Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Sunday, January 22 2017


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

WWII PT Boat Cruises Past New Orleans Convention Center

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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

New Orleans Sponsors Large Show Round Table Education Session for Top Shows

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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

Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority to Apply for Zoning Changes for Convention Center District

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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

New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center “Geauxs Blue” for New Orleans Police Department

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Employees of the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center rallied behind police officers on “Geaux Blue NOLA Day” by donning all shades of blue clothing to show their support. The Convention Center also turned its building lights blue and displayed a message on the marquee outside of the building.

The New Orleans City Council declared September 7, 2016 as “Geaux Blue NOLA Day,” in support of police officers who serve and protect the community. Everyone who lives, works and    …Continue Reading

Helen Brett Enterprises Collects More Than 12,000 Lbs. of Donations for Flood-Affected LA Residents

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Helen Brett Enterprises (HBE), producers of the New Orleans Gift and Jewelry Show, designated their August show as a collection point for donations to South Louisiana residents recently affected by catastrophic flooding.

HBE generously provided donors with a voucher for a free guest badge, as a “thank you” for donating. Attendees donated 12,140 pounds of non-perishable food items, personal toiletries, cleaning supplies, and bottled water.

Freeman Decorating Company volunteered their services to load the items into two trucks and    …Continue Reading

Special Delivery: Equipment Takes an Interesting Route from Bridge to Convention Center Roof

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Drivers on the Crescent City Connection bridge, which connects the two banks of the Mississippi River in New Orleans, saw an interesting sight last Saturday morning: a crane parked in the emergency lane of the bridge, lowering a 1,500-lb piece of equipment 30 feet over the side of the bridge, to the roof of the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center below.

The equipment is the condenser unit for the Convention Center’s new blast chiller, which will complement the other    …Continue Reading

New Orleans Convention Center Employees “CAN” Do It!

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Employees Donate 4,280 pounds of food to Giving HOPE Charity

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

Each department was challenged to come up with the most creative representation of a Louisiana icon or landmark, using only non-perishable food items. Employees donated from their personal pantries and pooled their own money and resources together in order to build their canned goods masterpieces.

Some of    …Continue Reading

New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Staff Get Seriously Silly to Show Support for Needy Children on “Red Nose Day”

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The Sales, Tradeshows, and Communications departments of the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center participated in “Red Nose Day,” on May 26, 2016. Through the power of entertainment, the non-profit organization “Comic Relief” raises awareness and money to help lift children out of poverty. The day’s events will culminate in a two-hour entertainment TV special on NBC, featuring the country’s favorite comedians, musicians and Hollywood stars.

Through June 4, Walgreens and Duane Reade locations nationwide will sell Red Noses for    …Continue Reading

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