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Skal New Orleans 9th Annual Industry Update

Date: Tuesday, June 18

Location: The National WWII Museum

Our 9th Annual Industry Update takes place on Tuesday, June 18 at the U.S. Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center at The National WWII Museum.   We expect an attendance of over 300 professionals from our state-wide Tourism Industry.

Our Keynote Speaker is our own Jay Dardenne...Louisiana's former Commissioner of Administration, Secretary of State, Lieutenant Governor, State Senator, City Council Member.   He is the Creator of the Emmy-Nominated Film:  "Why Louisiana Ain't Mississippi...or Anyplace Else".   He will be speaking on "Why New Orleans Ain't Like Anyplace Else...I Should Know".

Time Schedule:
Networking & Cash Bar - 5:30 pm
Dinner/Program - 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm 

Our special RSVPs thus far include...
Skal USA President -Karen Trevino
Skal Canada President - Serge Doyon
Skal Mexico Executive Vice President - Gabriel Larrea

Our Presenting Sponsors Tables include...

New Orleans Ernest J. Morial Convention Center 
New Orleans & Company 
Hosts Global + Element New Orleans 

Our Wine Sponsor    American Luxury Limousines 

Our Premium Reserved Tables include...

Accent-N.O. DMC 
Visit Lake Charles 
Hilton New Orleans 
OMNI Royal Orleans 
Signature Events 
Visit The Northshore 

Our Reserved Tables include...

Four Seasons New Orleans Hotel 
Miles Partnership 
GrayLine New Orleans/New Orleans Steamboat 
National WWII Museum/Higgins Hotel 
Marriott Hotels 
River District Neighborhood Investors
BBC Destination Management/Alamo Services 

Ballard Brands/PJs Coffee 

Valentino Hotels & Sightseeing 

Royal Sonesta Hotel 

Greater New Orleans Hotel Lodge Association 

Port of New Orleans 

Messina's Catering & Events 

Premium Parking 

Mid South Women In Tourism - Table 1

Mid South Women In Tourism - Table 2

Plus Several Reserved Tables for Individual Skal Members + their guests

Individual "Guest"  (Non Member) Ticket -  $100

Reserved Tables of 10 are still available.

To RSVP click HERE and email for an advance invoice.

For this EVENT, please use the special "Firehouse" at 1043 Magazine St.   

PARKING:  We will have validated free parking across the street in the garage. Bring your ticket to our registration desk for validation.

In addition to the complimentary parking, the National WWII Museum is also offering free admission to experience their new exhibit 

"Our War Too: Women in Service"  between 5:30 - 6:30 pm ---    (see details below)

For anyone who has a far distance to drive home or enjoy a special night staying downtown, you might want to consider staying at the HIggins Hotel...or as Marc Becker likes to say..."take the elevator home".   See link below for the special $149 Skal rate.

Click Here to Book

More details on booking a room:   

Our War Too: Women in Service is a groundbreaking special exhibit honoring the nearly 350,000 American women who answered the call to serve their country during World War II. On display in the Senator John Alario, Jr. Special Exhibition Hall from November 11, 2023, through July 21, 2024, this exhibit recognizes servicewomen’s wartime efforts and celebrates their accomplishments, the impacts of which extend into the present day. After its initial run at the Museum, the exhibit will be available for travel to other host venues.

Tuesday, June 18 -  at The National WWII Museum