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New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center’s Robert Johnson to Retire Effective September

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Robert Johnson, President and General Manager of the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, has announced his retirement effective September 2017. Johnson has served as the facility’s senior director since 2007.

Johnson has led the nation’s 6th largest convention and exhibition hall through numerous renovations and improvements, including the addition of the $52 million Great Hall and Julia Street entry plaza. Most recently Johnson has been the primary visionary and driver behind the facility’s planned renaissance of Convention Center Boulevard    …Continue Reading


New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Moves Forward With Plans for Linear Park

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Plans for the exciting transformation of Convention Center Boulevard in New Orleans, which will connect the bustling Warehouse/Arts District with the historic French Quarter and dramatically transform the guest experience at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, are becoming a reality.

A new linear park will update the urban environment with a tree-lined pedestrian plaza, bike lanes, moving walkways, sleek overhangs, fountains, green walls, water walls, and shaded sitting areas for visitors.

The construction    …Continue Reading


New Orleans Tourism Industry Celebrates Global Meetings Industry Day at New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

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New Orleans joined cities across the globe in celebrating the impact of meetings and live events on Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) on 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 held a special luncheon, featuring an address by industry icon Donald S. (Don) Freeman, Jr., Chairman of Freeman, at the Convention Center. The event was held during the International Association of    …Continue Reading


New Orleans Tourism Industry to Celebrate Global Meetings Industry Day at New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

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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.

Under Don    …Continue Reading


New Orleans EMS Foundation Receives Bleeding Control Kit Donation To Be Used at New Orleans Ernest N. Morial 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


New Orleans Convention Center Authority and New Orleans Culinary & Hospitality Institute Announce Cooperative Endeavor Agreement

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$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 Convention Officials Host Slovak Ambassador

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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


Driverless Shuttle Demonstrated at New Orleans Convention Center

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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


New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Employees Deliver Holiday Cheer to Patients at Ochsner Hospital for Children

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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 at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Announces Executive Staff Promotions

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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


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