At the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) we are proud to be known as “The Center of Hospitality.” This symbolizes outstanding service to our clients and community, motivating their desire to return and enhancing the community’s reputation for excellence. As a world-class convention facility, we host some of the most dynamic regional, national and international conventions, meetings and trade shows. This allows the Center to fulfill its mission of economic development, ultimately benefiting the Central Florida region.
On average, the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) hosts approximately 1.5 million delegates annually, all at no cost to Orange County Citizens. More than 29,300 individuals are employed either directly or indirectly by the activity generated by the OCCC. Additionally, more than 1,200 businesses are impacted by OCCC activity.
The OCCC works with each of its clients to ensure that any surplus of food or products after an event or show are donated to local schools, hospitals or other non-profit organizations.
The destination offers many diverse opportunities to engage meeting attendees as part of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)initiatives. Options include donation programs, team-building exercises and volunteer projects with a wide range of opportunities to benefit charities that support children, animals, education and numerous other community groups. Since 2013, the Center and its clients have donated more than $14.45 million worth of food, supplies, furniture and other products to local non-profit organizations.
To see how your event can give back, contact the OCCC Sustainability Coordinator at Katerina.Chagoya@occc.net.
As the closest airport to the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando International (MCO) offers nonstop flights to 104 U.S. and 50 international cities on full-service domestic and international airlines, low fare carriers and everything in between. Whether one has traveled to MCO previously or is visiting for the first time, we recommend downloading the Orlando MCO app with airport information at your fingertips: including flight status, dining and shopping, and transportation.
The International Drive Resort Area Chamber of Commerce has achieved tremendous goals, making us a leading, proactive force in our community and the tourism industry. We are proud of the impact we have made on the development and success of our community, as well as the opportunity we give our members to stay informed, network and promote commerce through our many programs, events and activities. It is through working together and the support of our members that we will continue to achieve our mission to “Lead, Unite, Enhance and Represent the International Drive Resort Area, Orlando’s most exciting resort destination.”
The International Drive Business Improvement District is an independent special district created pursuant to Article VII of the Florida constitution and Section 125.01 (5) of the Florida Statutes through ordinances passed by Orange County, Florida and the City of Orlando, Florida. The District is charged with the responsibility of managing, coordinating and/or implementing several major initiatives that contribute to the current and future economic development for the International Drive Resort Area.