CONTACT: Charlotte Ricaud
(BATON ROUGE) – The Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) and the Pelican Chapter, Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC) will produce a South Louisiana Construction Economic Forum, with a panel of the top CEOs from Baton Rouge contractors and an economic forecast for the south Louisiana construction industry, to take place on Thursday, November 19, 2015, at L’Auberge Baton Rouge.
The law firm of Taylor Porter and the accounting firm of Hannis T. Bourgeois LLP are the presenting sponsors of the event.
Registration closes on Nov. 13, and is available here. CFA members are free and allowed one guest; ABC members are $25; and general admission is $40.
The welcome and introduction of the panel will begin at 3 p.m., followed by the panel at 3:15 p.m., moderated by Dan Borne, President of the Louisiana Chemical Association. Panelists include Newton Thomas, President of The Newtron Group; Roland Toups, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Turner Industries Group, L.L.C.; David Roberts, Owner of EXCEL Group; and Andy Dupuy, Brown & Root Industrial Services CEO.
“We are excited to bring forth the caliber of CEOs from major Baton Rouge construction companies to discuss the latest impacts on and trends of our construction industry,” said Jay Montalbano, President of the and Construction Niche Leader and Partner with Hannis T. Bourgeois.
Following the panel, remarks will be given by Stuart Binstock, President of the CFMAThe economic forecast presentation will commence at 4:30 p.m. and delivered by Anirban Basu, Chairman and CEO of Sage Policy Group and Chief Economist for CFMA and ABC.
“Mr. Basu is among the most recognizable economists and economic development strategists in the nation, and he serves as chief economic advisor to the ABC and CFMA, so we are honored to have him attend our Forum and come speak on the direction of the state’s construction industry and give insight to our industry moving forward into the new year,” said Ted Laperouse II, Vice President of the CFMA South Central Louisiana Chapter and Construction Practice Team Leader and Partner at Taylor Porter.