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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.

Orange County Convention Center To Become One of the Largest Venues in the Nation to Receive GBAC STAR™ Accreditation

ORLANDO, Fla. – (May 13, 2020) The Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) has announced its commitment to becoming one of the largest venues in the nation to receive the Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ accreditation on outbreak prevention, response and recovery. Recognized as the gold standard of safe venues, GBAC STAR™ provides third-party validation to ensure the implementation of rigorous protocols in response to biorisk situations.

Orgill Spring Dealer Market at the Orange County Convention Center Supports Local Organizations

ORLANDO, Fla. – (Mar. 26, 2020) More than 22,600 home improvement industry experts from around the globe gathered at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) from Feb. 27-29, 2020 to attend the Orgill Spring Dealer Market, generating an impressive estimated $58 million in economic impact for the Central Florida region.

The Sunshine Classic Tournament Kicks off Volleyball Season at the Orange County Convention Center

ORLANDO, Fla. – (Mar. 19, 2020) The Sunshine Volleyball Classic Tournament, hosted at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC), welcomed more than 12,300 participants across more than 1,000 teams, from Mar. 6-8, 2020. With thousands of attendees in total, the event generated millions for the local economy.

Global Pet Expo Leaves a Lasting Impression on the Central Florida Region

ORLANDO, Fla. – (Mar. 16, 2020) The Global Pet Expo returned to the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) for the 16th year from Feb. 26-28, 2020. With more than 17,000 pet industry professionals in attendance, the show left a lasting impression on the Central Florida region creating an estimated $43.6 million in economic impact and donating pet items and supplies to local organizations.

Orange County Convention Center Recognized For Their Commitment to Sustainability by the U.S. Green Building Council

ORLANDO, Fla. – (Mar. 11, 2020) The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) awarded the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) with the 2020 Rise to the Challenge Award at the USGBC Leadership Awards Ceremony on Mar. 6, 2020, in recognition of the Center’s green building and sustainability practices within the conventions industry and beyond.

PGA Merchandise Show 2020 has a Major Impact on the Central Florida Region

The PGA Merchandise Show returned to the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) for the 35th year from Jan. 21-24, attracting nearly 40,000 golf industry professionals from all corners of the U.S. and more than 80 countries.

Orange County Board of County Commissioners Selects Construction Manager at Risk for Contract Negotiations for the Orange County Convention Center’s North-South Building Expansion

ORLANDO, Fla. – (January 28, 2020) The Orange County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) has selected to move forward on contract negotiations for the Construction Manager at Risk contract for the Orange County Convention Center’s (OCCC) North-South Building expansion with PCL Construction Services, Inc. The BCC ranked Clark/R L Burns, A Joint Venture, as the alternate at the Jan. 28 BCC meeting.
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