Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Saturday, February 23 2019


Convention Center Traffic Advisory

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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

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

Convention Center Boulevard Closure

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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.

Motorists are advised to consider    …Continue Reading

New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Redoubles Commitment to Sustainability Program, Names New Assistant Director of Sustainability

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The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center continues to lead the way into a green future with their award-winning Sustainability Program, which aims to improve the environment through innovations in the use of energy conservation techniques, renewable energy, and more. The Convention Center continues to follow through on its commitment to being a sustainability champion through collaborative efforts with like-minded community partners.

Beginning in 2010, the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center’s sustainability program continues to be a model    …Continue Reading

Notice of Convention Center Boulevard Lane Change

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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.

For more information,    …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

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

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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

Convention Center Hotel Economic Benefits to be Presented at Board Meeting

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Draft findings by the consultant retained by the Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority to study the economic benefits of the proposed Convention Center Hotel and related mixed-use development project will be presented at the Authority’s August Board Meeting.  This is the first formal step to begin earnest negotiations with the selected hotel developer.


August 22, 2018

2:00 p.m.

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Farm and Table NOLA FAMboree to be held at the Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Convention Center

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NEW ORLEANS – The Farm and Table FAMboree, a free-admission, family-friendly festival, will be held at the Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Convention Center on Saturday, September 8. The event will bring the farm to table movement to the community with gardening and cooking demonstrations, an interactive kids zone, wellness arena, live farm animals, music, relaxation lounge, and more.

Attendees will learn about health, wellness, and incorporating a farm-to-table approach in their garden and on the dinner table from organizations like    …Continue Reading

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