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Skal New Orleans 7th Annual Industry Update - Tuesday, June 14 - The National WWII Museum

Date: Tuesday, June 14

Location: The National WWII Museum

June 15 2022 | Skål Monthly Meetings



Skålleagues -   Have you submitted your RSVP yet?



Our 7th Annual Industry Update is just two weeks away -  Tuesday, June 14 at the U.S. Freedom Pavilion: the Boeing Center (1043 Magazine St.) at The National WWII Museum.   


Our Skål New Orleans leadership have crafted a timely and inspiring program featuring two internationally known tourism leaders to share their unique perspectives ... Arnie Weissmann, Editor in Chief, Travel Weekly and Sherif Karamot, President/CEO, Professional Conference Managers Association (PCMA).    Please see attached promotional flyer.   Our speakers would very much like to receive questions from attendees ahead of time.   Please email those questions to no later than one week prior to the event (deadline - June 7th).

Time:   5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Networking
Dinner/Program:  6:30 pm - 8 pm



270 seats have already been pre sold/reserved.  Our goal is to exceed 300 attendees!   

Here's the Skal members we know will be in attendance...(thus far)...which means we haven't heard from 1/3 of our members yet.

Richie Aquilar *
Renee Aragon Dolese *
Meg Baird Atkins *
Essence Banks *
Stu Barash *
Brett Bares
Marc Becker *
David Bilbe *
Eddie Boettner *
Peter Boylan *
Michael Brinks
Mali Carow *
Jim Cook *
Kristin Crawford + guest Jesseca Malecki
Sandra Dartus
Mavis Early *
Terry Epton
Denise Ferrier Mavor *
Cathryn Giff
Dr. Yvette Green *
Tim Hemphill *
Greg Hoffman
Gary Huettmann
Christopher Jordan *
Kevin Kelly
Jill Kidder + guests Laine Garner & Laura Cating
Olivier Lau *
Dawn Ledet
Sandra Lindquist
Bobbi Mannino
Stacey Messina + guest George Messina
James Mollere *
Samir Mowad *
Randy Parkins
Shelley Pigeon *
Pamela Pipes + guest Alton Davis
David Piscola *
Claudette Pitre
Kim Priez *
Frank Quinn *
Sharon Reuther *
Daniel Rhodes *
Steve Richer
Jay Robichaux *
David Spear
Lois Sutton + guests Vincent Tortorich & Stephanie Cantrell
Kristi Taglaur *
Andrea Thornton
Steve Trotter *
Stephanie Turner *
Rick Vita
Pam Vitrano *
MaryAnn Warwick
Judy Weitz
James Williams *
Susan Zimmermann *

* denotes already sitting at a designated whole table

Regrets:   Gina Chimeno, Al Hebon, David Rome, Marc Romig, Michael Sawaga, Holly Valenti


The list of pre sold tables are as follows:   (Please turn in your list of names of attendees at your table, along with email addresses,  no later than Tuesday, June 7th.   Our speakers requested a list in advance to see who they are addressing.)


Presenting Sponsors: $1500  (SOLD OUT)


  1. Hilton N.O. Riverside
  2. PJs Coffee
  3. New Orleans & Company
  4. MCCNO + Centerplate/Sodexo
Premium Location Tables  - $1000 (SOLD OUT)
  1. The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk
  3. Valentino Hotels &Sightseeing
  4. Port of New Orleans
  5. MC&A DMC
  6. The WWII Museum/Higgins Hotel
  7. Marriott Hotels of New Orleans
  8. Hosts Global
  9. Greater New Orleans Hotel Lodging Association
Reserved Tables of 10  --  $800   (limited number of tables available)
  1. Harrah's Casino
  2. Four Seasons Hotel
  3. Louisiana River Parishes
  4. UNO HRT
  5. HRI Properties
  6. MCCNO
  7. Omni Royal Orleans Hotel
  8. J.W. Marriott
  9. Pigeon Catering + New Orleans Paddlewheels
  10. Mid South Women In Tourism
Four (4) SKAL MEMBERS Reserved Tables


Individual Non-Member Tickets -  $85 - seating at "open tables".  



Skål Active Members can be seated at designated Skål tables at no charge since this is included in your annual dues. Lifetime/Retired Members can purchase tickets at $70.   TO RSVP - use link below.


If you would like to purchase additional individual tickets for your staff, you can pay by credit card but please send me an email with the names of those who will be attending.

This popular event is just 2 weeks away so it's time to RSVP to secure your seats now!