Pictured (L to R): Richert Self, Deputy Executive Director of the Port of Lake Charles; Clair Marceaux, Port Director of the Cameron Parish Port, Harbor & Terminal District; George Swift, President/CEO of the Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance; Bryan Beam, Calcasieu Parish Administrator; State Representative Mark Abraham; State Representative Stephen Dwight; Mayor Nic Hunter, City of Lake Charles; Kyle Edmiston, President/CEO of the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau; and John Ieyoub, City of Lake Charles Councilman.

LAKE CHARLES, La. – The City of Lake Charles, Cameron Parish Port District, Calcasieu Parish Police Jury, Cameron Parish Police Jury, Southwest Louisiana Alliance, Port of Lake Charles and the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau (LC/SWLA CVB) are proud to announce that the World LNG & Gas Series: 18th Americas Summit will be held in Lake Charles, November 8-11, 2020. Presented by The CWC Group, the Summit will be hosted at the Golden Nugget and is expected to bring more than 350 C-suite attendees and generate an estimated economic impact of over $250,000 for Southwest Louisiana.

“There’s little doubt that Southwest Louisiana is a major player in the worldwide LNG industry, so it only seemed fitting for us to work with other local partners to bring the World LNG & Gas Series: 18th Americas Summit to Lake Charles next year,” said Mayor Nic Hunter. “This high-level summit will attract CEOs of major corporations and garner positive media attention at the state, regional and national level. It’s quite a feather in our cap to host an event of this magnitude in Southwest Louisiana.”

“With seven Liquefied Natural Gas export facilities either already exporting LNG, expanding, under construction, awaiting Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approval or Final Investment Decisions, Cameron Parish is the global hotbed of LNG export project development. The Cameron Parish Port is a major player in creating our nation’s energy independence,” said Clair Marceaux, Port Director of the Cameron Parish Port, Harbor & Terminal District.

In its 18th year, the Summit is recognized for its unrivaled networking and commercially-focused program to develop new and existing clients while also providing the latest updates on the region’s LNG and gas prospects.

“For a long time now, we have seen our economy and LNG industry grow leaps and bounds above any other region in the country,” said Bryan C. Beam, Calcasieu Parish Administrator. “Hosting this group of leaders in the LNG industry from around the globe provides an outstanding opportunity for us to learn from others on how to best capitalize to ensure that our residents realize the most benefits from an economic perspective and a quality of life perspective.”

The Americas Summit is the longest-running LNG and gas event in the Americas region and will be the first international conference held in Southwest Louisiana.

“Southwest LA is the epicenter of the United States LNG exports, making us the ideal host for this significant conference,” said Kyle Edmiston, President/CEO of the LC/SWLA CVB. “Visit Lake Charles is looking forward to rolling out the red carpet to worldwide industry leaders and decision-makers while showcasing Louisiana’s hospitality, cuisine and culture in addition to our resorts and the great outdoors. This prestigious convention will put a bright spotlight on the capabilities that Southwest Louisiana has as a premier corporate meeting destination.”

“The Summit will give attendees an up-close look at our expanding LNG export activity in Southwest Louisiana. They’ll see that the Calcasieu Ship Channel is a key part of the pipeline connecting U.S. natural gas with those countries around the world that buy and use our LNG,” said Bill Rase, Executive Director of the Port of Lake Charles.

Katie Armentor, Parish Administrator for the Cameron Parish Police Jury said, “The Cameron Parish Police Jury is both honored and appreciative of the opportunity to be included in the summit. For nearly two decades now, Cameron Parish has benefited from our partnerships with LNG companies and we look forward to participating in such a remarkable event.”

“The Alliance has worked with the LNG Industry to grow our region's economy. As a partner with LEEA, The Louisiana Energy Export Association, which represents several LNG facilities, we are excited about having the Summit in Lake Charles,” said George Swift, President/CEO of the Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance.

Boasting an expansive array of international companies and speakers, the Summit will offer delegates the chance to identify new opportunities in the region from key players in the industry. Various key topics to be discussed at the 2020 Summit include United States LNG impact on the global LNG industry, the evolution of LNG sales, financing LNG development in the United States, and LNG as a fuel becoming a relevant source of demand in the region.

For more information on the Summit, log on to https://lngamericas.cwclng.com.