Louisiana Economic Development Sponsors ITRA Global “Doing Business in the Americas” Symposium in London

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ITRA Global's premier all-day event with two panel discussions for European corporate executives and decision makers will provide vital information to European companies considering expansion or relocation in the Americas.

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Louisiana is an excellent example of the kinds of states that will be featured at the Symposium. Under the leadership of Governor Jindal, Louisiana has risen like a rocket.

ITRA Global, one of the largest real estate organizations devoted to the representation of corporate tenants and occupiers of commercial real estate worldwide, has announced that Louisiana Economic Development (LED) will sponsor the ITRA Global 2012 Corporate Real Estate Symposium on September 12, 2012 at the Park Plaza Victoria London, 239 Vauxhall Bridge Road, in London, England.

Dr. Ronald R. Pollina, Chairman Emeritus of ITRA Global and President of Chicago-based ITRA / Pollina Corporate Real Estate, Inc., says the event will be a tremendous resource for company executives who must navigate a significantly changed global marketplace. “Louisiana is an excellent example of the kinds of states that will be featured at the Symposium. Under the leadership of Governor Jindal, Louisiana has risen like a rocket. In 2008, Louisiana ranked 40th in our annual Pollina Corporate Top 10 Pro-Business States ranking, rising to 18th place in 2011. This phenomenal rate of improvement as a location for business places the state in a position to be a true international competitor for jobs,” he explains.

Stephen Moret, Secretary of Louisiana Economic Development, says Louisiana embraces the opportunity to share the state’s remarkable economic momentum with corporate executives from around the world at the ITRA conference in London.

“We're excited about our opportunity to participate in the ITRA Global 2012 event and to share what's made Louisiana the new frontier for business opportunity. In addition to transformational advantages in energy costs and supply, Louisiana boasts the most improved business climate in the U.S., and our strategic business incentives are attracting major corporate projects, such as CenturyLink's headquarters expansion and GE Capital's technology center, along with world-scale manufacturing investments from such companies as Nucor, Sasol, Sempra, SNF and ConAgra,” Moret explains.

Divided into two sessions, “Doing Business in the Americas” is a premier all-day event featuring top corporate executives and economic development officials from around the world. One session will include economic development executives from government agencies in the Americas, who will address issues ranging from labor availability and costs, to transportation capabilities, taxation and much more for companies moving into their regions, along with other facility and location factors. The other panel, comprised of top global corporate executives, will help European companies understand how to increase their competitive advantage and profits with corporate real estate and obtain a better understanding of facility availability, build-to-suit and leasing vs. ownership options in the Americas today.

ITRA Global is an organization of corporate real estate advisors specializing in representing companies in the leasing, acquisition and disposition of office, industrial and retail facilities. With coverage in over 80 major markets around the world, ITRA Global is one of the largest organizations dedicated to representing tenants and occupiers of commercial real estate. Clients benefit by having experienced professionals as their trusted advisors, providing conflict-free representation with total objectivity.

To register for the Symposium, inquire about sponsorship opportunities, or to learn more about panel discussions at this event, contact Beth Wade, ITRA Global Executive Director, in the United States at 1.706.654.3201 or email bwade(at)itraglobal(dot)com. To learn more about conflict-free representation and the worldwide representatives of ITRA Global, please visit http://www.itraglobal.com.

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