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Tuesday, November 19 2019

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Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority Chairman Inducted into Louisiana Restaurant Association Hall of Fame

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Melvin Rodrigue, Chairman of the Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority (Authority), the governing board of the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, was recently inducted to the Louisiana Restaurant Association Hall of Fame. Rodrigue, a philanthropist and advocate for the City of New Orleans, is also the President and CEO of Galatoire’s, one of the most acclaimed restaurants in New Orleans.

The Louisiana Restaurant Association Hall of Fame recognizes those who have exhibited extraordinary dedication to the    …Continue Reading


New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Bike Patrol Completes IPMBA Certification Course

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In October, the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Bike Patrol completed an important certification course in order to bolster the safety of the building and its guests. The course, accredited by the International Police Mountain Bike Association, reinforced the training of the Convention Center’s Bike Patrol through night operations, bike maintenance, and other important tactical operations.

The course, conducted by Tulane Police Lieutenant Stanley Cosper Sr., included written and practical portions, and taught the patrol vital skills they can    …Continue Reading


NOLA ChristmasFest Gifting Holiday Cheer to Military and First Responders with ½ Off Friday Admissions

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NEW ORLEANS – NOLA ChristmasFest presented by Coca-Cola may be decked out in red, white, and green décor, but the largest indoor holiday event on the Gulf Coast is gifting half-off entries on Fridays to service members who defend and honor the red, white, and blue. Military service members, including Veterans and first responders who bring their official Military ID card, Veteran ID card or other valid identification will receive a discounted entry of just $10 for tickets purchased at    …Continue Reading


Convention Center Authority Receives Responses to RFQ for Master Developer

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The Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority (Authority), the governing board of the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, received five responses to a Request for Qualifications to identify a Master Developer for its planned mixed-use, upriver development. A nationwide Request for Qualifications (RFQ) was issued in September, 2019.

The five qualified responses came from the following firms:

Atomic Entertainment
The Domain Companies
River Park Neighborhood Investors, LLC
Provident Realty Advisors, McDonnel Construction Services, and Provident Resources Group
A Joint Venture Between Woodward,    …Continue Reading


NOLA ChristmasFest Returns to Downtown New Orleans December 20th; Tickets On Sale Online Starting November 1st

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NOLA ChristmasFest transforms 350,000 sq. ft. of convention space into an awe-inspiring indoor “winter wonderland”

NEW ORLEANS – It’s the most magical time of the year, and with nearly 350,000 sq. ft. of holiday entertainment, NOLA ChristmasFest, presented by Coca-Cola promises to dazzle locals and visitors alike with eye-popping attractions and activities for both kids and adults including carnival rides, giant ice slides, ice skating, inflatables, snowball fights, Santa and friends, Gingerbread Village, Christmas Tree display and so much more! Even    …Continue Reading


New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Names New Director of Sustainability & Corporate Social Responsibility

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The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center’s award-winning sustainability program has proven to be a model of excellence through its innovations in energy efficiency, composting and recycling, and more. The Convention Center continues to lead the way to a greener future by establishing a Director of Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility and naming Linda Baynham to the position.

In this role, Baynham will focus on establishing company-wide sustainability and corporate social responsibility goals through initiatives on new construction projects, existing    …Continue Reading


Convention Center Authority To Hold Public Meeting On Planned Headquarters Hotel Project

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Authority Obtains Significant Concessions from Hotel Developer to Benefit of City and State

The Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Exhibition Hall Authority (“Authority”) will hold a Public Meeting on Monday, October 21st to solicit public comment on its plans to develop a 1,200 room hotel attached to the Convention Center.  The meeting will be held beginning at 6 p.m. in room 220 on the 2nd floor of the Convention Center above Hall B.

In May 2018, the Authority authorized its Executive Vice    …Continue Reading


New Orleans Convention Center Authority Launches Latest Expansion

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SEBconnect brings small businesses one click closer to opportunity

New Orleans, LA – The Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Convention Center Authority, the governing board of the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, announced the launch of SEBconnect, a new, first-of-its-kind tool built to create awareness and educate local business owners in real-time about available contracting and purchasing opportunities at the Convention Center. 

Because research shows 90% of mobile time is spent on    …Continue Reading


First-Ever Comprehensive Convention Center Transportation Center Opens To Rave Reviews

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NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center opened its new Transportation Center for buses, shuttles, taxis and ride shares to rave reviews. The Convention Center made a significant investment to improve public safety and convenience of residents, local commuters and event attendees by eliminating shuttles, taxis and ride-shares on the boulevard that fronts the Center. The Transportation Center is the most well-designed and functional transportation center of any Convention Center in the U.S., as expressed by    …Continue Reading


Traffic Advisory: Eastbound Right Lane of Poydras Street to Temporarily Close Monday, September 30

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Traffic Advisory

Eastbound Right Lane of Poydras Street to Temporarily Close Monday, September 30

The eastbound right hand lane of Poydras Street in front of Gordon Biersch will temporarily close for construction on Monday, September 30, 2019, around 11:00 am. to facilitate a portion of the demolition and roadwork that extends into the Poydras intersection. The lane will be closed for approximately three weeks.

The pedestrian crossing at the corner of Convention Center Blvd. by Gordon Biersch Restaurant heading towards the    …Continue Reading


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