LALF project invitation list finalized for March event in New Orleans

A new sponsor is confirmed with the early bird deadline a month away for the Fourth Annual Latin American Leadership Forum which brings in a series of regional experts focusing on the Top 50 energy, ports & logistics, and water & wastewater...

WASHINGTON, DC, Jan. 10, 2006 -- The Fourth Annual Latin American Leadership Forum Advisory Board has finalized the project invitation list and posted the selections on the Leadership Forum Projects Page.

The event will be March 28-29 at the Hilton Riverside in New Orleans, in a bow to help that city recover from last autumn's devastating hurricane season. The list of Top 50 regional projects includes nearly $2 billion in water and wastewater infrastructure contracts.

Among other reasons to attend, include:
Infrastructure Project Intelligence: Access detailed project information, including specific needs and opportunities in 50+ projects around the region (oil & gas, electricity, ports & logistics, water/wastewater, UMT, digital infrastructure, tourism, disaster relief, and mining & logistics).

Business Relationship Development: Join the Leadership Forum process and start creating relationships now, with project developers, sponsors and participating executives.

Trend & Targeting Intelligence: It will enable access to the members only section of the website, and start using the resources you need to plan and make your numbers in 2006.

It also allows registrants to reserve a spot in one of the Leadership Forum's limited capacity exclusive workshops. This week's featured workshop: "Doing Business in Louisiana." Michael Olivier, the Louisiana State Secretary of Economic Development will lead this workshop on how to develop business in the $23 billion recovery of New Orleans and the state of Louisiana.

For detailed information on the 4th Annual Latin American Leadership Forum, click on the links below:
Water & Wastewater Projects

And for access to projects and critical intelligence year round, subscribe to CG/LA's Project Analytics. This service provides project-specific information throughout the entire year, with subscriptions available for three infrastructure areas: Energy, Ports & Logistics, and Water & Wastewater.

Howard Consulting Group is the latest industry leader to join the Leadership Forum's group of 13 distinguished sponsors. SAS, the world leader in business intelligence software, has returned as the Forum's Platinum Sponsor. Gold Sponsors include: AON; Banco do Brasil; Black & Veatch; Control Risks; Felsberg & Associates; Fowler, Rodriguez & Chalos; MIGA (World Bank Group); Soluziona; Taylor DeJongh; Union Fenosa; and Zenteno Lira Mora. The World Trade Center New Orleans is the local host of the Leadership Forum.

The Latin American Leadership Forum ( is sponsored by CG/LA Infrastructure, with offices in Washington, DC, and Sao Paulo, Brazil. CG/LA's unique ability to assess the infrastructure marketplace is powered by its proprietary relational databases of over 25,000 decision-makers, 700 top projects and 600 dynamic companies. Developed over several years and tailored to deliver the most critical project and company details, the databases allow the company to frame the infrastructure marketplace -- with unique comparative and project-specific metrics, intelligence on leading companies, and access to thought-leaders.


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