March 2-6, 2020, New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lake Charles
United Nations International Public Private Partnership Center of Excellence Comes to Louisiana
Television Interviews with Presenters and Key Participants
for local Television Stations
This is a private event, produced by the International Sustainable Resilience Center (SDRC), is not open to the public. We are offering live interviews to local television stations in each city during this unique, international event, featuring working sessions with the United Nations International Public Private Partnership Center of Excellence (ICoE) and twelve regional organizations that work with Louisiana businesses involved in larger public projects around the state, along with eight specialist centers working under the direction of the ICoE, including centers from Portugal, Spain, France, Lebanon, Hong Kong, Beijing, and Tokyo, who will hold sessions together in bringing knowledge of “people first” public private partnerships to enhance resilience and provide for robust infrastructure in Louisiana.
We will have an experienced broadcast crew at the event that will be recording interviews. Your station can simply provide a reporter and we will give you a copy of the interview when it is completed. If you wish, you can set up a remote broadcast in front of the venue to provide additional coverage.
Regional organizations in Louisiana taking part in the working sessions include:
• Port of South Louisiana
• Louisiana Economic Development
• Committee of 100
• World Trade Center New Orleans
• University of Louisiana System
• Tulane Bywater Institute
• Water Institute of the Gulf
• Baton Rouge Area Chamber
• Greater New Orleans, Inc.
• New Orleans Business Alliance
• South Louisiana Economic Council
• Southwest Louisianan Economic Development Alliance
The event is being coproduced by the International Sustainable Resilience Center (ISRC), one of the eight specialist centers of excellence that will be convening in New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Lake Charles from March 2nd to 6th, 2020.
The ISRC, is headquartered in New Orleans and will be your point of contact for this event. Bruce May, Chief Content Officer for the ISRC, will coordinate any activity between your station, the event and the on-site production company (Dynamic Global Media).
This is a private event and is closed to the public. Please keep information about the event under embargo until the first day of the sessions (March 2nd, 2020).
A press release about the event is attached which is under embargo until March 2nd, 2020.
Contact Bruce May to make arrangements for covering the event.
For Network Television and Broadcast Information, contact:
Chief Content Officer
International Sustainable Resilience Center
Release March 2nd, 2020
March 2-6, 2020, New Orleans, Baton Rouge
The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe International Public Private Partnership Center of Excellence (ICoE) and its’ affiliated Specialist Center for Disaster Resilience and Recovery, the International Sustainable Resilience Center (ISRC) are coproducing a first of its kind ever event in Louisiana. ISRC is one of eight specialist centers of excellence that will be convening in New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Lake Charles from March 2nd to 6th, 2020. ISRC, headquartered in New Orleans, will welcome centers based in Portugal, Spain, France, Lebanon, Hong Kong, Beijing, and Tokyo who will hold sessions together in bringing knowledge of “people first” public private partnerships to enhance resilience and provide for robust infrastructure in Louisiana.
These centers have realized that the value of their work could be leveraged by acting together and have chosen Louisiana as the location for a pilot project that can be replicated worldwide. The ICoE , a unit of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe division of Economic Cooperation and trade will also attend, and will be represented by its chief Geoffrey Hamilton and Chief Tony Bonnici. Both have committed to assist Louisiana in any way possible regarding trade and foreign direct investment as well.
This spring thought leaders from all around the globe will gather in three key Louisiana cities to make connections and brainstorm ways to improve our state’s ability to enter into public private partnerships that will work for everyone.
Co-produced by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe and the International Sustainable Resilience Center based in New Orleans, this first-of-its-kind ever event will feature experts from France, Spain, Portugal, Lebanon, Hong Kong, China, Japan, and the U.S.
Sessions will center around “people first” public private partnerships in the following areas, with all focusing on the overriding importance of resilience:
• Water and Sanitation
• Smart, Sustainable Cities
• Law and Policy
• Local/Regional Governance
• Disaster Resilience and Recovery
This event is very fortunate to have leading organizations as hosts, each of which has pledged their support. Hosts include:
— Port of South Louisiana
— Louisiana Economic Development
— Committee of 100 for Economic Development
— Water Institute of the Gulf
— World Trade Center New Orleans
— University of Louisiana System
— Greater New Orleans, Inc.
— Baton Rouge Area Chamber of Commerce
— Southwest Louisianan Economic Development Alliance
— South Louisiana Economic Council
— New Orleans Business Alliance
Leaders of these organizations have granted interviews with event co-producer International Sustainable Resilience Center, available at www.sustainableresiliencetv.com
WHAT’S IN IT
There are multiple benefits for Louisiana. Having global expertise in public private partnerships that emphasize transparency inclusion and equity will only help Louisiana’s efforts to become a more resilient and competitive state. Forming relationships with two critical leaders within UNECE can enhance trade and foreign direct investment opportunities. Perhaps most importantly, hosting a visit of this magnitude will set Louisiana apart from every other state in the nation, and lead to worldwide recognition through the 84 nation governing body of the ICoE.
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