CEO Forum Schedule

Tuesday, March 30

8:45-10 a.m.                                 

Breakfast General Session: Making a Comeback
Michael Hecht, President & CEO of Greater New Orleans, Inc.
As you navigate the challenges of organizational leadership during a pandemic, hear Michael’s leadership lessons from his extensive experience in rebounding after crisis. Before coming to GNO, Inc., Michael led Louisiana’s Katrina Small Business Recovery Program and ran the post-9/11 small business program for Mayor Michael Bloomberg in New York City.
Memorial I-II

10-10:30 a.m. Coffee Break
10:30-11:45 a.m.                                                  

Better Collaboration with Your Board of Directors
Panelists from around the state will discuss best practices for building and maintaining a productive working relationship with board members.
Post Oak I                    

How to Lead Your Team in the New Normal
Panelists from around the state will discuss how to maintain company culture, communicate effectively and care for your employees in the current shifting work environment.
Post Oak III

12:15-1:30 p.m.

Lunch General Session: How Great Leaders Inspire Action
Dima Ghawi, Leadership Consultant & Executive Coach
As the workplace changes, leadership must focus on creating a high-performing work environment that elevates employee engagement, communicates effectively across cultures and builds relationships among multiple generations—all while maintaining a focus on growing the bottom line. Dima will dive into what employees need to feel welcomed and included.
Memorial I-II

1:45-3:30 p.m.

Roundtable Discussion
Professional Development Coach Darienne Mobley will lead you and your peers in roundtable discussions about key leadership topics and provide you with tips on how to “Lead from the Inside Out
Memorial I-II

4-5:30 p.m. LACVB board meeting *LACVB membership only
Post Oak I-III
6:30-8 p.m.

Reception and Dinner
Bayou Rum (bus departs at 6 p.m. from charter bus area in front of parking garage)


Wednesday, March 31

8:30-9:45 a.m.     

Bill Review
Join us as we review outstanding legislative issues and relevant bills filed for the approaching session. Open to the entire travel industry.
Memorial I-II

10-11:30 a.m. LTA board meeting *LTA board members only
Post Oak I-III