2013 LABI Annual Meeting
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM (CST)
LABI and presenting sponsor Cajun Industries, LLC are proud to have Karl Rove as the 2013 Annual Meeting luncheon keynote speaker. Karl Roveis an iconic political strategist and one of the most sought-after political pundits of our time, is best known for his provocative and robust knowledge of the major political issues of the day.
Rove served as Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush from 2000–2007 and Deputy Chief of Staff from 2004–2007. At the White House he oversaw the Offices of Strategic Initiatives, Political Affairs, Public Liaison, and Intergovernmental Affairs and was Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy, coordinating the White House policy-making process.
Rove has been described by respected author and columnist Michael Barone in U.S. News & World Report as “…unique…no Presidential appointee has ever had such a strong influence on politics and policy, and none is likely to do so again anytime soon.” Washington Post columnist David Broder has called Rove a master political strategist whose “game has always been long term…and he plays it with an intensity and attention to detail that few can match.” Fred Barnes, executive editor of The Weekly Standard, has called him “the greatest political mind of his generation and probably of any generation… He knows history, understands the moods of the public, and is a visionary on matters of public policy.”
Before Rove became known as “The Architect” of President Bush’s 2000 and 2004 campaigns, he was president of Karl Rove + Company, an Austin-based public affairs firm that worked for Republican candidates, non-partisan causes, and non-profit groups. His clients included over 75 Republican U.S. Senate, Congressional, and gubernatorial candidates in 24 states, as well as the Moderate Party of Sweden. As a Fox News contributor, Rove provides a “genuine feel of inside knowledge,” says David Zurawik, Baltimore Sun television critic. Megan Garber, of the Columbia Journalism Review, says Karl Rove has “focused his punditry on what he knows best: strategy.” Even the New York Times acclaims that “Rove’s substantive contributions may now inspire a little work ethic among the celebrity talking heads who may be forced to bring to the news a little more data and a little less opinion, a recalibration that would be welcome to its devoted viewers.”
Rove writes a weekly op-ed for the Wall Street Journal and is the author of the New York Times Bestseller, Courage and Consequence: My Life as a Conservative in the Fight. He has written for various publications, including The Daily Beast, Financial Times, Forbes, FoxNews.com, HumanEvents.com, The Times, Washington Post, and The Weekly Standard.
Executive Counsel Tim Barfield, Louisiana Department of Revenue; Representative Joel Robideaux, Chair of Ways and Means; and Representative Brett Geymann from the Budget Reform PAC will be the morning session speakers. They will discuss the upcoming fiscal session.
The event will sell out quickly, so make your reservation today.
Early bird registration begins now and ends January 6, 2013 at midnight. Late registration begins January 7, 2013 and lasts through the day of the event.
Special thanks to our presenting sponsor Cajun Industries, LLC. For other sponsorship opportunities contact Elena Lacour at (225) 215-6647 or email@example.com.
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. --PAC Annual Meeting and Breakfast
(PAC members only)
9:45 – 10:15 a.m. -- LABI Annual Membership/Board Meeting
(LABI members only)
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. -- The Morning Session Panel
Noon – Keynote Speech by Karl Rove
...Immediately Following Lunch -- Louisiana Right-to-Work Committee Meeting
(Right-to-Work members only)
When & Where
The Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI)
What is LABI?
The Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI):
- is the largest and most effective business lobbying group in Louisiana;
- was formed over thirty years ago by business leaders from all over the state;
- unified the state's business community into a strong, well-financed, properly staffed organization;
- speaks for business and industry, not only during legislative sessions, but year-round;
- is a proven force in Louisiana government.