ORLANDO, Fla. – (Dec. 20, 2019) The Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) received silver honors in the Best Southeast US Convention Center category for Prevue Meeting & Incentives Magazine’s 2019 Visionary Awards.
The awards are given annually to acknowledge the forward-thinking destinations, hotels and resorts, cruise lines, CVBs/DMOs, convention centers and airlines of the industry. This is the 8th annual Visionary Awards presented by Prevue Meeting & Incentives Magazine, and the OCCC was previously recognized in 2018.
Prevue’s readers and esteemed Advisory Board vote for their favorite to determine the winners in each category. Prevue allows readers and the Advisory Board to choose who they want to name within each category, and are in complete control of who they decide to nominate for these annual awards. Voting for the Visionary Awards was held online from July-August 2019.
“We are on the brink of great growth and innovation at the OCCC and are honored to be recognized by Prevue,” said OCCC Deputy Director Yulita Osuba. “With the North-South Building expansion on the horizon, we will sharpen our competitive edge, create more space and greater flexibility for clients and continue to foster innovation in the meetings and incentives industry.”
The OCCC’s North-South Building expansion will include the Convention Way Grand Concourse and the Multipurpose Venue to bring total exhibit space to 2.3 million square feet.
The Multipurpose Venue brings an additional 200,000 square feet of contiguous exhibit space in the South Building. Overall, the South Building will have a total of 675,141 square feet of exhibit space for a grand total of 1.15 million square feet of exhibit space in the North-South Building. The Multipurpose Venue will also incorporate connectivity between the North and South concourses. The Convention Way Grand Concourse expansion includes an additional 60,000 square feet of meeting space and an 80,000-square-foot ballroom along with a new entry to the North-South Building along Convention Way.
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About the Orange County Convention Center
The Orange County Convention Center is the second-largest convention facility in North America and provides approximately $3 billion in economic impact to Central Florida annually. In recent years, the Convention Center has averaged nearly 200 events, including 115 conventions and tradeshows that attract more than 1.5 million attendees to the region each year. For more information about the Orange County Convention Center, visit www.occc.net.
About Prevue Meeting & Incentives Magazine
Worth International Media Group, publisher of Prevue magazine, has 50 years of destination publication experience, including custom content and the industry’s leading brand for travel agents, Recommend magazine. For more information, visit www.prevuemeetings.com.