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PGA Show is back in Orlando and its importance is evident

The PGA Show is an amazing thing to see. While it is only for industry professionals, everyone who loves golf would also love a glimpse at everything in the game in one place, at one time. This explains why we give you a glimpse inside the walls of the Orange County Convention Center, host facility in Orlando, Florida, during “Golf Today,” from Tuesday to Friday.

Positivity Prevails at PCMA Convening Leaders 2022

While it may have been tempting to sit out an in-person show at the start of this year due to concerns about the Omicron variant, attendees and exhibitors of Convening Leaders 2022 (CL22) stayed the course, just as Sherrif Karamat, president and CEO of the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA), urged in a statement the week before the event.

Orlando among world's best spots for conventions, says industry report

Orlando is one of the best conventions cities in the world, according to Northstar Meetings Group's convention cities index.

Miss Earth USA Delegates Remove 400 Pounds of Trash from Orlando Parks

Miss Earth USA and their state delegates from coast to coast show they are more than beauty; they are beauties for a cause. This week, sixty-two delegates from the pageant’s Miss and Mrs. divisions participated in a local Community Service Day Project, cleaning up and removing 215 pounds of litter from Park of The Americas, and 185 pounds from Demetree Park, for 400 pounds of total collected debris. Their work ensures that the collected litter will be disposed of properly rather than ending up ...


Grand Slam Events is gearing up to launch a new all-inclusive pizza industry event designed to better serve the East Coast and Southern regions of the U.S.: The Pizza Tomorrow Summit. Set to debut Nov. 9-10, 2022 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., the new trade show and conference for the growing and ever-changing pizza industry will be a full-service event bringing together pizza operators, new companies, suppliers, products and initiatives along with a cutting-edge educat...

CES still on, Davos postponed: Conventions industry rebound in doubt amid omicron

The $100 billion conferences and events industry in the U.S. is on edge amid the recent surge in Covid cases

Metro Orlando slated for more than 135 conventions in 2022

The return of convention business to Orlando during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic may be slower than businesses would like to see, but there are net gains helping the recovery.

AKC National Championship: Thousands of dogs and owners in Orlando this weekend

The largest dog show in North America returns to Orange County Convention Center this weekend, bringing with it thousands of dogs and their handlers.

EXHIBITOR Magazine Recognizes Seven Award-Winning Convention Centers

Earlier this year, Exhibitor Media Group, which produces both EXHIBITOR magazine and Find It – Marketplace, the buyer’s guide to trade show products and services, announced the 30 venues that qualified for its third annual Centers of Excellence list, which recognizes North America’s best convention centers for trade shows and events. Small, medium, and large convention centers located anywhere in North America were invited to apply, and entrants were evaluated using an objective algorithm wei...


Following an incredibly challenging time for the $55 billion global attractions industry, IAAPA Expo 2021, the industry’s premier event, recently reconvened for the first time since 2019. Held Nov. 15-19 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., the festive trade show and conference opened its doors to more than 28,000 global attractions industry professionals seeking to network, learn and buy.
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