Louisiana Energy Conference


For 2018 Final Agenda CLICK HERE.

The 2018 Louisiana Energy Conference will be held at the Westin Canal Place

on Tuesday-Friday, May 29 - June 1, 2018

The 2018 Louisiana Energy Conference will be held on May 29 – June 1, 2018 at the Westin Canal Place Hotel in New Orleans and will again feature two full days of topical panels on May 30 - 31 that will address key U.S. and international energy industry developments and topics. Based on continued strong response to our field trip opportunities in past years, we will again host field trips to a variety of offshore and onshore industry facilities on Friday, June 1.


We are pleased to host two keynote speakers this year:


Tuesday, May 29th   4:00 pm - 5:30 pm   12th Floor Westin Canal Place Hotel Keynote Speaker and Opening Reception Sponsored by J.P. Morgan:


“Energy Markets in 2018”

Our speaker will again be Stephen Jury, J.P. Morgan Private Bank Global Portfolio Specialist, whose topics will include: Middle East tensions increase; Global oil demand – resilient and growing; Shale oil hits a bottleneck in the Permian; Haynesville production surges and LNG exports; and Electric vehicles. Stephen’s presentation was well received at last year’s Conference and we welcome him back.


Join us for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres following the presentation to kick off the 2018 Conference.

Thursday, May 31st   3:15 pm – 3:45 pm            12th Floor Westin Canal Place Hotel

“Energy Policy and the Political Environment – a View from the Swamp”

Dan Naatz, IPAA’s Senior Vice President of Government Relations & Political Affairs, will discuss the current political environment in Washington and its impact on American energy producers.  From the current inertia in Congress to the instability at the White House, the chaotic political environment in the Capitol has a direct impact on the entire oil and gas industry.  Mr. Naatz will discuss IPAA’s current efforts with the Trump Administration and Congress as well as an outlook on the 2018 mid-term elections.  



We have several networking events planned:


We will open our Conference at 4 pm on Tuesday afternoon, May 29th with a keynote speaker addressing global energy market matters.  It will be followed by a welcoming reception. 


We are pleased to announce that we will return to the National World War II Museum on Wednesday evening, May 30th for our traditional dinner and museum tour. 


We will also host a Thursday evening, May 31st post-closing, pre-field trip event from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. 


This year we will again host several exciting field trips on Friday, June 1st to offshore Gulf of Mexico and onshore south Louisiana facilities. We currently plan to have a crew boat trip to an offshore platform as well as an airboat trip onshore to view marshland production operations, a refinery tour, and a fourth trip currently being considered.


Attendance and Registration

Attendance at the Conference is directed to investment professionals which include buy side and sell side analysts and portfolio managers, as well as private equity and wealth management executives and trust officers. There is no cost for these investment professionals, as well as sponsoring firms and participating energy company management, to attend the Conference.  The cost for all other attendees will be $295 for the three-day event.   



Investment professional attendees will be offered the opportunity to register for one-on-one meetings with company executives participating on the various panels if their schedules permit.


Hotel Accommodations

Special rates have been arranged with our Conference headquarters, the Westin New Orleans Canal Place at 100 Rue Iberville.  A limited number of rooms are available at a new lower rate of $149 per night.  Reservations should be made directly with the hotel by clicking below or calling the hotel at 888-627-8180 or 504-566-7006.  Please identify yourself as an attendee at the Louisiana Energy Conference to benefit from the special rate. Availability will become limited so please reserve your room early.



The Louisiana Energy Conference is an independent energy symposium that is sponsored by a diverse group of firms who are active in the energy industry including investment firms, banks, insurance brokers, law firms, accounting firms, specialty service providers and private equity firms, as well as public and private oil services companies and exploration and production companies.  These varied sponsorships enable us to host an event that is free of charge to the investment community. 


See Sponsors for the list of our 2018 partners.


Firms interested in sponsoring our event should email us at info@LouisianaEnergyConference.com or call 504-799-1953.



Please email questions to info@LouisianaEnergyConference.com or call us at 504-799-1953.



Platinum Sponsors:

Please email questions to info@LouisianaEnergyConference.com or call us at 504-799-1953.

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To foster a better understanding of the key opportunities and challenges currently facing the energy industry through direct interaction with panels of management from public and private energy companies and other industry experts, in a relaxed and informal setting.