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PGA Merchandise Show 2020 has a Major Impact on the Central Florida Region

The PGA Merchandise Show returned to the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) for the 35th year from Jan. 21-24, attracting nearly 40,000 golf industry professionals from all corners of the U.S. and more than 80 countries.

Orange County Board of County Commissioners Selects Construction Manager at Risk for Contract Negotiations for the Orange County Convention Center’s North-South Building Expansion

ORLANDO, Fla. – (January 28, 2020) The Orange County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) has selected to move forward on contract negotiations for the Construction Manager at Risk contract for the Orange County Convention Center’s (OCCC) North-South Building expansion with PCL Construction Services, Inc. The BCC ranked Clark/R L Burns, A Joint Venture, as the alternate at the Jan. 28 BCC meeting.

ORANGE COUNTY CONVENTION CENTER AND VISIT ORLANDO HEADLINES MAIN STAGE AT PCMA'S 2020 CONVENING LEADERS

Visit Orlando and the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) and took the main stage at PCMA’s 2020 Convening Leaders during the first week of January in San Francisco, Calif. The event attracted more than 5,000 attendees from around the world.

The Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference Continues to Enjoy Great Success at the Orange County Convention Center

Orlando, FL – (Jan. 13, 2020) More than 17,000 industry professionals from around the globe gathered at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) from Dec. 2-5, to attend the 2019 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC), presented by the National Training and Simulation Association (NTSA), an affiliate of the National Defense Industrial Association.

Mayor Jerry L. Demings Announces Executive Director to Lead Orange County Convention Center

Orange County, FL – Mayor Jerry L. Demings is pleased to announce the selection of Mark Tester as the Orange County Convention Center’s (OCCC) new Executive Director. He will be responsible for overall operations, planning, marketing and all activities at the OCCC, while ensuring its positive economic impact for the community.

Orange County Convention Center Welcomes DEMA Show 2019 for the 12th Time

Orlando, FL – (Dec. 26, 2019) The Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) welcomed DEMA Show 2019, hosted by the Diving Equipment and Marketing Association (DEMA) for the 12th time, from Nov. 13-16, 2019.

Orange County Convention Center Announces New Assistant Director of Sales

ORLANDO, FL (Dec. 23, 2019) – The Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) continues its strategic growth of its organizational structure by announcing Eric Blanc, Sr., CMP as its Assistant Director of Sales.

Orange County Convention Center Recognized as a Best Southeast US Convention Center by Prevue Meeting & Incentives Magazine

ORLANDO, Fla. – (Dec. 20, 2019) The Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) received silver honors in the Best Southeast US Convention Center category for Prevue Meeting & Incentives Magazine’s 2019 Visionary Awards.

Orange County Board of County Commissioners Approves Contract for Architectural and Engineering Design Firm for the Orange County Convention Center's North-South Building Expansion

ORLANDO, Fla. – (December 17, 2019) The Orange County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) has approved the architectural and engineering design services contract with Populous + C.T. Hsu, a Joint Venture, for the Orange County Convention Center’s (OCCC) North-South Building Expansion. The total contract award amount is $38,389,062. The decision was made at the Dec. 17 BCC meeting.

Orange County Convention Center Headlines Main Stage at 2019 Expo! Expo! IAEE's Annual Meeting & Exhibition

(December 13, 2019) The Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) and Visit Orlando took the main stage at the 2019 International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) Expo! Expo! Annual Meeting & Exhibition during the first week of December in Las Vegas, Nev. The event attracted more than 2,300 attendees representing 32 countries.
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