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New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center


ew Orleans is an award-winning city steeped in culture, culinary excellence and centuries-old architecture, and its meeting facilities are equally compelling. Events held in New Orleans are unlike any other, and the city’s exquisite and unique venues as well as unmatched Southern hospitality are just a few of the reasons. The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center is the sixth largest and one of the most technologically advanced convention facilities in the country. With over 1.1 million sq. ft. of contiguous exhibit space, 140 different meetings rooms, two multipurpose ballrooms and a 4,000-seat divisible performing arts theater, the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center has been tested by the most demanding clients from all event segments. The Great Hall boasts 60,000 column-free sq. ft. with 25,000 sq. ft. of pre-function space, interior and exterior balconies served by a large outdoor pedestrian plaza, and grand entrance. Stateof-the-art lighting systems feature energy-efficient lighting that can create nearly endless color combinations to transform any event. The grand entrance is overlooked by a high-definition video display board promoting the event. An exciting transformation is taking place that will revitalize the Convention Center District, bringing new entertainment, dining, arts and cultural opportunities to enhance the experience for visitors attending conventions, or attending an event or festival. The Convention Center District Development project will be a 47-acre mixed-use development that features: • A four-star headquarters hotel; • A multi-modal transportation hub for shuttles and taxis; • A pedestrian park along Convention Center Blvd. with planned outdoor function space; • Improved lighting and streetscape for shops, hotels, restaurants, museums and galleries; • Shopping options not currently offered in the region; • New fine and casual dining options; and • Direct access to the river with outdoor entertainment and gathering places. With more than 1,400 restaurants in the city, attendees will never have to travel far for a good meal. With Centerplate, MCCNO’s

culinary partner, they don’t even have to leave the show floor. Centerplate is committed to providing the essence of the New Orleans food experience through three onsite restaurants featuring live local music and menus of iconic Louisiana dishes by awardwinning chef Donald Link. After business ends, the Center is just a stone’s throw from the newly renovated Outlet Collection at the Riverwalk and the historic Warehouse District and French Quarter. As a consistent Top 10 host of the largest number of conventions and tradeshows annually, New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center is an expert in hosting groups of all sizes and industries. The Crescent City, The Big Easy, a sportsman’s paradise — whatever you call New Orleans, call it your next meeting destination.

Food & Beverage Services

One of New Orleans’s most enticing attributes is its unique dining experiences, and the Center lives up to that expectation through its food and beverage partner Centerplate, providing a wide range of culinary options to satisfy the most discerning customers. In addition to the customary service on the exhibit floor, several exclusive dining options are available, including the breathtakingly elegant Ma Maison.

Business Center

Located in Lobby F, the UPS Store at the Convention Center is self-service or full-service, depending on the customer’s needs. Remote business centers can be set up at event registration areas. Hours are tailored to meet the needs of show managers and attendees. A wide range of supplies and services is available, including shipping, high-volume copying, faxing, badge chains, etc.

900 Convention Center Boulevard, New Orleans, LA 19107 • (504) 582-3023 80

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