Tulane Business Forum highlights tourism, homegrown companies

September 25, 2013

Keith Brannon
Phone: 504-862-8789

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The 34th Annual Tulane Business Forum brings together top national and local business leaders to discuss trends, challenges and opportunities in key sectors of the local economy. This year’s forum, “Homegrown: Leveraging the Louisiana Business Experience on a National Scale,” features sessions on long-term plans for the city’s tourism sector, the future of the cruise industry, regional banking and growth for the Port of New Orleans.



Scott Cowen, Tulane University president;
John F. Tercek, vice president, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
Gary P. LaGrange, president & CEO, Port of New Orleans
Daryl G. Byrd, president & CEO, IBERIABANK Corp.
José S. Suquet, chairman, president & CEO, Pan-American Life Insurance Group
Ira Solomon, dean, A. B. Freeman School of Business, Tulane University


8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Friday, Sept. 27


Hilton New Orleans Riverside, 2 Poydras St., New Orleans


The panel “What Next? From Recovery to Long-Term Expansion of New Orleans Area Tourism” includes Darryl Berger, chairman of the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation; Tod R. Chambers, general manager at The Roosevelt New Orleans; Lt.  Gov. Jay Dardenne, Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation and  Tourism; and Gregory Rusovich, chairman of the New Orleans Convention and  Visitors Bureau.
For registration information and a full description of forum speakers and events, visit

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5000