Port Of New Orleans To Co-Host Regulatory Reform Panel, Examine Impacts Of Federal Regulations

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber, along with the Port of New Orleans, the National Black Chamber of Commerce and the Black Chamber of Commerce of the South, will host a panel discussion, Righting the Regulatory Ship, on Thursday, October 29, 2015, at the Port of New Orleans Auditorium, 1350 Port of New Orleans Place, in New Orleans, from 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
         The panel discussion, moderated by Bill Kovacs, the Chamber’s senior vice president for Environment, Technology and Regulatory Affairs, will examine the impact of federal regulations on Louisiana businesses and discuss ways to improve the regulatory process, reduce red tape, and encourage conditions for economic growth.
         Opening remarks will be given by:
• Arnold Baker, Commissioner, Port of New Orleans, Owner, Baker Ready Mix & Building Materials
• Mike Kearney, Commissioner, Port of New Orleans, Chairman & CEO, Kearney Companies, Inc.
         The keynote speaker will be:
• Harry Alford, President and CEO, National Black Chamber of Commerce
         Panelists will include:
• Jimmy Baldwin, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Coastal Cargo
• Caitlin Berni, Vice President of Policy and Communications, Greater New Orleans, Inc.
• Brandy Christian, Chief Operating Officer, Port of New Orleans
• Brent Golleher, Director of Government and External Affairs, Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association
• Quentin Messer, President and CEO, New Orleans Business Alliance
         Closing remarks will be given by:
• Gary LaGrange, President and CEO, Port of New Orleans
         The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.
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