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Feeding the Masses - Navigating the Logistics of Catering to Thousands at Major Events

Caterers are well-oiled machines when serving large crowds—but even the most efficient caterer can feel the stress of serving thousands of meals.

World's largest diabetes conference kick off in Florida

The world's largest diabetes meeting, the event gathers together more than 11,000 leading physicians, scientists, researchers and healthcare professionals globally.

FBLA Leadership Conference at OCCC set to have record number of students, educators and volunteers

A record number of attendees will head to Orlando, Florida next week to attend the Future Business Leaders of America, Inc. (FBLA) National Leadership Conference (NLC). The annual event is attracting more than 17,000 middle school, high school, and college students, as well as their teachers, volunteers, and exhibitors from across the country.

Premiere Orlando Celebrates 30 years with OCCC and has increased attendance

Premiere Orlando, the renowned professional beauty industry tradeshow, celebrated its 30th anniversary on June 1-3, 2024, concluding with 50,000+ visits from licensed professionals and students, earning an 18% increase in attendance over 2023.

Post-Show Recap: After 6-Year Hiatus; The Plastics Show Draws 51,000+ Attendees

After not gathering together for six years, NPE2024: The Plastics Show returned with more than 51,000 leaders from more than 130 countries representing every industry—from automotive and healthcare to consumer products to construction.

NFPA donates 500 ‘comfort’ teddy bears to Orange, Seminole County fire departments

The National Fire Protection Association, as part of its 127th annual conference being held at the Orange County Convention Center, donated 500 “comfort bears” to the Orange and Seminole County fire departments Tuesday.

Orlando, where corporate visitors find next-level meeting venues, accommodations and cuisine

With its world-famous theme parks and attractions, it’s no secret that Orlando is a big draw for visitors seeking a break from work, school and other obligations.

Orange County to begin drawing in Gymnastics and other sports

Orange County wants to use incentives to lock in a big volleyball event for future tournaments, boost a college football bowl game and draw another event to the region.

AAU Volleyball impact on Central Florida

Teams from all 50 states, Canada, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands are entered in the 51st edition of the AAU girls and boys Junior National Volleyball Championships. The 25-day event boasts 5,865 teams (1,263 boys and 4,605 girls) participating in 67 divisions. It’s set to be the largest sporting event ever held at the OCCC — breaking last year’s record.

Volunteers help to fill backpacks with school supplies for local students in need

Over 400 volunteers filled empty backpacks at this year’s “Great Big Backpack Build.” Volunteers moved the backpacks through 20 assembly stations, filling them with school supplies.
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