Continuing education (CE) and sharing ideas is an important part of career development. The Orange County Convention Center (OCCC), the heart of Orlando’s convention area and the largest convention center in the southeast of the United States, hosts many companies’ conferences and events that offer such learning opportunities.
Attendees are typically seeking knowledge on new products and ideas, CE credit, networking opportunities, and ideas on self and home improvement. There are still others who make the pilgrimage to Orlando to attend entertaining events focused on anime, sci-fi/action movies, and horror.
Here’s what to expect at the OCCC during February 2020. Most are private events and trade shows, but when we can we’ll provide information and links explaining how to register for these events. You may be qualified to attend.
AHR Expo (HVAC Professionals)
February 2 – 3, 2020 | West Concourse | www.ahrexpo.com
Registration is free for this event that caters to all in the HVAC industry. CE opportunities include an extensive list exploring business and project management, industry standards, and safety.
FL State JR Thespians Festival
February 6 – 8, 2020 | West Concourse | fljrthespian.com/infoweb
This fairy tale themed theater competition focuses on middle school thespians vying for state title. $45 day passes are now available online. Tickets can be purchased the day of the event for $60 at the door.
64th Annual Convention and Trade Show American Rental Association
February 9 – 13, 2020 | North/South Concourse | www.arashow.org/register
The educational portion of this event focuses on business development including hiring top talent to learning good finance and marketing tactics. The trade show covers rentable construction equipment and party goods.
Abbey Carpet and Floor 2020
February 13 – 14, 2020 | West Concourse
Cover a lot of ground at this flooring expo and showcase. The event also provides a sales learning experience.
Everything Under the Sun: Swimming Pool Trade Show
February 14 – 15, 2020 | West Concourse | www.underthesunexpo.com
This annual event started in 1972. CE credit, learning labs, and an exhibit hall provide anyone in the swimming pool industry with incredible opportunities to learn more about their industry.
Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM)/Critical Congress
February 15 – 18, 2020 | West Concourse | www.sccm.org/education-center/annual-congress/
Medical professionals whose focus is on treating life threatening injuries and illnesses in ICU or trauma centers can earn CE credit at this event. SCCM members receive a discount.
FCA BusinessLink Launch Training
February 18 – 19, 2020 | West Concourse | https://www.fcausfleet.com/programs/business-link-dealers.html
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is hosting their training for fleet vehicle management at the OCCC this year. More than 1,200 are expected to attend.
Herc Rental ProExpo
February 21, 2020 | North Concourse | www.hercproexpo.com/
National leadership and sales managers from Herc are scheduled to be at the 3rd annual event. Training focuses on operation and sales. Intensive education with approved suppliers and gear will be coupled with network gatherings and breakout sessions.
Orgill Spring Dealer Market
February 27 – 29, 2020 | North/South Concourse | www.orgill.com/index.aspx?tab=100169
Attend this market hosted by Orgill, an independent hardlines distributor who serves more than 6,000 retail hardware stores, home centers, pro-lumber dealers, and farm stores. Go to build your store. Rethink inventory, create relationships with vendors, develop and grow your brand, and increase your marketing strength.
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