In a city as culturally rich as New Orleans, events should reflect authenticity. At ACCENT New Orleans – A DMC Network Company, founder/owner Diane B. Lyons draws on almost 40 years of experience to create remarkable, exquisitely-executed events that convey the vibrancy of her hometown.“The key to a successful event is listening to the client and matching their vision with the best the city has to offer — everything from entertainment and décor to destinations, transportation and marketing.”

In addition to planning meetings, conventions and corporate events, Lyons believes in giving back to the community and supporting local businesses, women and minority-owned companies. As founder and president of FestiGals, she has raised more than $240,000 for local women’s charities, this year targeting heart disease.

Another community partnership paired ACCENT with the New Orleans Morial Convention Center to create NOLA ChristmasFest, a holiday celebration that grew from 100 attendees to more than 50,000 in six years.

“We are passionate about New Orleans,” Lyons said, “and we turn that passion into memorable experiences.”

ACCENT New Orleans – a DMC Network Company
615 Barrone Street, New Orleans | 504.524.1227 |

Event Management