The Center of Global Business Innovation: Orlando’s Convention District

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Behind the magic, there’s a bustling network of technology and advancement.

Orlando’s magic spans beyond theme parks. The destination of dreams is also a thriving metropolis, attracting some of the world’s greatest thinkers and creators. America’s number one vacation destination is also the leader in meetings.

So what exactly is it that makes Orlando a world-class hub for business and technology? Get to know the epicenter of innovation and how it’s primed to make your next business event one to remember.

World-Class Talent

Diversity and collaboration drive innovation, and there’s no shortage of either in Orlando. The city’s entrepreneurial culture and booming technology and medical communities attract the world’s top talent. Ranking number one in the U.S. for job and population growth in 2015, and home to the University of Central Florida—one of the country’s largest universities—there’s an endless supply of new imaginations.

Innovative Industry Shows

With easy access to the airport and an abundance of accommodation options, Orlando can handle groups of all sizes. Its accessibility has drawn some of the world’s most prominent trade shows and conferences, creating a hub for discovery and collaboration. The NPE: The Plastics Show has committed to holding their event in Orlando through 2027, bringing in 60,000 attendees every three years. And InfoComm saw more than 40,000 visitors during its June 2019 event.

Breathtaking Venue

As the country’s second-largest, the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) comes in at 2.1 million square feet of exhibit space with more to come in 2023. Boasting ample connectivity, extraordinary conference rooms, more than 150 meetings hotels and five retail/dining/entertainment complexes (complete with a hydroponic garden for locally sourced ingredients), it’s the perfect place to set up shop for any business event.

Learn more about the innovation and technological advancement happening in Orlando while you explore more of the city’s business side.