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The award-winning Orange County Convention Center is the second largest convention facility in the nation. Catch up on the latest news and all of the exciting things happening inside and around the center and the International Drive Convention District.

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Invest: Orlando 2020

Orange County Convention Center delivers economic value in a variety of ways.

‘The Bubble’ Will Leave a Legacy Long After Final Scores Are In

As COVID-19 ravaged amateur and professional sports throughout the world in the summer of 2020, Central Florida once again found a magical secret sauce to become an international destination.

How Top Meetings Destinations Are Handling the Pandemic and Preparing for Recovery

Venues in Chicago, Las Vegas, New York City, Orlando, and Washington, D.C., have established coronavirus protocols and developed new programs to welcome groups back to town.

Orlando Meetings Leaders Share Some Positive Signs of Recovery

Worldwide, it has been a rough road for everyone in the hospitality industry. And few places have felt it as strongly as in Orlando, where one in three jobs is tied to tourism.

Personal Reflections from the Pandemic Front Lines

Most of the coverage of COVID's impact on the trade show and events industry has focused on the tangible: statistics, sanitization protocols, CDC regulations. But behind every canceled show and exhibitor put on hold are the emotional tales of real people.

Coming Clean

Someday, we’ll be able to look back on the pandemic with 2020 hindsight. Until then, meeting planners, convention centers, and hotel sales and marketing teams are looking to establish a baseline for the “new normal,” the standards by which meetings and incentives can go forward safely.

OCCC Hosts the Together Again Expo

The Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando, FL., hosted the Together Again Expo on July 24 in collaboration with Alliance Nationwide Exposition, a trade show contractor for managing hotel-based events.

Meetings Are Still Happening Around the Country. Here’s What They Look Like.

Several large, high-profile conferences—as well as smaller meetings and events—have taken place recently with intense safety measures in place.

How Event Planners Are Successfully Holding In-Person Meetings Right Now

Large, in-person events are starting to come back, with groups of more than 1,000 people gathering in Florida and Indiana.

Destination Spotlight | Orlando

Recently, Orlando announced a wide-ranging new medical concierge program for meeting and convention groups. The program, a collaboration between the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC), Visit Orlando and Orlando Health, a local health care system, is aimed at reassuring those who organize and attend conventions in the city.
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