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Exhibiting in Orlando

Orlando is known for its theme and amusement parks, but it is one of the key destination cities for exhibition and trade shows in America.  Exhibiting in Orlando is an easy destination for UK companies choosing to exhibit in the U.S with a major international airport, year round good weather and relatively short flight time from the UK.

As the major exhibiting city in the south east of America, millions attend its trade shows each year.  Choosing to exhibit at a tradeshow in Orlando can be cheaper than in other big cities for trades shows like Las Vegas or New York.  The use of union labor and drayage charges are not as strict in Orlando as other US states allowing for budget flexibility.

Orange County Convention Center (OCCC)

The largest convention centre in Florida and the second largest in America, the OCCC is operated by Orange County Government and situated in the major tourist area of Orlando. The Orange County Convention Center is the primary destination for trade shows in Florida with a busy convention calendar every year and 2,100,000 sq ft (200,000 m2) of exhibiting space.

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Exhibiting at the OCCC is a more straightforward process than other tradeshow venues, as it is the exclusive provider of electricity, aerial rigging and lighting, water, natural gas, propane, compressed air and cable TV services to exhibitors. With a flat rate for services, it’s easy to assess the costs of exhibiting at the venue.

The central tourist location of the largest convention centre in Florida, the OCCC means its close to great amenities and hotels. By far the major tradeshows in Florida are held at the OCCC in Orlando.  But other convention sites in Orlando include:

  • Caribe Royal Convention Centre
  • Central Florida Fair & Exposition Park
  • Central Florida Fairgrounds
  • Centroplex, Orlando
  • Expo Center Orlando
  • Florida Hotel and Conference Center
  • International Plaza Resort &Spa
  • University of Central Florida
  • Buena Vista Palace, Orlando

Exhibiting in Orlando during the 2017/2018 Trade show Calendar

Some of the major shows for the 2017 trade show calendar include:

ICE USA 2017  -  International Converting Exhibition

The Plastics Show NPE - International Plastics Showcase, the world's largest plastics conference, exposition and technology exchange

MegaCon  -  the comic book, sci-fi, anime, fantasy, and gaming convention

NBAA CONVENTION - International Aerospace Exhibition, the world's largest business aviation trade show -

PGA MERCHANDISE SHOW & CONVENTION - International Golf Industry Professionals Exhibition and Convention -


If you are a UK based company going to a trade show in Orlando, whether you are looking to purchase a new exhibition display or hire a rental trade show exhibit at an Orlando trade show, POD Exhibitions can help.

With partners all over the US, we have been successfully assisting UK companies with their plans to exhibit at trade shows in America.  With experience in helping large global companies to small UK companies attending their first tradeshow in Florida, we can provide a cost effective solution for your business.

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