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ICAST Once Again Stands Atop the Sportfishing World as the Industry’s Largest Business Event

Recreational fishing’s future continues to look bright, as the industry’s largest trade show, ICAST, returned to form this week. In total, more than 12,000 exhibitors, buyers and media converged on the Orange County Convention Center to showcase the widest array of fishing gear, tackle, accessories and apparel available in one location.

MOTIVATED BUYERS AT THE ORLANDO BOAT SHOW

The Marine Industry Association of Central Florida (MIACF) hosted the Orlando Boat Show Aug. 12-14 at the Orange County Convention Center. The highly anticipated show featured 22 of Central Florida's top boat dealers representing more than 80 manufacturers with approximately 400 boats on display.

$34.8 Million at Mecum’s Orlando Summer Special Auction | 869 Vehicles Hammer Sold at Four-Day Classic and Collector Car Auction

Walworth, Wis. – July 18, 2022 – Sales at Mecum’s most recent collector car auction in Orlando, Florida, reached $34.8 million overall, July 7-9. The second Summer Special auction held at the Orange County Convention Center saw 869 vehicles change hands, topped by a 2017 Lamborghini Aventador LP 740-4 S (Lot S47) that sold for $440,000.

Premiere Orlando Shines with Top Rated Exhibit Floor Shopping and Industry-Leading Education

Premiere Orlando 2022 was a completely immersive 3-day experience that hosted over 40,000 visits from beauty professionals across the U.S. and globe, in the Orange County Convention Center from June 4-6. Premiere Orlando’s educational platform and exhibit floor brought brand new trends to a vast audience of students and professionals looking to expand their careers.

Orange County Convention Center Security Team Recognized for Heroic Actions

Five long-time employees serving the Orange County Convention Center’s (OCCC) Security Division were recognized for their recent heroic actions at the Center by the Greater Orlando Chapter of ASIS International.

MEGACON™ ORLANDO, THE SOUTHEAST’S MOST SOUGHT-AFTER FAN CONVENTION, WRAPS UP A FUN AND FANDOM FILLED WEEKEND AT THE ORANGE COUNTY CONVENTION CENTER - MAY 19-22, 2022

More than 140,000 fans shattered attendance records and celebrated a weekend of all things fandom at MEGACON Orlando 2022. The Southeast’s most sought-after fan convention brought a star-studded celebrity lineup, cosplay encounters, endless programming and more to the Orange County Convention Center on Thursday, May 19 to Sunday, May 22, 2022.

Robust Return of Sporting Events at the Orange County Convention Center Serves Up $565 Million Economic Impact for Region

Orlando, Fla. – (May 31, 2022) The Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) is hosting several large sporting events with an estimated 426,224 attendees and a projected $565 million in economic impact to the region during the 2021-2022 fiscal year.

Earth Day 2022 Takes Center Stage at the Orange County Convention Center

The Orange County Convention Center (OCCC), in partnership with Orange County Government, hosted a week of sustainability-focused events for the community and employees honoring Earth Day during April 18-22.

Global Pet Expo 2022 Celebrates a Big Return as the Industry’s Premier Event and Marks its 18th Annual Show

STAMFORD, CONN. (April 12, 2022) – The American Pet Products Association (APPA) and Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA) hosted the pet industry’s premier event and 18th annual Global Pet Expo on March 23-25, 2022, in Orlando, Fla. A return to a live and in-person three-day event, Global Pet Expo featured a show floor spanning 269,500 net square feet of exhibit space.

Orange County Convention Center Supports Affordable Housing Donations from 2022 Design and Construction Week

ORLANDO, Fla. (April 7, 2022) - As the largest in-person tradeshow hosted at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) since the onset of the pandemic, Design and Construction Week held Feb. 8-10, 2022 left a lasting impact on a local non-profit agency.
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