In Memoriam: Chef Leon West

The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center family mourns the passing of beloved former Executive Chef Leon West. Chef Leon came on board as Executive Chef in 1984 when the newly constructed building was in use for the World’s Fair. Chef West has been recognized among his peers, both locally and internationally, as one… Read More

New President and Board Commissioner Named for Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority Board

Governor John Bel Edwards has appointed Jerry Reyes as President of the Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority (“Authority”), the governing board of the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Governor Edwards also appointed Don C. Hubbard as Commissioner, who previously served on the board from 2005-2008 and again from 2011-2016. Reyes… Read More

Convention Center Authority Awards Contract for Executive Architect; Small and Emerging Businesses Will Play a Key Role

The Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority (“Authority”), the governing board of the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, recently awarded a $5.4 million Executive Architect contract to oversee critical elements of the $557 million capital improvement plan to Populous Architects, a global design firm that specializes in designing large venues. In… Read More

Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority Honors Its Namesake with New Campaign Targeting Small and Emerging Businesses During COVID-19 Pandemic

NEW ORLEANS – The Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority (“Authority”), the governing board of the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, launched a television campaign this week honoring the legacy of its namesake, Former Mayor Ernest N. “Dutch” Morial, and his commitment to economic inclusion for all New Orleans citizens. The… Read More