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Orange County Convention Center to Host First Auto Show Since Start of COVID-19 Pandemic

ORLANDO (November 20, 2020) – The 2021-model Central Florida International Auto Show is confirmed to take place Friday, December 18 through Sunday, December 20, 2020. Hosted at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC), the show will feature enhanced health and safety precautionary measures to protect attendees, vendors, employees and the surrounding community throughout the duration of the event.

Orange County Convention Center Launches New Innovative Virtual Executive Studio

ORLANDO, Fla. – (November 12, 2020) The Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) has announced the launch of its new state-of-the-art digital broadcast center for hybrid conventions and tradeshows, the OCCC Executive Studio.

Orange County Convention Center Recognized as Best Southeastern Convention Center by Northstar Meetings Group

ORLANDO, Fla. – (Nov. 06, 2020) Northstar Meetings Group has recognized the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) as a 2020 Gold Stella Award winner, acknowledging its status as the best convention center in the Southeastern U.S.

Orange County Convention Center to Host Orlando Winterfest and Holiday Market

ORLANDO, Fla. – (November 4, 2020) Alliance Nationwide Exposition is launching the Orlando Winterfest and Holiday Market at the Orange County Convention Center in partnership with International Drive Business Improvement District and iHeartMedia. The Orlando Winterfest opens Thursday, Dec. 3 and runs through Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020.

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.
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