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Hidden Treasures:…

Sep 2 - 2, 2014
Join Friends of the Cabildo as the Louisiana State Museum's impressive… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 2 - 2, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Kinder Garden:…

Sep 2 - 30, 2014
Play, learn and grow in this hands-on introduction to the world of gardens for… more

Kinder Garden:…

Sep 2 - 30, 2014
Play, learn and grow in this hands-on introduction to the world of gardens for… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Sep 2 - 30, 2014
Join us for live entertainment featuring the Grammy Award winning ReBirth Brass… more

Standing in the…

Sep 2 - Nov 25, 2014
"Standing in the Shadows (No More)" is a series of narrative quilting… more

The Victory Belles…

Sep 02, 2014 - Jun 24, 2015
Noted for their close harmonies and synchronized dance steps, the Andrews… more

Funk Monkey featuring…

Sep 3 - 24, 2014
Join us for Funk Monkey featuring members of Bonerama. more

Grammy Award-winning…

Sep 3 - 24, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 3 - 24, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Lunchbox Lecture -…

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
History remembers the American, British and Polish Paratroopers who jumped into… more

Mark of the Feminine

Sep 3 - Oct 4, 2014
Curator Regine Basha's Mark of the Feminine is the first in a series of… more

The Royal Sonesta's…

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
The Royal Sonesta New Orleans presents the September Round Table Luncheon… more

We Live to Eat Kick…

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
For the first time, this event is open-to-the-public and attendees will be able… more

White Glove Wednesdays

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
It's one thing to read on an exhibit label that an infantryman's pack in World… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 4 - 25, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 4 - 25, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Jazz in the Park

Sep 4 - Oct 30, 2014
Jazz in the Park returns for nine straight weeks this fall,  with a… more

Open Mic Night at…

Sep 4 - 25, 2014
Come on down to 125 Bourbon Street and celebrate with good music, food and… more

Special Presentation…

Sep 4 - 4, 2014
Join us for a  Special Presentation - "Challenging Internment"… more

Hidden Treasures:…

Sep 2 - 2, 2014
Join Friends of the Cabildo as the Louisiana State Museum's impressive… more

Connect Marketplace Brings 1,000 Influential Meeting Planners and Travel Industry Suppliers to New Orleans August 16-18, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 15, 2012

Connect Marketplace Brings 1,000 Influential Meeting Planners and Travel Industry Suppliers to New Orleans August 16-18, 2012
New Orleans showcases itself as a premier destination for meetings and conventions

WHAT: Collinson Media's Connect Marketplace

WHERE: New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (MCCNO); Hall D

WHEN: Thursday, August 16-Saturday, August 18, 2012

DETAILS: New Orleans will be front and center for Connect Marketplace, August 16-18, which brings together association and sports meeting planners and suppliers for three days of education, networking and appointments. Approximately 1,000 attendees are expected in New Orleans, including 500 meeting planners, who serve as decision-makers for their organization's meetings. Their influence has the potential to attract future big business to New Orleans.

Connect Marketplace will also feature high-profile keynote speakers, including political powerhouse couple, James Carville and Mary Matalin; Commander of Joint Task Force-Katrina, Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré; Columbia Business School professor, Sheena Iyengar and Seth Meyers of "Saturday Night Live."

In 2011, more than 1.2 million visitors chose New Orleans for a convention or meeting. Of the overall 8.75 million visitors to the city, 46.1 percent attended events at the MCCNO. By showcasing New Orleans to delegates of Connect Marketplace, the city has the potential to book major business in future years. This year's meeting is expected to generate more than $1.4 million in economic impact for the city.

WEBSITE: www.connectyourmeetings.com/marketplace/
TWITTER: #connect12, @ConnectMeetings
FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/ConnectMtgs
YOUTUBE: youtube.com/connectmeetings
INSTAGRAM: connectmeetings

MAJOR EVENTS:

  • Fri, August 17; 8-9:15 a.m.; Keynote speaker Sheena Iyengar; La Nouvelle Orleans Ballroom
  • Fri, August 17; 12:45 p.m.-2 p.m.; Keynote speakers James Carville and Mary Matalin; La Nouvelle Orleans Ballroom
  • Sat, August 18; 8-9:15 a.m.; Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré; La Nouvelle Orleans Ballroom
  • Sat, August 18; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.: Seth Meyers; La Nouvelle Orleans Ballroom

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Collinson Media:
Amy Dodge, cell: 678-313-8125, adodge@collinsonmedia.com
New Orleans CVB: Tara Letort, 504-566-5019, tletort@neworleanscvb.com; Kelly Schulz, 504-421-0962, kschulz@neworleanscvb.com
New Orleans Morial Convention Center: Rosalie Mortillaro, 504-582-3027, rmortillaro@mccno.com

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