Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Wednesday, August 21 2019


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

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.

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Advisory: Parts of New Convention Center Boulevard Roadway to Open

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The newly constructed roadway for Convention Center Boulevard, from Julia Street to the river bound Calliope Street will be open on June 1.  In that phase, construction will be concentrated on the park side of the project. Motorists can expect intermittent closures for the positioning of heavy equipment. Dedicated cross-walks for pedestrians will continue to have crossing officers during heavy use.

The new roadway will feature one lane in each direction with a cobblestone safety strip dividing the two lanes.

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New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority Maintains AA+ Bond Rating

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Solid financial strength allowed the Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority (“the Authority”) to maintain its AA+ bond rating from Fitch Ratings. Fitch also noted that the Authority’s special tax bonds have a “stable outlook.”  The Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services including credit ratings that provide valuable insights for investors in long-term debt.  Fitch’s AA+ bond rating is one of the highest that can be achieved.

“We are pleased with the continuation of the strong    …Continue Reading

Matthews Southwest Hospitality, LLC and Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority Release Initial Design Concept of Planned Convention Center Headquarters Hotel

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New Orleans, LA – Matthews Southwest Hospitality, LLC, a national hospitality industry developer based in Dallas, TX, today released an initial conceptual design of the proposed headquarters hotel that would be attached to the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, giving the public a first glimpse at the proposed exterior of the $558 million addition to the city’s hospitality inventory. In addition to Matthews, the Project team includes Preston Hollow Capital, Provident Resources Group, The Convention District Development Associates and    …Continue Reading

New Orleans City Business names New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center as 2018 Best Places to Work Honoree

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New Orleans CityBusiness has selected the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center as a 2018 “Best Places to Work” honoree in the “Large Companies” category.

All 50 companies chosen will be honored at an awards event at noon Friday, Dec. 7, at the Hyatt Regency. The top three large and small companies will be announced at the event.

To see the full list of honorees, click here.

Construction Begins on Convention Center Boulevard

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Construction has begun on the $65 million transformation of Convention Center Boulevard, stretching from Poydras Street upriver to Henderson Street. The project, approved in May 2015 by the New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority (Authority), the governing board of the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, will connect the expansive Warehouse/Arts District with the Central Business District and historic French Quarter improving the out-of-town guest experience for visitors while creating new outdoor attractions for residents.

These improvements are part of a    …Continue Reading

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