The Orlando Exhibit House Insider Guide

Jun 26, 2019

The Orlando Exhibit House Insider Guide to Orange County Convention Center
Exhibit Experience has delivered hundreds of exhibits to the Orange County Convention Center as a preferred Orlando Exhibit House. We offer turnkey services to the Orange County Convention Center, events centers at Lake Nona, Hiltons, and ballrooms of all major hotels. There are some definite advantages from being local vendors with a wide network of staff and contacts to draw from to make your show in Orlando a great success. We would like to offer our top tips for showing at the Orange County Convention Center from Orlando Exhibit Rental House insiders, Exhibit Experience.

Orlando Transport

Orlando International Airport has two terminals, A and B, connected by a monorail system. The wait times at the Orlando International Airport surges on weekends and can be up to 45 minutes. For your departures, including rental car returns, check in, and transport within the terminal, give yourself at least 2 hours and 45 minutes.

Orlando Exhibit Rental  has two road systems surrounding the areas that generate the most business for regional and national conventions and meetings.I-4 is a corridor that is the main artery of central Florida and unites Orlando with I-95 and I-75, with a supplementary system of toll roads, 528 and 417 surrounding the most densely populated areas surrounding I4. I4 is heavily trafficked and will be undergoing construction for the next five years. Exhibitors will need to book hotels as close as possible to the meeting or convention center, if they are not going directly through the show travel partner.

Orange County Convention Center

Orange County Convention Center is the main space for exhibitors and meeting planners to show in Orlando. It is the second to Las Vegas in terms of number of events and attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors annually. Below are the stats

Total Square FootageTotal: 7 million

West Building: 4 million

North/South Building: 3 million

Exhibition Space

Total: 2,053,820 sq. ft

West Building: 1,103,538 sq. ft

North/South Building: 950,282 sq. ft

Meeting Room Footage

Total: 479,190 sq. ft

West Building: 313,140 sq. ft

North/South Building: 166,050 sq. ft

Meeting Rooms

Total: 74 rooms

West Building: 49 rooms

North/South Building: 25 rooms

Breakout Rooms

Total: 232 roomsWest Building: 138 rooms

North/South Building: 94 rooms
Parking Spaces

Total: 6,227 spaces

West Building: 1,450 spaces

North/South Building: 4,777 spaces
(1,380 unpaved spaces)

Valencia Ballroom
West Building: 62,182 sq. ft

Linda W. Chapin Theater
West Building: 2,643 seats

Lecture Hall
West Building: 160 seats

Food Courts
Total: 8 food courts

West Building: 4 food courts

North/South Building: 4 food courts

Loading Docks
Total: 174 truck bays

West Building: 97 truck bays

North/South Building: 77 truck bays

Center-to-Table Gardens
2,000 sq. ft of aeroponic gardens

81 towers
3,564 plants

The Orange County Convention Center provides the following services to shows and event planners, in addition to exhibitor appointed contractors.

  • Electricity (24-hour power at no additional cost)
  • Aerial Rigging and Lighting
  • Water (fill & drain)
  • Natural Gas & Propane
  • Compressed air
  • Cable TV services

If you are looking to host major events of up to 30,000 you are going to need convention center meeting space. Orange County Convention Center hosts Microsoft Ignite, IAAPA, NBAA, InfoComm, and many more high profile trade show in addition to hundreds of meetings in the smaller areas of the center. Exhibit Experience headquarters are located within 10 miles from the convention center and all of our Orlando builds and a substantial portion of our all-inclusive inventory of rental property is located at this address. A natural location for an Orlando Exhibit House, since we rent and provide multiple exhibits per one show.

It is important to note that all exhibit plans will need to be submitted and approved by either your team or your exhibitor appointed contractor. We offer these services as part of our all-inclusive services to save your team time and money. If you are looking to show product that requires specific electric requirements as you would have at PMA or NBAA, our electricians would oversee your install as well. Exhibit Experience is an Orlando Exhibit House insider for over 25 years and we offer competitive rates for showing in Orlando and turnkey services. Contact our team,

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