Oil Slickonomics: a bird’s eye view

David R. Kotok
Chairman and Chief Investment Officer
Oil Slickonomics: a bird’s eye view
July 16, 2010


There are only seven helicopter spaces unfilled for this special GIC event. The Global Interdependence Center, www.interdependence.org, is arranging a special three part series on the BP spill and its aftermath. This is the first leg of the dialogue. This session is under the Chatham House Rule. No quotes without explicit permission of participants or speakers. The intention is achieve a first hand evaluation of the region and candid discussion of the issues. Anyone interested in a delegate spot must act immediately to become a credentialed member of GIC and a delegate. For information, call 215-898-9453.

August 11-13, 2010
The Impact on the Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico
Part I of GIC’s Three Part Energy Conference Including a Helicopter Tour of the Gulf

Taking place in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, GIC will be arranging for a select group of members and guests to participate in an exclusive program focusing on the impact of the oil spill and its affect on various industries including the environment, tourism, state and local government, oil and gas. The program will include a helicopter ride over the gulf to observe the impact first hand.

Speakers include David Kotok, CIO Cumberland Advisors and GIC Program Chair, Loren Scott, Professor Emeritus, Louisiana State University, Jim Lucier, Capital Alpha Partners, Edward B. Overton, Professor Emeritus, LSU Department of Environmental Sciences, David E. Dismukes, Professor, Associate Executive Director, and Director of Policy Analysis at the LSU Center for Energy Studies, and Stephen Barnes, Assistant Professor, Research, LSU Department of Economics.

Wednesday, August 11th – Arrival in Baton Rouge.
Dinner at Juban’s Restaurant. Speaker from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Thursday, August 12th

8:15: Welcoming Remarks – David Kotok, CIO Cumberland Advisors and GIC Program Chair, Loren Scott, Professor Emeritus, LSU and Baton Rouge Event Chair

8:30: Dr. Stephen Barnes – Impact on fisheries, tourism, & state/local fiscal issues

9:30: Dr. David Dismukes – Impact on oil and gas industry

10:15: Dr. Ed Overton – Impact on the environment

11:00: James Lucier – Impact on political environment in Washington

11:30: Light lunch at LSU Center for Energy Studies

12:15: To Baton Rouge Airport (transportation provided) to meet helicopter

12:30-4:30: Helicopter Tour of the Gulf: Leaving from the Baton Rouge airport, the tour will include the village of Cocodrie, to observe cleanup operations, landing in Port Fourchon for a briefing from the Port Director, flying over Grand Isle and Elmer Island to see the impact on beaches, then concluding with a look at the community Venice, and returning to the Baton Rouge Airport.

5:00: Return to Cook Hotel

6:00: Galatoire’s Restaurant for dinner with remarks from Captain Ed Stanton – U.S. Coast Guard

Friday, August 13th – Depart Baton Rouge.

Price for the program is $2600/person excluding airfare and hotel accommodations. Space is limited. Please contact Jillian Fornito at GIC at 215-898-9453 to register as soon as possible.

Cumberland Advisors is a proud sponsor of the GIC.

David R. Kotok, Chairman & Chief Investment Officer, Cumberland Advisors, www.cumber.com

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