Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Friday, July 25 2014


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

Food Pioneer Michel Nischan Announced as Honorary Chair of Farm to Table International Symposium 2014

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“The Process” Announced As the Theme


The Farm To Table International Symposium (F2Ti) announces food pioneer Michel Nischan as Honorary Chair of its 2014 event. F2Ti is an annual event that brings together the leading practitioners in the burgeoning farm-to-table movement to explore the cultivation, distribution, and consumption of food and drink sourced locally, and will be held in New Orleans, August 2 – 4, 2014. The event is presented by the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center,    …Continue Reading

New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and Tourism Groups Pay it Forward to the Next Generation of Biologists

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 Sci High Receives $1000

The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, the sixth-largest convention center in the nation and a longtime hub of activity for medical and scientific shows such as American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB), along with Centerplate, the Convention Center’s exclusive food and beverage partner; the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau and New Orleans Hotel and Lodging Association Education Foundation, are paying it forward to the next generation of biologists, scientists, physicians, researchers and educators.

In    …Continue Reading

Media Information for “So You Think You Can Dance?”

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What: Open-call auditions for the next season of FOX’s Emmy-winning series SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE!

Friday’s auditions are with producers from the show and Saturday’s callbacks are with the SYTYCD judges.

Dates: Friday, January 31, 2014 (6:00 – 9:00 AM)

• B-Roll/Photos of the line

• Interviews with auditioners

• Interview/Photo with Executive Producer Jeff Thacker

• Interview with Host Cat Deeley

 Saturday, February 1, 2014 (@1:00 PM)

• Interview/Photo with Judges Nigel    …Continue Reading

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