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

Convention Center Authority Approves Local Donations; Keeps Staff Paid and Working Through Pandemic

The Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority (“Authority”), the governing board of the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, has unanimously voted to support expenditures to area non-profit organizations to help lessen the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on local hospitality industry employees. At its Wednesday meeting, the Authority approved $1 million… Read More

Exhibition Hall Authority Receives Three Outstanding Proposals for Master Developer

The Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Exhibition Hall Authority (“Authority”), the governing body of the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, has received proposals from Master Development Teams to develop 39-acres that will complement the planned headquarters hotel attached to the Convention Center along the New Orleans riverfront. Three teams were selected to respond… Read More

Rodrigue Steps Down as Chairman of Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority; Leger Named as Successor

The Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority (“Authority”), the governing board of the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, has announced that Melvin Rodrigue, the Authority’s longest serving Chairman, is stepping down to focus on his duties as Chairman of the National Restaurant Association, as they weather the COVID-19 crisis. Rodrigue will… Read More