Maria Joe has been named event manager at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center—the sixth largest convention center in the nation. In her new capacity, she will be responsible for managing all aspects of the event planning process. As a liaison between the Center and clients, she will guide clients through event preparation and show set-up, monitor in-house events and oversee all related activities for her clients to ensure successful events.
Joe brings more than 11 years of event management experience with the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority where she served as an event manager. In her former role, she managed services for events in Pennsylvania, ranging in attendance from five to 200,000 people. As a meeting manager at Fernley & Fernley, Joe’s most recent role before joining the MCCNO, Joe handled all aspects of event management, such as venue, vendor, transportation and operational logistics.
“We look forward to drawing on Maria’s experience in order to continue the proud tradition of excellent customer service here at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center,” says Donna Sakelakos, director of events.
With 1.1 million square feet of prime exhibit space, in an entirely contiguous hall, the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center provides the largest single exhibit space in the country. The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center features an award-winning staff and first class amenities, and is the sixth largest convention center in the nation. A consistent Top 10 host of the largest conventions and tradeshows in the nation annually, the Convention Center is also one of the city’s “Top Workplaces.” A leading contributor to the city’s robust tourism economy, the Convention Center’s event activity has produced $81.7 billion in economic impact since its 1985 opening, including $5.1 billion in new tax revenue for state and local governments. For more info, visit https://www.mccno.com/