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8 questions with the convention center’s new head honcho

Mark Tester is a person many Central Floridian businesspeople may want to know, as he's on the verge of taking over one of the largest economic engines in the region.

Orange County Convention Center Names New Executive Director

Mark Tester, previously director of the Austin Convention Center, has been named the new executive director of the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.

As Business Conferences Change, Their Hosts Are Changing, Too

Business conferences and events are changing, and traditional meeting destinations are changing along with them.

Orlando's Orange County Convention Moves Forward With Major Expansion

The Orange County Convention Center in Orlando is expanding its 7 million-square-foot campus with a $605 million project. Among the additions will be new meeting and exhibit space for the North and South concourses.

Fresh Choices - Orange County Convention Center's Chef K Digs into Healthy Trends

Orange County Convention Center's Chef K on this month's cover of The Association Conventions & Facilities Meeting Magazine. The special feature focuses on Fresh Choices and how Chef K's team stays ahead of Healthy Trends.

Cvent's Top Meeting Destinations of Last Year

Orlando remains in the lead for the Top Meeting Destinations that garnered the most booking activity on CVENT in 2018

How Three Certified Convention Centers Are Enjoying Their Green Status

The Orange County Convention Center in Orlando first earned LEED Gold certification in October 2013, and was recertified in August 2018. With 2.9 million gross square feet, it is the largest convention center in North America to do this, according to OCCC officials. It was also the first convention center in the U.S. to have its environmental management system ISO certified, and the third to receive the APEX/ASTM certification.

Orlando-Area Highlights: A Meetings and Event Destination

The Orange County Convention Center is expanding its 7 million-square-foot campus with a $605 million project. Among the additions will be new meeting and exhibit space for the North and South concourses. An enclosed Convention Way Grand Concourse will be built to connect the North and South buildings, and will feature an 80,000-square-foot ballroom.

SUSTAINABILITY CHECK-IN: HOW U.S. CONVENTION CENTERS ARE GETTING GREENER

In 2018, the Orange County Convention Center recertified its LEED Gold status with the U.S. Green Building Council and also upgraded its ISO 14001 standards from the 2004 to the 2015 standards. This certification places the center among a select group of venues to complete an extensive review of sustainability and conservation practices.

Orange County Convention Center Launches New Navigation App, Expands Wayfinding Technology

An all-new mobile navigation app is now available for download in the App Store for iPhone and iPad as well as on Google Play, making it easier to explore the country’s second-largest convention center.
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