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Florida Event Planners' Guide | Orlando

Orlando continues to distinguish itself as a meetings destination, says Casandra Matej, president and CEO of Visit Orlando. “We have new luxury accommodations, unforgettable venues, and attractions that inspire ingenuity. A whole new Orlando is ready to welcome groups in 2024 and beyond,” she says.

Global Pet Expo has record breaking attendance at 2024 show

Total attendance reached nearly 20,000 attendees representing over 85 countries at the event known for delivering the latest in pet products, business connections and world-class education. The show, hosted at the Orange County Convention Center, brings in millions of dollars to the Orlando Metropolitan area each year, with Global Pet Expo 2024 delivering over $45 million in local economic impact.

TJNG Partners President Jennifer Kennedy Interview with Mention of relationship and work with OCCC

The woman-owned company — which turns 30 this year — has done design work at downtown's Kia Center and Camping World Stadium, as well as the Orange County Convention Center.

2024 AAU Volleyball Classic Recap

Battles were fought and the cheers of victory are still ringing through the Orange County Convention Center halls. For the 24th year, the AAU Volleyball Classic brought together some of the best teams to battle on the court for a chance to take home an AAU gold medal.

What to expect and benefits at FABTECH 2024

Each year in North America, FABTECH events welcome over 65,000 total visitors from over 90 countries.

Sodexo Live! on providing sustainable food and plant-based food options at OCCC

For organizers who are truly serious about sustainability and lowering the environmental footprint of their trade shows, meetings and events, incorporating plant-forward menus is more than a culinary trend — it’s a strategic choice that aligns with broader societal shifts, especially among younger generations.

5 Sustainability Trends in the Conventions Industry

The conversation around sustainability in the meetings and events industry is finally gaining some steam, but are actionable steps being taken by mega events and conventions that generate the biggest environmental impacts?

NPE Plastics ranked #1 Industrial Engineering Trade Show in USA

NPE is the biggest plastics trade show in the USA. It gathers exhibitors showcasing the latest innovations in machinery, materials, and sustainable solutions. This event is organized across 1 million square feet of exhibit space.

Global Pet Expo Success and Trends

Pet care brands of all sizes crowded the Global Pet Expo 2024 show floor in Orlando from March 20 to 22 to network, learn and conduct business.

Electrify Expo at OCCC and why it was successful

Pumping music, lively chatter and tire squeals welcomed us into Electrify Expo’s season opener in Orlando, a new city stop for North America’s largest electric vehicle festival.
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