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.
Honoring the best large and small trade show venues, this prestigious list judges based on a variety of criteria from facility and functionality, location and accommodations, service and execution, upgrades and expansions, and awards and industry participation.
“The OCCC continues to drive our industry forward with world-class facilities and innovative solutions to the current challenges,” said OCCC Executive Director Mark Tester. “We are home to some of the most esteemed conventions and trade shows across the nation, and this award further affirms our competitiveness and industry standing.”
The Centers of Excellence list is an important resource for event planners, show organizers and exhibition managers throughout the U.S. Recognized for three consecutive years, the OCCC continues to enhance its facility and lead the conventions and trade show industry, particularly in response the current climate.
Among the first in the industry to release a strategic set of data-driven guidelines, the OCCC continues to take extensive measures to secure a safe, functional and controlled environment for guests, attendees, planners and exhibitors.
In line with its three-pronged recovery strategy, the OCCC earned its Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR reaccreditation earlier this year. As the first convention center globally to be reaccredited after a successful year of hosting in person events, this highly esteemed certification provides third-party validation for the safety practices employed at the Center. Through its dedication to upholding GBAC STAR infection prevention protocols, as well as its Recovery and Resiliency Guidelines in cooperation with the Florida Department of Health, and its pioneering collaboration with Orlando Health®, the OCCC hosted more than 100 live events since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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About the Orange County Convention Center
The award-winning Orange County Convention Center provides approximately $3 billion in economic impact to Central Florida annually. In recent years, the Convention Center has averaged nearly 200 events, including 115 conventions and tradeshows that attract more than 1.5 million attendees to the region each year. For more information about the Orange County Convention Center, visit www.occc.net.