At the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) we are proud to be known as “The Center of Hospitality.” This symbolizes outstanding service to our clients and community, motivating their desire to return and enhancing the community’s reputation for excellence. As a world-class convention facility, we host some of the most dynamic regional, national and international conventions, meetings and trade shows. This allows the Center to fulfill its mission of economic development, ultimately benefitting the Central Florida region.
On average, the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) hosts approximately one million delegates annually, all at no cost to Orange County Citizens. More than 25,500 individuals are employed either directly or indirectly by the activity generated by the OCCC. Additionally, more than 1,000 businesses are impacted by OCCC activity.
The Orange County Convention Center works with each of its clients to ensure that any leftover food or products after an event or show are donated to local schools, hospitals, or other non-profit organizations.
The OCCC assists by facilitating the donation process of reusable goods that help charitable organizations in Orange County and other areas benefit from these materials, excess goods, services, and merchandise.
The implementation of CSR has become widely adopted as more and more companies find tangible value in volunteerism. Many organizations regularly integrate volunteer programs as part of teambuilding activities during corporate meetings, tradeshows and conventions. Attendee’s walk away feeling inspired by the experience, while local community groups gain much needed help and assistance.
The destination offers many diverse opportunities that engage meeting attendees as part of corporate social responsibility initiatives. Options include donation programs, team-building exercises and volunteer projects with a wide range of groups that benefit children, animals, education and numerous other community groups.
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The Orlando Economic Partnership (formerly the Orlando Economic Development Commission) and the Orange County Convention Center collaborate to achieve the common goal of creating high wage jobs and promoting the new business brand, “Orlando. You don’t know the half of it.” The Orlando Economic Partnership is a not-for-profit, public-private partnership that attracts, retains and grows jobs for the region. The Partnership serves Orange, Seminole, Lake and Osceola counties and the City of Orlando. Since its start in 1977, the Partnership, with the support of its community partners, has assisted thousands of companies locate and expand in the four-county Orlando region.
As the closest airport to the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando International (MCO) offers nonstop flights to 81 U.S. and 53 international cities on either full-service domestic and international airlines, low fare carriers or everything in between. Whether one has traveled to MCO previously or is visiting for the first time, we recommend downloading the Orlando MCO app with airport information at your fingertips: including flight status, dining and shopping, and transportation.
The International Drive Resort Area Chamber of Commerce has achieved tremendous goals, making us a leading, proactive force in our community and the tourism industry. We are very proud of the impact we have made on the development and success of our community, as well as the opportunity we give our members to stay informed, network and promote commerce through our many programs, events and activities. It is through working together and the support of our members that we will continue to achieve our mission to “Lead, Unite, Enhance and Represent the International Drive Resort Area, Orlando’s most exciting resort destination.”