Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Sunday, April 22 2018

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 RES/CON NOLA). 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 – one family-fun festival day, the JAMBOREE, includes food and music, tastings, interactive gardening and cooking demos, games, displays, and more. A second day, Farm & Table EXPERIENCE is a gathering to discuss the cultivation, distribution, and consumption of food and drink, food trends, how to source food locally, and many more compelling issues facing the agri-culinary community.  For more information please visit


ctcAbout the Farm to Table Chef’s Taste Challenge
One night. Ten Chefs. America’s best farm to table cuisine. The annual Farm to 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. Furthermore, this event will provide a platform to feature ten of America’s best farm to table chefs across the country and attendees can cast their vote for their favorite dish. For more information, visit


RES/CON 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. Our next event will take place in March 2017.  For more information please visit


Meet the RES/CON NOLA and Farm & Table Management Team

Katie Calabrese, CMP

Farm & Table and RES/CON Conference Director

Clair Lorell

Farm & Table and RES/CON Conference Manager

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Upcoming Events

See all of our scheduled upcoming shows and special events here, with links to all sponsoring organizations' websites.

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