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Catch up on the latest news and all of the exciting things happening inside and around the award-winning Orange County Convention Center and the International Drive Convention District.

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Job Changes in the Events Industry

Stay up to date on new positions, promotions and other career changes of your partners and peers in the meetings and events industry.

These cities are taking urban farming to the next level

Another urban farm welcomes all at the Orange County Convention Center. With Center-to-Table Gardens, the convention center is the largest LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified convention center in the world.

Eric Blanc Named Deputy Director of the OCCC

The Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) recently promoted Eric Blanc, Sr., CMP, to Deputy Director. Blanc will oversee the OCCC’s Sales, Marketing, Event Management and Exhibitor Services divisions.

The National Glass Association (NGA) has announced new locations for GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in 2024 and 2025.

In 2024, GlassBuild will be held Monday, September 30 through Wednesday, October 2 in Dallas, Texas at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. In 2025, GlassBuild will be held Tuesday, November 4 through Thursday, November 6 in Orlando, Florida at the Orange County Convention Center.

From amateur competitions to professional events, Florida has something for everyone

With pristine weather and excellent facilities, Florida is a national hub for sports tourism. Sports enthusiasts travel from across the country, and even globally, to experience the excitement of these events firsthand.

MEGACON helps Orange County set tax revenue record, strong summer expected

May set a record for the highest Orange County tax revenue ever collected for that month as fans crowd a large convention.

Orange County Convention Center security staff honored for heroic actions

Five long-time employees serving the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) security division were recognized for their recent heroic actions by the Greater Orlando Chapter of American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) International.

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.


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...
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