Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Monday, September 16 2019


Convention Center Authority Issues RFQ for Master Developer of Convention Center District Development Project

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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, is soliciting responses from qualified Master Developers to create a Comprehensive Development Plan and Strategy for the approximately 20 acres of the Authority’s overall 47 acre parcel adjacent to the Convention Center in downtown New Orleans.

The Authority envisions that the 20 acres will be for a mixed-use development to complement a headquarter hotel already in negotiations, an entertainment    …Continue Reading

New Orleans Convention Center Named a “Top Workplace”

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NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center has been selected as one of the city’s Top Workplaces by The Times-Picayune|The Advocate. This is the fourth time the Convention Center has received the prestigious honor.

The Top Workplaces are determined based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by Energage, LLS (formerly Workplace Dynamics), a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. Several aspects of the workplace culture were measured, including Alignment, Execution, and Connection.

“It    …Continue Reading

Traffic Advisory: Convention Center Boulevard to Close Monday, August 26 to Sunday, September 1

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Convention Center Boulevard, from Julia Street to lake-bound Calliope Street will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning at dawn on Monday, August 26 until dusk on Sunday, September 1, to accommodate Entergy’s relocation of existing utility poles.  Motorists are encouraged to take other routes into and out of the Central Business District during this period. Designated crosswalks on Convention Center Boulevard for pedestrians will remain open.

Shuttles, taxis and rideshares only will have controlled access to Convention Center Boulevard from St.    …Continue Reading

New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Conducts Successful Fire Drill with New Orleans First Responders

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The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center conducted a Fire Drill on August 8 in cooperation with the New Orleans Fire Department and New Orleans Emergency Medical Services. The 350 staff members of the Convention Center participated in the exercise in order to demonstrate their understanding of emergency evacuation procedures. The outcome of the exercise was to enhance communication systems, strengthening intra- and inter-agency coordination and continue to create and maintain a safe environment for internal and external customers.

The    …Continue Reading

13-Year-Old’s Performance Upstaged By Barry

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Staff at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center made a long-lasting memory for a 13-year-old boy scheduled to perform at Delta Sigma Theta’s 54th National Convention after the show was suspended because of the threat posed by Hurricane Barry.

Originally, Kaleb Motley, a 13-year-old vocal student at LaVilla School of the Arts in Florida, was scheduled to perform on Friday in the New Orleans Theater to over 3,000 Delta Sigma Theta sorority sisters. However, during a Thursday rehearsal, event    …Continue Reading

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Biennial Convention Suspends Remaining Activities in New Orleans

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The 54th Annual National Convention of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority will be suspending their activities today at approximately 1:00 p.m. in response to the impending tropical storm.  The Sorority had convened approximately 15,000 members on Thursday, and had activities planned through Sunday.  The Convention Center staff had been in regular consultation with the organizers of the Convention throughout the development of the storm.

“Safety of our visitors is our absolute number one priority.  We have a well-tested Emergency Operation Plan    …Continue Reading

Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority, Morial Family Unveil Interactive Exhibit Showcasing New Orleans’ 300-year History and Legacy of Ernest N. “Dutch” Morial

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 The Exhibition Hall Authority Also Announces plans for annual Ernest N. “Dutch” Morial Award

Family members of former New Orleans Mayor Ernest N. “Dutch” Morial joined Commissioners of the Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority and a long list of state and local dignitaries on Wednesday to unveil The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Tricentennial History Exhibit, a state-of-the-art interactive digital wall honoring the legacy of the former Mayor and celebrating the city’s more than 300 years    …Continue Reading

Convention Center Blvd. Traffic Plan for Essence Festival

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The New Orleans Police Department and Louisiana State Police will implement a traffic plan for the upcoming Essence Festival.  Events will be held in the Convention Center from 9:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. starting Friday, July 5 through Sunday, July 7.  Heavy vehicle and pedestrian traffic is expected for the event.

The following plan will be put in place each day to help facilitate traffic flow and ensure the safety of everyone attending the events and/or visiting the area.

Convention Center    …Continue Reading

American College of Cardiology Schedules Return to New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in 2023

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ACC returns to NOLA earlier than expected thanks to quality experience at MCCNO.

The American College of Cardiology (ACC), who held their annual session at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center just this past March, announced that they will be returning to the Crescent City in 2023. Already scheduled to return in 2026, ACC made the decision to return three years earlier than expected because of the outstanding experience, atmosphere, and organization that the destination of New    …Continue Reading

Convention Center SEB Program Director Named to City of New Orleans SLDBE Appeals Committee

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Rocsean Spencer, Small Business Program Director for The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, has been selected to serve a one-year term on the City of New Orleans, Office of Supplier Diversity’s State and Local Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (SLDBE) Appeals Committee, by Camille Hazeur, Director of The Office of Supplier Diversity.

The SLDBE Appeals Committee is made up of DBE/SEB Directors from partnering agencies, and its purpose is to review appeals requests from applicants who have been denied SLDBE certification.

Spencer    …Continue Reading

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