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Lafayette Convention Center

Welcome to the Lafayette Convention Center where we bring your events to life!

The event Service Department exquisite simplicity, innovative presentation and fabulous details all comprised together to create a memorable experience are the keys and goals that the Layafette Convention Center strives to achieve within each and every events.

Our productive team will work diligently, aggressively and timeless hours to create an unforgettable event with a lasting impression. We are known as the Layafette Convention Center’s Diamonds in the Backyard!

We work every step of the way to ensure all of your event needs are offered to you and are accessible. Our range of services definitely puts us a step ahead of other facilities from furnishing your event, elaborate décor, lighting for a great ambiance, table linen/chair covers from any color or size and decoration props for whatever theme you’re even will be. Personal service, attention to detail and originality are the trademarks we bring to every event!

You DREAM BIG! We make it happen! We will work with your vision, providing you with professional expertise and outstanding organizational abilities.From Corporate Events, Social Events, Wedding, Tradeshows and more! You Decide and WE WILL BRING IT TO LIFE!!!!

We take this opportunity to welcome you to the Layafette Convention Center – the premier convention facility in Louisiana! Our staff eagerly awaits the opportunity to serve you. Please familiarize yourself with the following guidelines under which we operate, and feel free to ask a member of our staff if you have questions regarding any of our procedures:

  • Materials may not be taped, stapled, nailed, or affixed to ceilings, painted surfaces, columns, fabrics, or decorative walls in the Center.
  • All banners other than those affixed to your exhibit booth pipe & drape must be hung by SCC staff. Please see banner flyer for appropriate rates. All banners must be 14’ high from the floor up. This is a regulation on behalf of School Nutrition Association of Louisiana.
  • Exhibitors who manufacture, process, or distribute food in their normal course of business may distribute free food samples, provided their food samples are packaged for off-premise consumption or are not larger than one (1) ounce (“bite-size”), and beverage samples are not larger than two (2) ounce cups. Exhibitors who do not manufacture, process, or distribute food in their normal course of business and would like to distribute food from their booths must purchase from the SCC Food & Beverage Department. All food distribution must be pre-approved. Decisions made by SCC are final.
  • Loading & unloading is permitted only through the loading dock located at the rear of the building. The rear door measurements are 14’ tall and 19’wide.
  • Forklifts and heavy equipment can be rented and may be operated by SCC personnel only. Exhibitors are allowed to bring in forklift, however proof of insurance for personal & property damages along with workmen’s comp must be provided and submitted in advance of arrival. Equipment must meet all operating standards.
  • Vendor access is only through the rear of the building (dock). After the first day of the show, vendors will only be permitted in the hall one (1) hour prior to show time.
  • Animals and pets are not permitted in the Center, except in conjunction with a pre-approved (in writing) exhibit, display show, etc. Service dogs are permitted.
  • The use of helium balloons, confetti, and/or glitter must be approved by the General Manager. Helium tanks must be tied down and secured in designated storage areas. Costs associated with the clean up of balloons, confetti or related materials are the responsibility of the exhibitor.
  • Forklifts and heavy equipment can be rented and may be operated by SCC personnel only. Exhibitors are allowed to bring in forklift, however proof of insurance for personal & property damages along with workmen’s comp must be provided and submitted in advance of arrival. Equipment must meet all operating standards.
  • All facility utilities and equipment are the property of the Center and it is prohibited to access, tamper, or otherwise utilize said utilities or equipment without prior written approval. Exhibitors are not permitted to share utilities. Please inquire with show management or facility personnel for associated costs.
  • City Ordinance #37 prohibits smoking in the Center. Designated smoking areas are located outside the building and identifiable by appropriate signage.
  • All fire and safety regulations must be adhered to. At no time may exit doors be blocked or obstructed. Combustible decorative material must be flame retardant.
  • Adhesive backed decals and stickers may not be distributed anywhere on the premises.
  • Motorized vehicles displayed in the building must have less that 1/8 tank of fuel and one battery cable disconnected. Plastic provided by the client, must be placed under the entire length of the vehicle (after it is cooled). Wheels must be placed on carpet squares or plywood when displayed on carpeted areas. Keys and security alarm deactivation codes must be left with the SCC Security Department.
  • Motorized vehicles, carts, bicycles or similar equipment may not be operated in public areas or in any carpeted area of the facility.
  • All shipments made to SCC property must have on the shipping label: Event Name, Contact person’s name, Event Manager’s name (with SCC). All shipments made 24-hrs prior to move-in day is a storage fee of $30 per 100lbs.
  • Failure to comply with the above or any Building Regulations can result in additional financial obligations on the part of the School Nutrition Association of Louisiana and/or the exhibitor. We look forward to a smooth and successful conference and exposition, and having you as our guest in the future.


Venue forms And Information

Please download the relevant forms relating to the additional services and features available for setting up and smooth operation of your Vendor Booth


2017 SNAL Conference Vendor Registration Pack

Download your copy of the 2017 SNAL Annual State Conference Vendor Information Pack in PDF file format, complete and return to secure your exhibition space.

Layafette Conference Center Information Pack

The Layafette Conference Center Information Pack has useful information relating to this years conference venue, along with forms that will insure the operation of your booth will be a breeze.

2017 SNAL Conference Event Sponsorship Opportunities

We really appreciate your support and contained in this PDF is information relating to this years conference’s event sponsorship opportunities along with the associated benefits.

Why choose Us

Being a member of SNAL has so many benefits including networking, education, opportunities for professional development, and so much more.Visit the membership page to read about being a SNAL member.

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Our Mission

The School Nutrition Association of Louisiana is a state based, nonprofit professional organization representing more than 3,000 members who provide high-quality, low-cost meals to students across the state of Louisiana.

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What you get

SNAL Conference Committee puts on a great program each year that is designed specifically for the SNAL members. This 3 day program is filled with professional development, networking opportunities with vendors and fellow professionals, exhibits, and most of all fun!

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What Our Members Say?

By participating on the Board and attending the many conferences and meetings, I was provided opportunities to spread my wings and take on challenges that I otherwise would not have tried.Are you ready to SOAR?

Jo Lynne Correro Ouachita Parish School System
The association does an outstanding job informing members of new and upcoming issues that affect Child Nutrition programs in the country and in state of Louisiana.
Joni J. Blum St. Bernard Parish School Board
I have sampled new food items, seen new equipment and networked with managers, technicians and directors from throughout our state at our fun-filled conferences.
Pat H. Farris, Supervisor St. Tammany Parish
Being a member has afforded me the opportunity to grow professionally and to network with other colleagues across the state and country.
Rosie Jackson Orleans Parish Public Schools

My SNAL membership provides numerous opportunities to grow in my profession and meet lots of wonderful nutrition professional across the state of Louisiana.

Teresa Brown, MS, RD, LDN St. Charles Parish Public Schools

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