Event Specialists Services

As a Destination Management Company we arrange everything from transportation to theme parties, entertainment, spouse programs, tours, hotel bookings and more. From concept to farewell day, our staff of native New Orleanians is trained to execute entire programs down to the last detail. What sets us apart is our commitment to personalized service. Our goal is to create a customized event built around your preferences and objectives.

Why do you need us?

Because you need a friend! We not only build great events, we build great relationships with our clients. We live here! We know the ins and outs of our great city. We have the power! We are able to provide you with better value from our local suppliers. We know the latest! We will pick up the phone and tell you about the latest addition to the local hospitality industry, whether it’s a neat venue, a unique entertainer, another great restaurant or a newly opened boutique hotel. We have answers! You have questions – and we want to provide you immediate answers to all of your questions about New Orleans. A sampling:

  • Total event management for meetings, conventions, trade shows and incentive travel
  • Special event and party planning
  • Themed Events
  • Program planning & development including agenda, scheduling, budget, contract negotiations, staffing, etc.
  • Hotel selection & negotiations
  • Transportation services
  • Airport Meet and Greet
  • Welcome Packets
  • Multilingual Tour Guides
  • Entertainment
  • Registration staffing
  • Audio/Visual equipment
  • Incentive Items / Customized gifts and souvenirs / Gift Baskets
  • Speakers
We understand that your upcoming event is special, and our goal is to make every event a distinct and memorable experience.  We are located right in the heart of New Orleans’ famed French Quarter, so we are experts at conceptualizing and executing events that are not only flawless, but evoke our city’s unique heritage.  We pride ourselves on providing authentic New Orleans-themed events you won’t soon forget.

Of course, being New Orleanians, we are bred to be versatile, so we are equally adept at planning multi-themed events in our hometown or in yours.  Whatever, wherever, whenever, you can count on us to make your event THE event.

Let us:

  • Research and select an appropriate venue based on your theme, needs and budget
  • Create an inspired food and beverage menu
  • Coordinate all logistics of the meeting and ancillary events
  • Contract and manage all necessary audio visual/production services
  • Assist speakers with travel arrangements and serve as clearing house for all meeting communication
  • Serve as the central liaison for information, questions or requested assistance from attendees
  • Total event management for meetings, conventions, trade shows and incentive travel
  • Special event and party planning
  • Themed Events
  • Program planning & development including agenda, scheduling, budget, contract negotiations, staffing, etc.
  • Hotel selection & negotiations
  • Transportation services
  • Airport Meet and Greet
  • Welcome Packets
  • Multilingual Tour Guides
  • Entertainment
  • Registration staffing
  • Audio/Visual equipment
  • Incentive Items / Customized gifts and souvenirs / Gift Baskets
  • Speakers
We know your upcoming meeting is an important one and you want it to be successful. We want that too and won’t settle for anything less! From development to execution, we know what you need, and we want to be your meeting planner partners wherever your meeting happens. Some of our services include:

  • Assemble a line-item meeting budget based on provided financial information
  • Research appropriate venues for meeting space and ancillary events and negotiate rental rates
  • Negotiate the best possible sleeping room rate for attendees
  • Arrange and oversee airport transfers
  • Create food and beverage menus
  • Manage all aspects of meeting registration including registration procedures, attendee confirmations and correspondence, registration reports, and onsite registration
  • Assemble meeting materials including registration packets, name badges, and appropriate signage
  • Coordinate all logistics of the meeting and ancillary events
  • Contract and manage all necessary audio visual/production services
  • Assist speakers with travel arrangements and serve as clearing house for all meeting communication
  • Serve as the central liaison for information, questions or requested assistance from attendees

From Welcome Receptions to Farewell Dinners…whatever you need, we’re here for you and ready to assist in whatever way possible!

Archie Manning Speaking AppearancesWhen people think of Archie Manning, they think football. But Archie’s appeal transcends his athletic achievements. His example of persistence, perseverance, and leadership has endeared him to fans across the country. People far and wide have been inspired by his warm personality, his drive and sense of humor.

  • Former NFL MVP
  • Father of Two Starting NFL QB’s
  • Spokesperson for national companies
  • Informative and entertaining speaker

As a 14-year veteran quarterback, Manning played in two Pro Bowls and was named NFC Offensive Player of the Year in 1978 with the New Orleans Saints. Manning co-authored Manning: A Father, His Sons and a Football Legacy, with his son Peyton. His sons Peyton and Eli play for the NFL’s Denver Broncos and New York Giants, respectively, and have each won the Super Bowl.

Archie is a member of the prestigious College Football Playoff Selection Committee. The Manning’s were the subject of an ESPN documentary – “The Book of Manning”. They were named the second most inspiring family in America by Town & Country magazine.

Archie currently serves in a public relations and consulting capacity for several local, regional and national companies. He spends much of his time speaking to corporate groups about leadership and life’s lessons he’s learned along the way. If you would like Archie to speak at one of your corporate gatherings or conferences, please contact us.

Manning Football Experience LogoAre you tired of that same ol’ scavenger hunt or theme party? If so, then we have just the thing that will put the “fun” into your clients’ next meeting or special event in New Orleans.

The Manning Football Experience is a hands-on, interactive program that takes the basic skills of football – pass, catch and kick – and creates three hours of entertainment during corporate meetings and conventions.

It’s flexible, it’s football and it’s fun!! The Experience can be staged in a hotel ballroom, a convention center or the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and works as a “tailgating theme party”, an icebreaker at a convention, or as a teambuilding exercise.

Visit our dedicated website at ManningFootballExperience.com to learn more about how you can earn “extra points” with your clients with this unique and fun concept!