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Schedule of Events

This schedule is subject to change due to change of date from August 27 to September 10.

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8:30 a.m.

Introduction

Stacy Brown, President of the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau

8:45 a.m.

SWEPCO break

 

8:50 a.m.

Featured Speaker

Adam Sacks, president of Tourism Economics

9:50 a.m.

Hilton Hotel Shreveport, Hotel & Lodging Association &
Louisiana Office of Tourism break

 

10:05 a.m.

Louisiana Tourism Economic Outlook

Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser

10:20 a.m.

 Break and giveaway

 

10:30 a.m.

Panel discussion – Local Restaurants, Retail and Attractions

Moderator: Robin Jones (SBAA President), Ian Summers (Sci-port, outdoor events), Ashley Davis (Boardwalk), Grant Nuckolls (restaurants), Katy Larsen (The Agora Borealis)

11:15 a.m.

APS Payroll Break

 

11:20 a.m.

Oil and Gas Industry Outlook

Kati Hyer, Vice President of Communications for the Louisiana Oil and Gas Industry

11:40 a.m.

Barksdale Federal Credit Union break

 

11:45 a.m.

Transportation Outlook

Wade Davis, Executive Director, Shreveport Regional Airport

Noon – 1 p.m.

Lunch break

 

1 p.m.

Medical Industry Outlook

Dr. Christopher Kevil, LSU Health Sciences Center Shreveport

1:30 p.m.

Shreveport-Bossier Sports Commission break

 

1:35 p.m.

Sports Tourism Outlook

Jon Schmeider, Founder & CEO of Huddle Up Group, LLC

2 p.m.

Break

 

2:05 p.m.            

Panel discussion - Black Business Outlook

Moderator: Taylor Jamison, Executive Director of Minority Supplier Institute, Brittney Dunn (B&D Accounting), Damien Chapman (Orlandeaux’s Café)

2:30 p.m.

Chambers of Commerce break

 

2:35 p.m.

Panel discussion: Outlook of Local Businesses

Moderator: Liz Swaine, Executive Director of Downtown Development Authority, Tim Magner (Shreveport Chamber of Commerce), Darrin Dixon (African American Chamber of Commerce), Zazelle Dudley (Port of Caddo-Bossier), Lisa Johnson (Bossier Chamber of Commerce)

2:55 p.m.

Good Guys Promotional Products Break

 

3 p.m.

Panel discussion: Conventions/Meetings Outlook

Moderator: David Bradley, SBCTB Vice President of Sales/Tourism Marianne Nelson (Hilton Shreveport Hotel), Rebecca Bonnevier (Centurylink Center), Bobby Demby (Hospitality Performance Network Global), Erica Telsee (SBCTB)

3:25 p.m.

Sam’s Town Casino and Hotel break

 

3:30 p.m.

Gaming Industry Outlook

Wade Duty, Executive Director of Louisiana Casino Association

3:45 p.m.

Break and Staycation Giveaway

 

3:50 p.m.

Panel discussion: Festivals and Outdoor Events

Moderator: Emerie Gentry (Lagniappe P.R.I.M.E. LLC. and other outdoor festivals), Chris Robinson (Shreveport Fire Marshall), Sylvester Marshall (Social Circle Events Management) and Linda Curtis-Sparks (Sabine Parish Tourist Commission)

4:30 p.m.

Questions and Comments

Stacy Brown