About HPBExpo

WHERE:
HPBExpo is being held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana with Outdoor Burn Exhibits located across from the center. Click here for more information. See below for a video highlighting New Orleans historic scene.



WHEN:
Exposition: Thursday, March 17 – Saturday, March 19, 2016

Education: Wednesday, March 16 – Saturday, March 18, 2016
IMPORTANT DATES:
September 1, 2015 Show Registration and Housing opens.

October 1, 2015 NFI Certification Manuals will start being mailed.

December 31, 2015 Early Bird Price Deadline for Three-Day and One-Day Education Passports.

January 29, 2016 Badge Registration Cancellation/Refund Deadline

February 12, 2016 NFI Certification Manual mailing cut-off. After this date, please pick up manuals onsite.

February 23, 2016 HPBA Housing Reservations Cut-off

March 7, 2016 Badge Pre-Registration Deadline to Register by Fax or Mail

March 14, 2016 Badge Pre-Registration Deadline to Register Online

March 15, 2016 Onsite Registration Opens
EXPOSITION HOURS:
Thursday,
March 17
9:00am – 5:00pm (Indoor)
9:00am – 7:30pm (Outdoor – hours extended for the Tailgate & Chef Cook-off Events)
Friday,
March 18
9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday,
March 19
9:00am – 3:00pm
REGISTRATION HOURS:
REGISTER NOW
Tuesday,
March 15

1:00pm – 5:00pm
Wednesday,
March 16
7:30am – 5:00pm
Thursday,
March 17
7:30am – 5:00pm
Friday,
March 18
7:30am – 5:00pm
Saturday,
March 19
7:30am – 2:00pm
EDUCATION HOURS: (subject to change)
REGISTER NOW
Wednesday,
March 16
8:30am – Noon, 1:00pm – 4:30pm
Thursday,
March 17
8:30am – Noon, 1:00pm – 4:30pm
Friday,
March 18
8:30am – Noon, 1:00pm – 4:30pm
NFI CERTIFICATION EXAM HOURS: (subject to change)

(Exam registration opens 30 minutes prior)
Wednesday,
March 16
4:00pm – 8:00pm
Thursday,
March 17
4:00pm – 8:00pm
Friday,
March 18
9:00am – 1:00pm
AIRPORT INFORMATION:

The Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) is approximately 15-20 minutes away from downtown and many hotels offer complimentary airport shuttle service.  Please click here for airport and airport to hotel transportation information.

RENTAL CAR INFORMATION:

HPBExpo has negotiated discounted rates with Hertz. You may book rentals online or call Hertz Rental at (800) 654-2240 (US, Canada, and Toronto) and outside of these areas call (405) 749-4434; available 24 Hours. Advise the agent that you are attending the HPBExpo 2016 and reference CV# 048B0008.
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HPBExpo SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE:

HPBExpo will offer shuttle bus service from hotels within the HPBExpo Housing block to the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, EXCEPT to those within walking distance. Click here for a full list of hotels and which ones offer HPBA Shuttle service. These shuttles will run Wednesday through Saturday.

CONVENTION CENTER PARKING:
WHEELCHAIR & SCOOTER RESERVATION:

Wheelchairs and scooters are available for rent through the Convention Center UPS Store, located on Lobby F. Click here for more information and to download the Reservation Form. Reservations made in advance are preferred.

 

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