ARB serves as logistical managers for their annual New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW). NOEW is the nationally-recognized festival of entrepreneurship that celebrates and supports the network of talent that has enabled New Orleans to become a hub of entrepreneurship and innovation. Since NOEW first started the partnership has continued to develop,  and has been a successful one for The Idea Village. ARB’s participation allows The Idea Village to focus on high level management tasks such as securing Google as a premier sponsor and Jim Coulter as a keynote speaker, while we manage the logistical details such as lodging, transportation, meals, kick off parties, AV, and décor.  As NOEW concludes each year and The Idea Village staff reflects back on the tremendous success of pulling off a seven day, city wide event they all comment that it couldn’t be done without ARB.

ARB’s management’s responsibilities include:

  • Hotel Selection
  • Hotel Contract Negotiation
  • Venue and Hotel Liaison
  • Vendor Contracts
  • Vendor Coordination
  • Attendee Management
  • Attendee Correspondence
  • Grand opening reception for 300 people
  • VIP event for 400 people
  • Closing event for 1000 people
  • Offsite events
  • Food and Beverage Coordination
  • Décor and Entertainment
  • Audio/Visual
  • Ground transportation
  • On-Site Management
  • Budget Control and final accounting