Industry Leader Don Freeman to Keynote
New Orleans will join cities across the globe in celebrating the impact of meetings and live events on Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) Thursday, April 6, 2017. The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau along with MPI Gulf States Chapter invite all to attend a special luncheon, featuring an address by industry icon Donald S. (Don) Freeman, Jr., Chairman of Freeman, at the Convention Center.
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The New Orleans EMS Foundation received a generous donation of 10 Bleeding Control Kits from Rescue Essentials, a retail company specializing in Tactical EMS supplies, trauma gear, and equipment. New Orleans EMS (NOEMS), the exclusive medical services provider at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, will install the kits in strategic locations throughout the facility.
The Bleeding Control Kits will allow individuals to immediately control the loss of blood from severe injuries. Each kit contains two sealed …Continue Reading
$12M investment from Convention Center to drive hospitality industry development in the region
The Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority, the governing body of the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, has entered a cooperative endeavor agreement with New Orleans Culinary & Hospitality Institute (NOCHI) to operate an educational institution at 725 Howard Avenue. By purchasing the Howard Avenue building, the Authority has made an integral investment in local culinary and hospitality training and education, …Continue Reading
New Orleans business and tourism officials welcomed Slovak Ambassador Peter Kmec last week for an informational meeting and to discuss trade development and diplomatic relations between New Orleans and Slovakia.
Ambassador Kmec met with New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center President Bob Johnson, New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau Vice President Kristian Sonnier, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, and other local officials with the Louisiana Department of Economic Development, the Port of New Orleans, the New Orleans Business Alliance, GNO Inc, and …Continue Reading
Transdev, the public transit management company that manages operations for the Regional Transit Authority (RTA), demonstrated its self-driving shuttle, the EZ10, at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center today. Mayor Mitch Landrieu gave remarks, along with representatives from the RTA, Easy Mile and Transdev.
The EZ10 is a driverless and electric shuttle that can transport up to 12 people. The shuttle has no steering wheel and neither a dedicated front nor back. The EZ10 operates autonomously following a virtual …Continue Reading
Nearly $1500 in Toys Donated on behalf of Convention Center Staff
Santa’s elves brought plenty of smiles to small faces as they delivered a hefty sack of toys to Ochsner Hospital for Children. New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center employees contributed $1,486.00 via payroll donations to raise funds to buy toys for the young patients who are spending their Christmas in a hospital setting as they battle various illnesses. Employees used their personal PTO hours to …Continue Reading
Centerplate, the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center’s exclusive Food and Beverage provider, announced promotions within their executive team.
Jack Lyon was named as General Manager. An accomplished and results driven manager with 18+ years of professional experience, along with 10+ years of high volume hospitality and convention center expertise, Lyon’s qualifications as a career hospitality professional offers the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center unparalleled vision, enthusiasm and leadership. Lyon previously served as Assistant General Manager at the …Continue Reading
Thousands of cars drive past the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center each day, but a vintage World War II PT boat (Patrol Torpedo boat) is something you don’t often see rolling down Convention Center Blvd.
Last weekend, the 73-year old PT-305, nicknamed the U.S.S. Sudden Jerk, was wheeled from the National World War II Museum, past the Convention Center, and down to the Erato Street Wharf. From there, a tug boat pushed the PT-305 to South Shore Harbor near …Continue Reading
The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau partnered to host Sam Lippman’s Large Show Roundtable at the Convention Center last week (September 29). An exclusive group of twelve of the Convention Center and the CVB’s largest clients (as well as other executives, directors, show managers, and department managers responsible for shows with 125,000 net square feet and larger) were invited to attend an exclusive facilitated discussion to brainstorm ideas, explore proprietary research, exchange best …Continue Reading
The Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority (ENMNOEHA), the governing board of the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, is applying for zoning changes for its proposed $1 Billion public/private development, known as the Convention Center District Development Project or the Trade District.
A community meeting was held yesterday, September 13, to discuss the proposed zoning changes on select Authority properties.
The Convention Center facility currently has a different zoning designation on either side of the Pontchartrain Expressway with …Continue Reading