Orlando Orange County Convention Center - Calendar of Events
Aug. 23 – 25 – Arctic Cat ATV Business Meeting (1,400 attendees)
This event is not open to the public.
This event is not open to the public.
Aug. 29 – 30 – Florida Kids & Family Expo (10,000 attendees)
Join us for our upcoming annual Florida Kids & Family Expo where you will encounter approximately 150 kid and family friendly companies with ideas, savings, fun and entertainment waiting for you and your family. The Florida Kids and Family Expo is your opportunity to come face to face to meet companies that provide services and products for families in the communities in which we live. http://mycentralfloridafamily.com/orlando-expo/
Aug. 31 – Sep. 1 – ICSC 2015 Florida Conference (3,000 attendees)
Held annually these deal making events are a great opportunity for owners, developers, retailers, brokers, lenders, municipalities, property asset managers and product and service providers to gather under one roof to exhibit, make deals and form successful business partnerships.Sept. 10 – 12 – Imprinted Sportswear Show (2,000 attendees)
The Imprinted Sportswear Show in Orlando is the premier trade show in the Southeast. Formally in Tampa, this show attracts embroiderers and screen printers from Florida, Georgia, North and South Carolina and beyond that not only cater to the local demands but also to the tourist market in the area. The demand for fashionable, souvenir t-shirts in Florida continues as travelers desire to remember vacation destinations. The ISS Orlando trade show features screen printing and special effect seminars for decorators to learn how to embellish apparel with foil and rhinestones. Minimal special effects can increase value-add to the shirt, thus increasing the retail value and price. Business seminars on pricing and marketing are also available at the Orlando trade show. Embroidery seminars are available at ISS Orlando, taught be leading experts who demonstrate the capabilities of commercial embroidery machines for sportswear. The seminar leaders show hundreds of samples with a variety of threads, cut-out designs and applique that can offer unique, customized creations that can be marketed in a variety of stores, online or from the embroiderers’ homes. In addition to single head or multi-head embroidery equipment, attendees will be able to compare and purchase the needed supplies such as specialty threads, hoops for shirts, jackets and caps, bobbins, needles, fusible and tear away backing, emblems, patches, numbers, letters and replacement parts.
ISS Orlando exhibitors include embroidery software companies that demonstrate monogramming, lettering, and computerized designs. Screen printers enjoy the ISS Orlando trade show because of the variety of screen printing equipment on display and the variety of blank garments, ready to be customized. Screen printers can choose from t-shirts and sweat shirts, plus caps, performance wear, reversible t-shirts, fleece wear, shorts, robes, school uniforms and jerseys.
Sept. 10 -12 – Surf Expo (26,000 attendees)
Surf Expo is produced in January and September in Orlando, Florida and draws buyers from specialty stores across the U.S., the Caribbean, Central and South America and around the world. The show features approximately 2,600 booths of apparel and hardgoods and a full line-up of special events, including fashion shows, annual awards ceremonies, and demos. Average buyer and exhibitor turnout exceeds 26,000 attendees including retailers, exhibitors and media per show. The January 2016 Surf Expo will be held January 14-16, 2016.
Sept. 11 – 13 – Orlando Fall Home & Garden Show (10,000 attendees)
Turn your home and garden dreams into reality! With thousands of square feet of exhibits you’ll find the latest in products and services for everything from builders, contractors, materials, decks, pools, spas, entertainment systems, storage, plants, landscape displays/materials, kitchenware, and much more. http://showtechnology.com/event/orlando-fall-home-garden-show/
Sept. 13 – Perfect Wedding Guide Wedding Show (1,500 attendees)
Orlando Perfect Wedding Guide creates the ultimate wedding planning experience® for couples at our PWG Wedding Show. This one day event is an invaluable resource when it comes to planning your wedding. Instead of searching and driving all across town, we bring everything you could need for your perfect day, all to one place.
Your wedding day is all about you and your partner. Shouldn't the planning process be too? Come to our show and get pampered in every way. We only invite genuine vendors who are here to answer your toughest questions. Taste delicious culinary creations from Orlando’s seasoned wedding caterers, and pick your wedding cake from flavor to design. Plan out a personalized menu unique to your big day! Use PWG bucks and save on your favorite vendors. We have something for you, no matter what stage of wedding planning you’re in. Tickets: $10.00 online | $15.00 at the door http://www.perfectweddingguide.com/events/perfect-wedding-guide-wedding-show-orlando-13223/
Sept. 18 – 2 – The Great American Cake and Sugarcraft Fair (15,000 attendees)
The international cake and sugarcraft expo – open to both trade and the public – will feature a jam-packed schedule of lively stage demonstrations; cake competitions and displays; a sugar arts fashion show with edible ensembles; and hands-on classes taught by the world’s best cake decorators. Attendees will also be treated to multi-day appearances by celebrity guests like Buddy Valastro, star of TLC’s “Cake Boss;” Roland Mesnier, former executive pastry chef to the White House; Mich Turner, cake artist to the Queen of England; and Ron Ben-Israel, renowned for his $10,000 cakes, who will speak on “How to Cater to High-End Clients.”
Other show-stopping highlights include a wedding zone for “I do” inspirations and the latest cake and wedding trends; a chocolate zone, exploring the finest in gourmet chocolate making and modeling; a kids zone, for a yummy interactive experience for burgeoning cake artists; and a sugar arts zone for a sweet introduction to sugar art. http://cakefair.com/
Sept. 18 – 20 – I Can Do It Conference (4,000 attendees)
I Can Do It! 3-Day retreat in Orlando featuring the most inspiring and thought provoking authors of our time! Caution: This conference may cause radical changes!
Do you aspire to understand how to:
• Unlock your infinite potential
• Embrace your authentic self
• Connect to past lives and receive healing messages for today
• See clearly how obstacles help us grow into our best self
• Foster your own innate intuitive abilities
• Make choices stick- choosing food, spiritual practices, and thoughts for a healthier, happier mind, body and spirit And so much more!
Get in the game and spend the weekend with us at I Can Do It! and uncover your greatest gift – a happier, healthier, and more authentic you! This unique 3-day experience was created by Louise Hay to help you heal your life!
Sept. 22 – 26 – NBMBAA Annual Conference & Exposition (9,000 attendees)
The National Black MBA Association® Annual Conference and Exposition is one of the largest professional development and job recruitment events in the nation. Each year, this successful affair attracts more than 9,000 business-minded attendees who are fascinated to know about topics including career, education, entrepreneurship, lifestyle and leadership. The NBMBAA Annual Conference offers a myriad of opportunities designed to execute your career enhancement, branding, recruiting, retention and corporate citizenship goals.
Sept. 24 – 27 – Southern Women’s Show (26,000 attendees)
The 25th annual Southern Women’s Show returns to the Orange County Convention Center September 24th through 27th. The Southern Women's Showdraws thousands of guests yearly, who enjoy shopping, prizes, celebrity guests and delicious cuisines. In addition to the incredible commerce, guests can also enjoy runway fashion shows, cooking classes and informed speakers. From beauty to home décor, travel to fashion, the show is an all-inclusive, pampered experience you won’t want to miss! Browse more than 500 exhibits including the Walgreens Pavilion and Taste of Home Cooking School demonstrations. https://southernshows.com/wor
Sept. 24 – 26 – The Landscape Show (9,000 attendees)
Join over 6,500 attendees, and attend the southeast's premier landscape and horticulture conference and trade event. The Landscape Show features over 200,000 square feet of trees, shrubs, equipment and more from nearly 450 exhibiting companies in 800+ booth spaces!
Sept. 26 – 30 – World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress & Employer Healthcare Congress (3,500 attendees)
Attend the most comprehensive international healthcare conference and tradeshow in the industry held September 27-30, 2015 in ORLANDO, FL. Up to 3000 participants, 10000+ Networking Meetings, Up to 200 Qualified Buyers of Healthcare, and Industry Forums & Executive Summits.
Sept. 30 – Oct. 1 – WEEC 2015 (3,500 attendees)
World Environmental Education Congress – WEEC – is an international congress addressing education for environment and sustainable development. It is THE meeting point for everyone working with education for environment and sustainable development or which have an interest in the field. WEEC2015 is as such an opportunity to learn more about the latest in environmental and sustainability education, to discuss with people from all over the world, to share your own work and to learn from others.
Sept. 30 – Oct. 3 – Emergency Nurses Annual Conference (6,000 attendees)
Make history with ENA as we integrate the leadership and annual conferences into one new and exciting ENA conference experience September 28 to October 3 in Orlando, Florida. Take advantage of more advocacy, networking, and educational opportunities. New this year, the future of emergency nursing will be showcased in ENA’s expansive AdvancED: an interactive, educational mock ED located in the Exhibit Hall.
Oct. 3 – 6 – OrlandoiX (4,500 attendees)
Bringing together leading creative technologists - OrlandoiX features five power-packed days of dynamic keynotes, panels, exhibits, and entertainment that showcases leading advancements in entertainment technology, interactive media, and digital arts.
Prepare to meet the largest braintrust of knowledge and connections you have ever reached in one week. No other event attracts this many technology-astute early adopters from disparate, yet complementary, verticals. Attendees will include: game developers, designers, producers, creative technologists, animators, artists, programmers, tech enthusiasts, national media, venture investors, and digital entrepreneurs. http://www.orlandoix.com/
Oct. 5 – 8 – Fiserv Fall Forum (1,400 attendees)
Stay Ahead of the Pace of Change: Consumers expect financial services to be fast, easy and convenient. From the latest trends in digital banking to seamlessly integrated payments, Forum helps credit unions of all sizes discover innovations that keep them at the center of their members' lives.
Discover Strategies to Drive Value: In an evolving marketplace, developing new strategies for driving growth and creating value is critical to achieving your credit union's goals. At Forum, you'll learn innovative ways to achieve efficiencies, ensure compliance, drive loan growth and provide the superior service and exceptional experience your members deserve and expect.
Learn From Peers and Experts: Thousands of financial leaders attend Forum each year to network and exchange ideas. Whether you're interested in sharing strategies for managing compliance or retaining members, talking about EMV implementations or learning best practices that drive results, Forum is the place to network and learn from both peers and Fiserv experts.
Oct. 6 – 8 – The Florida Restaurant Show (11,000 attendees)
In the restaurant and foodservice industry, you’re constantly looking for new ideas and the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show is your source! From insightful education to palate-pleasing food and drink trends to new product options and idea generating special events – don’t miss this opportunity to fine-tune your business.
Oct. 10 – Southern Technical College Graduation Ceremony (1,200 attendees)
This event is not open to the public.
Oct. 11 – National College Fairs (2,000 attendees)
This event is not open to the public.
Oct. 15 – 18 – American International Motorcycle Expo (18,145 attendees)
The American International Motorcycle Expo’s (www.aimexpousa.com) purpose is to serve as the catalyst to bring together industry, press, dealers and consumers in a single arena that creates a grand stage for motorcycling in the U.S. and North America, and delivers an efficient and energetic market-timed expo platform for B2B and B2C in the motorcycle industry.AIMExpo is the single most important event of its type in the North American market and will have international impact within the motorcyclying community. is to serve as the catalyst to bring together industry, press, dealers and consumers in a single arena that creates a grand stage for motorcycling in the U.S. and North America, and delivers an efficient and energetic market-timed expo platform for B2B and B2C in the motorcycle industry. AIMExpo is the single most important event of its type in the North American market and will have international impact within the motorcycling community.is to serve as the catalyst to bring together industry, press, dealers and consumers in a single arena that creates a grand stage for motorcycling in the U.S. and North America, and delivers an efficient and energetic market-timed expo platform for B2B and B2C in the motorcycle industry. AIMExpo is the single most important event of its type in the North American market and will have international impact within the motorcycling community.Open to the public Oct. 17 & 18. http://www.aimexpousa.com/
Oct. 17 – 19 – American Osteopathic Association (8,300 attendees)
2015 will be the year of the UNIFIED OSTEOPATHIC CONFERENCE & EXPOSITION event. Twenty-Two osteopathic practice groups along with numerous colleges and osteopathic affiliates will descend on Orlando for the OMED15 Unified Conference. Do not miss your opportunity to be part of this historical event.
Oct. 20 – 21 – 2015 EventCon (5,000 attendees)
This is the only industry trade show – marketplace for event, special event, fund raising, party & wedding professionals to connect with suppliers, network and more.
Oct. 23 – 25 – Orange County Fall Home & Garden Show (10,000 attendees)
Turn your home and garden dreams into reality! With thousands of square feet of exhibits you’ll find the latest in products and services for everything from builders, contractors, materials, decks, pools, spas, entertainment systems, storage, plants, landscape displays/materials, kitchenware, and much more. http://showtechnology.com/event/orange-county-fall-home-garden-show/
Oct. 26 – 28 – American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (9,500 attendees)
The American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) is a professional, scientific organization of approximately 10,000 members employed in academia, industry, government, and other research institutes worldwide. Founded in 1986, AAPS advances the capacity of pharmaceutical scientists to develop products and therapies that improve global health.
Oct. 27 – 28 – NFM&T Orlando (1,400 attendees)
The perfect blend of solutions, strategies and sunshine, NFMT Orlando is a free conference and expo for facilities professionals wanting to better themselves and their buildings.
Oct. 29 – 30 – Florida Association of Christian Colleges & Schools (1,640 attendees)
The Florida Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (FACCS) is a voluntary, service providing association of Christian schools, Christian colleges and universities, homeschool groups, and homeschool families. Started in 1968, it is the oldest, state-level association of Christian schools in the nation.
Oct. 31 – Webster University Graduation Ceremony (1,400 attendees)
This event is not open to the public.