Energy Innovation and Entrepreneurship Summit

This session during New Orleans Entrepreneur Week focuses on energy innovation and entrepreneurship.

In collaboration with the Southeast Louisiana Energy Initiative and The Idea Village, the Energy Innovation and Entrepreneurship Summit seeks to increase awareness of global trends in the oil & gas industry, identify and support the key industry stakeholders in Louisiana and provide opportunities for an entrepreneurial movement to create solutions that solve daily challenges for the industry. The oil and gas industry has a profound effect on the Louisiana state economy. As the conversation around entrepreneurship across industry sectors grows in Louisiana, we will discuss and showcase the innovation occurring within the industry.


Keynote by Charif Souki; Chairman, CEO & President of Cheniere Energy, Inc.

Panel of Leading, Louisiana-based oil and gas companies moderated by Michael Hecht, CEO GNO Inc. 

Panelists Include: Luis Banos, ORX Exploration, Inc; Eric Zimmerman, LLOG Exploration Company; Todd Hornbeck, Hornbeck Offshore Services; Richard Klibert, Diversified Well Logging

Featured Entrepreneurs: Maritant, Chris Stuckey; Oseberg, James Yockey; XstremeMD, Michael Odinet; Xuan Yong, RigUp; Tim Supple, iLandman


The key elements of the session include:


  • A Keynote speech by Charif Souki, Chairman, Chief Executive and President of Cheniere Energy, Inc.
  • A panel discussion of four successful Louisiana based energy companies moderated by Michael Hecht, CEO of GNO Inc.
  • Presentation by 4 emerging companies in the energy industry.

The session will be followed by lunch to allow attendee's to meet and talk to the presenters and the others in attendance.

This Energy Innovation and Entrepreneurship Summit will be interesting and informative! Space is limited, so register today!


TIME: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

For quesitons, please contact Eric Zimmermann:

To register, please contact Taylor Beery:

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