New Orleans is a Louisiana city on the Mississippi River nicknamed the "Big Easy". It is probably best known for its round-the-clock nightlife, vibrant live-music scene and spicy, cuisine.
Why exhibit there?
New Orleans works just as hard as it plays and this is reflected in its diverse economy. Its main sectors are energy, advanced manufacturing, international trade, healthcare and tourism.
Home to internationally-known universities, hospitals and a Bio-innovation Center, the city is also one of the U.S. top meeting and convention destinations.
The Airport-Downtown Express (E2) Bus is $2.00 and takes you from the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport down Airline Drive into New Orleans; or the Airport Express (202) Bus goes from the airport into New Orleans. The fare for this route is $1.50.
Restrictions on what you can bring into the country
Follow the FAA’s Pack Safe guidelines and you won’t go far wrong.
Main exhibition venues
Exhibitions we have supported
Services we provide
- Booth Host/Hostess
- Lead Generator
- Crowd Gatherer
- Product Demonstrator
- Hospitality Staff
- Brand Ambassador
- Team Leaders
- Event Managers
Key tourist hotspots
Most of the action for tourists is centered around the French Quarter, with the infamous Bourbon Street at the heart of the district. All the French Quarter is easily accessible on foot.
- Mardi Gras is New Orleans' signature event, with celebrations that span a two-week period, ending with the finale on shrove Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday.
- Preservation Hall is an unassuming old building that has long been an institution in New Orleans known for jazz music.
- Harbor Seafood and Oyster Bar. The kind of place that locals love and visitors dream of finding, it's a traditional poboy, fried seafood, boiled seafood, gumbo, raw oysters, chargrilled oysters.
- Beraca, an unassuming Honduran restaurant in Metairie, has been serving fresh tortillas; fried, whole fish; rice; and beans for over a decade.
- Local currency - US dollar.
- Language - English.
- Visa requirements. You will require a visa to enter the USA. What kind that is depends on where you have come from and what you are planning on doing there. The first step you have to take in order to start your US visa application, is to figure out under what kind of visa you are permitted to enter the United States. After you have selected the visa type you need to apply for, you should check the requirements and start gathering the documents that are required for that visa.
- Plug sockets in the USA are the standard two pin plugs.
- Cultural sensitivities. The USA is a real patchwork of cultures, identities and customs, however there aren’t any real cultural sensitivities to be aware of, but points worth noting:
- Most Americans move to a first name basis pretty quickly.
- Americans have no etiquette when it comes to giving and receiving business cards.
- Arrive on time for meetings as time and punctuality are very important to Americans.
- Use statistics to backup your claims - most Americans are impressed by hard data and evidence.