october 2017
Small Louisiana Service Companies—where and how do we fit in Chevron’s New Global Business Models—a luncheon forum
Oct. 4 | 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM | Petroleum Club | Mr. J. David Payne, Vice President of Global Drilling and Completions for Chevron, will speak on the new global-supplier business models adopted by Chevron and many of the other major companies. Advance reservations required.
      Contact Vanessa for details, 337-291-5474, 
Franco-Fête 2017 Fundraising luncheon in Lafayette, for Escadrille Lafayette scholarship program of CODOFIL
Oct. 8 | 12 noon | Ruffino’s on the River
      For details, visit Franco-Fête2017 
Festivals Acadiens et Créoles in Girard Park and Downtown Lafayette
Latin Music Festival
Oct. 21 | noon to 10 PM | The Horse Farm     
      Contact Vanessa for details, 337-291-5474,
LAGCOE 2017 (Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition)
Oct. 24-26 |  Come to LAGCOE 2017 at the Cajundome in Lafayette, Louisiana for access to state-of-the-art equipment, services and technologies, as well as technical presentations from worldwide leaders in the onshore and offshore oil and gas exploration and production industry.                                                                                READ MORE
We invite you to join us at the International Trade Center, Cajundome Convention Center, second floor.
      Contact Vanessa for details, 337-291-5474,
2017 Louisiana Energy R&D Forum
Oct. 24-26 |  Want to see where the overall Energy Industry (Petroleum & Alternatives) is heading? What are the Energy Technologies and Methods of today? Tomorrow?
In partnership with VERTECH 2017 Consortium Conference, join us at the conference to learn more about renewable energy, green chemistry, and other alternative energy components, in collaboration with LAGCOE 2017.                   READ MORE
      Contact Philippe for details, 337-291-5474;
VERTECH Consortium Conference
Oct. 25-27 |  International Center will organize, with Belgian, Canadian, Mexican, and French participants.
      Contact Christophe for details, 337-291-5474;
november 2017
France Etats-Unis Group visiting Lafayette from Rodez
Nov. 4-12 | Contact Philippe for details, 337-291-5474;
December 2017
International Center Foundation annual pot-luck luncheon
Dec. 15 | 11:30 – 1:00
      Contact Roxsan 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.