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IPW Carnival Around the World
IPW Carnival Around the World

Convention Successes

Compact and walkable to area restaurants, attractions, and meeting spaces lends to great networking opportunities.

Local entertainment and shopping are just a few steps away from the entrance of any of our downtown hotels. New Orleans offers something to satisfy every need. Getting to New Orleans is easy, and the city is centrally located & serviced by all major carriers.

It's easy to see why New Orleans creates so many Convention Success stories. Read about some past successes here.

  • The American Rental Association (February 22-25) increased attendance at The Rental Show for the sixth straight year. The 2015 show saw a nearly 5% increase over 2014 numbers, welcoming 5,975 rental professionals.
  • The 2015 NASPA Annual Conference (March 17-26) hosted a recordbreaking 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.‚Äč
  • 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.
  • The American Urological Association’s Annual Meeting (May 15-19) welcomed more than 16,000 attendees this year, increasing by 2,000 attendees since their last meeting in New Orleans.
Chris Granger
Convention Attendees
  • Million Dollar Round Table (June 14-17) exceeded expected attendance and closed registration two months before the show, with 10,000 registered attendees from 56 countries. Approximately 82% of attendees came from outside of the U.S.
  • 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.
Kathy Anderson
Convention Floor in Use
  • ACTE’s Careertech VISION conference (November 19-22) welcomed record-breaking attendance of 3,841 attendees with 18.75% more attendees than the previous year.
  • The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (December 6-10) saw record-breaking conference attendance this year, welcoming 22,000 attendees, which increased by more than 1,700 attendees over last year.