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Orange County Convention Center Receives GBAC STAR Accreditation

The Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) is one of the largest venues in the nation to receive the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR accreditation on outbreak prevention, response and recovery.

OCCC to Provide Novel Medical Concierge Services for Novel Coronavirus-Era Events

The economic fallout from COVID-19 and the resulting cascade of rescheduled and cancelled conventions and trade shows may have slowed the Center of Hospitality down in 2020, but the OCCC is working on new safety and hygiene initiatives to protect attendees and trade shows going forward.

Convention Centers in Florida, Louisiana and Kansas Latest to Receive GBAC Star Accreditation

A new certificate program from the Global BioRisk Advisory Council, a division of the worldwide cleaning industry association ISSA, could help the meetings industry rebound from the coronavirus crisis, and enable large face-to-face events to resume safely when the time is right.

Orlando Pioneers New, Personalized Medical Concierge Program for Convention Events

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.

Hard Rock Stadium, STAPLES Center, Orange County Convention Center & Overland Park Convention Center Celebrate GBAC STAR™ Facility Accreditation

NORTHBROOK, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, and Overland Park Convention Center in Overland Park, Kan., are the latest facilities to secure GBAC STAR™ facility accreditation from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a Division of ISSA.

4 More Venues Earn STAR Certification for Facility Preparedness

The Orange County Convention Center in Orlando and the Overland Park Convention Center in Overland Park, Kansas, are the latest convention centers to earn the Global Biorisk Advisory Council STAR certification.

Together Again Expo to Debut Best Practices

Exhibit City July/August 2020 edition.

Focus on Orlando: a Q+A with OCCC Executive Director Mark Tester

A Q+A with Orange County Convention Center Executive Director Mark Tester on the COVID-19 impact on operations at the OCCC, and plans to move forward.

Orlando's Tourism Industry Looks to Bounce Back from Pandemic

Tourism - which is so critical to Central Florida's economy - has taken a serious hit during the quarantine, but there is finally hope on the horizon.

OCCC looking to bring industry “together again” in July

ORLANDO, Fla. – Alliance Nationwide Exposition, in collaboration with the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) will host the Together Again Expo on July 24.
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