Meetings and Conventions at Mohegan Sun

As event professionals and destinations adjust,  adapt and evolve in these uncharted waters,  it is imperative that substantial resources be put in place for all of the people responsible for planning and executing tradeshows and expositions.   At Mohegan Sun we have built an industry-leading COVID-19 Resource Center,  with a combination of pictures from recent successful events held since our reopening on June 1st, 2020 along with several easy to share,  downloadable documents such as our Operational Framework:

Microsoft Word - Mohegan Sun’s COVID-19 Safety Framework for Meetings & Events as of March 15, 2021

We’ve Got the Safety Resources You Need

The backbone of any Tradeshow or meeting-specific safety protocol starts with the overall safety plan.Convention centers,  resorts and hotels are incredibly expansive;  so,  the logistics of closing and reopening effectively are a major undertaking with a myriad of considerations.  And that’s where Mohegan Sun’s Tribal Resources come in.  Located on the Mohegan Reservation,  we have access to the resources of the Tribal Government, which includes an established health department.  Here,   we are able to utilize the knowledge and guidance of our health department,  which has worked in conjunction with state & federal health organizations throughout these unprecedented times, in establishing our safety guidelines and protocols.



Flexibility is the Key

At Mohegan Sun,  our 10,000-seat Arena regularly hosts global acts from Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z to Bruce Springsteen and Dave Matthews Band,  not to mention various professional and college sporting events.  This high-profile venue had been closed to the public, with full capacity concerts returning in late July, 2021; however, the facility did not sit empty. In July, 2020 it  began operating as a 'bubble' residency for both Bellator MMA and SHOWTIME Boxing for each promoter's string of nationally televised fights.  The original timeframe of the residency was from mid-July through late September, 2020.

The ViacomCBS team has been so pleased with our facility's safety protocols that they have extended the residency into August, 2021.   The successful execution of these residencies has allowed us to attract incredible opportunities in both entertainment and meetings & conventions capacities and it has also allowed us to boost our public relations and marketing messaging by informing our audience of our impressive capabilities.  The key is to be flexible and to adapt when forces largely out of our control are presented.


We’re Here For You

As your partner in meetings and events we are doing everything we can to ensure the safety of our team members and guests.  As we work to accommodate these new needs with global travel restrictions and extra attention to prevention, we too understand that the show must go on, with some changes to our typical procedures.  We are here to assist you, to keep your meeting & event objectives, and ensure the success of your shows.  Our world during this time is constantly evolving. As it evolves, we will adjust our framework as we move forward.  We are in this together, navigating the future of tradeshows, meetings and events.

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Overview: The award-winning Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) goes the extra mile to make every day extraordinary by offering customer service excellence and industry-leading partnerships. From their dedicated in-house Rigging team to their robust Exhibitor Services, The Center of Hospitality brings your imagination to life by helping you host unforgettable meetings and events. With more than 2 million square feet of exhibit space, world-class services and a dream destination, we are committed to making even the most ambitious conventions a reality. In October 2023, the Orange County Board of County Commissioners voted to approve allocating Tourist Development Tax funding for the $560 million Phase 5A completion of the OCCC. The Convention Way Grand Concourse project will include enhancements to the North-South Building, featuring an additional 60,000 square feet of meeting space, an 80,000- square-foot ballroom and new entry to the North-South Building along Convention Way. “We are thrilled to begin work on completing our North-South Building which will allow us to meet the growing needs of our clients,” said OCCC Executive Director Mark Tester. “As an economic driver for the community, this project will provide the Center with connectivity and meeting space to host more events and continue to infuse the local economy with new money and expanding business opportunities.” Amenities: The Center of Hospitality goes above and beyond by offering world-class customer service and industry-leading partnerships. From the largest convention center Wi-Fi network to custom LAN/WAN design, the Center takes pride in enhancing exhibitor and customer experience.  The OCCC is the exclusive provider of electricity (24-hour power at no additional cost), aerial rigging and lighting, water, natural gas and propane, compressed air, and cable TV services. Convenience The Center is at the epicenter of the destination, with an abundance of hotels, restaurants, and attractions within walking distance. Pedestrian bridges connect both buildings to more than 5,200 rooms and is within a 15-minute drive from the Orlando International Airport. The convenience of the location goes hand-in-hand with top notch service to help meet an event’s every need. Gold Key Members The OCCC’s Gold Key Members represent the best of the best when it comes to exceptional service and exclusive benefits for clients, exhibitors and guests. The Center’s Gold Key memberships with Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld Orlando and Walt Disney World greatly enhance meeting planner and attendee experiences offering world-renowned venues, immersive experiences and creative resources for their events. OCCC Events: This fiscal year, the OCCC is projected to host 168 events, 1.7 million attendees, and $2.9 billion in economic impact.  The Center’s top five events during their 2022-2023 fiscal year included:  AAU Jr. National Volleyball Championships 2023 200,000 Attendees $257 Million in Economic Impact MEGACON 2023 160,000 Attendees $205 Million in Economic Impact Open Championship Series 2023 69,500 Attendees $89 Million in Economic Impact Sunshine Classic 2023 42,000 Attendees $54 Million in Economic Impact Premiere Orlando 2023 42,000 Attendees $108 Million in Economic Impact