2016 and 2022 shows to bring $32 Million in Economic Impact to the City
The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center is excited to learn that the Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) will return to New Orleans in the years 2016 and 2022.
The ACCR has held their event at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center three times, most recently in 2001.
Each AACR event has an anticipated attendance of 12,800, resulting in $32,191,744 in economic impact for the New Orleans area. The 12,800 attendees will account for 34,600 roomnights and 50 convention center hall days each year.
“We are particularly excited with this announcement as another indicator that New Orleans is re-emerging as a magnet for major medical meetings that it once was. This position will be further anchored as the multi-billion dollar Greater New Orleans Bioscience Economic Development District becomes a reality over the next few years, which includes a $90 million state-of-the-art cancer research center that is already under construction,” said Bob Johnson, president/general manager of the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.
“In the last few months we have hosted eight medical related meetings attracting over 66,000 attendees. New Orleans has a history of successfully hosting medical meetings which now are attracting a larger percentage of international attendees who are particularly fond of New Orleans,” said Johnson.
Underscoring their confidence in New Orleans as a world-class biomedical innovator, the state and federal government have invested more than $2 billion towards the following centers in the 2.4 square mile Greater New Orleans Biosciences Economic Development District:
- Louisiana Cancer Research Center, a collaboration of the Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium (LCRC), Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Tulane University Health Sciences Center and Xavier University;
- the BioInnovation Center;
- the proposed Louisiana Medical Center at New Orleans;
- and the new VA Medical Center, a teaching and research medical complex that will serve both Tulane and LSU medical schools.
Officials with the New Orleans BioInnovation Center anticipate that this investment in infrastructure will position New Orleans as a leading knowledge center for the US and Latin America and increase its world-class bioscience research and technology development.
About the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
The AACR is the oldest and largest scientific organization in the world focused on every aspect of high-quality, innovative cancer research. The mission of the AACR is to prevent and cure cancer through research, education, communication, and collaboration. Through its programs and services, the AACR fosters research in cancer and related biomedical science; accelerates the dissemination of new research findings among scientists and others dedicated to the conquest of cancer; promotes science education and training; and advances the understanding of cancer etiology, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment throughout the world.
About the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
With 1.1 million square feet of contiguous exhibit space, an award winning staff and first class amenities, the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (MCCNO) is the sixth largest convention center in the nation and a consistent Top 10 host of the largest number of conventions and tradeshows annually. A leading rainmaker of the city’s hospitality industry, MCCNO event activity has produced $39.12 billion in economic impact since its 1985 opening, including $2.19 billion in new tax revenue.