As befits a city with a reputation as an exciting destination with plenty to do, Orlando is popular with meeting planners. Greater Orlando is capable of accommodating meetings and expositions both large and small. Orange County Convention Center, located just south of the city, ranks fifth among U.S. exhibition halls. It has more than two million square feet of exhibit space and 74 meeting rooms with an additional 62,000 square feet of space in the Valencia Room. Another major Orlando meeting space is the Centroplex, which is comprised of five separate facilities, three of which accommodate conventions, conferences, and exhibitions: the Expo Center, with 71,000 square feet of exhibit space and seven meeting rooms; the Bob Carr Performing Arts Center, which has 2,500 seats and can accommodate professional stage productions; and the TD Waterhouse Centre, which seats up to 17,740 for concert, sporting, and other events. The combined meeting space in Orlando area hotels adds up to more than one million square feet. Orlando offers nearly 111,000 hotel rooms with accommodations ranging from budget hotels to lavish themed resorts.
Convention Information: Orlando/Orange County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Inc., 6700 Forum Dr., Ste. 100, Orlando, FL; 32821-8017; telephone (407)354-5586; fax (407)370-5002