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Imagine meeting in a city where cultures collide in a brilliant explosion of flavors, emotions, and sounds. New Orleans is the birthplace of jazz, home to Creole cuisine and rich with history and culture. It is centrally located with a walkable downtown and world class convention facilities. This year, the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center underwent a $52 million dollar renovation with the addition of a new entryway and the Great Hall, a 60,000 square foot space, and the largest ballroom in New Orleans. The Convention Center is one of the largest, most technically advanced meeting venues in the country, boasting more than one million square feet of contiguous exhibit space, a 4,000-seat conference auditorium, 12 separate or combinable halls, 140 individual meeting rooms and two ballrooms. Our renovated hotel spaces offer the latest technology and display the newest trends in interior design, providing quality service and first-rate settings to conduct private meetings. New Orleans has more than 200 world-class hotels introducing new an improved meeting space annually, providing the perfect avenue for a successful meeting. Exhibit in New Orleans and laissez les bons temps rouler – let the good times roll. Your attendees will thank you.
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If you’re staying in the French Quarter, Downtown or in the Arts/Warehouse District, you may never need to hire transportation of any kind - you may be able to walk to all of your destinations. Still, New Orleans’ streetcar system is a charming way to explore the city, and you can easily rent bikes, hop a bus, take a ferry, or call a pedicab, a taxi or a limo service whenever you need to. Plus, you'll be able to access all the diverse neighborhoods New Orleans has to offer.
Distance from airport
- Louis Armstrong International Airport
17.7 km from city center
Degas House Museum, Studio, Courtyard and Historic Inn
Canal Street Ferry
New Orleans Architecture
New Orleans Morial Convention Center
Events held in New Orleans just aren’t the same as events held in other cities. With 1.1 million square feet of contiguous exhibit space, New Orleans Morial Convention Center is the sixth largest convention facility in the nation.
The Pontchartrain Center an SMG Managed Facility
Conveniently located just minutes from Louis Armstrong International Airport and close to more than 6,000 hotel rooms, The Pontchartrain Center an SMG Managed Facility is also a mere 15 minutes from the legendary New Orleans French Quarter.
Mercedes-Benz Superdome an SMG Managed Facility
Located less than a mile from the Mississippi River and the French Quarter, the versatility of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome allows the facility to successfully serve as host site to Conventions and General Sessions, Trade Shows/Exhibits etc.
The New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau is now New Orleans & Company. At the core of this new brand is the unwavering belief that New Orleans’ culture is its greatest strength and that it is the people of New Orleans who create that culture. As New Orleans celebrates its tricentennial, the city continues to deliver world-class events of all sizes. Its central location makes New Orleans easily accessible from many domestic and international locations, plus, a walkable footprint and award-winning convention facilities make the city a client favorite for ease of planning as well as overall experience. Always an authentic destination, the unique blend of French, Spanish, Caribbean and African cultural influences in the architecture, food, people and music deliver a one-of-a-kind spirit of creativity. With more than 1,500 restaurants, the city offers one of the most incredible – and diverse – concentrations of exceptional dining in the world. Come enjoy the charm and New Orleans and let our way of life inspire your way of work!