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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.

Orlando Pioneers New, Personalized Medical Concierge Program for Convention Events

ORLANDO, Fla. (July 9, 2020) – The country’s leading meetings and convention destination, Orlando, announced a collaboration between the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC), Visit Orlando and premier healthcare system Orlando Health, to launch a new program that will provide added reassurance for health and safety of convention groups. The new program provides personalized medical services and resources to all meetings and convention groups holding events at the OCCC through 2020.

The Orange County Convention Center Welcomes the Together Again Expo

ORLANDO, Fla. – (June 15, 2020) Alliance Nationwide Exposition, in collaboration with the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC), will host the Together Again Expo on July 24, 2020 at the OCCC. This industry event is designed to provide a forum on how live events can safely move forward and get back to business as Florida enters Phase 2 of the COVID-19 recovery.

Orange County Convention Center Presents Recovery and Resiliency Plans to Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force

ORLANDO, Fla. – (June 3, 2020) The Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) presented its Recovery and Resiliency Plan to the Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force on June 3, 2020, focusing on its three-pronged strategy to safeguard clients, attendees and employees.

Orange County Convention Center and the Amateur Athletic Union Postpone Volleyball Championships

ORLANDO, Fla. (May 15, 2020) - Upon further conversation, and taking into consideration the ongoing findings of the Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force, the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) and the Amateur Athletic Union of the United States, Inc. (AAU) have mutually postponed the 47th AAU Junior National Volleyball Championships to a later date.

Orange County Convention Center To Become One of the Largest Venues in the Nation to Receive GBAC STAR™ Accreditation

ORLANDO, Fla. – (May 13, 2020) The Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) has announced its commitment to becoming one of the largest venues in the nation to receive the Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ accreditation on outbreak prevention, response and recovery. Recognized as the gold standard of safe venues, GBAC STAR™ provides third-party validation to ensure the implementation of rigorous protocols in response to biorisk situations.

Orgill Spring Dealer Market at the Orange County Convention Center Supports Local Organizations

ORLANDO, Fla. – (Mar. 26, 2020) More than 22,600 home improvement industry experts from around the globe gathered at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) from Feb. 27-29, 2020 to attend the Orgill Spring Dealer Market, generating an impressive estimated $58 million in economic impact for the Central Florida region.

The Sunshine Classic Tournament Kicks off Volleyball Season at the Orange County Convention Center

ORLANDO, Fla. – (Mar. 19, 2020) The Sunshine Volleyball Classic Tournament, hosted at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC), welcomed more than 12,300 participants across more than 1,000 teams, from Mar. 6-8, 2020. With thousands of attendees in total, the event generated millions for the local economy.

Global Pet Expo Leaves a Lasting Impression on the Central Florida Region

ORLANDO, Fla. – (Mar. 16, 2020) The Global Pet Expo returned to the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) for the 16th year from Feb. 26-28, 2020. With more than 17,000 pet industry professionals in attendance, the show left a lasting impression on the Central Florida region creating an estimated $43.6 million in economic impact and donating pet items and supplies to local organizations.
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