Be Safe, Stay Safe

Your safety and security are very important to us! We want to ensure that you are kept safe and are aware of safety procedures while you enjoy your time at the 2019 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show. Below are some helpful tips to better prepare yourself for you trip.

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Safety and Security Tips for Convention Attendees

  1. Treat your hotel room like your home; lock your doors.
  2. Remove your name badge after leaving the meeting; do not walk around with badge on.
  3. Lock passport and valuables in hotel safety deposit box.
  4. Do not carry or show large amounts of cash.
  5. Dress down, not flashy.
  6. Carry list of important phone numbers. 
  7. Program the security phone numbers into your phone.
  8. Know the evacuation routes for the convention center and your hotel.

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REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS 

  • Each registrant must have a unique and verifiable email address. 
  • The NCBA issued badges will include your name, company and title. 
  • Please be prepared to present a photo ID at registration.

Convention Registration and Badge Pickup
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PROTESTER Protocol

  • If you encounter protesters outside the Convention Center, it is important to NOT ENGAGE with these individuals. Stay calm, ignore protesters and proceed to the meeting. 
  • Protesters outside the Convention Center have the right to be there. Police and security are aware of their presence and are alert. 
  • If you encounter media outside of the Convention Center, do not provide a comment or engage with protesters in any way. Demonstrators are hoping to create “news” by inciting responses from meeting attendees. 

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Report anything you see

  • There will be visible security on site for attendee safety.
  • Please report any kind of suspicious activity to either a security person or to our NCBA Staff!

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Emergency Contact Numbers

  • Convention Center Security (504) 582-3040 or by dialing 3040 on a house phone
  • Seat Planners (transportation company) at (504) 584-3824
  • New Orleans Police Department (504) 658-6080 or 911
  • Emergency Medical Technician on Duty at Convention Center at (504) 582-3040 or by dialing 3040 on a house phone

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Local first aid & medical facilities

  • Nearest Police Station:

Immediate Medical Attention

  • On Site Emergency Medical Services: 
    • Exhibit Hall B-2 Lobby First Aid Office
    • Show Office D109
  • Closest 24-Hour Emergency Room: 

Non-Emergent illnesses

  • Medical Care Walk-In Clinic & Closest Urgent Care:   

Pharmacies 

  • Closest 24-Hour Pharmacy: 
    • Walgreens 
    •  1801 St Charles Avenue
      New Orleans, LA 70130
      (504) 561-8458
  • Closest Pharmacy: 
    • CVS Pharmacy
    •  939 Girod Street
      New Orleans, LA 70113
      (504) 581-6959

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Hotel security contacts

  • Hilton Riverside          
    •  Front Desk: (504) 561-0500 
    •  Security: (504) 561-0500, extension 3824 
  • Marriott Convention Center               
    • Front Desk: (504) 613-2888 
  •  Hyatt Place Convention Center
    •  Front Desk: (504) 524-1881, request security   
  •  Hampton Inn Convention Center 
    •  Front Desk: (504) 566-9990, request security 
  • Omni Riverfront 
    • Front Desk: (504) 524-8200 
  • Hilton Garden Inn Convention Center 
    •  Front Desk: (504) 525-0044, request Security 
  • Springhill Suites Convention Center 
    •  Front Desk: (504) 522-3100 
  •  Courtyard Convention Center 
    •  Front Desk: (504) 598-9898 
  •  Embassy Suites Convention Center 
    •  Front Desk: (504) 525-1993 
  •  Harrah’s 
    •  Front Desk: (800) 427-7247 
    •  Security: (504) 524-1881 
  • Residence Inn Convention Center 
    •  Front Desk: (504) 522-1300 
  • DoubleTree New Orleans
    • Front Desk: (504) 581-1300 
  • Renaissance Arts Warehouse District 
    •  Front Desk: (504) 613-2330 
  • Westin New Orleans 
    • Front Desk: (504) 566-7006                      
    • Security: (504) 553-5155 

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Airline & Travel Contact

  • NCBA's Corporate Travel Management Partner:
    • Hours of Operation: M-F 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM MDT
    • Online Assistance: (877) 208-1396 or na_online@travelctm.com
    • Full Service Assistance: (303) 333-6161
  • Airline Contact Information
    • Southwest: 1-800-435-9792
    • United: 1-800-864-8331
    • Delta: 1-800-325-1999
    • American: 1-800-433-7300

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Visitors with disabilities

  • Mobile scooters are available for rent at the Convention center or at the UPS store located in Lobby F, follow this link to make arrangements in advance! 
  • Guests with mobility challenges are welcome to use the covered drives as drop-off/ pick-up locations, click this link to view the map. 
  • The Earnest M Morial Convention Center permits the use of service animals such as guide dogs, signal dogs, or other animals individually trained to provide service to an individual with either psychiatric or neurological disabilities. This does not include emotional support or comfort animals. Service animals must be harnessed, leashed or tethered at all times. 

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French Quarter Safety Tips

  • Don't accept strangers’ invitations to go to a "private party".  Most are just excuses to get you to a dark street and rob you.

  • When walking from Bourbon to Frenchmen Street, walk in groups.  Also, don't walk down Bourbon to get to Frenchmen, use Royal (one block off of Bourbon).  Bourbon Street has a fork in it before you reach Frenchmen Street which often gets visitors turned around.  Criminals know this and hang around this fork to victimize people.  A better option is to use a Lyft to get from Bourbon to Frenchmen and back.  Although it is a safe walk during the day, at night it will take you through a residential area with little pedestrian traffic.  

  • There are all sorts of scams here.  A fool and his money are soon departed is a good mantra for this town.  Don't engage the street hustlers.  Don't play three card monte, don't make bets with the hustlers, don't let them put beads on you (They'll demand payment), don't let them shine your shoes (they'll demand payment), just don't engage.  If they are insistent, tell them you're a local and keep walking.  

  • If you stop to listen to a street musician do tip them.  Most of them perform in the street during the day and the clubs at night.  Enjoy their performances but be aware of the pickpockets that take advantage of the large crowds that form around the good ones.  

  • Just because the bars are open 24 hours a day doesn't mean you must patronize them 24 hours a day.

  • The street cars are safe to use, but if you use them at night, be aware of your surroundings and know what stop you need to get off on.  Although most of the line is safe, there are a few stops in not so safe areas.  

  • Magazine Street is 6 miles of shops, boutiques, restaurants, and bars.  During the day its an absolute delight, but at night a lot of the shops close down.  If you're travelling Magazine at night use Lyft.

  • Recommended Bars & Clubs:
  • Bars & Clubs to Avoid:

    • 606 Iberville St, New Orleans, LA 70130 - Dixie Divas (Closed Permanently)
    • 416 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130 – Scores New Orleans
    • 439 Dauphine Street, New Orleans, LA 70112 - Double Play bar 
    • 433 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 - Kamasutra Cabaret 
    • 418 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 - Sing Sing
    • 410 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 -- Beer Fest late at night (Avoid around 4am -7am) 
    • 542 North Rampart Street, New Orleans, LA 70112 – The Page Bar
    • 718 North Rampart Street, New Orleans, LA 70116 - Voodoo Lounge
    • 325 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 - Stilletos 
    • 500 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116 – Vaso LLC

  •  If you lose your identification don't panic you aren't stuck in New Orleans. Come by the station, we'll help you file a report and give you the TSA guide to traveling without identification.  You can also view it here https://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/identification  You will most likely need to show up to the airport very early.

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