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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.

ORANGE COUNTY CONVENTION CENTER AND VISIT ORLANDO HEADLINES MAIN STAGE AT PCMA'S 2020 CONVENING LEADERS

Visit Orlando and the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) and took the main stage at PCMA’s 2020 Convening Leaders during the first week of January in San Francisco, Calif. The event attracted more than 5,000 attendees from around the world.

The Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference Continues to Enjoy Great Success at the Orange County Convention Center

Orlando, FL – (Jan. 13, 2020) More than 17,000 industry professionals from around the globe gathered at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) from Dec. 2-5, to attend the 2019 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC), presented by the National Training and Simulation Association (NTSA), an affiliate of the National Defense Industrial Association.

Mayor Jerry L. Demings Announces Executive Director to Lead Orange County Convention Center

Orange County, FL – Mayor Jerry L. Demings is pleased to announce the selection of Mark Tester as the Orange County Convention Center’s (OCCC) new Executive Director. He will be responsible for overall operations, planning, marketing and all activities at the OCCC, while ensuring its positive economic impact for the community.

Orange County Convention Center Welcomes DEMA Show 2019 for the 12th Time

Orlando, FL – (Dec. 26, 2019) The Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) welcomed DEMA Show 2019, hosted by the Diving Equipment and Marketing Association (DEMA) for the 12th time, from Nov. 13-16, 2019.

Orange County Convention Center Announces New Assistant Director of Sales

ORLANDO, FL (Dec. 23, 2019) – The Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) continues its strategic growth of its organizational structure by announcing Eric Blanc, Sr., CMP as its Assistant Director of Sales.
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