Black Meetings and Tourism

September / October 2016

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CENTER OF ATTENTION #1 B M & T ••• September/October 2016 ••• 10 ORANGE COUNTY CONVENTION CENTER Owned and operated by Orange County Government and located in the heart of the area's tourism district, the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) serves as the perfect event destination. Whether you are visiting as a planner, an exhibitor, an attendee or a member of the community, the OCCC is committed to making your experience with them a success. The 7 million-sq. ft. facility, com- prised of the West building; 1,103,538 sq. ft., and the North/South building; 950,282 sq. ft., provide everything a planner needs to offer their client max- imum satisfaction for meetings and conferences. The OCCC is well equipped for events of all sizes, having a total exhibit space of 2,053,820 sq. ft., 232 breakout rooms, 74 meeting rooms totaling 479,190 sq. ft., the 62,182-sq. ft. Valencia B allroom, and Linda W. Chapin Theater seating 2,643 people. The Orange County Convention Center offers many servic- es that will help your meeting or conference move along smoothly and proficiently. Some services include a Business Center comprised of a FedExKinko's, a personalized catering service, restaurants & concessions, Internet, Telecommunication & WiFi: SmartCity as well as audio visual equipment fo r lectures and shows. The OCCC is the exclusive provider of elec- tricity, aerial rigging and lighting, water (fill & drain), natural gas, propane, compressed air and cable TV serv- ices to exhibitors. They offer competitive, simple flat rate pric- ing for all their utility services. All labor is included in their utility prices so there are no surprise on-site labor charges at OCCC! Additionally, all their electrical services are 24-hour power at no additional cost. If you are a planner and want to entertain your attendees while in Orlando, SeaWorld Orlando, Universal Orlando Resort and Walt Disney World Resort are all within a short distance of the convention center. • • • STATS • • • Total Exhibit Space: 2,053,820 sq. ft. Largest Hall: 479,190 sq. ft. Largest Ballroom: 62,182 sq. ft. Number of Meeting Rooms: 74 Telephone: (800) 345-9845 Website:

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