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IPW Mardi Gras World Closing Event
IPW Mardi Gras World Closing Event
IPW Mardi Gras World Closing Event
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New Orleans Awards, Successes & Recognition

America’s most authentic city welcomed more than 18.5 million visitors in 2018. Cvent named New Orleans among the "Top 50 Meeting Destinations in the United States” six years in a row. Meeting goers can’t be wrong when they say there’s something so right about New Orleans. See below for Convention Successes, Client Testimonials, and City Awards.

Testimonials & Accolades
"Rarely do you find a city that welcomes you like family but that’s what New Orleans does...'
Royal Street at Dumaine -  Magic Hour - Summer
"The services and tools you offer are the BEST we have ever received from a CVB..."
Professionals on Royal St.
"What a huge success!... I would highly recommend New Orleans to any group planning a conference..."
Courtyard by Marriott- Convention Center
Convention Successes
Erika Goldring
IPW Carnival Around the World

The 2015 NASPA Annual Conference (March 17-26) hosted a record-breaking number of registrants, with more than 8,000 ranging from graduates to senior student affairs professionals. Humane Society of the United States’ 2015 Expo (March 31-April 3) had record attendance at their Animal Care Expo, with a 24% increase over the previous record in 2014. 

Kathy Anderson
Convention Floor in Use

The ASGCT 18th Annual Meeting (May 13-16) welcomed 1,980 of the world’s top researchers, clinicians, fellows and trainees, with an increase in attendance of 13.4% from the previous meeting. 

Erika Goldring
IPW Brunch

American Academy of Optometry (October 7-10) welcomed a record number of attendees at nearly 7,500 – an 18% increase over the previous year. This included approximately 4,400 optometrists, making it by far the largest meeting of optometrists in the world to date.

Award-Winning City
La Petite Grocery Fried Oysters
New Orleans is the #1 Foodie Vacation in the USA
based on TripAdvisor’s list of “10 Best Foodie Vacations in the USA”, May 2018.


 

St. Charles Avenue Streetcar
Top 3 Place to travel every month of 2019
Business Insider's "The 3 best places to travel every month of 2019", December 2018.


 

Blue Nile - Kermit Ruffins WWOZ
New Orleans is the #1 Music City in the USA
National Geographic Traveller UK's “Top 10 Music Cities in the USA”, May 2018.

New Orleans is for Meeting Planners

New Orleans for Meeting Planners
New Orleans for Meeting Planners