In a recent interview with Michael Hecht, who has played a major role in helping to expand the digital media law and attract companies to the state and specifically to the New Orleans region, the focus turned to technology-based international conventions, some related victories in nabbing digital, biotech and venture capital companies to the region.
During the interview, we discussed perhaps one of the biggest wins—hosting Collision Conference which attracted to the Earnest Morial convention center over 13 thousand people, last spring. The convention’s initial home was Las Vegas, but, they were attracted to New Orleans and, of course, the Jazz Festival Weekends. Collision conference is returning this Jazz Fest second week.
The convention brings thousands of small and large technology companies, start-ups and venture capitalists to the region.
Another convention Hecht talked about, now on the New Orleans landscape this spring, is RES/CON which is the “annual international conference on the practice of successful resilience and disaster management in an evolving global environment.”
A third event, although one that is homegrown is Idea Village’s Entrepreneurship Week, which now attracts big names, big money and big ideas to the community.
Hecht also discussed the region attracting biotech, venture capital and other software companies help make the region more versatile in its economic and business growth.
Please watch the video of our conversation which was sponsored by Fred Herman Law Firm.
Think about it.
A recently announced $8.5 billion (with a B, a very BIG B) Venture Global liquid natural gas project in Plaquemines Parish and there is not much media coverage.
GNO Inc.'s Michael Hecht: New Orleans Region 2016--Direct Flights, $8.5B LNG Terminal, Airport Terminal wins