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Friday, April 19 2019


New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Names Maria Joe as Event Manager

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Maria Joe has been named Event Manager at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center  – the sixth largest convention center in the nation. In her new capacity, she will be responsible for managing all aspects of the event planning process. As a liaison between the Center and clients, she will guide clients through event preparation and show set-up, monitor in-house events and oversee all related activities for her clients to ensure successful events.

Joe brings more than 11 years    …Continue Reading

Convention Center Traffic Advisory

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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

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

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