Team New Orleans Convention Services

CVENT 2016 Meeting AwardClick here to download a PDF for more information on Convention Services.

Our Convention Services team takes great pride in providing everything you need for a successful meeting. From the moment your meeting is confirmed until your last attendee departs, we'll be by your side.  As your partner, we will connect you with all the venues and resources throughout the city that will help to deliver an unforgettable, authentic New Orleans experience for you and your attendees. We even advise our hospitality members when your group is coming so they will be ready for you.

The New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau takes hospitality to the next level!

-Marlene Goldman, Meeting Planners

We're happy to help organize site inspection itineraries for definite groups.  Since we know the city so well, we know how to build a schedule that is efficient and productive so you can achieve the most while in town planning your upcoming event.

View testimonials from meeting planners and organizations.

Let us help you with:

  • Providing complimentary literature including maps and Official Visitor Guides
  • Supplying professional staffing and registration personnel for the duration of your meeting or convention
  • Informing our members of your request for proposal for anything from printing or exhibition services to destination management companies or golf and recreational outings
  • Helping exhibitors locate services for their booth as well as entertainment and dining options
  • Providing marketing services to build attendance and awareness

Housing Services

We provide complimentary housing services for groups requiring 1,800 or more rooms on peak night or those utilizing three or more hotels. Learn more about our housing partner, Experient.


Meeting Services

New Orleans CVB members have the resources to help execute a successful event efficiently. View a list of CVB members and their services. more


Convention Staffing

Our professional registrars are well-known in the industry for their superb performance and devoted customer service.


Customized Maps

For multi-hotel meetings, the New Orleans CVB will provide customized maps including all hotels in your block for your attendees. more


Promo Materials

We provide materials to promote your upcoming meeting for advanced promotion and on-site distribution. more


Exhibitor Services

New Orleans offers many unique and exciting opportunities for exhibitors. See what we can offer. more


Marketing Resources

Complimentary marketing and attendance building resources will help build excitement for your meeting. more

Convention Services

Rachel Avery, CMP

Rachel Avery, CMP

Director of Convention Services & Events Phone: 504-566-5063 Toll-Free: 1-800-672-6124

Coordinator: Amber Ivey
Phone: 504-566-5070

MaryBeth Guarisco, CMP

MaryBeth Guarisco, CMP

Senior Manager, Specialty Services & Programing Phone: 504-566-5026 Toll-Free: 1-800-672-6124
Lynne Higbee

Lynne Higbee

Registration Coordinator Phone: 504-556-5904 Toll-Free: 1-800-672-6124
Elizabeth Adams

Elizabeth Adams

Services Manager Phone: 504-566-5031 Toll-Free: 1-800-672-6124
Emily Smith

Emily Smith

Services Manager Phone: 504-566-5025 Toll-Free: 1-800-672-6124
Brianna Bell

Brianna Bell

Meetings & Special Events Manager Phone: 504-566-5004 Toll-Free: 1-800-672-6124