First direct flight New Orleans - Havana since 1958
- Submitted by: Camila
- 03 / 16 / 2015
On Saturday March 14, 2015, a group of about 80 businessmen, civic leaders and lawyers departed from Louis Armstrong International Airport in the first nonstop flight from New Orleans to Cuba since 1958. The group will be participating in the Conference "Cuba Today" in Havana, from March 14 to 21 in order to explore potential new opportunities in Cuba.
From the new dialogue between the US and Cuba, two organizations based in New Orleans - International Society and Cuba At the Threshold - have teamed up with the University of Havana to organize the Conference "Cuba Today".
The event will combine educational, cultural and business meetings between citizens of the United States and Cuba. It is designed for entrepreneurs, civic leaders, lawyers in Louisiana are with Cuban counterparts in various industries and explore the potential of new business opportunities.
Through lectures and discussions with experts from both Cuba and the United States, the Conference participants will have the opportunity to gain knowledge and establish beneficial relationships for their businesses and their customers and will be useful to analyze a group of subjects and opportunities.
The seminars will focus on practical information, discussions and recent developments in different areas of interest, including property and foreign investment, Historic Preservation and Urban Revitalization, Energy Development and Environmental Considerations and Disaster confrontation.
The sessions are sponsored by the Faculty of Law of the University of Havana and accredited Louisiana's Continuing Legal Education committee.
Participants at the Conference will also enjoy a cultural exchange and visit some of the most interesting and historic sites Cuba. All participants legally traveling with a People-to-People Treasury Department license, together with the Travel Service Provider Cuba Travel-USA (Lic. C-14963).