Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Tuesday, September 16 2014


MCCNO Paint Shop Employees Featured in 2014 Paint Contractor Magazine

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The MCCNO Paint Shop employees Anthony Edgerson, Keelan Sneed, Ricky Smith, Edward Franklin and Elaine Thompson are featured in the August 2014 issue of Paint Contractor magazine, a supplement to The Paint Dealer. They recently repainted the façade of the building near Julia Street, which required 38 gallons of paint. Great team work!




“Light up the District” Contest Announced

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Warehouse District Businesses and Residents to Compete in Facade Decorating Contest


Warehouse District businesses and residents are challenged to join the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center to  LIGHT UP THE DISTRICT by competing in a facade decorating contest during the second annual Christmas In The District, December 3 – 24, 2014.

The business with the best themed façade decoration will win a fully hosted employee party at the Convention Center for 50 people, to be held between Friday, December 26 and Friday, April 3    …Continue Reading

New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Sales Manager Receives Millennial Award

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Stew Krane Named as Harrah’s Outstanding Millennial in Hospitality

New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Sales Manager Stew Krane has been named as Harrah’s Outstanding Millennial in Hospitality.

The Millennial Awards are given annually to 21 of the city’s “movers and shakers” who were born in the 1980s to early 2000s. The event is produced by Spears Consulting Group as part of its Social Renaissance series, which also raised funds for the Urban League of Greater New Orleans: Young Professionals, Vietnamese    …Continue Reading

Katie Calabrese Joins Staff as Director of Tradeshows & Conferences

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Katie Calabrese, CMP has been named Director of Tradeshows & Conferences of the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center – the seventh largest convention center in the nation. In her new role, Calabrese will direct activities of MCCNO-produced trade shows and conferences such as the International Disaster Conference & EXPO and the Farm to Table International Symposium.

Calabrese brings solid event planning experience and knowledge of conventions/trade shows to the Convention Center. Previously, she held the position of    …Continue Reading

Bill Signing Signals Approval to Revitalize New Orleans’ Convention Center Corridor

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Governor Bobby Jindal’s signature on House Bill 788 gives final approval to the Ernest N. Morial Exhibition Hall Authority to begin executing bold plans for the Convention Center District Development Project that will revitalize New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Corridor from Poydras Street to the Market Street power plant along the city’s riverfront.

The legislation, sponsored by Representative Walter Leger of New Orleans, is designed to allow the Authority, which operates the New Orleans Convention Center, to move forward    …Continue Reading

UPS Store at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Receives High Marks from UPS Corporate Headquarters

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The UPS Store at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center received top marks from UPS Corporate Headquarters during an annual 2014 Print Mystery Shop evaluation.

The UPS Store received 99 out of 100 points. The criterion to pass a Print Mystery Shop is to give the customer a quote within four hours of the print request. In addition to the print quote request, the mystery shopper grades the store on customer service and overall in-store experience.

The UPS store also    …Continue Reading

New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Wins Industry Awards in 2014

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The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center has been awarded acknowledgements within the meetings industry that showcase its high levels of service and functionality as an event venue.

Meeting planners have bestowed Smart Meetings magazine’s prestigious Smart Stars award for Best Convention Center. The facility was one of three convention centers nationwide to receive recognition from the magazine for 2014. It serves as an acknowledgement of the consistent standard of excellence that MCCNO has shown in handling meetings    …Continue Reading

The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk Now Open

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Mall located next to New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

In walking-friendly New Orleans, attendees won’t have to go far from the Convention Center to experience upscale shopping. Now open next door to the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center is The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk – the nation’s first downtown outlet center. The newly re-branded mall has undergone an $82 million renovation and features 50 top fashion retailers, more than 30 dining options    …Continue Reading

Ribbon Cut on Organic Fertility Research Project

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Findings to be Announced at F2Ti in August

The LSU AgCenter and the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate LSU AgCenter’s organic fertility research project, located on property near the Convention Center. Dr. Rogers Leonard, Associate Vice Chancellor and Program Leader for Plant and Soil Sciences, LSU AgCenter, and Dr. Bobby Fletcher, Jr., Assistant Director, LSU AgCenter, Convention Center officials, plus representatives from the local urban farming community were on hand for the event.

For    …Continue Reading

MCCNO Centerplate GM Richard Ginzel Wins Coveted Centerplate Award

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Hospitality leader receives prestigious General Manager of the Year award

Centerplate, event hospitality partner in over 300 prominent convention center, sports and entertainment venues across North America and Europe has named Richard Ginzel, the company’s General Manager at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, as its General Manager of the Year. With more than 20 years of experience in multi-faceted hospitality operations, Ginzel has led Centerplate’s operations at the Louisiana convention center since 2011.

A respected veteran on Centerplate’s    …Continue Reading

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