico
  
 
 
 
 
may 2019
 
 
OTC (Offshore Technology Conference)                                     
May 6-9 | NRG Park, Houston, Texas
  
 
UL International Student Farewell
TBD |  TBD | UL Alumni Center
  
 
 
 
 
june 2019
 
 
Global Petroleum Show (GPS), Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Jun. 11 – 15 | Vanessa will be going to represent the International Center, to prospect  for trade leads, to promote LAGCOE, and to escort and represent Lafayette-area companies, working with Louisiana Economic Development.
      Contact Vanessa for details, 337-291-5487;  vparedes@LafayetteLA.gov
 
 
 
 
 
august 2019
 
 
World Acadian Congress 2019 (Congrès Mondial Acadien 2019)
Aug. 10-29 | Prince Edward Island and southeast New Brunswick, Canada
  
 
UL International Student Welcome
TBD |  4:30 PM | Lafayette City Hall Auditorium and Atrium | Annual welcome to arriving international students, co-hosted by City-Parish Mayor-President Joel Robideaux and UL Lafayette President Joseph Savoie. Reception following.
  
 
 
 
 
september 2019
 
 
Fêtes de Wallonie
Mid-Sept. | Namur, Belgium
  
 
 
 
 
october 2019
 
 
Festivals Acadiens et Créoles
Oct. 10-13 | Girard Park, Lafayette, Louisiana
 
 
LAGCOE 2019 (Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition) International Trade Center
Oct. 22-24 |  Cajundome
 
 
 
 
 
  

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.

 

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