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The award-winning Orange County Convention Center is the second largest convention facility in the nation. Catch up on the latest news and all of the exciting things happening inside and around the center and the International Drive Convention District.

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Orange County Convention Center Hosts First Trade Show Since March

The meetings industry is slowly getting back to business, with small in-person gatherings already happening across the country. Convention centers are also looking to safely welcome guests back and Orlando's Orange County Convention Center is leading the way.

Convention center leader focused on securing future trade show business

No one has been closer to the complete mayhem caused by Covid-19 in the local convention industry than Mark Tester.

(Mostly) Together Again Expo to Showcase Event Safety Measures

The first meetings industry expo since the pandemic lockdown began takes place on July 24 at the Orange County Convention Center.

3 DMOs on Group Business in the Living-With-COVID-19 World

As event organizers adapt to a digital-only, COVID-19 world this spring, their destination, hotel, and venue partners have been forced to confront the challenges of a worst-case scenario: zero business.

OCCC To Host Together Again Expo, Educating Events Industry On Safety Best Practices

Orange County Convention Center in Orlando is getting back to business safely by welcoming a trade show and conference designed to help the live events industry do the same.

Orange County Convention Center Receives GBAC STAR Accreditation

The Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) is one of the largest venues in the nation to receive the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR accreditation on outbreak prevention, response and recovery.

OCCC to Provide Novel Medical Concierge Services for Novel Coronavirus-Era Events

The economic fallout from COVID-19 and the resulting cascade of rescheduled and cancelled conventions and trade shows may have slowed the Center of Hospitality down in 2020, but the OCCC is working on new safety and hygiene initiatives to protect attendees and trade shows going forward.

Convention Centers in Florida, Louisiana and Kansas Latest to Receive GBAC Star Accreditation

A new certificate program from the Global BioRisk Advisory Council, a division of the worldwide cleaning industry association ISSA, could help the meetings industry rebound from the coronavirus crisis, and enable large face-to-face events to resume safely when the time is right.

Orlando Pioneers New, Personalized Medical Concierge Program for Convention Events

The country’s leading meetings and convention destination, Orlando, announced a collaboration between the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC), Visit Orlando and premier healthcare system Orlando Health, to launch a new program that will provide added reassurance for health and safety of convention groups.

Hard Rock Stadium, STAPLES Center, Orange County Convention Center & Overland Park Convention Center Celebrate GBAC STAR™ Facility Accreditation

NORTHBROOK, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, and Overland Park Convention Center in Overland Park, Kan., are the latest facilities to secure GBAC STAR™ facility accreditation from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a Division of ISSA.
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