Category archives: Industry News

Visit Orlando Pres. & CEO George Aguel Talks About Orlando’s Record-Breaking 2017 and What’s Next for the Destination

Visit Orlando Pres. & CEO George Aguel Talks About Orlando’s Record-Breaking 2017 and What’s Next for the Destination

  • Posted on 03/28/2018

Visit Orlando President & CEO George Aguel recently spoke to Successful Meetings magazine about Orlando’s record-breaking 2017 and what’s next for the destination.

From convention center improvements to new theme parks, Orlando is on the move according to Successful Meetings magazine. In a new feature, Visit Orlando President & CEO George Aguel spoke with the ...

Four Reasons Microsoft Ignites in Orlando

Four Reasons Microsoft Ignites in Orlando

  • Posted on 02/07/2018

Learn the top 4 reasons why organizers and attendees of 2017’s Microsoft Ignite loved having the massive tech conference in Orlando.

The tech-focused Microsoft Ignite came to Orlando for the first time in September with 26,000 attendees excited about the location, and even more impressed by the results.

“When we announced that Microsoft ...

Orlando offers the Best of both Worlds at InfoComm 2017

Orlando offers the Best of both Worlds at InfoComm 2017

  • Posted on 09/01/2017

Need to super-charge your next business meeting? Then look no further than Orlando, one of the most dynamic cities in America.


Organizations like InfoComm International are discovering the benefits of Orlando’s unique bleisure offering mixing business with pleasure. InfoComm International, a global organization that stretches across 75 countries around the world, recently held its ...

Orlando Named Top Meetings Destination

Orlando Named Top Meetings Destination

  • Posted on 06/02/2017

Once again Orlando has been named the No. 1 meetings destination in the country, according to Cvent’s newly released 2017 Top Meetings Destination list. After evaluating booking activity for more than 5,000 U.S. cities from the Cvent Supplier Network, the rankings placed Orlando in the top spot for the fifth time in ...

Out-of-This-Galaxy Moments from Star Wars Celebration in Orlando

Out-of-This-Galaxy Moments from Star Wars Celebration in Orlando

  • Posted on 06/01/2017

A record-breaking 70,000 plus Star Wars fans from around the world celebrated the franchise's 40th anniversary during Star Wars Celebration 2017 in Orlando. It was the biggest and most widely-attended Star Wars Celebration in its history bringing together the biggest names across the saga like Mark Hamill and Hayden Christensen plus surprise guests ...

The National Business Aviation Association’s BACE took off in Orlando with Resounding Success

The National Business Aviation Association’s BACE took off in Orlando with Resounding Success

  • Posted on 12/07/2016

 

NBAA-BACE, the National Business Aviation Association’s annual convention & exhibition soared to new heights this year in Orlando. With over 1,100 exhibitors and over 27,000 industry professionals, with 90 countries represented, this annual conference continues to rank as the largest aviation show in the world and one of the largest tradeshows in the ...

International Insect Industry Forms a Happy Hive in Orlando for ICE 2016

International Insect Industry Forms a Happy Hive in Orlando for ICE 2016

  • Posted on 11/29/2016

 

Orlando was abuzz with the recent International Congress of Entomology, held September 25 – 30. Returning to the USA for the first time since 1976, this year’s Congress was themed around “Entomology without Borders.”

Serving as meeting point for visitors from around the world, Orlando was the perfect location for the conference. With world-class amenities ...

Worth Magazine Names Orlando a  “Most Dynamic City in America” for 2016

Worth Magazine Names Orlando a “Most Dynamic City in America” for 2016

  • Posted on 08/16/2016

 

Orlando -- the most visited destination in the nation as well as the number one region for both job and population growth -- has been recognized as one of the “Most Dynamic Cities in America” by the Worth Group, an integrated media company recognized as a resource for high net-worth individuals and world-class brands.

Featured in the ...

Cvent Awards Orlando the Top Meetings City in the U.S….Again!

Cvent Awards Orlando the Top Meetings City in the U.S….Again!

  • Posted on 07/26/2016

 

Orlando has ranked No. 1 in four of the five years the ranking has been published.

Where are the top meeting cities around the country? Cvent answers that question with its annual report based on meeting and event bookings through its Cvent Supplier Network. The top three U.S. meeting and event cities, according to ...

Orlando Hosts Largest Youth Volleyball Event In History, AAU Athletes Show Support For The City

Orlando Hosts Largest Youth Volleyball Event In History, AAU Athletes Show Support For The City

  • Posted on 07/07/2016

 

The world’s largest youth volleyball event broke a new Guinness Book of World Records mark in Orlando – and showed unwavering support for the destination -- as it attracted more than 70,000 attendees from across the country to Orlando June 18 to 26, 2016. 

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The Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Girls’ Junior National Volleyball Championships was ...