Orange County Convention Center - Calendar of Events
Dec. 9 – 12 – 48th ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting (18,000 attendees)
ASHP’s Midyear Clinical Meeting is the largest gathering of pharmacists in the world. With its focus on improving patient care and medication safety, the meeting is attended by more than 20,000 pharmacy professionals from about 100 countries. For decades, The Midyear has provided pharmacy practitioners a value-packed venue for updating their knowledge, networking with colleagues, enhancing their skills, and learning about the latest products and innovations.
Dec. 10 – 15 – AKC / Eukanuba National Championship (25,000 attendees)
Move over college basketball, the dog sport world now has the “Final Five.” This December, the competitive year will culminate with five events in Orlando, Florida. The week’s highlights are three all-breed dog shows, a day of independent specialties and special attractions, and the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship. These premiere events will be held on December 10-15, 2013 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.
“We’re pleased to add a full day of specialties and special attractions the Friday before the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship, with many new features during the week, like “My Dog Can Do That!”, two AKC Advanced Judges Institutes, Breeders Seminars and the AKC Owner-Handler Series end-of-year competition,” said Michael Canalizo, AKC Event Manager. “It’s truly a celebration of all things dog.”
“We are excited to expand the 13th annual AKC/Eukanuba National Championship to a week-long celebration in the canine world. The week will feature unique breeds, amazing athletes, and the special bond dogs have with their people,” said Jason Taylor-External Relations Manager, P&G Pet Care. “Along with our partners at the AKC, we are aiming to create the most thrilling canine event in the world.”
“The Orlando cluster is proud to take part in this celebration of dogs,” said Linda Rowell, Orlando Cluster Chair. “We’re excited to kick off the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship week and welcome many of the top dogs in the country to Orlando.”
The “Final Five” is comprised of:
- Dec. 10-12, 2013: Space Coast Kennel Club of Palm Bay, Brevard Kennel Club, Central Florida Kennel Club and Orlando Dog Training Club shows, which include all-breed conformation, obedience and Junior Showmanship competitions.
- Dec. 13, 2013: A full day of specialties and special attractions, including Eukanuba World Challenge pre-judging, the Eukanuba Breeder’s Stakes Finals and the AKC Owner-Handler Series end-of-year competition. Clubs interested in hosting specialties should contact Michael Canalizo at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-696-8213.
- Dec. 14-15, 2013: The AKC/Eukanuba National Championship, joined by the AKC Agility Invitational and the AKC Obedience Classic (and their respective Juniors competitions). Other activities include Celebrate Dogs!, AKC Meet the Breeds® and My Dog Can Do That!, Best Bred-By-Exhibitor competition, and Eukanuba World Challenge Finals.
The AKC/Eukanuba National Championship will be held as the only event in one million square feet in the state-of-the-art North-South building of the Orange County Convention Center for the next three years. This new venue also gives attendees access to covered unloading areas, well-lit bathing facilities, closer/more abundant parking and expansive outdoor grass areas for exercise pens. http://www.akc.org/nationalchampionship/2013/
Dec. 14 – 15 – Cities of America (2,600 attendees)
Jan. 1 – 5 – Generation of Youth for Christ Annual Convention (8,000 attendees)
We are young people committed to Jesus Christ and His call of a radical commitment to Him. Because of your radical choice, do you not think the enemy of souls is not going to try to alter our commitment and ultimately discourage us in our walk with Christ? Of course he is. The good news is that victory is ours in Jesus. Though the battle rages on, if we have committed ourselves to the winning side, our victory is assured. Hence, our theme this year. We want to bring together thousands of young people from around the world and let them all know that we are in this fight together. “We may be weak and helpless in ourselves, yet all the forces of heaven are at the command of the believing child of God, and the hosts of hell cannot make him depart from the right course if he clings to God by living faith” (Review & Herald, May 20, 1884). Yes, GYC has historically had great meetings; but it is nothing without you and your commitment to Jesus.
Jan. 6 – 7 – ASI Show (7,000 attendees)
Get ready to rumble! Watch as the industry's top suppliers compete for $5,000 to help them launch a cool, new product that will take the advertising specialty world by storm. In this first-ever ASI Show event, ABC reality hit Shark Tank co-hosts Barbara Corcoran and Kevin O'Leary will judge live pitches from innovative suppliers. The contestants must convince the tough, self-made tycoons to give them the funding they need to jumpstart their product ideas; if their idea is brilliant, they'll continue on to the final round – but if their idea is weak, they'll face the tough criticism of real estate mogul Corcoran and venture capitalist O'Leary. After the audience casts their votes, Corcoran and O'Leary, who've personally invested in dozens of entrepreneurs, will award one lucky supplier the funds to launch a new product.
The fun doesn't stop there... Corcoran and O'Leary will also lead an intimate discussion on insider tactics for:
- Developing hard-hitting strategies to boost sales and see profits soar
- Creating a thriving, fun workplace that breeds innovation and a winning team
- Motivating yourself and those around you to achieve personal and professional greatness.
Be part of the next biggest, money-making ad specialty product while learning the secrets to becoming a successful entrepreneur. Reserve your seat now for this one-of-a-kind Keynote. You'll leave ready to create new sales opportunities and grow your business in 2014!
Jan. 9 – 11 – Surf Expo (20,000 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 2,000 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 20,000 attendees including retailers, exhibitors and media per show.
Jan. 9 – 12 – Florida United Numismatists (15,000 attendees)
The show in January is renowned for being the bellwether event on the numismatic calendar. With over 1500 dealers, Heritage Auctions, exhibitors and over 15,000 of the most avid collectors, the FUN show kicks off the year on a high note. Make your plans early to attend this monumental numismatic event!
Admission to the show is FREE to the public! Show attendees must first stop by the public registration booths and pick up their “HELLO” badge before entering the bourse floor.
Jan. 11 – 13 – AFRDS Annual Convention & Trade Show 2014 (1,600 attendees)
Jan. 11 – 12 – StarCityGames.com (500 attendees)
The StarCityGames.com Open Series is a full weekend of gaming with two main events and a robust schedule of side events. Each main event offers $10,000 in cash prizes, Open Points, and direct qualifications for your choice of four StarCityGames.com Invitationals. Check out our full schedule of events for 2013, and make plans to join us!
Jan. 17 – Dr. Phillips Dance Magnet – Celebration of Dance (800 attendees)
Jan. 21 – International Slurry Surfacing Association (300 attendees)
The International Slurry Surfacing Association (ISSA) is an international non-profit trade association comprised of contractors, equipment manufacturers, public officials, research personnel, consulting engineers and other industry professionals, working together to promote the concept of pavement preservation. ISSA promotes the highest standards of ethics and quality while providing its members with information, technical assistance and ongoing opportunities for networking and professional development.
Jan. 24 – 26 – Orlando Home & Garden Show (30,000 attendees)
Turn your Interior Decorating or Landscaping dreams into reality! The Orange County Convention Center will host, for one weekend only, the annual Home and Garden Extravaganza. From the front door to the backyard you'll find it all at the Annual Orlando Home & Garden Show.
Meet the stars of Animal Planet's, Tanked! The show follows a family-owned business of Acrylic Tank Manufacturing (ATM) led by business partners, best friends and constant rivals Wayde King and Brett Raymer. No job is too big, too far, or too outlandish as Wayde and Brett travel the world to make fellow fish enthusiast's dreams of having their own little piece of the ocean a reality by creating tanks to look like pyramids, spheres, phone booths, cars, kegs and much more.
Jan. 25 – 26 – Orlando Chill Blast (500 attendees)
Orlando Volleyball Academy Tournaments. This even is not open to the public.
Jan. 25 – 27 – Orlando Gift Show (6,500 attendees)
Florida's biggest gift market is right in the center of the state! Perfectly timed to help Florida retailers preview new lines for spring, the January Orlando Gift Show offers a tremendous selection of lines across every category. Make plans now to join us!
Collocated with ACRE™Orlando
For four years running, the Orlando Gift Show and Orlando Cash & Carry Show will once again collocate with the American Craft Retailers Expo™(ACRE). This proven collocation brings together a tremendous, complimentary product selection of giftware, accessories, jewelry and artisan crafts that delivers expanded cross-over buying and selling opportunities for all buyers and exhibitors of all three events.
Jan. 29 – 31 – FETC (11,000 attendees)
Discover the future of educational technology at FETC 2014, the content-rich International conference that brings education leaders and technology experts together to exchange techniques and strategies for teaching and learning success. Fuel your inspiration for innovative teaching with more than 400 expert and peer-led sessions. The four-day event is a platform for the growing FETC community to connect, collaborate, create and improve teaching and learning in the 21st century.
Jan. 30 – DeVry University Graduation (1,000 attendees)