New Orleans Facts

After undergoing a $60+ million restoration back in 2013, the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center opened its doors to what the facility now boasts as 1.1 million square feet of exhibition space. It’s now the 6th largest convention center in the US.

New Orleans Facts

What followed after having suffered the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina in August of 2005, was the biggest stadium reconstruction project ever attempted in US history. In October of 2010, renovations were completed and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome played host to 2013’s Super Bowl XLVII.

New Orleans Facts

New Orleans is home to 23,000 sleeping rooms located within 1 mile of its Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

New Orleans Facts

Summer temperatures in New Orleans are typically hot and humid and its winter temperatures average round 55 degrees. Locals recommend visiting the city in the spring, after the madness of Mardi Gras when the temperatures are mild and comfortable.

New Orleans Facts

One of the city’s most popular times of year is the celebration of Mardi Gras. Although it originated in Mobile, Alabama, it made its home in New Orleans. Millions of visitors travel here the weekend before Fat Tuesday and take in the incredible sights of costumes, masks, floats and parades.

New Orleans Facts

Named after one of its native sons, the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is located approximately 15 miles from downtown New Orleans. Ground transportation is easily assessable using a taxi service or the Airport Shuttle.

New Orleans Facts

Interestingly enough, most of the French Quarter style of architecture is Spanish due mostly to the fact that many of the structures were constructed during Spanish rule in the late 1700s.

New Orleans Facts

Local fare in New Orleans is typically thought to be predominately Cajun, however, it’s actually Creole; a combination of African and French styles of cooking. In simplest terms, the major distinction between the two types of cuisine is that Creole food uses tomatoes in its ingredients and Cajon food doesn’t.

New Orelans Facts

There are many theories as to how New Orleans was bestowed with its nickname. Popular belief is that its low cost of living compared to other parts of the country coupled with the city’s relaxed attitude toward alcohol consumption, even during Prohibition, were key factors in determining its nickname, The Big Easy.

Benefits of Partnering With GCG Event Partners:

Professional, Experienced On-Site Meeting Managers

With an average of over a dozen years of experience, our On-Site Meeting Managers have the skills to make your events a success. They are qualified, experienced, hard working professionals in the meeting and planning industry.

Nationwide Local Meeting Professionals – Guaranteed!

We guarantee that we’ll provide a qualified meeting professional anywhere across the continental U.S. It’s that simple. It doesn’t matter if your needs are in a remote, rural, suburban or urban area. With an extensive network of meeting and event professionals and the ability to efficiently recruit when needed, we can be trusted to fulfill your needs. Plus, there’s a good chance our local On-Site Meeting Managers are familiar with your venue and even the venue staff, which will help to make your meeting run more smoothly. It’s like having an employee that lives in the city of your event.

Pre-Screened Members with a Track Record of Success

Every meeting professional is pre-screened to ensure they meet GCG Event Partners professional standards. We continuously review and monitor our members to make sure that they have a track record of success. All this ensures that you are partnered with the most qualified meeting manager anytime, anywhere throughout the U.S.

Dedicated Team Caring for You and Your Needs.

You can take comfort in knowing that our placement team is very experienced, and they proudly maintain a 100% fulfillment rate with reliable local event managers nationwide. We take the time to understand your company and your specific needs so that your dedicated GCG Event Partners Placement Specialist will carefully match your plans and goals with the ideal On-Site Meeting Manager.

24-Hour Online Access to your Information

You will be able to enter requests and track your meetings 24/7 through our web based system. You can also access our exclusive venue database, providing you with first-hand reviews of any size venue across the country. The reviews come from our dedicated members who have worked events at these locations.

Save Time, Money, and Wear and Tear on Your Staff

You can actually reduce your budget by using experienced, local On-Site Meeting Managers. By eliminating the need to send your own employees to an event, you’ll save on airfare, hotel, meals, transportation, and parking. Local talent also means knowledge and insight which can’t be gained from a distance.

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