Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Wednesday, October 23 2019

Tradeshows & Conferences

The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center established the Tradeshows and Conferences department upon acquiring exclusive rights to The International Disaster Conference and Expo (now ResCon). The Center’s acquisition of IDCE is similar to the European trade show model where the facility owns the show.

Current Tradeshows:


About Farm & Table NOLA

Farm & Table NOLA is a two-day, multi-sensory celebration of locally sourced food and drink. The FAMBOREE, family-fun festival day, includes food and music, tastings, interactive gardening and cooking demos, games, displays, and more. A conference day, the Farm & Table EXPERIENCE is a deeper dive into the cultivation, distribution, and consumption of food and drink, food systems, how to source food locally, and more compelling issues facing the agri-culinary community.  For more information please visit


About the Farm & Table Chefs Taste Challenge
One night. Culinary Clash. Battle of the Gulf Edition. The annual Farm & Table Chefs Taste Challenge is a fun dinner event that aims to broaden awareness for the use of fresh, healthy, sustainable ingredients in preparing food. This event will provide a platform to feature the Gulf region’s best farm to table chefs and attendees can cast their vote for their favorite dish. For more information, visit


About ResCon
ResCon is the premier annual international conference on the practice of successful resiliency and disaster management in an evolving global environment. This is a rebranding of a conference called International Disaster Conference and Expo (IDCE) that has brought over 800 registrants to New Orleans annually since 2012. Based in New Orleans — a globally recognized hub of resilience, disaster management and innovation — this 3-day conference will bring a previously unseen mix of disaster and resilience practitioners to explore profound and powerful topics that impact communities and economies worldwide. Plenary sessions, workshops, policy debates, best-practice reviews and peer networking events will engage and promote participation from all who attend.  For more information please visit


Meet the Team

Katie Calabrese, CMP

Farm & Table and ResCon Conference Director

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