What You Need to Know to Plan a Corporate Event at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL

The Orange County Convention Center opened in 1983 as a 325,000-square-foot facility. Today it’s grown to cover more than 7 million square feet of exhibition and event space. With dozens of meeting rooms, ballrooms, and other spaces, it’s a versatile venue that can meet the needs of any event, large or small.

This supersized Florida event venue is home to a wide range of events, including:

  • InfoComm
  • Surf Expo
  • Global Pet Expo
  • The PGA Merchandise Show
  • Florida Wedding Expo
  • Orlando Boat Show

Location and Contact Information

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The Orange County Convention Center is on Universal Boulevard in Orlando, Florida. It is the hub of the convention district, which comprises the event venue and surrounding hotels and attractions.

Street address: 9400 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, Florida 32819

Administrative office: (407) 685-9800 OR 1-800-345-9845

Sales and booking: https://www.occc.net/Planner-Book-an-Event

Event services: https://www.occc.net/Planner-Service-Partners

For comprehensive venue information, see the official Event Planning Guide.

Booking Information for the OCCC

For most events, it’s best to book at least 12 to 18 months in advance to ensure you can secure an event space that fits all your requirements. The venue’s event management team typically begins working with event clients to start the planning process 12 months ahead of time.

For more information, contact the sales team at 1-800-945-3845 or sales@occc.net.

To submit a request for proposal, click here.

Event Planning Timeline

Rooms and Spaces

orange county convention center

The Orange County Convention Center boasts a massive 7 million square feet, including 4 million in the West Building and 3 million in the North-South Building. There’s over 2 million square feet of exhibition space, 70 meeting rooms, and 226 breakout rooms giving you a variety of floor plans to choose from.

West Building

  • Ground floor: Registration concourse
  • Second floor: Exhibit halls, totaling 1,104,940 square feet
  • Third floor: Chapin Theater, seating 2,643 people
  • Fourth floor: Valencia Ballroom, a 62,182-square-foot multipurpose space
  • And: 45 meeting rooms, 132 breakout spaces, a business center, 3 food courts, and a full-service restaurant

North-South Building

  • Ground floor: Exhibit halls totaling 950,282 square feet
  • Second floor: Registration area, meeting rooms, and outdoor function space
  • Third floor: Meeting rooms and breakout spaces
  • And: 24 meeting rooms, 94 breakout spaces, 2 business centers, 4 food courts, and 2 full-service restaurants

Event Types at the Orange County Convention Center

No event is too big or too unusual for this huge meeting destination. With its extensive array of amenities and services, the Orange County Convention Center is equipped for any kind of event. It hosts trade shows and exhibitions on a regular basis, along with conventions and conferences.

Exclusive and Preferred Vendors and Services

  • Event Catering: Exclusively provided by Centerplate
  • Business Center: Services exclusively provided by FedEx® Office.
  • Telecom and Wi-Fi: Exclusively provided by Smart City Networks®
  • Digital Signage: Exclusively provided by Xpodigital.
  • Audio/Visual: Preferred provider is LMG
  • Front Door Services: Skycap services, coat and luggage check, and valet services provided by Bags®
  • Event Security: Event organizers must choose a contractor from the list of eligible providers.

OCCC Amenities

  • Coat and luggage check lost-and-found, and shoe-shine services
  • FedEx Office Business Centers located in both the West and North-South buildings
  • Lactation rooms located in both buildings
  • Multiple locations for on-site dining, with seven food courts and three full-service restaurants

Accommodation Near the Orange County Convention Center

The Orlando Convention Center is within easy walking distance of many popular hotels. Almost 7,000 rooms are available at the closest 5 hotels alone. Some of the most accessible hotels include:

  • Hyatt Regency® Orlando
  • Rosen Centre
  • Tru by Hilton® Orlando Convention Center Area
  • Hilton Orlando
  • Rosen Plaza®
  • Four Points by Sheraton Orlando International Drive


The OCCC meets all the necessary permanent accessibility requirements, including ramps, automatic doors, and accessible restrooms and elevators. Any temporary accommodations, such as those for people with vision or hearing impairment, are the responsibility of the event organizer.

Scooters, wheelchairs, and oxygen equipment are available for rent, and advance reservations are encouraged.

Service animals are welcome, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. This means guide, signal, and service animals are permitted, but emotional support, comfort, and therapy animals are excluded.

Transportation and Parking

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The convention district is highly walkable, with thousands of hotel rooms within easy walking distance. The two main buildings are connected via covered pedestrian bridges, and four nearby hotels are also connected to the venue by pedestrian walkways.

Parking: The Orange County Convention Center has two on-site parking lots, with parking available at both the West and North-South buildings. There is additional parking at the nearby Destination Parkway Garage. Accessible parking is available at all three lots.

Public transit: Both the public LYNX bus system and the I-RIDE trolley system have conveniently located stops connecting the OCCC to local landmarks and attractions.

Pedicab: Pedicabs offer visitors another way to travel around the venue and the local area. They’re typically easy to find outside the main entrances and in parking lots.

Public Safety

The Orange County Convention Center maintains a 24-hour security service that covers all public areas of the venue, including outdoor areas and parking lots. However, the venue doesn’t provide security for events.

  • Event organizers are responsible for contracting security and must choose from a list of eligible providers.
  • Law enforcement officers must be contracted for certain events, including ones that display high-value products or generate large amounts of cash or have heavy traffic flow or crowd-control needs.
  • Law enforcement officers are required at any public-ticketed event where alcohol is served.

Fun in the Sun at the OCCC

A corporate event at the Orange County Convention Center is sure to attract a crowd. If you’re ready to put an event in Orlando on your event calendar, contact the experts at ProGlobalEvents today.

Jack Connolly

Executive Creative Director

As an experiential creative director, Jack prefers to draw outside the lines. He tells stories with original content and impactful design to ignite meaningful conversation.


Jack brings 20 years of event industry knowledge to ProGlobalEvents. He specializes in building live & virtual platforms for audiences to connect, engage and immerse themselves in the power of a shared experience. His skills range from ideation and concept development to defining an attendee journey through storytelling and design.

Jack understands the creative process is not linear, but a collaborative process between agency and client. He manages teams of designers and technology developers to pioneer impactful brand experiences. His diverse skillset and leadership ensure for award-winning results and memorable impressions.


In 2019, BizBash named Jack one of the top event designers in North America. SXSW awarded his work the “People’s Choice in Innovation” in 2021.

Jerome Nadel

Chief Marketing Officer

Jerome Nadel is Internationally experienced design-led marketing executive (CMO and GM) with a track record of improved market position, revenue growth, and M&A. He is an advance degreed psychologist and user experience product/service design expert, board member and advisor.


Prior to joining ProGlobalEvents |ProExhibits |XtendLive, he has had a variety of chief marketing officer and chief user experience officer roles at companies including Rambus, BrainChip, Human Factors International, SLP InfoWare, Gemplus, and Sagem. He started his career in the IBM Human Factors Labs.


He is also an avid cyclist with National and multiple California State Champion titles.

Ivan Fujihara

Chief Financial Officer

Ivan brings 25+ years in senior level management experience from a variety of technology industries.  His background includes accounting management, analytics and audit management for technology companies.  He has worked with companies such as THX, Ltd, Recruitology , Double Click, Creative Labs and more.  Ivan has also served on the board of Lincoln Families, a non-profit that supports East Bay children with the objective of disrupting the cycle of trauma and poverty.

Matt Rulis

Vice President of Sales

Matt is a marketing professional and has been managing marketing strategies, campaigns and environments for a diverse client base for over 15 years. From a service perspective, Matt and his team of Account Executives focus on fostering relationships to uphold a greater than 99% customer satisfaction rating year-over-year. Additionally, with extensive experience on the client-side of the industry, he understands that alignment between expectation and budget is paramount to a successful project. As a result, ProGlobalEvents' clients can expect a competitive advantage paired with top quality products and services. Matt is an avid fly-fisherman, enjoys most outdoor activities and is a true college football fanatic.

Tom Foley

VP of Operations

Heading the fabrication side of ProGlobalEvents is exhibit and event industry veteran, Tom Foley. For over 35 years he has been responsible for building amazing exhibits and environments for clients. Tom started out in the production area and has broad experience in project and operations management. He currently oversees production, warehouse, graphics and project management departments. Tom studied machine tool technology and welding before entering the industry. As a true "builder" he also enjoys restoring and modifying classic American cars.

Dick Wheeler


Dick serves as President of ProGlobalEvents and President of ProExhibits and is a board member of CEMA (Corporate Event Marketing Association). At ProExhibits he has been nationally recognized as an innovator and driving force in the fast-growing trade show exhibit and event industry. Under his leadership in 1997, the firm received INC magazine’s INC 500 award as one of America’s fastest-growing companies. His informative articles on developments and innovations in the trade show exhibit and event industry have appeared in national trade publications. Dick has a B.S. degree from Wittemore School of Business & Economics at the University of New Hampshire and has completed the Entrepreneurial Executive Leadership Program sponsored by MIT, YEO and INC. He is actively involved in Vistage, an interactive group of over 20,000 CEO’s and presidents worldwide and is a member of CEMA and EDPA.

Jody Tatro

Chief Executive Officer

In addition to being CEO of ProGlobalEvents, Jody is also the CEO of ProExhibits. With Jody at the helm, the company has been recognized repeatedly as one of the Top 50 Women Owned Businesses in Silicon Valley. She has set the outstanding client service standards for which the firm’s account management team is noted. Jody is a recipient of the YWCA’s Tribute to Women Award, the Junior League Community Volunteer Award and is listed in Who’s Who of Women in Business. Following her graduation from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, Jody held various sales positions in several technology companies.