Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Wednesday, October 23 2019


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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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

Convention Center Authority Extends Deadline for Responses to RFQ for Master Developer to October 18th

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Due to strong interest from both the local and national development community, the Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority (Authority) has extended the deadline for the initial response to its selection process to find a qualified developer for its development upriver.  Request for Qualifications (RFQ) responses will now be due on October 18th.

“The RFQ has generated a lot of interest, and some have expressed a need for more time to appropriately respond given that these 20 acres are    …Continue Reading

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

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

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.

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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

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