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Our Mission.

We deliver unrivaled results for our internal and external customers in safe, hospitable, exceptionally well-maintained facilities through innovative and collaborative efforts that contribute significant benefits to the New Orleans and Louisiana economy.

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To be a leading-edge organization known for innovative delivery of exceptional event experiences in a world-class destination.

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Impact Beyond Tourism

While the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center is a state-owned and governed facility, the Authority Board recognizes the imperative of making significant financial investments in important programs and projects that contribute to improving and sustaining New Orleans’ residents’ quality of life.

 

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Our unprecedented financial support, as demonstrated through 8 Cooperative Endeavor Agreements (CEA), help supplement or replace city tax dollars that instead can be used for other vital city services, thus having a meaningful impact on residents and visitors alike.

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The Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Convention Center is governed by the Ernest N. Morial Exhibition Hall Authority (the Authority), an independent political subdivision of the State of Louisiana created in 1978 by Act 305 subsequently amended). The Authority’s exclusive mission is to finance, construct and operate facilities in order to attract and conduct conventions, trade shows and other events that support and expand the economy of both the State of Louisiana and New Orleans Region. The Authority is composed of a 12-member board of commissioners, nine appointed by the Governor of Louisiana, and three appointed by the Mayor of New Orleans.

The operations of the convention and exhibition centers are through the New Orleans Public Facility Management, Inc. (NOPFMI), a separately incorporated organization, doing business as the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Under the present management agreement between the Authority and NOPFMI, the Authority reimburses NOPFMI for costs of operating the convention and exhibition center, and NOPFMI will neither own assets nor retain revenues. The NOPFMI is a blended component unit of the Authority.

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Small businesses are the foundation to local economies bringing growth and innovation to the community in which they live and work. That’s why the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center is committed to increase the business opportunities for our community’s small and emerging businesses (SEB).

The Convention Center aims to support New Orleans’ business community by encouraging the hiring of local vendors for the purchase of goods and services. We’ve created easy access to new business opportunities through our online registration, and we strongly urge all vendors to register your business with the Convention Center today.

 

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The Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority (“the Authority”) adopted a $557 million five-year capital improvement plan that includes renovations of the 34-year old Morial Convention Center (“Center”), as well as lays the foundation for development of new facilities that include a Convention Center Headquarter Hotel with a physical connection to the Center.

Other major capital improvement projects approved by the Authority at Wednesday’s meeting include development of a 7.5 acre pedestrian park that spans the length of the Center along Convention Center Boulevard, creating a safer and more diverse experience for both visitors and residents. The pedestrian park project scope includes creation of a transportation center connected to the Center via a covered walkway as well as outdoor entertainment spaces, seating areas, public art and water features. Construction on Convention Center Boulevard is scheduled to begin this summer with expected completion in 2020.

Additional enhancements to the facility include meeting room and public area renovations to modernize the Center using a more contemporary design commensurate with newer facilities developed around the U.S. The five-year capital improvement plan includes annual capital investments to ensure the Center is maintained to a first-class facility standard. Please click below to learn more.

 

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