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Ace Retailers Grateful To Be Back In-Person for Fall 2021 Convention

For the first time in over 18 months, Ace Hardware retailers from around the country came together in-person for the Fall 2021 Ace Hardware Convention. The convention was held Sept. 21-23 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. After holding its Spring 2020, Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 conventions online, being in-person was a welcome change.


For Andrew Moyes, pandemic closures presented an unexpected benefit: downtime for R&D and actioning fan feedback for Fan Expo HQ’s immersive pop-culture events.

Orange County Convention Center supports Orlando-area foster home group

ORLANDO, Fla. – The General Council of the Assemblies of God USA recently hosted its bi-annual meeting in Orlando, welcoming an estimated 19,000 attendees with an estimated economic impact of $48.9 million. The group donated 39 bookcases to the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC), 14 of which were then re-donated to Orange County’s Great Oaks Village.

GBAC STAR practices and precautions are convention centers’ new “business better than usual”

While it may be some time before all is back to “normal,” convention center teams in the South have noticed that increased health and safety practices have been highly beneficial in staging successful trade shows and expos.

USA Volleyball Sunshine Classic Set for Orlando

The Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, will host the USA Volleyball Sunshine Classic Girls Qualifier from 2002–2025.

Convention Center Celebrates GBAC STAR Reaccreditation Globally

The Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando, Florida, one of the first convention centers to receive GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a Division of ISSA, recently became the first convention center to achieve reaccreditation globally after a successful year of hosting in person events.

A New Convention Center Dining Experience

Guests entering the Orange County Convention Center’s renovated West Building receive visual clues that something out of the ordinary is taking place.


The Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando, Fla., has become the first facility of its kind to receive GBAC STAR™ Facility Re-accreditation from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association.

A Closer Look at the Facts and Figures Behind North America's Largest Convention Centers

As doors are re-opening to the public in greater numbers, large convention centers across North America are anticipating returning to large-scale events once again.

Sport is key driver of Orlando’s tourism recovery

Al Kidd, President & CEO of Sports ETA, the international association for the sports events and tourism industry, is one of several influential voices hailing Orlando’s rapidly recovering tourism industry and identifying sport as a key driver.
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