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Aug 30, 2018 01:43PM ● By Flint Zerangue, Sr.

LAFAYETTE, LA (August 30, 2018 - Updated) – LAGCOE has announced they are moving their 2019 biennial Expo to New Orleans, a move that should accommodate better strategic growth for the organization and increased industry participation.

Greg Stutes, Chairman of LAGCOE’s Board of Directors, states “The decision to host LAGCOE 2019 in New Orleans is rooted in our mission to cultivate economic growth in the energy industry by facilitating domestic and global business development. A significantly larger venue will accommodate more exhibitors and an even larger attendee base. This promotes growth, diversity, and develops even more connections among Louisiana’s energy industry.”

We [Parish News] reached out to Lafayette Mayor-President Joel Robideaux, who issued the following: 

"Lafayette’s reputation as an innovative, entrepreneurial and wildcatter community took hold at the dawn of the oil and gas boom. Today, Lafayette maintains a strong service sector presence, produces an unequaled amount of petroleum engineering graduates and is home to an impressive number of oil and gas related innovations and patents. While LAGCOE will make its 2019 appearance in New Orleans, Lafayette will continue to serve as a hub for the oil and gas industry and an important partner for LAGCOE and its members."

The LAGCOE organization remains committed to Lafayette and South Louisiana, specifically its volunteers, sponsors, exhibitors, and partners throughout the region. LAGCOE offices and staff will remain in Lafayette and continue to develop new and innovative programming for members.

Hosting LAGCOE 2019 in New Orleans is essential to the growth of both the technical exposition and conference. It also reflects LAGCOE’s efforts to better serve the industry’s needs by adapting and reaching out to a broader audience. “The service sector is a big part of Lafayette’s commerce and New Orleans is home to many oil & gas operators, who are key decision makers. This makes LAGCOE 2019 the natural bridge between the two cities that are vital to our industry,” said Angela Cring, Executive Director of LAGCOE. “The energy industry is changing, and we must evolve and change with it,” concluded Cring.


LAGCOE is a nonprofit energy industry organization focused on educational programs and a technical exposition & conference. LAGCOE’s mission is to cultivate economic growth of the energy industry by facilitating domestic & global business development and fostering the energy workforce pipeline. LAGCOE’s vision is to be a robust, sustainable community of energy companies and volunteers that promotes energy education and awareness; connects businesses with opportunities and showcases the Gulf Coast’s technical innovations to the world. LAGCOE 2019 will be held October 9-11, 2019, at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, La., USA. Learn more at  

Photo Source: LAGCOE Facebook page June 22, 2018 

Edited by: Face Media Group  August 30, 2018