Business Owners Get a Taste of New Orleans at ACG Conference

Screen shot 2013-10-08 at 4.33.40 PMAttendees of the annual  “Taste of New Orleans” conference, hosted by The Louisiana Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG Louisiana), will be exposed to many business leaders as speakers and panel discussions on topics such as State of the Louisiana Deal Market, Does Private Equity Investment Create Jobs?, Working with Private Equity to Create Value, Who has Capital and Where Do I Find It?, and Entrepreneurship Explosion in Louisiana.

The current market for M&A deals, private equity investments and job creation, accessing venture capital, and the development of entrepreneurship in Louisiana are among the topics covered at the two day conference held October 10th and 11th.

The conference features speakers including: Keynote Pam Hendrickson, COO of the Riverside Company; Gary Labranche, President and CEO of ACG Global; Tim Williamson, Co-founder and CEO of Idea Village; Matt Lane, Senior Vice President of Gen Cap America; John Gabbert, CEO of Pitchbook; Duncan Bourne, Managing Director of Wynnchurch Capital; Matt Gullen, Principal of H.I.G. Capital; Greg Zoglio, CEO of Cornerstone Chemical Company; David Russell, Chairman of Loadmaster Derrick & Equipment; Joe Lovette, Managing Partner of Louisiana Fund 1; Sandra Coufal, Co-Founder and President of Sibling Capital; Jimmy Roussel, Entrepreneur in Residence of New Orleans Start Up Fund; Aaron Miscenich, President of the New Orleans BioInnovation Center and Ralph Mauer; Executive Director of Levy-Rosenblum Institute for Entrepreneurship, Tulane University; Jen Medbery, CEO of Kickboard and more.

Private equity firms, commercial banks, investment banks, venture capital firms and other providers of capital will host tables to meet with over 200 corporate executives, lawyers, accountants, investment bankers and other business professionals.

ACG hosts several events throughout the year, including their monthly luncheon meetings. For more information, visit