About The Conference
"An investment bazaar, with shoppers
sorting through ideas and products alike."
The New Orleans Investment Conference is an institution...the one place where the world's most sophisticated investors gather every year to discover new opportunities and strategies, exchange ideas, plan for the coming year and enjoy the camaraderie of like-minded individuals in America's most fascinating and entertaining city.
Speakers at the New Orleans Conference have included Lady Margaret Thatcher, former President Gerald Ford, novelist Ayn Rand, General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, Nobel Prize-winning economists Milton Friedman and F.A. Hayek, Dr. Henry Kissinger, Senator Barry Goldwater, Admiral Hyman Rickover, Louis Rukeyser, Sir John Templeton, Lord William Rees-Mogg, Charlton Heston, Jeane Kirkpatrick, Robert Bleiberg, Jack Kemp, William F. Buckley, General Colin Powell, Ron Paul and J. Peter Grace, among hundreds of other notables.
Founded in 1974 by legendary entrepreneur James U. Blanchard III, the Conference is now in its 41st consecutive year. It ranks as the preeminent gathering of private investors and attracts wealthy individuals from all 50 states and over 35 nations.
Given the historic nature of this year's event, we expect New Orleans 2015 to sell out even more quickly than past events.