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Nurse Practitioners Gather in Orlando for the 2022 AANP National Conference, June 21-26

Today, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) national conference opens in Orlando, Florida, where nurse practitioners (NPs) will engage in more than 350 live and 80 on-demand sessions, as well as networking events designed to inspire NPs and advance high-quality health care nationwide. The 2022 convening will enrich NP knowledge and clinical excellence in such topics as the treatment of obesity in primary care and the delivery of virtual neurology care, while celebrating the pr...

Chef James "Chef K" Katurakes @ OCCC | Recipe: Florida Shrimp Pad Thai

In today's Chef's Kitchen is a Pad Thai unlike you've ever had before. It feels lighter – thanks to Florida flavors.

GLOBAL PET EXPO RETRIEVES A SUCCESSFUL FACE-TO-FACE EDITION

The pet industry’s premier trade show and conference for pet retailers, product manufacturers, importers and thought leaders recently converged in Orlando, Fla., to celebrate a triumphant return to live and in-person events. Hosted by the American Pet Products Association (APPA) and Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA), the 18th annual Global Pet Expo took over the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) March 23-25, attracting more than 5,400 buyers, 722 exhibitors and a fair share of a...

All Set: Volleyball Seems to Be Everywhere in Central Florida

There isn’t an official moment in time when volleyball became a big deal. More like continual drops in the bucket. And now comes the proverbial flood. Here, there and everywhere, there is volleyball. And Central Florida is at the epicenter.

OCCC, trade show organizers donate $13,000 in furniture to Habitat for Humanity

ORLANDO, Fla. — As the largest in-person trade show hosted at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) since the onset of the pandemic, Design and Construction Week, held Feb. 8-10, 2022, left a lasting impact on a local non-profit agency.

ORANGE COUNTY CONVENTION CENTER HELPS DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION WEEK MAKE IMPACTFUL DONATIONS TO SUPPORT AFFORDABLE HOUSING

There is no doubt that when an event goes the extra mile to make a positive difference in its host community, the impacts can be incredibly meaningful. Case in point: the 9th annual Design & Construction Week (DCW), held at the Orange County Convention Center Feb. 8-10, which generously donated $13,300 in leftover kitchen, bathroom, living room and outdoor items to an Orlando-area nonprofit with support from the venue’s sustainability coordinator.

Orange County CC Supports Affordable Housing Donations from Design and Construction Week

Source: Orange County Convention Center; Published by: Exhibit City News staff As the largest in-person tradeshow hosted at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) since the onset of the pandemic, Design and Construction Week, held February 8 – 10, left a lasting impact on a local non-profit agency.

ORANGE COUNTY CONVENTION CENTER HELPS DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION WEEK MAKE IMPACTFUL DONATIONS TO SUPPORT AFFORDABLE HOUSING

There is no doubt that when a trade show goes the extra mile to make a positive difference in its host community, the impacts can be incredibly meaningful. Case in point: the 9th annual Design & Construction Week (DCW), held at the Orange County Convention Center Feb. 8-10, which generously donated $13,300 in leftover kitchen, bathroom, living room and outdoor items to an Orlando-area nonprofit with support from the venue’s sustainability coordinator.

Global Pet Expo Fetches Strong Event Turnout

ORLANDO, Fla.– The importance of having a Kitty or Fido in people’s lives was pronounced during the pandemic, when more than 23 million American households — nearly 1 in 5 nationwide — adopted a pet, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). That same enthusiasm greeted the return of the pet industry’s Global Pet Expo, held this March 23-25 at the Orange County Convention Center, in Orlando, Fla.

Chef Q&A: Chef K, Orange County Convention Center

James Katurakes, known as Chef K, is the Executive Chef at the Orange County Convention Center. He is classically trained by some of the world’s best chefs and consistently cooks for large events, which is no small feat (pun intended!).
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