ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) is harnessing the momentum of past successes by launching its new campaign, “Business Better than Usual,” with a video featuring employees and its expansive 400-acre campus.
The OCCC has welcomed 130 conventions, trade shows, meetings, and consumer and sporting events from July 2020 through Oct. 1, 2021.
No other convention center in North America has hosted this number of events in that period. OCCC officials attribute this achievement to a three-prong strategy involving GBAC STAR reaccreditation, its Recovery and Resiliency Guidelines, a collaboration with Orange County Health Services and the Florida Department of Health, and a concierge program with Orlando Health. Many of these components supported the OCCC’s 2020-2021 fiscal year campaign, Meeting Safely Today for a Stronger Tomorrow, which ended on Sept. 30, 2021.
Looking ahead to the next fiscal year, center officials are expecting to host 125 events, welcoming approximately 1.5 million attendees and $3.1 billion in economic impact from Oct. 1, 2021 to Sept. 30, 2022.