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Louisiana Small Business Summit

October 24, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm CDT


The 2023 Louisiana Small Business Summit will give attendees the opportunity to connect directly with state departments and procurement representatives plus obtain information on resources for small businesses. For small businesses wishing to potentially increase their sales of goods and services to the state government, this is a fantastic opportunity. Ticket includes lunch and registration.

Breakout Sessions and Panel Discussions
• Information from the Governor’s Office and State agencies on projects and opportunities upcoming through the federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law/IIJA and how small businesses can prepare themselves to access these opportunities.
• Information on tools, resources and certifications available to assist with business sustainability and growth.
• Sessions on how to do business with the State and leverage Hudson and Veteran certifications for increased opportunity.
• Business owner panels on lessons learned and leveraging resources to grow a small business.

Keynote Speaker: Jewel Burks Solomon
• Managing Partner of Collab Capital and former Head of Google for Startups in the U.S.


8:00am – 9:00am

9:00am – 9:50am
Welcome and Opening Plenary Session

10:00am – 12:00pm
Reverse tradeshow booths open

10:00am – 10:45am Concurrent Sessions – Rotation 1
Panel: Bipartisan Infrastructure Law/IIJA Local Opportunities
Presentation: How to Do Business with the State
Panel: Resources to Accelerate your Growth
Panel: Establish or Expand your Bonding Capacity
Panel: Cybersecurity- Prepare, Protect, Respond
11:00am – 11:45am Concurrent Sessions – Rotation 2
Panel: Bipartisan Infrastructure Law /IIJA State Opportunities
Presentation: How to Respond to an Invitation to Bid
Panel: Leveraging Resources for Small Business Growth
Panel: Success with Government Contracting
Panel: Access to Capital
12:00pm – 1:15pm
LUNCH – Keynote Speaker- Jewel Burks Solomon

1:15pm – 2:30pm
Reverse tradeshow booths re-open

1:30pm – 2:15pm Session
Panel: Certifications to Benefit Your Business



October 24, 2023
8:00 am - 2:30 pm CDT


Cajundome and Convention Center
444 Cajundome Blvd.
Lafayette, LA 70506 United States
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Northwest Region (Launch Network), Northeast Region (Launch Network), Capital Region (OneSource), Central Region, Southwest Region, Acadiana Region, Southeast Region, Bayou Region

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