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 July 31, 2012
Orange County Convention Center To Host 11,000 Meeting Planners At Industry Events In Coming Years

 The Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) will be host to four industry events in the coming year(s). The OCCC and Visit Orlando sales teams attract additional business by being actively involved in many industry organizations as members, sponsors and attendees.

The Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Association (HCEA) 2012 Annual Meeting, the 2012 International Association of Exhibitions & Events Expo! Expo!, The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) Convening Leaders 2013 Annual Meeting and the 2014 and 2016 Americas Incentive Business Travel & Meetings will meet at the convention center bringing more than 11,000 meeting planners to the destination.

"We are proud to be the host city and center for these meeting industry events," said Kathie Canning, general manager, Orange County Convention Center. "These events bring together meeting planners & organizers from the biggest & brightest shows in the industry. These four events alone will bring meeting planners to our market and the potential for massive amounts of business to the Center and the destination."

"Hosting events like this gives us the opportunity for meeting professionals and leaders in our industry to experience the destination first-hand," said Tammi Runzler, senior vice president of convention sales for Visit Orlando. "It also gives us the opportunity to target these associations and groups for future meetings that they are producing and gives us a distinct advantage when they are considering next meeting or convention."

The Orange County Convention Center

The Orange County Convention Center is the second largest convention facility in America. Each year OCCC attracts more than 200 events to the Central Florida area. As a result, roughly 1.4 million attendees contribute approximately $2.1 billion to the area's economy each year.