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25th Annual New…

Oct 23 - 23, 2014
The New Orleans Film Festival- Louisiana's only industry-recognized film… more

31st Annual Halloween…

Oct 23 - 26, 2014
Join us for the 31st annual Halloween New Orleans, a weekend-long LGBT… more

Greater Baton Rouge…

Oct 23 - Nov 2, 2014
Carnival rides, food, music, kids' activities, animal shows, games, exhibits. more

Henry Turner Jr. &…

Oct 23 - 23, 2014
The hometown favorites are well known for their style of music that encompasses… more

Jazz in the Park

Oct 23 - 30, 2014
Jazz in the Park returns for nine straight weeks this fall,  with a… more

Jazz in the Park…

Oct 23 - 23, 2014
Jazz in the Park returns for nine straight weeks this fall,  with a… more

Loyola Jazz…

Oct 23 - 23, 2014
 The legendary jazz trumpeter Leroy Jones is known to music lovers as the… more

Preview Reception:…

Oct 23 - 23, 2014

Sacred to the Memory…

Oct 23 - Nov 17, 2014
Showcasing both the historic Hermann-Grima House museum and St. Louis Cemetery… more

Southern Rep presents…

Oct 23 - Nov 2, 2014
In a remote cabin deep in the woods, an old crone spins a spellbinding tale… more

THE GUANTÁNAMO PUBLIC…

Oct 23 - 30, 2014
This traveling exhibit examines the history of the U.S. naval base in… more

The Mysterious…

Oct 23 - Nov 23, 2014
You are invited to the Mysterious Wisterias Plantation for an evening of music… more

The Trio feat. Johnny…

Oct 23 - 23, 2014
Join us for The Trio feat. Johnny Vidacovich & special guests. … more

The Victory Belles…

Oct 23 - Nov 19, 2014
Noted for their close harmonies and synchronized dance steps, the Andrews… more

The Victory Belles…

Oct 23, 2014 - Jun 24, 2015
Noted for their close harmonies and synchronized dance steps, the Andrews… more

Thursdays at Twilight…

Oct 23 - 23, 2014
Cristina, in addition to performing with her band, has contributed her vocals… more

Tricks... Treats...…

Oct 23 - Nov 8, 2014
Kids won't want to miss this strange tour when we pull away the mask and see… more

"Mysterious…

Oct 24 - 24, 2014
You are invited to the Mysterious Wisterias Plantation for an evening of music… more

American Fanfare

Oct 24 - 24, 2014
Guest conductor Jo Ann Falletta leads the LPO in an all-American program… more

Boo at the Zoo…

Oct 24 - 25, 2014
Bring your little ghosts and goblins to Boo at the Zoo Presented by Bryan… more

25th Annual New…

Oct 23 - 23, 2014
The New Orleans Film Festival- Louisiana's only industry-recognized film… 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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