NEW ORLEANS – New Orleans Convention Center officials welcomed a delegation from Orléans, France on Monday after it and New Orleans were officially named sister cities on January 5.
Tourism officials from Orléans met with New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Vice President of Finance and Administration, Alita Caparotta and Sales Manager Stew Krane. The delegation was given a tour of some of the event space and meeting rooms the New Orleans Convention Center has to offer.
As part of the new sister city partnership, the New Orleans and Orléans mayors met to sign a document linking the two cities together to promote partnership and cooperation, and to begin collaboration on projects between partners in both cities.
The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center was pleased to welcome the delegation from Orléans and looks forward to working with our new sister city in the years to come.
Pictured (Left to Right): Axel de Baumont, Director, Greater Orléans Office of Tourism; Alita Caparotta, Vice-President of Finance and Administration, MCCNO; Stew Krane, Sales Manager, MCCNO; Martine Grivot, Deputy Mayor for Territorial Promotion, Exterior Relations, Tourism and Festival of the Loire; Celine Cornier, Administrative and International Relations Manager, City of Orleans/Greater Orleans; Joseph Dunn, French Interpreter.
About the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
With 1.1 million square feet of contiguous exhibit space, an award winning staff and first class amenities, the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (MCCNO) is the sixth largest convention center in the nation, a consistent Top 10 host of the largest number of conventions and tradeshows annually, and one of the city’s “Top Workplaces.” A leading rainmaker of the city’s hospitality industry, MCCNO event activity has produced $81.7 billion in economic impact since its 1985 opening, including $5.1 billion in new tax revenue for state and local governments.