Orlando Orange County Convention Center - Calendar of Events

Orlando Orange County Convention Center - Calendar of Events
Nov. 26 – 29 – Central Florida International Auto Show (26,000 attendees)
Hundreds of vehicles will be showcased during the 2016 Model Year - Central Florida International Auto Show. This event will offer an up-close look at the newest, hottest cars, from high-end sports cars and compacts, to crossovers, trucks and electric vehicles. There will also be opportunities to test drive cars. http://autoshoworlando.com/
Nov. 30 – Dec. 3 – I/ITSEC The Interservice / Industry Training, Simulation & Education Conference (20,000 attendees)
The Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) is the world's largest modeling, simulation, and training conference. It is always held near the beginning of December in Orlando, Florida, USA, and it consists of peer-reviewed paper presentations, tutorials, special events, professional workshops, a commercial exhibit hall, a serious games competition, and STEM events for teachers and secondary students. I/ITSEC is organized by the National Training and Simulation Association (NTSA), which promotes international and interdisciplinary cooperation within the fields of modeling and simulation (M&S), training, education, analysis, and related disciplines at this annual meeting. The NTSA is an affiliate subsidiary of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA). Hence, I/ITSEC also emphasizes themes related to defense and security.
Dec. 5 – 7 – American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting and Exposition (19,750 attendees)
The American Society of Hematology (ASH) invites you to the premier event in malignant and non-malignant hematology, this meeting will provide attendees with an invaluable educational experience and the opportunity to:
  • Review more than 3,000 scientific abstracts highlighting the updates in the hottest topics in hematology
  • Interact with the global community of more than 20,000 hematology professionals from every subspecialty 
  • Attend the hallmark Education and Scientific Program sessions 
  • Network with top minds in the field 
Dec. 8 – 13 – AKC / Eukanuba National Championship (25,000 attendees)
The 2015 event will showcase the top national and international dogs and will also include popular attractions such as the Best Bred-by-Exhibitor competition, Best Veteran in Show, the AKC National Owner-Handled Series Finals and AKC Meet the Breeds®. The show will once again take place alongside the AKC Agility Invitational, AKC Obedience Classic, and junior events in each sport. The Brevard Kennel Club, the Central Florida Kennel Club and the Space Coast Kennel Club of Palm Bay shows will precede the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship at the same site on Dec. 8-10, 2015 and a day of specialty and group shows will be held Dec. 11, 2015. Heading the panel as Best in Show judge for the 2015 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship isMr.Robert Steinof Chapel Hill, North Carolina andMr. Edd E. Bivinof Ft. Worth, Texas will judge Best Bred-by-Exhibitor in Show. http://www.akc.org/events/aenc/
Dec. 11 – 12 – Showdown in O-Town 2015 (7,000 attendees)
Spirit Cheer, an Orlando based cheer company, began some of the very first All Star only camps and competitions. Their skill only All Star curriculum helped put Florida and many other southern states on the map by using creative out-of-the box teaching techniques in addition to cutting edge choreography ideas. Spirit Cheer branded their version of fun Cheer events by partnering with the NBA through NBA fun day competitions. Spirit Cheer has worked with organizations like the Seattle Supersonics, Portland Trailblazers, Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic, Miami Heat, Chicago Bulls, New Orleans Hornets, and The Golden State Warriors.
Today, Spirit Cheer is known for producing cost effective and fun cheer events. Our brand specialty of fun is designed for all ages and ability levels. Spirit Cheer has been recognized for innovation and creativity through industry peers, periodicals and organizations. Events are known for seeing the award winning "Crazy Leg" stilt performers. Spirit Cheer is most proud of being the very first event producer to launch its own "Safety Initiative", in which we work with coaches and gym owners to spread the word about the value of coach certifications and credentialing.
Jan. 5 – 6, 2016 – ASI Show 2016 (8,500 attendees)
At the ASI Show, our business is helping your business grow by bringing together suppliers, decorators and distributors within the advertising specialty industry in three of the most popular trade show destinations at strategic times of the year.The action-packed schedule features exhibits promoting thenewest and most unique items, theindustry’s largest education conference and non-stop networking opportunities.
Jan. 7 – 9, 2016 – 2016 QuiltFest – World Quilt Florida (3,000 attendees)
We are excited to announce our return to sunny Florida this January! Now in its 7th year, World Quilt Florida will be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Official lodging will be the attached Rosen Plaza Hotel.
The show will once again present the international entries of Mancuso’s annual World Quilt Competition along with select U.S. winning quilts. Also, on exhibit will be the Florida State Competition, a colorful display of special exhibits plus a diverse Merchants Mall. World Quilt Florida will also host a line-up of international and national quilt instructors who will present a wide range of workshops and lectures. http://www.quiltfest.com/activities.asp?id=42
Jan. 7 – 11, 2016 – CCA Global Partners Semi Annual Convention (3,000 attendees)
Jan. 10 – 13, 2016 – 2016 AFBF Annual Convention & IDEAg Trade Show (6,000 attendees)
Join your fellow ag professionals, and attend the 2016 American Farm Bureau Federation’s Annual Convention co-located with the IDEAg Trade Show, in Orlando, Florida! Farm Bureau members and non-members alike are welcome to be a part of our nation’s largest general ag organization.
Come conduct business on the trade show floor, expand your knowledge at educational workshops, vote on up-and-coming businesses trying to achieve the American dream, network with your peers, and deepen your love for agriculture.
Jan. 13 – 14, 2016 – The Special Event (1,500 attendees)
At The Special Event 2016 (TSE), the industry's premier tradeshow and conference for event professionals, you'll connect with over 5,000 event colleagues, exhibitors, and mentors. During your time at TSE, you can select from over 100 education sessions, attend seven showcasing events, network with fellow event pros, and browse through thousands of products on the exhibit hall floor. If you produce weddings or events, TSE is your show!
Jan. 13 – 15, 2016 – FETC (9,000 attendees)
For 36 years, FETC has brought together more than 8,500 education leaders and technology experts to exchange techniques and strategies for teaching and learning success. Known worldwide for its outstanding program, FETC provides educators and administrators the opportunity to explore the integration of technology across the curriculum — from kindergarten to college — through hands-on exposure to the latest hardware, software and successful strategies.
Jan. 14 – 16, 2016 – AFRDS Annual Convention & Trade Show (1,600 attendees)
The Association of Fund-Raising Distributors & Suppliers (AFRDS) is an international association devoted exclusively to the product fundraising industry. Its member companies manufacture, supply and/or distribute products that are re-sold by not-for-profit organizations for fundraising purposes. AFRDS and its members are dedicated to promoting professionalism and integrity in product fundraising. AFRDS members ascribe to an industry Code of Ethics and Standards for Professional Practice. Members participate annually in AFRDS workshops and seminars to stay current on the latest products, programs, innovations and techniques.
Jan. 14 – 16, 2016 – 5Linx National Event (8,000 attendees)
Jan. 14 – 16, 2016 – 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 2,600 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.
Jan. 15 – 17, 2016 – WorldVentures United Event (17,000 attendees)
Jan. 16 – 18, 2016 – MLK Volleyball Tournament (10,000 attendees)
Jan. 25 – 27, 2016 – AHR Expo (45,000 attendees)
The AHR Expo brings the entire HVACR Industry together under one roof to see the latest products and technology, learn about innovations & trends, and build relationships.
Jan. 27 – 29, 2016 – PGA Merchandise Show (41,000 attendees)
Join us at the golf industry’s leading event, where PGA Professionals & Golf Industry Professionals gather to discover the latest trends in golf equipment & technology, apparel & accessories. At the PGA Merchandise Show you can attend the world’s largest Outdoor Demo Experience, discover revolutionized education sessions taught by world class golf instructors, network with industry experts and much more.
Feb. 5 – 7, 2016 – Orlando Boat Show (4,000 attendees)
The boat show in February will be the largest Spring Orlando Boat Show Ever! Don't miss this spectacular show! See Over 30 Great Booth Vendors! Central Florida's Premier Boat Show! With 17 of Central Florida's Best Boat Dealers Representing Over 65 Manufacturers. Bowriders, Pontoon Boats, Ski Boats, Cruisers, Fishing Boats, Bass Boats and Deck Boats Marine Electronics, Accessories & Much More? http://www.orlandoboatshow.com/
Feb. 8 – 12, 2016 – 2016 Grainger Show (15,000 attendees)
Feb. 9 – 11, 2016 – Distributech (10,000 attendees)
DTECH is the leading smart grid conference and exposition, covering automation & control systems, enery efficiency, T&D, water utility technology and more.
Feb. 12 – 13, 2016 – Everything Under the Sun Expo (5,000 attendees)
Welcome to the premier event of the swimming pool industry in the southeast, the Everything Under the Sun Expo. This Show is exclusively for professionals in the swimming pools and spa industry.
This event is full of excitement with new products, networking opportunities, the Friday night industry party and an abundance of knowledge about swimming pools and spas.  Drawings for CASH are an extra bonus; the longer you stay the more chances you have to win. This show has Everything Under the Sun.
The FSPA Show is an excellent venue to start the process of increasing your company’s value to your customers. Dozens of Continuing Education courses are offered and the Hands-On classes are a great opportunity to get information directly from the manufacturers about their products. New technology and products are available every day and everyone should take advantage of these classes.
Feb. 13 – 15, 2016 – Orlando Gift Show (6,500 attendees)
If you’re a Florida retailer, the Orlando Gift Show is the only one you need. Offering so much, so close, it is easy to reach and even easier to shop. In fact, it’s the only show custom-tailored to the Florida marketplace. The winter Orlando Gift Show offers a broad and deep selection of giftware, home accents, souvenir and resort resources that promise to make your shop the community’s center of attention. So join us to find your next best sellers. Only in Orlando.
Feb. 17 – 19, 2016 – International Roofing Expo (9,568 attendees)
The International Roofing Expo [IRE] is the preeminent roofing construction and maintenance event where roofing professionals gather to see, compare and learn about the newest products, best practices and innovations essential to your success.
The expansive show floor and extensive educational program provide the best opportunity to discover the latest trends, advances in technology and best practices for business growth.
Everything to expand your customer base, improve your bottom line and increase your sales is waiting for you right here. From top suppliers and unique resources to unbeatable networking and the best educational conference in the business — the IRE brings it all together for you like no other event can.
Feb. 19, 2016 – America’s Got Talent Auditions (2,000 attendees)
Welcome to America’s Got Talent Season 10 Auditions. We are about to start our search for next summer’s show so don’t let this opportunity to showcase your unique talents slip away! We are open toany age andanytalent — nothing is off limits.We don’t care if you have an act you do professionally, or it’s something you have never done in public before in your life.We enjoy all talent, whether you are an amazing singer, or can do something really weird with your body. We want to be shocked and amazed by what you can do in 90 seconds! So take a chance and show us your talent. There are two ways you can try out to be on the show.
Come spend an exciting day with us! It’s a great fantastic opportunity to meet the producers of the show and let them see your talent in action. Even if you have never auditioned for anything in your life, it will be a fun way to spend the day and have some stories to tell your friends. http://www.americasgottalentauditions.com/
Feb. 20 – 23, 2016 – Society of Critical Care Medicine (6,000 attendees)
Connect with colleagues, experience leading-edge innovations in critical care medicine, and stretch your imagination at the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 45th Critical Care Congress. The Society’s Congress is the largest critical care event that brings together all members of the multiprofessional, multidisciplinary team. This five-day event will offer unique opportunities to explore breakthroughs in research, share creative and stimulating ideas, network with leadership in critical care, and share in a diverse range of perspectives.
Feb. 22 – 24, 2016 – doTERRA Annual Conference (4,000 attendees)
Feb. 25 – 27, 2016 – Orgill Spring Dealer Market (28,000 attendees)
Orgill Dealer Markets give retailers the opportunity to meet with more than 1,000 different exhibitors, get new ideas from our model stores, stay on top of industry trends, and to scope out the industry’s best product deals.