Founded in 1987 by CEO Dottie Belletto, the New Orleans Convention Company, Inc. is now in its 31st year of service to the association, hospitality and meeting community.
NOCCI remains steadfastly dedicated to the mission of providing each client the most creative and enjoyable experience possible. This success is accomplished through a commitment to excellence in planning, production and delivering within the client’s budget every time. Dottie and the NOCCI team are committed to operating each event with complete integrity.
As experienced planners, NOCCI excels at a wide spectrum of services ranging from creative event planning of multi-location conferences and summits, multi-day extravaganzas, transportation and registration to total meeting management. Our wide range of services has supported numerous boards, associations, corporations, government agencies and non-profit organizations worldwide. Our client-centered approach has earned us the respect of a diverse and prestigious clientele, including some of the states most prominent government and corporate leaders and well-known entertainers.
Over the years, NOCCI’s team has established relationships with Louisiana’s finest suppliers, and they are able to call on these connections to make each group’s event memorable and successful.
NOCCI is a member of Meeting Professionals International, Louisiana Society of Association Executives, New Orleans Conventions and Visitors Bureau,
French Quarter Business Association, New Orleans Chamber of Commerce and Louisiana Travel Promotion Association. NOCCI is certified active as a
Small Enterprise with Louisiana Economic Development's Hudson Initiative, as well as a Small and Emerging Business Enterprise.
About Dottie Belletto
Dottie Belletto founded New Orleans Convention Company, Inc. (NOCCI) in 1987 and has served as the company's CEO for the last 31 years. Dottie is an entrepreneur whose ideas, innovations and expertise have been embraced and admired in the hospitality industry. Dottie’s professional and eclectic client list includes some of the state’s most prominent government and corporate leaders and well-known entertainers. Most recently this list includes Spanish royalty, King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain. In the Spring of 2018, Dottie and the NOCCI team had the honor of producing several events for New Orleans' Tricentennial celebration, welcoming dignitaries to New Orleans from across the globe.
Her creative vision and purpose is producing one-of-a-kind events tailored for specific clients and groups. Dottie provides creative and strategic direction as well as staff training and development to NOCCI. Dottie provides mentorship to aspiring event professionals through NOCCI's fast-paced internship program each Spring, Summer, and Fall. As a hands-on producer, she guides the creation and production of all programs and events. She has volunteered her time and efforts to numerous organizations that focus on the overall health and well being of community members, particularly women and children. She regularly promotes, supports and encourages education, rehabilitation and training for those in at-risk communities. Dottie was one of the original NOLA for Life mentors when the program began in 2012. Dottie is proud to say that she has continured the relationships with her mentees since being introduced to them six years ago.
Dottie holds leadership roles in numerous organizations. She serves and has served on several executive boards such as: NOATV (New Orleans Access Television), Science & Math Charter School-New Orleans, New Orleans Ballet Association, NOLA Chamber of Commerce, and Jefferson Chamber of Commerce. Dottie is Executive Director of Cultural Development of the New Orleans Music Legends, Inc., Commissioner on the Morial Convention Center Board representing Mayor Mitch Landrieu and a LED Ambassador to encourage new business to Louisiana. Dottie serves as the Advance Advisor to all presidents/presidential staff that visit New Orleans providing security clearance, venue suggestions, and on-site staffing.
Dottie’s past accolades include events consultant for the annual Krewe of Louisianians Washington D.C. Carnival Ball along with numerous conventions that have come to New Orleans. Dottie and NOCCI took over as the management company of the Bayou Classic in 2010. The event is entering its 45th year and under Dottie's leadership, the Bayou Classic has moved up the HBCU Classic attendance rankings from number four to the number one ranked HBCU Classic. Dottie created and orchestrated the “largest corporate parade ever held in the Superdome.” She has received the accolades of " Top Business-Woman of the Year" and "Top Female Achiever in Event Planning" from New Orleans Magazine. In May of 2018, NOCCI was featured as New Orleans Magazine's "Face of Event Management."
Dottie has been certified with WBENC South since 2008 and the New Orleans State and Local Disadvantages Business Enterprise since September 2012.