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12th Annual Saints…

Mar 29 - 29, 2015
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Andrew Jackson: Hero…

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Artist Spotlight…

Mar 29 - 31, 2015
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Edgar Degas: The…

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EN MAS’: Carnival and…

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Jim Roche: Cultural…

Mar 29 - Jul 12, 2015
Born in 1943, Jim Roche received a BA from Florida State University (1961)… more

Joe Krown Trio feat.…

Mar 29 - 29, 2015
Join us for the  Joe Krown Trio feat. Walter "Wolfman"… more

Le Petit Theatre…

Mar 29 - 29, 2015
Donald Margulies' Pulitzer Prize-winning play tells the story of a couple… more

Louisiana Crawfish…

Mar 29 - 29, 2015
Enjoy authentic Cajun cuisine such as Crawfish pie, Fried Crawfish Tall… more

M.S. Rau Antiques…

Mar 29 - May 4, 2015
Long established and leading art, antiques and jewelry specialist M.S. Rau… more

Mark Steinmetz: South

Mar 29 - May 10, 2015
Mark Steinmetz lives and works in Athens, Georgia. His work transcends the… more

NOLA Food Fest

Mar 29 - 29, 2015
Sample over 50 America's hometown eats from around the country. Four blocks in… more

PALM SUNDAY RABIES…

Mar 29 - 29, 2015
Sponsored by the Louisiana SPCA and the Southeast Louisiana Veterinary… more

Preservation Resource…

Mar 29 - 29, 2015
Enjoy a delightful self-guided tour of seven charming shotgun homes in the… more

Southern Rep Theatre…

Mar 29 - 29, 2015
Southern Rep Theatre, in partnership with the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans… more

Spring Fiesta

Mar 29 - 29, 2015
The highlight of the Spring Festival is a daylong series of events designed to… more

Stage Door Canteen…

Mar 29 - Apr 5, 2015
"Always ... Patsy Cline," a musical play, complete with down-home… more

Tennessee…

Mar 29 - 29, 2015
A stellar group of literary, theater and musical talent will gather for the… more

Tennessee Williams:…

Mar 29 - May 31, 2015
Tennessee Williams was one of the most admired playwrights of the 20th century.… more

The New Orleans…

Mar 29 - Nov 18, 2015
Marvel Universe LIVE! will captivate audiences with an authentic and original… more

12th Annual Saints…

Mar 29 - 29, 2015
The festival features panel discussions and master classes on literary topics… more

New Orleans Hosts Two of the Most Influential Groups in Travel and Convention Industry

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 6, 2010

New Orleans Hosts Two of the Most Influential Groups in Travel and Convention Industry During Same Week with Potential to Bring Millions of Dollars in Future Business to the City
International Association of Exhibitors & Events™ (IAEE) and United States Tour Operator Association (USTOA) convene in New Orleans the week of December 7-12, 2010

WHAT: Expo! Expo! IAEE’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition; and USTOA’s Annual Conference and Marketplace

WHERE: New Orleans Morial Convention Center (NOMCC) and Sheraton New Orleans Hotel

WHEN: December 7-9 (IAEE) and December 10-12 (USTOA)

DETAILS: IAEE, the leading association for the global exhibition industry; and USTOA, a professional association representing the tour operator industry, will both convene in New Orleans to have their annual meeting/convention, while bringing in more than 3,100 industry decision-makers that could result in millions of leisure and business travelers coming to New Orleans for years to come.

IAEE:

Expo! Expo! IAEE’s Annual Meeting and Exhibition, will gather in New Orleans December 7-9, 2010 at the NOMCC. Expo! Expo! is a face-to-face networking opportunity that will reveal the latest ideas and technology in the exhibition and event industry. Nearly 2,000 attendees will experience educational sessions, build strategic business partnerships, and enhance their career resources.

Organized in 1928, IAEE is today’s leading association for the global exhibition industry. IAEE represents more than 8,500 individuals who conduct and support exhibitions around the world.

WEBSITE: www.myexpoexpo.com/index

MAJOR EVENTS FOR IAEE (All events held at NOMCC, unless otherwise noted):

  • Tues, Dec. 7, 6:30-11 a.m.: The Gift of Service: Expo! Expo! attendees give back to the New Orleans Community, Kingsley House, 1600 Constance Street
  • Tues, Dec. 7, 5:15-6:30 p.m.: Opening General Session and Awards Presentation featuring Roger Dow, U.S. Travel Association President and CEO, New Orleans Morial Convention Center, Hall I-2

EXHIBIT HALL: Hall H
HOURS: Wed, Dec. 8: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
PRESS OFFICE: Hall I-1
HOURS: Tues, Dec. 7-Thurs, Dec. 9: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.

USTOA:
For the first time ever, USTOA’s Annual Conference and Marketplace will be held in New Orleans at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel from December 10-12, giving supplier members a chance to meet with USTOA active members with one-on-one pre-scheduled appointments. More than 600 travel industry professionals will participate in professional and social activities providing the opportunity to meet with some of America’s most renowned and respected tour operators.

USTOA was founded in 1972 by a small group of California tour operators concerned about tour operator bankruptcies. In 1975, USTOA became a national organization with headquarters in New York. USTOA members number among the top names in travel and represent the entire spectrum of vacation packages and tours available today. According to a recent survey, USTOA companies move more than 11 million passengers annually and account for an annual sales volume of more than $9 billion.

WEBSITE: www.ustoa.com/2009/conference_jump.cfm

MAJOR EVENTS FOR USTOA (All events held at Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, unless otherwise noted):

  • Fri., Dec. 10, Member Opening Luncheon with Welcome Address by John Stachnik, USTOA chairman, and introduction of USTOA Board of Directors, Napoleon Room C,D, 3rd Floor
  • Fri., Dec. 10, Workshop: Travel Trends for 2010/2011, presentation by Henry Hardeveldt, Vice President of Forrester Research, Grand Ballroom D, E, 5th Floor
  • Fri., Dec. 10, 7-10 p.m. Member Welcome Evening, Grand Ballroom A, B, C, 5th Floor
  • Sat, Dec. 11, 7-11:30 a.m.: USTOA and Tourism Cares Give Back to New Orleans, sponsored by Trip Mate, Louis Armstrong Park

EXHIBIT HALL: Napoleon Room
HOURS: Sat, Dec. 11: 2:30-5:30 p.m.
Sun, Dec. 12: 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Press should check in with USTOA Registration Desk for all activities.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
IAEE: Susan Brower, 214-228-3886, sbrower@iaee.com
USTOA: Linda Kundell, 917-837-0578, lrkpr@aol.com
New Orleans CVB: Tara Letort, 504-566-5019, tletort@neworleanscvb.com; Jennifer Day, 773-909-2514, jday@neworleanscvb.com; Kelly Schulz, 504-421-0962, kschulz@neworleanscvb.com
NOMCC: Rosalie Mortillaro, 504-582-3027, rmortillaro@mccno.com

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