Our Tradeshows & Conferences

The Special Events and Partnerships department produces events owned and operated by the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.


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…  For more information please visit Resconnola.com.


Christmas in New Orleans has always been a magical time. NOLA ChristmasFest, a dazzling, family-friendly seasonal event offers opportunities to create lasting memories with a real indoor ice skating rink, ice slides, a carousel, carnival rides, inflatables, Santa and friends, gingerbread houses, decorated trees and so much more! Please visit nolachristmasfest.com!

Katie Calabrese, CMP

Director of Special Events & Partnerships


Kari Morehead

Tradeshow & Conference Coordinator


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