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Orange County Convention Center Recognized as Center of Excellence by Exhibitor Magazine for Second Year

Exhibitor Magazine has recognized the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) as a Center of Excellence in its 2021 list of the nation’s best convention centers for trade shows and events.

Orange County Convention Center Executive Director Mark Tester Recognized as VenuesNow All-Star

ORLANDO, Fla. – (Oct. 21, 2020) VenuesNow, the premier live entertainment trade publication, has recognized Mark Tester, Executive Director of the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) as an All-Star in its second annual listing of top executives across the live events industry.

Orange County Convention Center Hosts Together Again Expo

ORLANDO, Fla. – (July 27, 2020) The Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) welcomed its first trade show under modified operations on July 24, 2020. The Together Again Expo, hosted in collaboration with Alliance Nationwide Expositions, offered a hybrid solution to connect and reunite more than 1,400 live industry professionals and 8,225 virtual attendees as they gathered to join the conversation and learn how to navigate the safe future of live events.

Orange County Convention Center Safely Welcomes First Major Event Since March

ORLANDO, Fla. (July 27, 2020) – The Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) successfully hosted the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Junior National Volleyball Championships under modified operations from July 14-22, 2020. With an estimated 9,600 players, chaperones and coaches in attendance, the OCCC proactively implemented a series of precautionary measures to protect the health and safety of guests, employees and the surrounding community throughout the duration of the event.

Orange County Convention Center and Alliance Nationwide Exposition Announce Industry Leading Panelists for the Together Again Expo

ORLANDO, Fla. – (July 13, 2020) The Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) and Alliance Nationwide Exposition are pleased to announce a robust lineup of industry experts and leaders for the Together Again Expo to be held at the OCCC on July 24, 2020. This complimentary industry event will feature two key panels: Re-Open for Business Live Panel and the State of the Industry Virtual Panel.

Orange County Convention Center Receives GBAC STAR™ Accreditation

ORLANDO, Fla. – (July 9, 2020) The Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) has received its Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ accreditation on outbreak prevention, response and recovery. Recognized as the gold standard of safe venues, the OCCC is one of the largest venues in the nation to receive the GBAC STAR™ accreditation.

Orlando Pioneers New, Personalized Medical Concierge Program for Convention Events

ORLANDO, Fla. (July 9, 2020) – The country’s leading meetings and convention destination, Orlando, announced a collaboration between the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC), Visit Orlando and premier healthcare system Orlando Health, to launch a new program that will provide added reassurance for health and safety of convention groups. The new program provides personalized medical services and resources to all meetings and convention groups holding events at the OCCC through 2020.

The Orange County Convention Center Welcomes the Together Again Expo

ORLANDO, Fla. – (June 15, 2020) Alliance Nationwide Exposition, in collaboration with the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC), will host the Together Again Expo on July 24, 2020 at the OCCC. This industry event is designed to provide a forum on how live events can safely move forward and get back to business as Florida enters Phase 2 of the COVID-19 recovery.

Orange County Convention Center Presents Recovery and Resiliency Plans to Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force

ORLANDO, Fla. – (June 3, 2020) The Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) presented its Recovery and Resiliency Plan to the Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force on June 3, 2020, focusing on its three-pronged strategy to safeguard clients, attendees and employees.

Orange County Convention Center and the Amateur Athletic Union Postpone Volleyball Championships

ORLANDO, Fla. (May 15, 2020) - Upon further conversation, and taking into consideration the ongoing findings of the Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force, the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) and the Amateur Athletic Union of the United States, Inc. (AAU) have mutually postponed the 47th AAU Junior National Volleyball Championships to a later date.
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