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.
Beginning 10 a.m. Friday, February 8th through 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 12th Convention Center Boulevard will be closed between the river bound and lake bound lanes of Calliope Streets to erect the 75 foot steel beams that will support the canopy from the Transportation Center to the Convention Center over Convention Center Boulevard. Traffic will be re-routed to South Peters which remains two way between the two Calliope Streets.
The HOV lane will remain open during this period.
Motorists are advised to …Continue Reading
Convention Center Boulevard To Close Monday, January 14th from 5:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Convention Center Boulevard, from Julia Street to Henderson Street will be closed to vehicular traffic, Monday, January 14th from 5:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to accommodate a Presidential visit. Motorist are encouraged to take other routes into and out of the Central Business District during this period.
Construction on Convention Center Boulevard …Continue Reading
Monday, November 26th, through approximately mid-January, Calliope Street river bound will be tapered down to one lane between South Peters and Convention Center Boulevard, which is expected to cause additional congestion. Calliope Street river bound will remain open; however, motorists are advised to remain aware of the directional signs and consider alternate routes.
Motorists, visitors and residents in the area of St. Joseph and Diamond Streets should be advised that through the night of Monday of November 26 and into the early …Continue Reading
This weekend, the Convention Center will host a number of events. Visitors are encouraged to arrive early and pay close attention to directional signs for the best access to parking. Over 35,000 people will be attending various events beginning Thursday, November 15 through Sunday, November 18. The Convention Center is taking special measures to expedite patron’s access to parking and entrance into the event spaces.
Among the events are the International Jewelry and Merchandise Show featuring over 500 booths showcasing everything …Continue Reading
Beginning Monday, October 22 through Thursday, October 25 from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. daily Convention Center Boulevard will be closed to through traffic from Julia Street to Calliope Streets. Police Officers will be posted at each intersection allowing all residents, workers and deliveries necessary access.
As Convention Center Boulevard is under construction, these measures are being implemented to provide a safe environment to the over 20,000 attendees of the Tableau Conference from all over the globe.
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Beginning Saturday, September 29, traffic on Convention Center Boulevard will be re-routed to the river-side, with one lane in each direction. This condition will exist for the next several months during the construction of a pedestrian park from Poydras to Henderson Streets.
Congestion will be intermittently heavier when events are underway at the Convention Center, as will be the case beginning Monday, October 1, with 20,000 people attending the Water Environment Federation Convention.
Motorists are advised to consider alternate routes.
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The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center successfully conducted a Fire Drill on July 30 in cooperation with the New Orleans Fire Department. The 350 staff members of the Convention Center participated in the exercise in order to demonstrate their understanding of emergency evacuation procedures.
The emergency scenario simulated a kitchen fire in one of the employee break rooms. The alarm was sounded at 9 a.m., the building was evacuated, and the drill was ended just over 5 minutes later. …Continue Reading
The Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority (“the Authority”) adopted a $557 million five-year capital improvement plan that includes renovations of the 34-year old Morial Convention Center (“Center”), as well as lays the foundation for development of new facilities that include a Convention Center Headquarter Hotel with a physical connection to the Center.
Other major capital improvement projects approved by the Authority Board at Wednesday’s meeting include development of a 7.5 acre pedestrian park that spans the length of …Continue Reading
NEW ORLEANS – (April 12, 2018) – Today, the New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau (NOCVB), the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (MCCNO) and the Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Gulf States Chapter celebrated the third annual Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID). The industry luncheon featured a panel discussion with Roger Dow, President and CEO of U.S. Travel Association (USTA), the premier advocacy organization for the travel industry, alongside local industry leaders Stephen Perry, President and CEO of the …Continue Reading