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Pandemic Pivot: Collaboration is Key to Saving Money and Jobs at the Orange County Convention Center

As the COVID-19 pandemic began to accelerate in late spring 2020, the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC), like every organization in the event industry, was faced with mounting cancellations and declining revenues requiring difficult financial decisions be made.

Everything Under the Sun Expo Brings the Heat to the Orange County Convention Center

Orlando, Fla. – (Feb. 24, 2020) The Florida Swimming Pool Association (FSPA) safely welcomed thousands of association members to its annual Everything Under the Sun Expo, hosted at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) from Feb. 19-20, 2021. Featuring a multitude of educational, networking, buying and selling opportunities, the annual trade event truly featured Everything Under the Sun for 2,000 swimming pool and spa industry professionals, generating an estimated $5.1 million in economic ...

Orange County Convention Center Continues to Generate Economic Impact and Support Community amid Global Pandemic

Orlando, Fla. – (Jan. 18, 2021) The Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) remains steadfast in its mission of economicdevelopment and continues its immeasurable community impact by serving as Orange County’s host site for senior COVID-19 vaccine distribution and testing amid the unprecedented global pandemic.

North America’s largest dinosaur experience brings socially distanced, roar-some family fun to the Orange County Convention Center beginning January 29, 2021

Orlando, FL (January 13, 2021) – More than 70 photorealistic dinosaurs are ready and raring to return from extinction to invade Orlando. The Jurassic Quest Drive Thru, the nation’s largest touring dinosaur exhibit, will migrate to the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) from January 29-February 7 after welcoming legions of guests to sold-out weekends across the country.

Orange County Convention Center To Host 2021-Model Central Florida International Auto Show With Appropriate Health And Safety Protocols In Place

ORLANDO (December 11, 2020) – Featuring hundreds of new vehicles, test drives and more, the 2021-model Central Florida International Auto Show will fill the North Concourse of the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC), Friday, December 18 through Sunday, December 20, 2020. The show will feature enhanced health and safety precautionary measures to protect attendees, vendors, employees and the surrounding community throughout the duration of the event.

Orange County Convention Center Celebrates 2020 ConventionSouth Readers’ Choice Award

ORLANDO, Fla. – (Dec. 11, 2020) ConventionSouth - the leading U.S. Southern meetings industry publication – has honored the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) with a 2020 Readers’ Choice Award, signifying its status as a premier southern meeting venue.

Stronger Together: MAGIC Pop Up Orlando, WWIN Orlando Showcase, and OFFPRICE Come Together to Create a Comprehensive Physical Marketplace in Orlando

MAGIC Pop Up Orlando, WWIN Orlando Showcase, and OFFPRICE will co-locate in February to present a thoughtfully formatted, multi-market physical event to support the fashion community in upcoming buying season.

Orange County Convention Center to Host First Auto Show Since Start of COVID-19 Pandemic

ORLANDO (November 20, 2020) – The 2021-model Central Florida International Auto Show is confirmed to take place Friday, December 18 through Sunday, December 20, 2020. Hosted at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC), the show will feature enhanced health and safety precautionary measures to protect attendees, vendors, employees and the surrounding community throughout the duration of the event.

Orange County Convention Center Launches New Innovative Virtual Executive Studio

ORLANDO, Fla. – (November 12, 2020) The Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) has announced the launch of its new state-of-the-art digital broadcast center for hybrid conventions and tradeshows, the OCCC Executive Studio.

Orange County Convention Center Recognized as Best Southeastern Convention Center by Northstar Meetings Group

ORLANDO, Fla. – (Nov. 06, 2020) Northstar Meetings Group has recognized the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) as a 2020 Gold Stella Award winner, acknowledging its status as the best convention center in the Southeastern U.S.
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