Leadership Exchange 2024

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Join Us in Grand Rapids!

September 18–20
Join us for One Acadiana’s Leadership Exchange trip to Grand Rapids, Michigan from September 18-20, 2024.

Convening 80 regional business and civic leaders, this unique three-day experience is made up of engaging panel sessions, networking opportunities, and impactful discussions.

The trip has been designed to provide valuable insight into how we can leverage the economic, education, and entrepreneurial landscape of our nine-parish region.



Full Price:

Sales end August 2.

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September 18–20 • Grand Rapids, MI

Tickets Include:

  • Round-trip transportation via chartered flight
  • Single accommodations for a two-night stay in the
    JW Marriott Hotel – Downtown Grand Rapids
  • Select meals throughout the trip
  • Access to all event sessions and workshops
  • Exclusive networking opportunities with industry leaders
  • Event materials and resources for future reference

Why Grand Rapids?


With a city population of 197,000+, Grand Rapids is the only current metro area in Michigan that is growing in population. Once known as America’s Furniture Capital, Grand Rapids was recently named “Beer City USA” with 40+ breweries and an array of local attractions!

Boasting a similar regional business landscape to Acadiana, this trip will highlight: 1) public-private partnerships centered around urban core development and downtown transformational projects; 2) industry and higher education partnerships to advance research and innovation; 3) local programming created to enhance regional economic drive and quality of life, such as ArtPrize and Tech Week; and 4) strategies for talent attraction and retention in a state that is experiencing a decline in population.

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Interested in Sponsorship?

Promote your business and support Leadership Exchange 2024 by taking advantage of our available sponsorship opportunities. To learn more, email Lindsey@OneAcadiana.org.


Reach out to our trip contacts:

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Lindsey Faulk

Director, Events & Special Programming
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André Breaux

VP, Policy Initiatives & Governmental Affairs