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Orlando execs praise return of live technology show I/ITSEC after pandemic pause

For 15 years, Waymon Armstrong took an old friend to lunch in Orlando during the annual Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference, commonly known as I/ITSEC.

‘Immersive Van Gogh’ in Orlando: Your questions answered | Review

At long last, the wait is over and “Immersive Van Gogh” is in Orlando. The much-anticipated projection-style experience celebrating the great artist kept Central Florida waiting with a monthlong delay and kept us guessing about the mystery location. The show opened Thanksgiving weekend, and I stopped by to check it out.

AKC National Championship back in December with thousands of dogs

What do 141 golden retrievers, 130 Australian shepherds, 89 Labrador retrievers, 94 dachshunds, 67 whippets and 1,395 puppies have in common? They can all be found at the Orange County Convention Center in December as the American Kennel Club brings its huge national dog show to Orlando.

PCMA | Growing Appetite for Local Ingredients on Event Menus

Event venues are reporting a renewed interest in where a venue’s food comes from — and the closer it is to the kitchen, the better.

IAAPA: Attractions industry reunites, looks past pandemic Digital Edition

The IAAPA Expo is gearing up in Orlando after a two-year absence prompted by the pandemic.

GSX and Minexpo Demonstrate Resilience, Exceed Expectations

In-person trade shows are continuing to make a comeback, filling a face-to-face business and knowledge gap for the industries they serve that digital-only events just can’t duplicate. Here are two major events that pulled off safe and successful iterations recently.

Orange County Convention Center is Doing Business Better Than Usual

Because of COVID-19 and the pandemic shutdowns, this is definitely a new era for tradeshows and conventions. Despite the challenges, the Orange County Convention Center continues to lead the way in hosting safe events again through their new fiscal year campaign, Business Better than Usual.

Orange County Convention Center Launches Business Better than Usual Campaign with Inspiring Employee-Focused Video

ORLANDO, Fla. – As North America’s premier location for safe in-person events, tradeshows and conventions, the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) is harnessing the momentum of past successes by launching its new campaign, Business Better than Usual with an inspiring video featuring OCCC employees and its safe and expansive 400-acre campus.

OCCC Proves its Community Dedication

The Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) continues to demonstrate its dedication to the local community by giving back and supporting local organizations. The General Council of the Assemblies of God USA recently hosted its bi-annual meeting in Orlando welcoming an estimated 19,000 attendees with an estimated economic impact of $48.9 million. The group graciously donated 39 bookcases to the Center, 14 of which were donated to Orange County’s Great Oaks Village.

Ace Retailers Grateful To Be Back In-Person for Fall 2021 Convention

For the first time in over 18 months, Ace Hardware retailers from around the country came together in-person for the Fall 2021 Ace Hardware Convention. The convention was held Sept. 21-23 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. After holding its Spring 2020, Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 conventions online, being in-person was a welcome change.
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