Bayou Classic hosts new University-Business Summit

Bayou Classic hosts new University-Business Summit
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Monday, November 25, 2013 - 12:55pm

Southern University and the business community will join together for a new program as part of the 40th Annual Bayou Classic on Wednesday, Nov. 27 from 8:00 a.m. – Noon.

The summit will take place at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Hall A, Rivergate Room

The Bayou Classic University-Business Summit will explore the role of universities in growing a knowledge-based economy and discuss the importance of university-business collaboration.

The overall objectives are:

  1. to develop new and grow existing minority companies
  2. to connect young adults with 'real world' entrepreneurship and work experiences
  3. to build a globally competitive workforce

Speakers and participants will include:

  • Julianne Malveaux - President Emerita, Bennett College for Women
  • Roderick T. Miller - President, New Orleans Business Alliance
  • Ronald Mason, Jr, J.D. - President, Southern University System
  • Dr. Sandra Woodley - President, University of Louisiana System
  • Timothy McLachlan - Vice President, IBM Global Service Center
  • Octave Francis, III - Managing Principal, FFC Capital
  • Keith Tillage - President and CEO, Tillage Construction
  • William Campbell - Director, Southern Small Business Develop Center
  • Mark Quinn - Director, Xavier Entrepreneurship Institute
  • Karl Turner - President, A La Carte Specialty Foods
  • College and University Chancellors and Presidents
  • CEO’s of Minority and Women-owned firms
  • Chambers, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Organizations
  • Business Executives and Entrepreneurs from Key Business sectors including Technology, Energy, Manufacturing, Bio Innovation and Health Services, International Trade and Logistics and Sustainable Industries
  • Student Leaders and Entrepreneurs from University Student Organizations and Initiatives
  • City, State, Federal Political leadership

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