124th Annual LBA Convention & Exposition

May 8-10, 2024
The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans

LOCATION AND ACCOMMODATIONS

The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans
921 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70112

LBA has contracted for a set number of sleeping rooms at The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans. We will monitor the room pickup and add rooms if available. We have contracted rooms for Tuesday, May 7, Wednesday May 8, Thursday May 9 and Friday May 10. We encourage you to make your reservations early. To ensure the LBA group rate of $308+ tax/night, please call 1-800-826-8987 and identify that you are booking with the Louisiana Bankers Association Annual Convention room block. Click here to book your reservation online.

Sleeping room reservations must be made by April 23, 2024 at 5:00pm or until the block of rooms for LBA is filled, whichever is sooner. After April 23, reservations will be made based on availability and the hotel may not be able to honor the discounted rate. 


Room Rates:

  • Deluxe King Bed Accommodations - $308+tax/night
  • Club Level King Bed Accommodations - $473+tax/night - The Ritz-Carlton Club Level ensures an added measure of excellence at every moment during your stay. With continuous culinary offerings throughout the day and rooms designed to transport guests into their own Garden District mansion, it is the ideal place to conduct business, plan an outing or simply unwind.
 Check in time is 4pm. Check out time is 12pm. 

 

SPOUSE/GUEST TOUR:
A Truly New Orleans Affair: Antique Textiles, Lunch & Garden District Tour
Thursday May 9, 2024 - 9:00am-2:30pm
$250 per person*
*Registration fee includes roundtrip bus transportation, tour, refreshments and lunch.

Make plans to join us on a unique tour of B.Viz Design New Orleans Atelier on Magazine Street! For nearly 30 years, owner Rebecca “Becky” Vizard and her team have created exquisite pillows using fragments of up-cycled antique textiles.  Becky will talk about textile history, the textile business, and, how an early childhood fascination with textiles eventually led her to create pillows from her growing personal collection of rare textiles. She has sold her pillows to designers such as Neiman Marcus, and her pillows have graced the covers of national publications such as House Beautiful, Veranda, Elle Décor, Traditional Home and Architectural Digest. She is also the author of the book, Once Upon a Pillow

The tour will also include a visit to Sue Sartor, a dress shop on Magazine Street. Sue’s work includes handmade dresses from artisan textiles. She will talk about the ancient art of Block Printing in India and information about her designs. Sue is an independent designer with a deep admiration for fashion, textiles, art and flowers. She started her career working in fashion merchandising for Calvin Klein’s iconic luxury brand, Calvin Klein Collection, in the ‘90s but she dreamed of designing her own artisan, luxury line of tunics, dresses and kaftans. 

The tour includes lunch at Superior Seafood & Oyster Bar.  Following lunch, guests will tour the architecturally phenomenal Garden District. 

 

 


CONVENTION AGENDA
Below is a tentative schedule. Please check back for additional updates.

Wednesday May 8, 2024

  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm - Exhibitor Registration Open & Installation of Exhibits
  • 2:00pm - General Registration Open
  • 3:30pm - 5:30pm - Bank Directors Session 
  • 3:30pm - 4:00pm - Exhibitor Education Sessions
  • 4:15pm - 4:45pm - Exhibitor Education Sessions
  • 5:00pm - 5:30pm - Exhibitor Education Sessions
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm - Exhibit Hall Grand Opening Reception (Exhibits Open)

    Thursday May 9, 2024
  • 7:00am - 8:30am - Exhibit Hall Breakfast (Exhibits Open)
  • 8:00am - 8:30am - General Session Opening Comments
  • 8:30am - 9:00am - General Session: ABA Update
  • 9:00am - 9:15am - General Session: OFI Update
  • 9:15am - 9:30am - General Session: GSB Update
  • 9:30am - 9:45am - Exhibit Hall Break (Exhibits Open)
  • 9:00am - 2:30pm - Spouse/Guest Program: A Truly New Orleans Affair: Antique Textiles, Lunch & Garden District Tour
  • 9:45am - 10:45am - General Session
  • 10:45am - 11:00am - Exhibit Hall Break (Exhibits Open)
  • 11:00am - 12:00pm - General Session
  • 12:00pm - 1:30pm - Exhibit Hall Lunch and Grand Prize Drawing (Exhibits Open)
  • 1:30pm - 2:30pm - Dismantle Exhibits
  • 1:30pm - 2:00pm - Exhibitor Education Sessions
  • 2:15pm - 2:45pm - Exhibitor Education Sessions
  • 3:00pm - 3:30pm - Exhibitor Education Sessions
  • 3:45pm - 4:15pm - Exhibitor Education Sessions
  • 6:45pm - 9:00pm - Banquet at hotel

    Friday May 10, 2024
  • 7:30am - 8:30am - Breakfast
  • 8:00am  -  8:30am  LBA Business Session
  • 8:30am - 9:00am - ICBA update
  • 9:00am - 9:30am - General Session
  • 9:30am - 9:45am - Break
  • 9:45am - 10:45am - General Session 
  • 10:45am - 11:00am - Break
  • 11:00am - 12:00pm - General Session
  • 12:00pm - Convention Adjourns

REGISTRATION FEES
  • Banker/Non-Banker Fees: $699 per person
  • Spouse/Guest Fee: $399 per person
  • Spouse/Guest Program: $250 per person
  • Attendance of 10 or More Bankers and/or Directors from the same bank: $679 banker and $379 spouse/guest