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IMBC'S 2018 Host City is New Orleans!

About New Orleans

The 2018 International Marina & Boatyard Conference is scheduled for January 31-February 2, 2018 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center located at 900 convention center Boulevard New Orleans, LA 70130.

Located in the State of Louisiana, New Orleans is the largest city and metropolitan area of the state, as well as one of the United States’ biggest ports.  The city was named after the well-known Duke of Orleans, and it is famous all over the world for its distinct and unique architectural style and encompasses French and Spanish elements.
Getting There
Traveling to New Orleans is easy! Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is the gateway to one of the most exciting cities in the world – New Orleans, legendary for its history, food, and good times!. The airport is located 20 minutes from the convention center and IMBC’s host hotels.

Getting Around New Orleans During IMBC
Getting around New Orleans by streetcar is a great way to see the city. There are three different lines: St. Charles, Canal Street, and the Riverfront, each of which originates downtown but takes you different parts of the city.

Streetcars in New Orleans offer $1.25 fares and can be paid with exact change when you board. One, three, and 31-day unlimited ride “Jazzy Passes” are also available for $3, $9 and $55 respectively. See the Regional Transit Authority (RTA)'s website for a list of places to purchase these. You can also download the RTA gomobile app and pay your fare instantly from your phone! Please note that passes are non-refundable and non-replaceable.

Fares listed above and routes and schedules listed below are subject to change – check directly with the RTA directly for the latest information.
Preliminary Brochure


Host Hotel


Professional Marina Resource Guide

The Professional Marina Resource Guide is brought to you as a service of the Association of Marina Industries (AMI). All companies in the Guide are members of AMI. This guide merely serves as an informational resource to allow marina industry representatives access to other professionals in the industry who can provide desired products or services.