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OTS Produces Annual Association Meeting in New Orleans

Posted on July 17th, 2018

June was a busy month for the OTS team! As highlighted in our previous blog, we produced a Pharmaceutical Launch in Las Vegas, but we also produced an Annual Association Meeting for a client in The Big Easy. Held at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, the Annual Association Meeting brought 2,500 guests to New Orleans.

In true New Orleans fashion, we intended to have a Second Line lead guests from the end of the Opening General Session at the convention center to a reception and expo at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, which is just down the street. A second line is a beloved tradition in New Orleans and it is made up of the entertainers who follow behind the band in the traditional brass band parades of NOLA. The second line is there to enjoy the music, dance, and have a good time.

We worked closely with local NOLA officials and the police department to obtain the necessary permits for street closures and arrange police escorts. However, the day of the event travels were delayed and thrown off, leading the General Session to be canceled just hours before it was scheduled to begin. The OTS team drew from our years of experience to react and quickly moved all of the entertainment inside to the reception/expo area.

As a New Orleans Event Management Company who are experts in our field, we are flexible and quick thinking and can handle any situation that is thrown at us. We managed to roll with the changes and the entertainers from the second line performed in different areas throughout the Hilton. Guests were entertained by jugglers, big heads, and dancers who did mini performances.

Entertainers included:

  • A professional 5-Piece Jazz Band
  • Professional Flappers
  • Meet & Greet Ladies
  • A Brass Band
  • A Grand Marshal
  • Jugglers
  • Big Heads
  • A Marching Band
  • Mardi Gras Floats
  • Revelers
  • Mardi Gras Indians

The OTS team loves NOLA. The vibrancy, energy, and color make it an event destination like no other. In New Orleans, there’s always a party and music can be heard no matter where you are. It’s the perfect city to entertain guests and bring in local culture and flavor.

Interested in having your next event in New Orleans? Contact On The Scene today to speak with one of our experienced event professionals.

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On the Scene was amazing to work with for our recent program. The team took the time to really listen to my ideas and incorporate them into her overall pitch and execution. I felt confident that she had my back through the entire event. They were accessible and friendly – even with last-minute phone call requests and long conversations to help me think through options. I highly recommend On the Scene and will be working with them again soon.

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