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. With more than 25 years of experience in event management and convention center sales, Blanc will oversee the strategic planning and selling of the OCCC as it embarks on its $605 million North-South Building expansion.
Most recently, Blanc was the Director of Sales, Marketing, and Convention Services at the Tampa Convention Center, where he has spent 15 years of his career. He held various positions during his time there including Event Services Supervisor and Senior Events Coordinator. Blanc’s background spans across various top organizations in the industry including The Freeman Companies and GES Expositions, where he was a National Sales Manager for both companies.
“Eric’s expertise and knowledge of the convention industry will be a wonderful asset to the Center,” said OCCC Deputy Director Yulita Osuba. “We are confident that he will provide a fresh perspective as we prepare for one of the largest construction initiatives in the history of the OCCC.”
Blanc graduated from Florida State University with a bachelor’s of science degree in Business - Marketing and holds a certificate from the IAAM Public Assembly Facility Management School at Oglebay.
The OCCC is on the brink of great growth and transformation, with a $605 million Capital Improvement Plan for two Campus Master Plan projects on the horizon. The OCCC will continue to focus its sales strategy to maintain its premier ranking as the second largest convention center in North America, while sustaining business growth and striving for competitive advantage.
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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.