Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center Raises the Bar

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The world-class Convention Center continues to improve and enhance the experience for its guests. Raising the bar for convention standards.

Close to Orlando International Airport, the Orange County Convention Center is in the heart of Orlando’s tourism corridor. With a focus on connectivity, it’s directly linked to four hotels with a system of pedestrian bridges and is within walking distance of thousands of hotel guestrooms.

The country’s second-largest convention center, which recently celebrated its 35th anniversary, continues to dazzle clients and guests, boasting 2.1 million square feet of exhibit space and offering 1,100 access points to its wireless network. Walk-ability to more than 42 hotels and 75 world-class restaurants and tourist attractions within a 2-mile radius adds to the center’s appeal.

The next five years are sure to elevate the OCCC into an even more dynamic and sought-after event space. In late 2018, leaders received approvals to move forward with North-South Building Improvements and Expansion project, including the Convention Way Grand Concourse and new Multipurpose Venue. These projects will expand its meeting and exhibit space with more options for clients looking to deliver a top-notch event experience for attendees.

The Convention Way Grand Concourse, an enclosed connection between the North and South concourses, includes additional meeting space and an 80,000-square-foot ballroom with grand entrance to the North-South building along Convention Way.

The new Multipurpose Venue is a 200,000-square-foot, flexible, divisible, column-free space with a combination of retractable and floor seating to accommodate between 18,000-20,000 guests while incorporating connectivity between the North and South concourses.

The OCCC is also in the process of creating Wellness Rooms and Networking Spaces that will be located around campus. A Wellness Room is defined as a dedicated, private space that can be used for nursing mothers, meditation, prayer and more. Each room will be outfitted with a chair and table, ensuring comfort when the space is in use.

A Networking Space, either a formal room or an open gathering space, can be used for informal gatherings and meetings. These areas also provide basic charging and connectivity capabilities.

Dedicated rideshare pick-up and drop-off locations have been established at the OCCC. These locations, easily identifiable using the unique OCCC-developed rideshare logo and banners, make it easier for attendees to know where to go to catch their ride.

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