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Showing posts with label Orange County Convention Center. Show all posts

September 26, 2018

TOP TEN HIGHLIGHTS AT THE SOUTHERN WOMEN’S SHOW

Orlando, FL (September 20) – The 28th annual Southern Women’s Show returns October 25-28 at the Orange County Convention Center. This action-packed extravaganza brings together hundreds of unique, fun exhibitors for women of all ages across Central Florida to enjoy. Don’t miss your chance to explore over 100,000 sq. ft. of some of the best products and services available on the market today - all under one roof!

Here are ten things you need to know about the 2018 Southern Women’s Show:

  1. Meet Celebrity Guests: Savannah Chrisley of Chrisley Knows Best graces the Fashion and Entertainment Stage Saturday, October 27. Keegan Allen of Pretty Little Liars takes the Fashion and Entertainment Stage Sunday, October 28. Chef Manny FD of Food Network Star heats up the Cooking Stage Thursday, October 25. Dana Cody of Boss Nails and Real Housewives of New York can be met at exhibit #614.
  2. Girl’s Night Out Friday: $5 admission Friday night after 5pm (with coupon), just in time for happy hour with LBD Wines. Get your glam on with Cherry Blow Dry Bar – complimentary messy buns, braids and express makeupOnce you’ve gotten your free glass of wine & glam, join us on the Fashion & Entertainment Stage as the Central Florida Firefighters strut their stuff down the runway. All donations go to support the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

September 4, 2018

Southern Women’s Show Returns to Orlando


Orlando, FL (August, 30) -- The 28th annual Southern Women’s Show returns October 25-28 at the Orange County Convention Center. Discover hundreds of boutiques filled with the latest fashions, trendy jewelry, gourmet treats, health and beauty, and so much more.

The show features fashion shows, top chefs, and celebrity guests. Bring your mom, sister, and best friend and spend the day doing everything you love!

When:            
Thursday, October 25 – Sunday, October 28, 2018

Show Hours:
THU, FRI, SAT:  10am – 7pm
SUN: 10am – 5pm

Where:           
Orange County Convention Center, North Concourse, Hall B
9400 Universal Blvd., Orlando, FL 32819

Admission:    
$12 Adult, $10 Senior (55+), $6 Youth (6-12) sold at the door
Under six FREE with paying adult

Advance Tickets:
Discount tickets sold at area Walgreens starting September 25,
$8 adult, $6 youth (6-12)

Parking:
$10 per vehicle *subject to change

Sponsors:
Chevrolet, Little Black Dress Wines, Shipt, Florida Dairy

For More Details:
Call 407-830-7312 or visit www.SouthernWomensShow.com

August 29, 2018

HEALTHY FOOD EXPO FLORIDA TO BRING WORLD-CLASS EDUCATION AND NEW HEALTHY PRODUCTS TO THE FLORIDA RESTAURANT & LODGING SHOW



ORLANDO, FL, August 29, 2018 - The inaugural Healthy Food Expo Florida, a new event that is focused on healthy, natural and organic food products, is co-locating with the 2018 Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show. One badge grants attendees access to both shows, over 450 industry-leading and innovative exhibitors and a new "Healthy" conference program that will educate restaurant, foodservice and retail professionals about the newest trends and practices in the health food industry - everything from gluten-free and allergen-free to vegan, vegetarian and plant-based foods and products. The Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show and Healthy Food Expo Florida will be held from Thursday, September 6 to Saturday, September 8 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.For information visit https://www.healthyfoodexpos.com/healthy-food-florida.
 
"We have gathered top industry speakers who will lead our new education sessions for Healthy Food Expo, and fantastic exhibitors who will offer products and demonstrations to attendees looking to add healthy items to their menu, or expand existing options," said Tom Loughran, Vice President for the Clarion UX Food & Beverage Portfolio.  "Our attendees are at the forefront of the restaurant and foodservice industry, and we pride ourselves on keeping them up to date on industry trends and innovations. Healthy Food Expo Florida will bring our attendees access to world-class exhibitors and a comprehensive education program that will teach them all they need to know to keep up with the evolving healthy food industry."

August 28, 2018

UNPARALLELED LINE-UP OF CELEBRITY CHEFS, PANEL DISCUSSIONS AND COMPETITIONS TO TAKE CENTER STAGE AT THE FLORIDA RESTAURANT & LODGING SHOW


ORLANDO, FL, August 28, 2018 - Center Stage − an educational, interactive and entertaining area for restaurant and foodservice professionals to stay abreast of what's hot in the food world - is a feature area at the 2018 Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show being held Thursday, September 6 to Saturday, September 8 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. Some of the biggest names in culinary arts will present various cooking demonstrations, provide samples to taste, participate in panel discussions and competitions and even offer a yoga class. The Center Stage schedule is below, to access updates click here.
"Our attendees have become accustomed to seeing the most influential names in the restaurant industry on Center Stage and our 2018 event will not disappoint the restaurant and foodservice professionals attending the upcoming Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show," said Tom Loughran, Vice President for the Clarion UX Food & Beverage Portfolio, "We are thrilled to be welcoming a terrific line-up of celebrity chefs who are involved with some of the leading restaurants in the country to Center Stage as well as present the Beacon and Torch Awards, and watch two exciting competitions."

July 22, 2018

WALKER STALKER CON BRINGS THE WALKING DEAD BACK TO ORLANDO


Stars From Hit Shows Anchor Interactive Convention and Fan Meet-Up 

Nashville, Tenn. -- Zombie enthusiasts and fans of the number-one show on television, The Walking Dead, will have the opportunity to meet their favorite stars at the upcoming Walker Stalker Con at the Orange County Convention Center, August 11-12.

Walker Stalker Con has become an incredibly popular convention, offering something for everyone - from the diehard fan, to families, to those with a growing interest in the genre. More than 25 of the most popular actors from shows such as The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead, and more will speak to the audience, meet fans, pose for photos and sign autographs (see full list).

June 27, 2018

8,000+ FOOD INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS WILL GATHER IN SEPTEMBER FOR THE 2018 FLORIDA RESTAURANT & LODGING SHOW

Early Bird Rates Expires June 29th, Register Today at www.flrestaurantandlodgingshow.com/
 
ORLANDO, FL June 26, 2018 – Registration has officially opened for the 2018 Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show, co-located with Healthy Food Expo Florida, to be held Thursday, September 6-Saturday, September 8 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. This trade show and conference will bring thousands of restaurant owners and operators, chefs, foodservice professionals and other food industry professionals together to take advantage of all the great product launches and networking opportunities the show has to offer. The event is sponsored by the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association, (FRLA) a partner of the National Restaurant Association. Registration is now open here
 
The 2018 Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show will provide 8,000+ industry professionals with access to the hottest menu trends, state of the art design and decor, a renowned education program, special events including the Rapid Fire Challenge, the Foodservice Council for Women, Show Party, several culinary demonstrations, and 450+ of the leading vendors and purveyors dedicated to serving the restaurant & foodservice community. The show floor will offer several pavilions, including The Food Trends Experience, Beer, Wine & Spirits, Gourmet Way, New Exhibitor, Pubware & Equipment, International Showcase and Coffee Fest Marketplace.  Attendees will also have access to the new Healthy Food Expo Florida, an event which will showcase organic, vegan, gluten-free, allergy-safe, hormone-free, non-GMO, raw, low-sodium and low-fat food solutions, as well as demos, education sessions and other special events.

June 10, 2018

REVIEW: MegaCon 2018 - Recap, Roundup Tips & MORE

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MegaCon truly is like Christmas for a great many of us. I watch an increasing number of friends, family, and acquaintances getting anxiously prepped for the fandom extravaganza each year, and I can genuinely say that the enthusiasm that swirls around it is at least equivalent to the excited frenzy that one may notice for the arrival of Santa Claus, or other such annual icons. Yes... it's like that, and every year it seems to get a little better - slowly evolving into the perfect geeky beast.

MegaCon remains one of the few events that my kids and I can all benefit from, although we do tend to split up for our own individually-tailored adventures once we arrive. This is the primary reason MegaCon appeals so much... it's very inclusive. Conventions have become a frequent occurrence in the Central Florida area, but MegaCon is one of the few that gives equal attention to all things fandom. I can benefit from the event just as much as my son - even though I haven't followed anything anime in the last ten years - and my son has all but lost interest in television serials. My daughter (whose greatest passion is shopping), considers this to be the most worthy occasion for spending, so she has her own method for MegaCon enjoyment.

While Tony and Sierra focus heavily on the things they know best, my approach is always broad exploration and discovery! So, how did we fare at MegaCon 2018?

June 4, 2018

MEGACON™, SOUTHEAST’S LARGEST FAN CONVENTION, WRAPS ANOTHER YEAR OF FUN AND FANDOM AT THE ORANGE COUNTY CONVENTION CENTER – MAY 24-27, 2018

Photo Credit: Rachel Parker, MEGACON Orlando

Action-Packed Weekend Delivered Ultimate Fan Experience with Jason Momoa, Jeff Goldblum, Elijah Wood, John Cena and more

Orlando, FL – June 4, 2018 – MEGACON™, the Southeast’s largest comics, sci-fi, horror, anime and gaming event, wrapped up the Orlando convention throughout Memorial Day Weekend at the Orange County Convention Center. The four-day multi-genre convention welcomed more than 100,000 fans and included programming for all ages, a star-studded celebrity lineup and more. 

This year’s featured celebrity guests included Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings); Jeff Goldblum (Jurassic Park); Jason Momoa (DC Justice League); John Cena, Alexa Bliss, Braun Strowman (WWE Superstars); Paul Reubens (Pee-Wee Herman); Billy Dee Williams and Joonas Suotamo (Star Wars); Lucy Lawless and Renee O’Connor (Xena: Warrior Princess); Jodi Benson and Christopher Daniel Barnes (The Little Mermaid); Rob Liefeld (Deadpool and X-Force) among others. 

November 11, 2017

IAAPA Attractions Expo 2017 Showcases Future of Global Attractions Industry


Exhibiting Companies Provide Sneak Peek of New Products and Services

ORLANDO, Fla., US (Nov. 10, 2017) – The premier conference and trade show for the $39.5 billion global attractions industry — IAAPA Attractions Expo 2017 — takes place Nov. 13-17, 2017 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. As the marketplace of innovation, more than 32,000 industry professionals will find inspiration along nine miles of tradeshow aisles as they look to create fresh, bold, and unique experiences for their businesses. IAAPA Attractions Expo is the largest annual gathering for global attractions professionals.

More than 1,000 exhibiting companies will showcase the latest technologies, products, and services across a 560,000-net-square-foot trade show floor. With an expected 21,000 buyers, representing leading amusement parks, water parks, family entertainment centers, zoos, aquariums, science centers, museums, resorts, and other destinations from around the world the Expo is place to learn what's new.

In advance of IAAPA Attractions Expo 2017, several exhibiting companies shared information regarding their latest news, products, and services (listed below for reference).

October 21, 2017

AFTER BEING RESCHEDULED DUE TO HURRICANE IRMA THOUSANDS OF INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS GATHER FOR THE FLORIDA RESTAURANT AND LODGING SHOW

Mike Carlucci, Sr. Vice President of Urban Expositions, producers of the show, presents Michelle Bernstein with the Torch Award.
ORLANDO, FL October 20, 2017 - This year's Florida Restaurant and Lodging Show, held last week at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, brought together the foodservice and hospitality industry after being delayed due to the impact of Hurricane Irma. Despite a rescheduled show, restaurant owners and operators, chefs, foodservice professionals and others gathered to take advantage of all the great product launches and networking opportunities the show had to offer. The event was sponsored by the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association, (FRLA) a partner of the National Restaurant Association.

October 5, 2017

DOZENS OF ACTION PACKED SPECIAL EVENTS PLANNED FOR RESCHEDULED FLORIDA RESTAURANT AND LODGING SHOW

Celebrity Chefs to be Featured on Center Stage


Orlando, FL October 5, 2017 - After an unexpected delay of date due to the impact of Hurricane Irma, The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Show is back on track to provide an excellent event for the restaurant and foodservice industry. The show will be held Wednesday, October 11 through Friday, October 13, 2017 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.

"We hope everyone in the path of the hurricane, including all the restaurant and foodservice professionals who play a role in making the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Show the spectacular event it is, stayed safe and are well," says Tom Loughran, Show Director. "Urban Expositions and the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association are excited to host another incredible show, and despite the delay, we know our exhibitors, attendees and sponsors will make this the best show yet."

October 3, 2017

Two sweet story opportunities this week: The Americas Cake Fair to help raise awareness, stock supplies at Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida as demand rises


WHAT:
With a huge influx of new residents from Puerto Rico expected in the coming months and the Thanksgiving / holidays approaching, Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida (SHFBCF)’s need for food donations is rapidly increasing. The Americas Cake Fair is conducting two community outreach initiatives to help raise awareness for SHFBCF’s services and stock supplies of local emergency food pantries. Both events provide excellent visuals and interview opportunities.

September 21, 2017

TOP TEN HIGHLIGHTS AT THE SOUTHERN WOMEN’S SHOW

Orlando, FL September 20th 2017 – The 27th annual Southern Women’s Show returns October 12-15 at the Orange County Convention Center. This action-packed extravaganza brings together hundreds of unique, fun exhibitors for women of all ages across Central Florida to enjoy. Don’t miss your chance to explore over 100,000 sq. ft. of some of the best products and services available on the market today - all under one roof!

Here are ten things you need to know about the 2017 Southern Women’s Show: 
  1. Meet Celebrity Guests: Olympic Gymnast and silver and gold medalist in Rio, Laurie Hernandez, will be at the Fashion & Entertainment Stage on Thursday, October 12th. Singer and New York Times Best Selling Cookbook Author, Patti LaBelle, will wrap up the show on October 15th on the Cooking Stage.
  2. Girl’s Night Out: Get $4 admission Friday after 4pm, just in time for happy hour with LBD Wines. Once you’ve gotten your free glass of wine and free “bundtini” from Nothing Bundt Cakes, join us on the Fashion & Entertainment Stage as the Central Florida Firefighters strut their stuff down the runway. All donations go to support the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

August 26, 2017

Southern Women’s Show Announces Celebrity Guests

Orlando, FL August 24 2017 – Mark your calendar for the once-a-year and much anticipated Southern Women’s Show, October 12-15, 2017. Returning for its 27th annual event, the show features an exciting 4 days of one-of-a-kind shopping, fashion shows, cooking demonstrations, health screenings, DIY workshops, makeovers and so much more!
 
The Southern Women’s Show secured two celebrities for this year! Olympic Gymnast and silver and gold medalist in Rio, Laurie Hernandez will kickoff the retail and action-packed extravaganza on opening day. Fans have nicknamed the energetic 16-year-old as the “human emoji” for her outgoing facial expressions and for her grace and artistry on the balance beam. In addition to being an Olympic athlete, Laurie also won the “Mirror Ball” on Dancing with the Stars last Fall.  She has now authored a best seller, I Got This: To Gold and Beyond, telling her story about growing up with the dream of becoming an Olympian and what it took to win gold. Fans will have a chance to meet Laurie at the SWS on Thursday, October 12, 2017 on the Fashion & Entertainment Stage.

August 18, 2017

Southern Women’s Show Returns to Orlando


Orlando, FL (August, 17) -- The 27th annual Southern Women’s Show returns October 12-15 at the Orange County Convention Center. This action-packed extravaganza brings together hundreds of unique, fun exhibitors for women of all ages across Central Florida to enjoy.
 
The show features celebrity guests, exclusive retail and boutique shopping, fashion shows, how-to demonstrations, gourmet cooking with celebrity chefs, free health screenings, beauty enhancement services and so much more. Don’t miss your chance to explore over 100,000 sq. ft. of some of the best products and services available on the market today - all under one roof!

August 5, 2017

Bigger and Better 8th Annual Orlando Fall Home and Garden Returns Aug. 25-27

Ahmed Hassan from DIY’s ‘Yard Crashers’ and Skip Bedell,
Co-Host of Spike TV’s ‘Catch a Contractor,’ Slated to Appear

ORLANDO, Fla. (Aug. 4, 2017) – Show Technology, producers of the nation’s most exciting home and garden shows, has announced that the 8th Annual Fall Orlando Home and Garden Show is returning to the Orange County Convention Center for three days from Aug. 25-27, 2017.

The Orlando Fall Home and Garden show is the biggest home and garden event of the season and THE place to get your home projects solved! Visit the convention center to enjoy thousands of square feet of exhibits, featuring landscape and gardening experts, home improvement contractors, the latest in products and services, and related businesses exhibiting and explaining everything from creating curb appeal to backyard landscapes. The Orlando Fall Home and Garden Show saves time by offering everything for your home and garden under one roof, and features fun activities for the whole family.

June 10, 2017

MegaCon 2017 - Recap and Observations

MegaCon 2017 delivered its annual deluge of fandom insanity over four action-packed days, May 25-28 at Orlando's Orange County Convention Center. A festival of fun and fantasy - this year's event was speckled with memorable highlights, incredible encounters, and uniquely diverse talent. It was also a year for change, with many notable differences in the event's processes, presentation, and staffing procedures. One thing that remains consistent - MegaCon is never a disappointment. 

If you asked multiple people to explain the appeal of MegaCon, you'd likely get vastly different descriptions from each of them. The ComeSeeOrlando staff is a prime example. Though three of us consider MegaCon a must-do event, none of us agree on our favorite aspect - nor do we share common goals or expectations for our time there. When an event packs such a colossal punch, it's not much of a challenge to find something you'll enjoy. What you discover may surprise you! We've pinpointed our "Mega-motivators"... what are yours?

April 7, 2017

Get ‘em while they’re hot! Tickets now on sale for the return of The Americas Cake Fair

Sweet-toothed consumers and industry professionals can save some dough with advance ticket purchases to the Americas’ largest expo dedicated to cake, chocolate and sugar arts

Photo Credit: The Americas Cake Fair
ORLANDO, Fl. (April 7, 2017) – Sweet news for dessert lovers. Tickets are now on sale for highly-anticipated return of The Americas Cake Fair (Cake Fair) to the Orange County Convention Center on October 13-15, 2017.

March 24, 2017

Wizard World is Making Its Way to Orlando This August


It's a match made in fandom heaven - an epic comic con joins forces with a magical city. Orlando has long been known for enchanted theme parks, but it's fast becoming one of the most favored hosts of fan conventions as well. It was only a matter of time before one of the industry's most popular conventions scheduled a stop in The City Beautiful. Brace yourselves, super-fans... Wizard World Comic Con will be conjuring up a spellbinding weekend at the Orange County Convention Center August 11-13!

March 21, 2017

MEGACON™ ORLANDO ANNOUNCES STAR-STUDDED LINE UP, PROGRAMMING, PANELS, EXHIBITORS AND MUCH MORE

Tickets and Packages Now Available

 
Orlando, FL – March 21, 2017 – MegaCon™ Orlando, the Southeast’s largest fan convention with shows in both Orlando and Tampa Bay, has announced new celebrity appearances and programming for this year’s show. MegaCon Orlando is set to return May 25 – 28, 2017 to the Orange County Convention Center with a star-studded lineup. Recently added celebrities include:
  • Arthur Darvill and Jenna Coleman, Doctor Who
  • Charlie Cox, Daredevil
  • Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Stranger Things
  • James Marsters, Eliza Dushku, Nicholas Brendon, Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Jeri Ryan, Star Trek Voyager
  • Gina Torres, Firefly
  • Tom Wilson, Back to the Future Trilogy