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New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

When visiting the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, your experience here will be anything but regular and unremarkable. At our convention center, you will be stepping into a new world and culture steeped in tradition that is like no other anywhere! Steeped in the history and unique culture of New Orleans, you will find our smiles are brighter and our laughs heartier. You will hear the sweet sounds of a live jazz band when you're walking from meeting to meeting, and you can't help but notice the famous southern hospitality of our staff and the incredible taste of our home-grown, world-class cuisine.

With 1.1 million square feet of prime, contiguous exhibit space, the award winning New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center is the sixth largest convention facility in the nation, and it consistently ranks in the country's top ten of facilities that hold the most conventions and tradeshows annually.

The world famous French Quarter, our architecturally significant and distinct neighborhoods, and the iconic Mississippi River are just minutes from our doorstep. Once your work day is done, you can enjoy the truly festive atmosphere of New Orleans – one of the most celebrated cities in all the world! Home to the best cuisine and restaurants in the country, the most talented musicians, incredible museums, and historic landmarks, there's always a life-long memory to be made around every corner.

New Orleans isn't just a location for a business trip… it's the place where lasting memories are made and where you'll have an experience that you'll never forget!

We deliver unrivaled results for our internal and external customers in safe, hospitable, exceptionally well-maintained facilities through innovative and collaborative efforts that contribute significant benefits to the New Orleans and Louisiana economy.

To be a leading-edge organization known for innovative delivery of exceptional event experiences in a world-class destination.

While the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center is a state-owned and governed facility, the Authority Board recognizes the imperative of making significant financial investments in important programs and projects that contribute to improving and sustaining New Orleans' residents' quality of life.

Our unprecedented financial support, as demonstrated through 8 Cooperative Endeavor Agreements (CEA), help supplement or replace city tax dollars that instead can be used for other vital city services, thus having a meaningful impact on residents and visitors alike.

The Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Convention Center is governed by the Ernest N. Morial Exhibition Hall Authority (the Authority), an independent political subdivision of the State of Louisiana created in 1978 by Act 305 subsequently amended). The Authority's exclusive mission is to finance, construct and operate facilities in order to attract and conduct conventions, trade shows and other events that support and expand the economy of both the State of Louisiana and New Orleans Region. The Authority is composed of a 12-member board of commissioners, nine appointed by the Governor of Louisiana, and three appointed by the Mayor of New Orleans.

The operations of the convention and exhibition centers are through the New Orleans Public Facility Management, Inc. (NOPFMI), a separately incorporated organization, doing business as the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Under the present management agreement between the Authority and NOPFMI, the Authority reimburses NOPFMI for costs of operating the convention and exhibition center, and NOPFMI will neither own assets nor retain revenues. The NOPFMI is a blended component unit of the Authority.

Small businesses are the foundation to local economies bringing growth and innovation to the community in which they live and work. That's why the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center is committed to increase the business opportunities for our community's small and emerging businesses (SEB).

The Convention Center aims to support New Orleans' business community by encouraging the hiring of local vendors for the purchase of goods and services. We've created easy access to new business opportunities through our online registration, and we strongly urge all vendors to register your business with the Convention Center today.

In New Orleans, a city with a solid French heritage, residents often welcome guests to their home by saying, “Bienvenue à la Maison” or simply “Bienvenue,” which means “welcome to our home” (or “welcome”). At the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, guests are welcomed to the facility with the same warm hospitality you'd receive at a relative's home.

Our Guest Service Ambassadors (GSAs) serve as liaisons between the facility and its guests. Stationed throughout the Convention Center lobby, the GSAs' demonstrate “Southern Hospitality” by greeting visitors upon arrival and directing them to their destination in the sprawling 3.1 million square foot facility. The GSAs are equipped with internet-connected tablets and are ready to provide guests with directions or information on local restaurants and attractions.

As part of the Center's Public Safety Department, GSAs are trained to provide a welcoming and secure environment for attendees and are prepared to respond to emergencies. GSAs can be identified by their distinctive purple jackets. Feel free to seek out a GSA if you have any questions about getting around our facility.

The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center partners with Centerplate to provide the essence of the New Orleans food experience, operating three on-site restaurants featuring live local music and menus of iconic Louisiana dishes by award-winning chef Donald Link, chef/owner of Herbsaint, Cochon , and Cochon Butcher.

The Convention Center even offers a bar modeled after an iconic New Orleans streetcar, plus a variety of concession stands in the exhibit halls. Note: Hours May Vary.

In New Orleans, a city with a solid French heritage, residents often welcome guests to their home by saying, “Bienvenue à la Maison” or simply “Bienvenue,” which means “welcome to our home” (or “welcome”). At the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, guests are welcomed to the facility with the same warm hospitality you'd receive at a relative's home.

Our Guest Service Ambassadors (GSAs) serve as liaisons between the facility and its guests. Stationed throughout the Convention Center lobby, the GSAs' demonstrate “Southern Hospitality” by greeting visitors upon arrival and directing them to their destination in the sprawling 3.1 million square foot facility. The GSAs are equipped with internet-connected tablets and are ready to provide guests with directions or information on local restaurants and attractions.

As part of the Center's Public Safety Department, GSAs are trained to provide a welcoming and secure environment for attendees and are prepared to respond to emergencies. GSAs can be identified by their distinctive purple jackets. Feel free to seek out a GSA if you have any questions about getting around our facility.

At the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, we are prepared to meet your exhibitor requirements. Whether you're a first time exhibitor, or you know the show floor like the back of your hand, our experienced team is ready to assist you. As an exhibitor, you will receive a heightened level of personalized support before, during and after the show when you order internet, electrical, plumbing and telecommunication services from New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

In advance of your event, our team will assist with navigating through the online ordering process and any questions you or your exhibitors have. During your event, our team will be stationed at a booth on the exhibit floor, ready to serve.

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 including shipping, high volume copying, faxing, badge chains, etc., are available.

A full range of utilities are available throughout the facility. Louisiana is a Right-to-Work state and our skilled team of electricians, carpenters and plumbers are professionally certified, with extensive training experience.

Manual forms are available upon request from exhibit_services@mccno.com for an additional charge

Our highly qualified and experienced production team offers a full slate of integrated services for all of your lighting, audio, video and rigging needs in-house or to support your selected contractor. The Center offers a full suite of HD video equipment for a variety of satellite broadcasts, presentations or recording formats and the trained personnel to design, capture and edit your program on-site. The New Orleans Theater offers a seating capacity of 4,000, and can be divided into three acoustically separate sections.

An experienced production team plus state-of-the art equipment equals dynamic delivery – for even your most challenging requirements.

From general sessions to the most compelling concert entertainment, satellite links to video teleconferencing and meeting room speaker support with complete presentation options, all inventory and support is available onsite and can be competitively proposed.

Our qualified technicians design, install and operate the house sound systems, featuring the latest technology, to all of the meeting spaces including the 140 meeting rooms, the 11 exhibit halls, The Great Hall, and the near acoustically perfect theater.