Brad Feichter has been named Event Manager at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (MCCNO) – the sixth largest convention center in the nation. In his new capacity, he will be responsible for managing all aspects of the event planning process. As a liaison between the Center and clients, he will guide clients through event preparation and show set-up, monitor in-house events and oversee all related activities for his clients to ensure successful events.
Feichter comes to the MCCNO after …Continue Reading
$158.4 Million in New Tax Revenue Flows to City, State
The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center’s operations and activities produced $158.4 million in new tax revenue and $2 billion in total economic impact on the Metro New Orleans area last year.
The 2016 Economic Impact Analysis, prepared by the University of New Orleans (UNO) Division of Business and Economic Research, showed that the Center hosted 128 events last year that attracted 616,234 out-of-town visitors. Visitor and event spending, along with …Continue Reading
Johnson’s Impressive Résumé Spans 46 Years in the Facilities Industry
NEW ORLEANS – Robert “Bob” Johnson, President and General Manager of the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, concluded his impressive 46-year facilities industry career on September 25, 2017 – his 70th birthday. Johnson has served as the facility’s senior director since 2007.
To celebrate Johnson and his legacy, employees, colleagues and friends gave him a true New Orleans-style send-off complete with a traditional brass band and a second line parade. …Continue Reading
(NEW ORLEANS) – The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center today announced that individual and group tickets for one of the largest and fastest growing family holiday events on the Gulf Coast – the 2017 NOLA ChristmasFest – will go on sale at www.nolachristmasfest.com beginning Monday, November 6. The Fifth Annual NOLA ChristmasFest kicks off Thursday, December 21 and continues through Sunday, December 31.
The popular family holiday extravaganza …Continue Reading
NEW ORLEANS – More than 20,000 pounds of supplies – enough to fill a 20’ box truck to capacity, plus a trailer for overflow items – were donated by New Orleans residents for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts in Texas. Nth Degree, an international exhibitor management company with offices in New Orleans and Houston and all major cities throughout the United States, organized the donation drive at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center last Thursday, September 7.
Tradeshow contractors, Convention …Continue Reading
Nth Degree, an international exhibitor management company with offices in New Orleans and Houston and all major cities throughout the United States.
Thursday, September 7, 2017, 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Representatives from Nth Degree will be accepting donated supplies for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. All donations collected will be delivered to churches in the flood-affected areas of Houston on Saturday, September 9.
NEW underwear & socks
Any and all cleaning supplies – – –including dish and …Continue Reading
Veteran facility operations professional Mark Kaufman, has been named head of the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center’s Public Safety Department. Kaufman comes to New Orleans from AEG Facilities in Oakland, CA, where he served as Vice President of Operations.
As Director of Public Safety, Kaufman oversees all departmental operations and manages a staff of 73 public safety officers and administrative personnel. He is also responsible for implementing security measures at the Center, which hosted more than 128 events last …Continue Reading
Senior Event Manager Cassie Jones represented the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center as a Class Representative at the IAVM Venue Management School (VMS), which is considered one of the best professional education programs for venue managers. The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center’s Exhibit Services Coordinator, Nicole Newton, also attended. The VMS, now in its 30th year, offers venue professionals the chance to explore their overall understanding of principles and practices for venue management.
More than 150 venue …Continue Reading
Employees Donate 3,840 pounds of food to Giving HOPE Charity
New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and Centerplate employees demonstrated an overwhelming spirit of generosity at the Convention Center’s annual “CANstruction” food drive.
Individual Convention Center employees made charitable donations to support the food drive. Centerplate, the Convention Center’s exclusive food and beverage provider, matched the Center’s donation and leveraged their purchasing power to buy canned goods in bulk for the donation.
The food donation was presented to a local charity, Giving …Continue Reading