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The Ernest N. Morial Convention Center is the 6th largest convention center in the United States with 1.1 million square feet of exhibit space located upriver from Canal Street on the banks of the Mississippi River in New Orleans, Louisiana. The center consistently lands on the country's top ten facilities that hold the most tradeshows and concentions. It is owned and managed by New Orleans Public Facility Management Inc.
The Ernest N. Morial Convention Center has attracted more than 12 million visitors and has supported 23,989 jobs in the New Orleans area. The center has 140 meeting rooms, a 30,000 square feet ballroom, a 4,000 seat theater, an on-site business center, three restaurants, and a VIP dining suite.
Additionally, the convention hall sparks initiatives to grow the surrounding community with the Small & Emerging Business Program. Here, local vendors are contracted to provide services and products, allowing small businesses to gain visibility and develop lasting relationships to thrive in the community.