It’s Friday, September 19 and 4:49pm in Downtown New Orleans.
The Ernest N. Morial Convention Center – New Orleans was designed to capitalize on the spiraling pace of the exposition market in the Crescent City, and in doing so, bolster the booming local tourism/hospitality industry. Its conceptual development began in 1978 when the New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority, the governing body of the proposed convention center, was formed to bring about construction of the facility.
Since opening in 1985, the Morial Convention Center has captured a sizable share of the convention market nationwide with its operations impacting every segment of the local hospitality/tourism market ? including hotel bookings, dining, transportation, shopping, entertainment, local tours and cruises.
Along the mighty Mississippi River, within walking distance of the French Quarter, Jackson Square, the Aquarium of the Americas and 30,000 first-class hotel rooms.
Operated by: New Orleans Public Facility Management, Inc. 900 Convention Center Boulevard New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 582-3000
DETAILS900 Convention Center Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70130
Downtown's Arts District is home to 18 art galleries and 5 museums.
Forbes.com ranks New Orleans #8 in Top Cities to Relocate Forbes.com
New Orleans ranked #2 employment market in the country Manpower
Downtown welcomes approximately 120,000 people on a given week-day, enough to make it the fourth largest city in Louisiana
New Orleans named a 2009 American Fast City Fast Company
New Orleans ranked in top 10 "Next Cities" of the best places to live and work for young professionals Next Generation Consulting
New Orleans ranked #1 Top Cities for Information Jobs in the U.S. Forbes
Sporting and cultural events attract 2.5 million visitors Downtown each year