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Calendar filling up at Orange County Convention Center

For months, parts of the Orange County Convention Center were transformed into mass coronavirus testing and vaccination sites to help serve the community during the pandemic, treating thousands of people on a daily basis. Those sites are now closed as Florida returns to normalcy, and major events return.

Thousands expected at first big event at Orange County Convention Center

On Wednesday, thousands of people will start arriving in Central Florida for the first big event at the Orange County Convention Center. Nearby restaurants and businesses say they’re already seeing a boost in business.

The Future of Shows

As the percentage of the population getting vaccinated against Covid-19 continues to increase in the United States and around the world, Soundings Trade Only reached out to stateside and international show directors and administrators to discuss plans for 2021 and 2022.

Orange County Convention Center gears up for comeback after canceled conventions last year

Officials at the Orange County Convention Center say, starting in June, their normal stream of conventions will be coming back to Central Florida. That's good news for local business owners.

OCCC’s Janice Reindl Receives Award

Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings, along with Florida Department of Health in Orange County Director Dr. Raul Pino recognized Orange County Convention Center Event Manager Janice Reindl with Orange County’s Public Health Hero Award at the Orlando International Airport.

Orlando Innovates for Safe Meeting

Orlando’s commitment to hosting safe and successful meetings despite the challenges of the pandemic indicate a robust recovery for the destination and a strong 2022. Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) has hosted more than 60 live, in-person events since the beginning of the pandemic, showcasing for the industry how live events can be safely and successfully hosted in the destination.

Orange County Convention Center Event Manager Janice Reindl Recognized with Public Health Hero Award for Vaccination Site Efforts

Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings, along with Florida Department of Health in Orange County Director Dr. Raul Pino recognized Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) Event Manager Janice Reindl with Orange County’s Public Health Hero Award yesterday afternoon at the Orlando International Airport. Reindl has served as the Event Manager for the COVID-19 mass vaccination site at the OCCC for the last five months.

Orange County Convention Center Looking To Hire 150 Part-Time Workers Ahead Of Busy Summer Months

The Convention Center is planning on hiring an additional 70 full-time workers at the beginning of 2022. The part-time positions are in fields like event set-up, lighting and sound, and administrative support. The Convention Center’s Executive Director Mark Tester says some of these jobs require training, others don’t.

Surf Expo Successfully Stages Safe In-Person Event

With a return to live events imminent, Roy Turner, senior vice president at Emerald X LLC, and show director for Surf Expo, maps out how show management can steer exhibitions through the stormy waters of COVID-19 and not wipe out. Last January, Surf Expo, a major trade show for the water-sports and beach-lifestyle industries, took place at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando, FL. Ordinarily this would not be considered an unusual occurrence. But these are not ordinary times.

How to Hold a Safe In-Person Meeting Right Now

Across the country and around the world, live events are gathering steam while still following pandemic protocols to keep all participants safe. Temperature screenings, questions about vaccinations and on-site Covid-19 tests have been added to the registration process. Swag bags are stuffed with hand sanitizer and extra masks.
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