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Orange County Convention Center Launches Business Better than Usual Campaign with Inspiring Employee-Focused Video

ORLANDO, Fla. – (Oct. 6, 2021) As North America’s premier location for safe in-person events, tradeshows and conventions, the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) is harnessing the momentum of past successes by launching its new campaign, Business Better than Usual with an inspiring video featuring OCCC employees and its safe and expansive 400-acre campus.

Hybrid GSX Demonstrates Strength of the Security Community, Attracting 8,600 Global Registrants

ORLANDO, Fla. – (Oct. 1, 2021) The synchronous portion of Global Security Exchange (GSX) 2021 has concluded at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando, Fla. Presented by ASIS International, the world's largest association for security management professionals, the event offered discussion and idea exchange for the global security community.

Orange County Convention Center Recognized as Center of Excellence by Exhibitor Magazine for Third Year

ORLANDO, Fla. – (Oct. 1, 2021) Exhibitor Magazine has recognized the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) as a Center of Excellence in its 2022 list of the nation’s best convention centers for trade shows and events.

The Orange County Convention Center Welcomes Back Legacy Client – The Landscape Show

ORLANDO, Fla. – (August 30, 2021) The Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) welcomed back legacy-client the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association (FNGLA) for 2021 The Landscape Show, held from August 25-27. Offering a diverse mix of companies exhibiting plants, trees, hard goods, equipment and services, The Landscape Show hosted nearly 6,000 industry professionals generating an estimated economic impact of $15.4 million.

Orange County Convention Center Supports Great Oaks Village Foster Home

ORLANDO, Fla. – (August 27, 2021) The Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) continues to demonstrate its dedication to the local community during these unprecedented times by giving back and supporting organizations in need. The General Council of the Assemblies of God USA recently hosted its bi-annual meeting in Orlando welcoming 19,000 attendees with an estimated economic impact of $48.9 million for the community. The group graciously donated 39 bookcases to the Center – 14 of which were do...

Orange County Convention Center First to Receive GBAC STAR Reaccreditation

ORLANDO, Fla. – (August 19, 2021) The Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando, Fla., one of the first convention centers to receive GBAC STAR™ Facility Accreditation from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council™, (GBAC), a Division of ISSA, was recently reaccredited after a successful year of hosting in person events. Through its dedication to upholding GBAC STAR infection prevention protocols, as well as its Recovery and Resiliency Guidelines in cooperation with the Florida Department...

ICAST 2021 “Reels” In Business for the Orange County Convention Center

ORLANDO, Fla. – (July 27, 2021) Produced by the American Sportfishing Association, the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades (ICAST) is the world’s largest sportfishing trade show. The Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) welcomed back this premier industry event for the ninth year. Hosting 10,850 attendees from July 20-23, 2021, ICAST generated an economic impact of $27.9 million for the region.

Orange County Convention Center Hosts Leading Tile, Stone and Wood Flooring Trade Show

Orlando, FL (July 16, 2021) – The Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) welcomed back Coverings – the largest international ceramic tile and natural stone conference and showcase in North America. Managed by Taffy Event Strategies, Coverings 2021 featured the latest trends, innovations and products in the tile and stone industry, and had nearly 10,000 registered attendees for this year’s event. Held from July 7-9, Coverings 2021 co-located with the National Wood Flooring Association’s (NWFA...

Orange County Convention Center Hosts Record-Breaking AAU Volleyball Event

Orlando, FL (June 30, 2021) –  Marking the largest event to date hosted at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC), the Amateur Athletic Union’s (AAU) 48th AAU Junior National Volleyball Championships welcomed more than 135,000 attendees across two weeks, from June 18-29, 2021, creating an estimated economic impact of $173.3 million for the region.

Orange County Convention Center Welcomes Leading Auto Glass Industry Event

Orlando, FL (June 23, 2021) – Auto Glass Week™ (AGW), the only worldwide event created and designed specifically for the auto glass original equipment (OE) and aftermarket, repair and replacement industries, welcomed 1,500 attendees to the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) from June 7-9, 2021.
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