The award-winning Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) continues to drive the events industry forward with its world-class facilities and innovative solutions to current challenges.
The Center’s leadership and strength continues to garner industry-wide support and acknowledgment, with Exhibitor Magazine recently recognizing the OCCC as a 2020 Center of Excellence, alongside Northstar Meetings Group honoring the Center with a Gold Stella Award, and ConventionSouth presenting the OCCC with a Readers’ Choice Award.
As home to some of the most esteemed conventions and trade shows across the nation, these highly-regarded industry accolades highlight the OCCC as an industry leader and affirms the Center’s competitiveness and reputation for excellence.
The OCCC continues to navigate these unprecedented times with courage and confidence, allowing its clients, exhibitors and attendees to meet safely today for a stronger tomorrow at The Center of Hospitality.
Orlando Winterfest and Holiday Market | Dec. 3-6, 2020
Pioneered by the same group that brought the Together Again Expo, the OCCC collaborated with Alliance Nationwide Exposition to present the Orlando Winterfest and Holiday Market, a festive marketplace designed to connect local businesses and consumers in a safe and valuable way this holiday season.
Hosted at the OCCC from Dec. 3-6, the event was an enormous success, safely hosting thousands of attendees and demonstrating a path forward for the safe future of live consumer events.
AKC National Championship Presented by Royal Canin | Dec. 8-13, 2020
Returning to the OCCC for their 10th year, the American Kennel Club (AKC) National Championship presented by Royal Canin celebrated its 20th anniversary from Dec. 8-13 at the Center.
Olympia Fitness and Performance Weekend | Dec. 15-19, 2020
Recognizing the OCCC’s extended commitment to meeting safety, planners of the Mr. Olympia fitness competition recently announced plans to relocate the renowned bodybuilding event to The Center of Hospitality from Dec. 15-19, 2020.
Central Florida International Auto Show | Dec. 18-20, 2020
Calling the OCCC home for more than 35 years, the 2020 Central Florida International Auto Show will take place from Dec. 18-20, and will be the first nationwide auto show hosted since the onset of the pandemic.
Surf Expo | Jan. 6-8, 2021
With a legacy spanning more than three decades, the Surf Expo is moving forward at the OCCC from Jan. 6-8, following Emerald’s recent success in hosting its first live event under modified operations.
MAGIC Pop Up Orlando by Informa Markets Fashion | Feb. 9-11, 2021
The first-ever MAGIC Pop Up Orlando by Informa Markets Fashion is set to take place Feb. 9-11 at the OCCC. This limited capacity event will showcase women’s trend and contemporary apparel, accessories, and footwear, as well as select menswear brands, and will draw a US-based audience of big-box, online, specialty, and boutique retail buyers.
Moving forward, The Center of Hospitality continues to make enormous strides in defining the future of live events, so we can continue to meet safely today for a stronger tomorrow.