Travel Safety and Medical Guidelines

APEC 2020 is still scheduled to be held as planned, beginning March 15, 2020 in New Orleans, LA.

The safety and well-being of all conference participants is our priority. We will continue to monitor official travel advisories related to the coronavirus and encourage you to visit the following websites for tips and travel recommendations.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please email us for further details: apec@apec-conf.org.

Please know that our thoughts are with those affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.

The health and safety of our members and participants are our first priority. We are closely monitoring any specific travel advisories through official channels which include the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Louisiana State Department.

Before traveling to the conference, we recommend that you stay informed of any information your local health agencies may make available and take reasonable precautions to protect yourself. IEEE continues to closely monitor this dynamic situation and will provide updates with any developments.

The health and safety of attendees is our top priority and therefore the following proactive tips are being taken to maintain a safe and healthy environment at APEC:

  • We are committed to following regional jurisdiction guidelines and rules in maintaining a safe environment for our attendees. The World Health Organization’s (WHO) guidelines are located here.
  • We are working closely with the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans and surrounding venues hosting official APEC programming to ensure there are sufficient medical processes in place and sanitation products readily available.
  • We are supporting individuals who may be unable to travel to New Orleans from affected regions
  • We will continue to provide timely WHO and other relevant updates to registered attendees throughout the conference as may be needed.

Housing Notice

As a potential attendee of APEC 2020, you may be contacted by phone or email by outside housing companies to secure hotel reservations for APEC 2020, taking place March 15–19, 2020, in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. The intent is to convince you that the offer is made on APEC’s behalf, or that the soliciting company is a viable alternative to going directly to the hotel. These companies are not affiliated or working in partnership with APEC, and reservations made through these companies cannot be guaranteed.

2020 Housing Process

Once housing is launched in October 2019, the deadline to reserve your room at one of these hotels at their negotiated rate is Monday, February 3, 2020. After February 3, 2020, the negotiated rate cannot be guaranteed at any property below. View a map of APEC 2020 hotel locations here.

Please Note: in order to make your hotel reservations, you must first register your staff and then APEC’s contracted reservation links will be sent via your automatic registration confirmation email. If you would like to reserve an Exhibitor Sub-Block for up to 25 total rooms for your staff, please contact exhibits@apec-conf.org.

APEC will have contracted room blocks at the following properties:

HILTON NEW ORLEANS RIVERSIDE
2 Poydras Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Negotiated Rate: $234 per night, plus applicable taxes
Alternate walking paths to and from the Hilton Riverside.


LOEWS NEW ORLEANS HOTEL
300 Poydras Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Negotiated Rate: $229 per night, plus applicable taxes


OMNI RIVERFRONT NEW ORLEANS
701 Convention Center Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70130
Negotiated Rate: $209 per night, plus applicable taxes


RENAISSANCE NEW ORLEANS ARTS HOTEL
700 Tchoupitoulas St
New Orleans, LA 70130
Negotiated Rate: $229 per night, plus applicable taxes


EMBASSY SUITES CONVENTION HOTEL
315 Julia Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Negotiated Rate: $199 per night, plus applicable taxes


HYATT PLACE NEW ORLEANS CONVENTION CENTER HOTEL
881 Convention Center Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70130
Negotiated Rate: $159 per night, plus applicable taxes


COURTYARD NEW ORLEANS DOWNTOWN
300 Julia Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Negotiated Rate: $209 per night, plus applicable taxes


SPRINGHILL SUITES NEW ORLEANS DOWNTOWN
301 St Joseph Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Negotiated Rate: $209 per night, plus applicable taxes


Housing Privacy Notice
As a potential attendee of APEC 2020, you may be contacted by phone or email by outside housing companies to secure hotel reservations for APEC 2020, taking place March 15–19, 2020, in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. The intent is to convince you that the offer is made on APEC’s behalf, or that the soliciting company is a viable alternative to going directly to the hotel. These companies are not affiliated or working in partnership with APEC, and reservations made through these companies cannot be guaranteed.