83% of meeting professionals say attendance is better in Orlando, according to Business Review USA
Ralph Nappi, Graphic Arts Show Company President, explains why they moved their 2016 show from Chicago to Orlando:
"Orlando is probably hands-down the best CVB I have ever worked with. They know the city inside and out. But they also take the time to get to know me as a planner and what my meeting is really about and what my attendees are looking for. And in my experience, that extra level of knowledge and service is fairly unusual."
"Orlando is a wonderful convention and trade show destination! The hospitality of the city, the hotels, venues and convention center team really shines through; we feel so welcome when we go to Orlando. We always have a stress-free experience putting on our events in Orlando and our attendees and exhibitors consistently give high marks for the ease of doing business at the Orange County Convention Center."
— Jason McGraw, CTS, CAE, InfoComm International
"The service I have received from Visit Orlando has been top-notch. I will definitely refer you all to my meeting planner friends. Again, I can’t say enough about your attention to detail and really making the customer not just happy, but ecstatic."
— Sherry Yates, Women in Business Network of America
"I would like to sincerely thank you for your hospitality on the last night at the Premier Event of the Season. It was like being on the red carpet at the Grammys! All of the attendees were thrilled to be in your company while enjoying delicious food and drinks. Visit Orlando is top-notch and is always willing to help with your needs in the Orlando area."
— Carolyn D. Hinson, Office of Labor and Employee Relations
"On behalf of the National Office of Progressive Black Men, I want to say thank you! Our organization had an astounding time while in Orlando. In all, we are definitely considering Orlando for our other events."
— David L. Robinson, Progressive Black Men
"Planning is moving into full swing for the McKesson trade show and we are truly looking forward to bringing this program to Orlando. Our entire team has been so impressed with you and your Visit Orlando counterparts. Your patience and knowledge has saved us a great deal of time and frustration and for that we sincerely thank you."
— Stephanie Bohn, About Face Productions/McKesson Trade Show
"Being with ConferenceDirect only a short time, I haven't been on too many FAMs, but I can tell you this - the bar has been set almost unreachably high after ‘Destination Orlando University' this past weekend. I definitely left Orlando with a brand new perspective of the city and I look forward to working with any and all of you in the near future!"
— Beth Miller, ConferenceDirect
"Thank you so much for showing us around Orlando the first two days of our site visit. It was so great spending some time with you and thanks for being so flexible too."
— Jennifer Richards, American Diabetes Association
The whatever-it-takes attitude of the OCCC team has helped the Premiere Beauty Show experience consistently beautiful growth. With only 4,000 attendees and 165 exhibitor booths in 1994 to 50,000 attendees and over 2,500 booths in 2013, the OCCC provides an environment that has enabled Premiere to be recognized as one of the 50 fastest growing trade shows in North America.
— Howard Britt, Premiere Show Group