Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Saturday, April 29 2017

Tradeshows & Conferences

The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center established the Tradeshows and Conferences department upon acquiring exclusive rights to The International Disaster Conference and Expo (now RES/CON NOLA). The Center’s acquisition of IDCE is similar to the European trade show model where the facility owns the show.

Current Tradeshows:


Experience Logo - 2016About The Farm To Table Experience
The Farm to Table Experience (F2Te) is the premier annual gathering in the south exploring cultivation, distribution, and consumption of food and drink sourced locally. The theme for this year’s event is “Food for Thought” and will feature Tastings, Interactive Displays, Hands-on Workshops, Chef Demos, Educational Sessions, and more! For more information please visit


ctcAbout the Farm to Table Chef’s Taste Challenge
One night. Ten Chefs. America’s best farm to table cuisine. The annual Farm to Table Chefs Taste Challenge is a fun dinner event that aims to broaden awareness for the use of fresh, healthy, sustainable ingredients in preparing food. Furthermore, this event will provide a platform to feature ten of America’s best farm to table chefs across the country and attendees can cast their vote for their favorite dish. For more information, visit


RES/CON is the premier annual international conference on the practice of successful resiliency and disaster management in an evolving global environment. This is a rebranding of a conference called International Disaster Conference and Expo (IDCE) that has brought over 800 registrants to New Orleans annually since 2012. Based in New Orleans — a globally recognized hub of resilience, disaster management and innovation — this 3-day conference will bring a previously unseen mix of disaster and resilience practitioners to explore profound and powerful topics that impact communities and economies worldwide. Plenary sessions, workshops, policy debates, best-practice reviews and peer networking events will engage and promote participation from all who attend. Our next event will take place in March 2017.  For more information please visit


Meet the RES/CON NOLA & F2Te Management Team

Katie Calabrese, CMP

F2Ti & RES/CON Conference Director

Samantha McMillian

Tradeshow & Conference Manager

Carly Burt

Tradeshow & Conference Manager

Featured Info

Upcoming Events

See all of our scheduled upcoming shows and special events here, with links to all sponsoring organizations' websites.

See All

Order Forms

Billing and Payment policies, Request Forms and other useful documents can be found here.

See All