The Summit leadership has spent many years working to facilitate post-disaster reconstruction as well as emergency preparedness and homeland security. Thousands of business, government, military, nonprofit, and community leaders have attended our highly acclaimed forums, which have included:
- Numerous homeland security briefings, conferences, and roundtables in Washington since 1998. Speakers have included the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the FEMA Administrator, the Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, the Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, the Chairman of the House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, and many other leaders.
- Four national conferences in 2005 and 2006 on the short-term emergency relief and long-term economic reconstruction of the Gulf Coast following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Speakers included the Governor of Louisiana, the Mayor of New Orleans, and all local, state, and federal officials involved in the relief and reconstruction of the region.
- Two national conferences on the BP oil spill, held in Mobile in June of 2010 and in New Orleans in July of 2010. Speakers included U.S. Senator David Vitter and senior BP and EPA leaders.
- The major first anniversary BP oil spill conference, held in New Orleans in April of 2011, featuring more than 700 leaders throughout the Gulf Coast. Speakers included Presidential Oil Spill Commission Chairman Bob Graham, U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu, U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise, U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond, GCCF Administrator Ken Feinberg, and numerous state and local leaders.
- The first coastal restoration conference in 2011, following BP’s announcement of an additional $1 billion dollars for restoration.
- Gulf coast regional forums on energy, healthcare, and housing.
- The Gulf Coast Restoration Summit, held June 11, 2012 in Destin, Florida. Hundreds of participants listened to the latest presentations from senior Congressional staff, state legislators, county commissioners, parish presidents, local and state officials, business leaders, environmental experts, and lawyers.
- The Gulf Coast Restoration Summit, held August 17, 2012 in New Orleans. More than 300 government, business, and community leaders participated. Major presentations were provided by Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser and U.S. Senator David Vitter. Held just 12 days before Hurricane Isaac hit Louisiana and the region, the Summit featured an advanced flood prevention solution.
- The Isaac Reconstruction Summit, held September 24, 2012 in Slidell, Louisiana. This emergency conference featured parish presidents and numerous agency officials discussing Hurricane Isaac damage assessments and detailing priorities for relief and reconstruction.
News media coverage of our forums has included CNN, Fox, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and other major, newspaper, television, and radio outlets.