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NEW ORLEANS

NEW ORLEANS

Let the
good times roll!

Could a city have a better motto?  We’re tempted to not even write another word about the Big Easy, but we’ve just got to tell you how New Orleanians make letting the good times roll and way of life!

Some of the best food and live music you will ever experience is found in New Orleans and it is EVERYWHERE.  You won’t have time to check out every restaurant and jazz club, but you’ll be tempted to.  It’s not an exaggeration to say it’s Carnival here every day, and most residents have “costume closets” for myriad of fesitivals and events to celebrate.  If that wasn’t enough to make a visit here a no-brainer, the birthplace of jazz is also home to a world-class philharmonic orchestra, ballet and other dance companies, both touring and locally-produced theater, and a rich array of museums and art exhibitions.

Destination Highlights

FOOD + DRINK

From Cajun to Creole, the Sazerac to the Hurricane, gumbo to po’ boys (this writer orders two at a time), New Orleans is home to so many unique and tasty cuisines and cocktails you won’t ever want to leave.

CULTURE

Isolated from the mainland for close to 250 years, the Crescent City became a hotbed of cultural innovations like jazz, gospel music, and its distinctive architecture. Fortunately for everyone, that cultural diversity still thrives today.

HISTORY

Host your next event experience in an Antebellum-era mansion, walk through Jackson Square, or party at Preservation Hall as you discover a history rich with tales of generals, pirates, and even voodoo. Yep - voodoo.

AND YES, THE PARTIES!

Grab your beads, boas, and masks and parade Mardi Gras-style with a six-piece brass band through the streets of the French Quarter, straight to your private balcony on Bourbon Street.

Destination Highlights

FOOD + DRINK

From Cajun to Creole, the Sazerac to the Hurricane, gumbo to po’ boys (this writer orders two at a time), New Orleans is home to so many unique and tasty cuisines and cocktails you won’t ever want to leave.

CULTURE

Isolated from the mainland for close to 250 years, the Crescent City became a hotbed of cultural innovations like jazz, gospel music, and its distinctive architecture. Fortunately for everyone, that cultural diversity still thrives today.

HISTORY

Host your next event experience in an Antebellum-era mansion, walk through Jackson Square, or party at Preservation Hall as you discover a history rich with tales of generals, pirates, and even voodoo. Yep - voodoo.

AND YES, THE PARTIES!

Grab your beads, boas, and masks and parade Mardi Gras-style with a six-piece brass band through the streets of the French Quarter, straight to your private balcony on Bourbon Street.

Leadership

Jill DiMarco

Partner
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An industry veteran, Jill has been in the meetings and events industry since 1989. A native of New Orleans, DiMarco received her BS in Business Administration from Louisiana State University. She holds the designation of Certified Meeting Planner (CMP) and Destination Management Certified Professional (DMCP). She is a member of the Association of Destination Management Executives (ADME), and Past Chair of the ADME/Accreditations and Certification Board. Jill is also the co-author of Best Practices in Destination Management. Jill is married with two children. Jill is serving on the Board of Directors of the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau, and is currently enrolled as a Scholar in the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program.

Shelley Pigeon

Partner
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Shelley Pigéon began her distinguished career in the meetings and conventions industry in 1988 in New Orleans, her native city, working for several destination management companies. In 1995, she joined Signature Events as Director of Sales and purchased the company with her co-worker three years later. She is very active in the industry and has served on the Gulf States Chapter Board of Directors for Meeting Professionals International (MPI) for three years as VP of Finance, VP of Administration, and VP of Membership. She is also an international member of MPI and holds the designation of Certified Meeting Professional (CMP), and is an international member of the Society of Incentive Travel Executives (SITE), SKAL, and the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). Shelley has three children.

CONTACT

715 Camp St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
504.488.7610

Leadership

Jill DiMarco

Partner
Read Bio
An industry veteran, Jill has been in the meetings and events industry since 1989. A native of New Orleans, DiMarco received her BS in Business Administration from Louisiana State University. She holds the designation of Certified Meeting Planner (CMP) and Destination Management Certified Professional (DMCP). She is a member of the Association of Destination Management Executives (ADME), and Past Chair of the ADME/Accreditations and Certification Board. Jill is also the co-author of Best Practices in Destination Management. Jill is married with two children. Jill is serving on the Board of Directors of the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau, and is currently enrolled as a Scholar in the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program.

Shelley Pigeon

Partner
Read Bio
Shelley Pigéon began her distinguished career in the meetings and conventions industry in 1988 in New Orleans, her native city, working for several destination management companies. In 1995, she joined Signature Events as Director of Sales and purchased the company with her co-worker three years later. She is very active in the industry and has served on the Gulf States Chapter Board of Directors for Meeting Professionals International (MPI) for three years as VP of Finance, VP of Administration, and VP of Membership. She is also an international member of MPI and holds the designation of Certified Meeting Professional (CMP), and is an international member of the Society of Incentive Travel Executives (SITE), SKAL, and the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). Shelley has three children.

CONTACT

715 Camp St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
504.488.76100

The ACCESS 5-Star Experience

We understand how much is how much is riding on your program, and choosing the right DMC partner is critical to the overall success of your event. We survey every single one of our clients, and each year over 600 planners give ACCESS a perfect 5-star rating. 

The ACCESS 5-Star Experience

We understand how much is how much is riding on your program, and choosing the right DMC partner is critical to the overall success of your event. We survey every single one of our clients, and each year over 600 planners give ACCESS a perfect 5-star rating. 

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