Conference being held in Lafayette to discuss changes in Cuba regulations

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LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY)— As Federal Government announces new amendments to the Cuba regulations, Lafayette International Center is inviting Lafayette residents to a conference.

Cuba and Louisiana have been strong trading partners since before Cuba was a country and Louisiana was a state, according to a spokesperson with the LIC.

A news release stated that Cuba was once the number one buyer of rice from Louisiana.

The conference will be held at the Petroleum Club of Lafayette on Oct. 19, with participating experts from Cuba, Mexico and the United States. Doors Open at 9 a.m. and the conference will end at 2 p.m.

Philippe Gustin, International Trade Manager said the conference will deliver critical information on business opportunities for Cuban activity sectors of agriculture, mining, energy, construction, telecommunications, transportation logistics, and port operation. He added it will also outline opportunities in cultural exchanges and higher education, as well as current travel and business restrictions.

Seating is limited and pre-registration is required.

For more information on how to get your seat visit for complete details and registration form.

According to a news release, attendees to this conference will be given priority for a 2017 Acadiana mission to Cuba, and will be invited to take part in a Cuba-Louisiana cross-cultural training later this year.

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