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Some convention centers are showing signs of life as events return amid the coronavirus pandemic, although most are small-scale gatherings.

Case Study: How AAU Hosted an Indoor Tournament for 10,000 People

In a typical year, the AAU Junior National Volleyball Championships will attract more than 45,000 athletes to two of the largest venues in Orlando, Florida — the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex and the Orange County Convention Center — making it one of the largest youth sports events in the country. But 2020 is no typical year.

OCCC Recovery & Resiliency Update

Through the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have remained resilient and united in the success of the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) and our mission of economic development. Thank you for your continued support as we navigate these unchartered waters.

Together Again Expo: Face-to-Face With the Brave New World of Meetings

In all my years covering conventions, this is one I truly looked forward to, as the Together Again Expo commenced July 24 in the West Concourse of the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.

Orange County Convention Center Hosts Together Again Expo

The Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) welcomed its first trade show under modified operations on July 24, 2020.

Orange County Convention Center Hosts First Trade Show Since March

The meetings industry is slowly getting back to business, with small in-person gatherings already happening across the country. Convention centers are also looking to safely welcome guests back and Orlando's Orange County Convention Center is leading the way.

Convention center leader focused on securing future trade show business

No one has been closer to the complete mayhem caused by Covid-19 in the local convention industry than Mark Tester.

(Mostly) Together Again Expo to Showcase Event Safety Measures

The first meetings industry expo since the pandemic lockdown began takes place on July 24 at the Orange County Convention Center.

3 DMOs on Group Business in the Living-With-COVID-19 World

As event organizers adapt to a digital-only, COVID-19 world this spring, their destination, hotel, and venue partners have been forced to confront the challenges of a worst-case scenario: zero business.

OCCC To Host Together Again Expo, Educating Events Industry On Safety Best Practices

Orange County Convention Center in Orlando is getting back to business safely by welcoming a trade show and conference designed to help the live events industry do the same.
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