Business Report is hosting a 2020 Power Breakfast focused on south Louisiana’s industrial sector on April 1.
American Chemistry Council Chief Economist and Managing Director Thomas Kevin Swift will kick off the breakfast with a five-year outlook for the U.S. and Louisiana chemical industry, which is actively changing as Louisiana grapples with the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. Swift will share the implications of trade wars and inventory buildup on renewed competitiveness and Gulf Coast investments arising from shale gas, and the potential impact of the coronavirus on the global economy and the chemical industry.
Following his talk, Swift will join a panel discussion also featuring Eric Danos, owner and executive at Danos; Gloria Moncada, ExxonMobil Baton Rouge Refinery plant manager and newly elected chairwoman of the Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil & Gas Association; and Marjorie McKeithen, a partner at Jones Walker and board member of the Louisiana Oil & Gas Association who specializes in regulatory matters.
Topics include the global economic outlook and its implications for Louisiana, how Gulf Coast refineries and chemical plants are in a position for meeting global energy demands, digital manufacturing, navigating regulatory issues, surviving the new offshore reality, infrastructure issues, talent recruitment and more.
Sponsored by Jones Walker law firm, Cox and LaPorte CPAs & Business Advisors, the event will take place at the Baton Rouge Marriott.