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 Orange County Convention Center Celebrates 2020 ConventionSouth Readers’ Choice Award

Orange County Convention Center Celebrates 2020 ConventionSouth Readers’ Choice Award

ORLANDO, Fla. – (Dec. 11, 2020) ConventionSouth - the leading U.S. Southern meetings industry publication – has honored the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) with a 2020 Readers’ Choice Award, signifying its status as a premier southern meeting venue.

Identified as one of sixty winners in the entire state of Florida across convention and visitors bureaus (CVBs), hotels and meeting venues, the award’s rigorous nomination and selection process garnered record-breaking engagement and participation, attracting more than 3,000 nominations and 8,000 votes from industry professionals, peers and fans.

“We are honored to be a recipient of the 2020 Convention South Readers’ Choice Awards,” said OCCC Executive Director Mark Tester. “This recognition is a testament to the Center’s continued success and prominence as an industry leader, particularly throughout these unprecedented times.”

First established in 2001, this annual award invites meeting professionals to acknowledge venues for exemplary service and excellence. Marking the OCCC’s ninth acknowledgment, this year’s recognition not only demonstrates the OCCC’s established reputation for success, but its pioneering leadership in the face of current circumstances.

“ConventionSouth readers and fans have voted to decide the best meeting sites in the South, and it is no surprise to us that the OCCC has been selected to receive our Readers’ Choice Award,” said Convention South Associate Editor Ashleigh Osborne. “The value in receiving this prestigious recognition is that it comes from the United States’ top meeting professionals who hold events in the south. These planners demand the highest level of customer service and quality facilities, and they have contributed in determines that the OCCC indeed displays the commitment to professionalism, creativity and service that they require.”

ConventionSouth will feature the OCCC alongside fellow award-winners in its December annual awards issue, providing key meeting planner insight and peer-to-peer advice for readers.


About the Orange County Convention Center

The award-winning Orange County Convention Center 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 trade shows that attract more than 1.5 million attendees to the region each year. For more information about the Orange County Convention Center, visit

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