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Tuesday, October 17 2017

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TICKETS GO ON SALE NOVEMBER 6 FOR NOLA CHRISTMASFEST 2017

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Holiday Activities Expand at New Orleans Convention Center Celebration

(NEW ORLEANS) – The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center today announced that individual and group tickets for one of the largest and fastest growing family holiday events on the Gulf Coast – the 2017 NOLA ChristmasFest – will go on sale at www.nolachristmasfest.com beginning Monday, November 6. The Fifth Annual NOLA ChristmasFest kicks off Thursday, December 21 and continues through Sunday, December 31.

The popular family holiday extravaganza    …Continue Reading


New Orleans Area Tradeshow Contractors and Residents Donate to Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

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NEW ORLEANS – More than 20,000 pounds of supplies – enough to fill a 20’ box truck to capacity, plus a trailer for overflow items – were donated by New Orleans residents for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts in Texas. Nth Degree, an international exhibitor management company with offices in New Orleans and Houston and all major cities throughout the United States, organized the donation drive at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center last Thursday, September 7.

Tradeshow contractors, Convention    …Continue Reading


Chefs Taste Challenge and Farm & Table Jamboree at Convention Center This Weekend

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Don’t miss the Chefs Taste Challenge on Friday, September 8 and the FREE Farm & Table Jamboree on Saturday, September 9.

CTC Tickets: chefstastechallenge.com.
Jamboree Schedule: farmandtablenola.com


Nth Degree to Accept Hurricane Harvey Supply Donations at New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on Thursday

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WHO:

Nth Degree, an international exhibitor management company with offices in New Orleans and Houston and all major cities throughout the United States.

WHEN:

Thursday, September 7, 2017, 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

WHAT:            

Representatives from Nth Degree will be accepting donated supplies for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. All donations collected will be delivered to churches in the flood-affected areas of Houston on Saturday, September 9.

Requested items:

Paper towels
Rags
Rubber gloves
Water
Gatorade
NEW underwear & socks
Bleach
Diapers
Diaper wipes
Contractor bags
Brooms
Dustpans
Any and all cleaning supplies – – –including dish and    …Continue Reading


Kaufman to Head Public Safety at New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

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Veteran facility operations professional Mark Kaufman, has been named head of the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center’s Public Safety Department. Kaufman comes to New Orleans from AEG Facilities in Oakland, CA, where he served as Vice President of Operations.

As Director of Public Safety, Kaufman oversees all departmental operations and manages a staff of 73 public safety officers and administrative personnel. He is also responsible for implementing security measures at the Center, which hosted more than 128 events last    …Continue Reading


Senior Event Manager Cassie Jones Represents New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center at IAVM Venue Management School

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Senior Event Manager Cassie Jones represented the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center as a Class Representative at the IAVM Venue Management School (VMS), which is considered one of the best professional education programs for venue managers. The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center’s Exhibit Services Coordinator, Nicole Newton, also attended. The VMS, now in its 30th year, offers venue professionals the chance to explore their overall understanding of principles and practices for venue management.

More than 150 venue    …Continue Reading


New Orleans Convention Center & Centerplate Employees “CAN” Do It!

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Employees Donate 3,840 pounds of food to Giving HOPE Charity

New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and Centerplate employees demonstrated an overwhelming spirit of generosity at the Convention Center’s annual “CANstruction” food drive.

Individual Convention Center employees made charitable donations to support the food drive. Centerplate, the Convention Center’s exclusive food and beverage provider, matched the Center’s donation and leveraged their purchasing power to buy canned goods in bulk for the donation.

The food donation was presented to a local charity, Giving    …Continue Reading


Michelle Minyard Named National Sales Manager at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

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Michelle Minyard has been named as National Sales Manager at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. In this role, Minyard will be responsible for developing and servicing clients in the Washington D.C. and Southeast markets. She will also work closely with the New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau on prospects to generate business for the Convention Center.

With her career in the New Orleans hospitality industry spanning more than 25 years, Minyard brings rich sales and event planning experience    …Continue Reading


Donna Karl Sakelakos Named Director of Event Services

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Donna Karl Sakelakos, CMP has been named Director of Event Services at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center – the sixth largest convention center in the nation. In her role as director, she will supervise the planning and execution of all events held at the facility. Karl will head a team of nine Event Services Managers and Coordinators who boast an impressive 140 years of experience at the Convention Center, with three Managers serving 31 or more years.

Karl,    …Continue Reading


New Orleans’s First Full-Scale City-Assisted Evacuation Exercise Held at New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

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The New Orleans Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (NOHSEP) joined local, state and federal public safety officials to host the first full-scale exercise of the City Assisted Evacuation system at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on Wednesday.

Hundreds of volunteers “role played” as evacuees and helped representatives from various agencies practice the steps required to safely evacuate residents in the event of a city-wide emergency. City-Assisted Evacuation provides transportation from 17 Evacuspots to the Union Passenger    …Continue Reading


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