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New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau Rebrands itself as New Orleans & Company

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New Orleans & Company will continue to drive the economy, create thousands of jobs for everyone, be the city’s largest revenue generator and most important partner, and will expand its focus on cultural and human stewardship for all citizens

 

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NEW ORLEANS – (May 16, 2018) – The New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau (NOCVB) has been rebranded and is now officially known as New Orleans & Company. The NOCVB    …Continue Reading


The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Receives LWCC “Safest 70” Award

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The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center has received a “Safest 70” award from the Louisiana Workers Compensation Corporation (LWCC), the largest workers’ compensation carrier in the state. The award acknowledges excellence, outstanding performance, and commitment to workplace safety, and is given to the top 70 of over 16,000 entities insured by LWCC.

The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center was recognized based on the effectiveness of their safety efforts in preventing injuries and maintaining a consistent workplace safety    …Continue Reading


MATSO Convenes 2018 Spring Program at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center During Collision Conference

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The Major American Trade Show Organizers, or MATSO, convened their Spring 2018 Program at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center May 2nd and 3rd during the Collision Conference, the fastest growing technology event in North America. MATSO members manage events with 200,000 net square feet of exhibit space or more.

The meeting featured several industry specific presentations and a visit to the floor of the Collision Conference which was a departure from tradition as MATSO typically visits a member    …Continue Reading


Exhibition Hall Authority Board Members Tour Real Time Crime Monitoring Center

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Board members of the Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority (“the Authority”) visited the New Orleans Police Department’s Real Time Crime Monitoring Center recently to learn of its capabilities in reducing crime. The Real Time Crime Monitoring Center was funded from the $23 million invested by the Authority in the Citywide Public Safety Improvement Plan. The facility allows law enforcement to pinpoint the location of crimes and support ongoing police investigations using advanced technologies including license plate readers    …Continue Reading


New Orleans Celebrates Third Annual Global Meetings Industry Day

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NEW ORLEANS – (April 12, 2018) – Today, the New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau (NOCVB), the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (MCCNO) and the Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Gulf States Chapter celebrated the third annual Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID). The industry luncheon featured a panel discussion with Roger Dow, President and CEO of U.S. Travel Association (USTA), the premier advocacy organization for the travel industry, alongside local industry leaders Stephen Perry, President and CEO of the    …Continue Reading


Darren G. Mire appointed to New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Exhibition Hall Authority Board

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Darren G. Mire, the Director of Valuation for the Orleans Parish Assessor’s Office, has been appointed Commissioner to the Board of the Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority (Authority) by Governor John Bel Edwards. The Authority’s 12-member Board of Commissioners governs the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and is a political subdivision of the State of Louisiana.

Mire is succeeding Commissioner Jay H. Banks, who has resigned and will begin his tenure as New Orleans City Councilman    …Continue Reading


Michael Sawaya Begins First Week as President/General Manager of the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

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Michael J. Sawaya, the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center’s new President/General Manager, began his tenure in his new position on February 19. Sawaya was chosen by the Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority, the governing board of the convention center, from a deep field of experienced candidates after the Center’s previous General Manager, Bob Johnson, retired in September 2017 after ten years at the post.

In his first address to employees of the New Orleans Ernest N.    …Continue Reading


Scientists Discuss ‘Green’ Roof solutions for New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

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The construction of an eco-friendly “green” roof over the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center was the topic of a scientific exercise conducted during the 50th annual American Geophysical Union Fall Conference.

The exercise drew members of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), the Thriving Earth Exchange (TEX), and officials from the New Orleans Convention Center. Discussion revolved around brainstorming ideas for how best to help the earth using the 1.8 million square feet of roofing the Convention Center plans to    …Continue Reading


New Orleans Business and Convention Officials Host French Delegation to Celebrate New Sister City Partnership

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NEW ORLEANS – New Orleans Convention Center officials welcomed a delegation from Orléans, France on Monday after it and New Orleans were officially named sister cities on January 5.

Tourism officials from Orléans met with New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Vice President of Finance and Administration, Alita Caparotta and Sales Manager Stew Krane. The delegation was given a tour of some of the event space and meeting rooms the New Orleans Convention Center has to offer.

As part of the    …Continue Reading


Convention Center Board Hires SEB Consultant JD Russell

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(NEW ORLEANS) – The Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority, the governing board of the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, has contracted with JD Russell Consulting, LLC to advise on Small and Emerging Business (SEB) outreach.

The firm will review, evaluate and recommend best practices to improve the effectiveness of the Convention Center’s recently launched Small and Emerging Business Program. Other services will include program and policy review, outreach, advertising, tracking, reporting, and community engagement.

The Convention Center’s    …Continue Reading


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