Monday, Feb 18, 6-8 PM

In It to Win It: Tapping into NOLA’s Festival Economy

Ashé Cultural Arts Center

The New Orleans Multicultural Tourism Network, in partnership with the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corp. presents: In It To Win It: Tapping Into NOLA's Festival Economy - a workshop & conversation with EJ Encalarde, COO/President of Festival Productions Inc. and Cleveland Spears, CEO Spears Consulting Group and Founder of the National Fried Chicken Festival, moderated by LBJ, co-host of News with a Twist on WGNO. The speakers will share strategies for local and diverse businesses hoping to grow their reach, brand, and bottom line by tapping into New Orleans' thriving festival economy. We will touch on procurement opportunities for the National Fried Chicken Festival, the Jazz + Heritage Festival and other Jazz + Heritage Foundation festivals. Hosted at the Ashé Cultural Arts Center, guests can enjoy light bites by Chef Gary Netter and a signature cocktail by Whiskey & Sticks while networking with other local businesses. This event is free and open to the public. However, please note that seating is limited and we expect to reach capacity quickly. For updates and to connect, add our Facebook Page for local and diverse businesses here.