Conventions are a huge part of Orlando’s daily happenings. More visitors come to Orlando for business than vacation. It should come as no surprise that the largest convention center in the southeast is right down the street from Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando. Here’s what’s on the Orange County Convention Center events calendar for the first month of 2020.
Florida Wedding Expo
Undeniably one of the most anticipated wedding expo events, this event expects to draw 3,500 attendees. Everything one needs to plan a wedding will be at the West Concourse. Visit with local entertainment, DJs, wedding planners, photographers, videographers, bakers, caterers, and designers. Check out the latest wedding fashion during the “Style Down the Aisle” fashion show. You’ll see the season’s latest wedding gowns and attire for the entire wedding party. More than 200 vendors will be on site. Tickets range in prices and all come with amazing perks that couples who are planning their nuptials will find most helpful.
1/5 – 6/2020
Ever wonder who makes custom-made bobble heads or the origins of those handy tchotchkes you get at conferences? You’ll find the answer at this hodgepodge of a conference. Each year more than 7,000 people attend representing companies and small businesses interested in custom-branded goods. ASI will treat attendees to a party night at Universal Studios and features a keynote presentation from Madeleine K. Albright. She served as U.S. Secretary of State under the Clinton administration, and was the first woman to have ever served such a high rank in the U.S. government. Now a savvy business woman and New York Times best seller, she’s set to speak at ASI on America’s global role and challenges.
This is the premier expo on all aspects of the water life. This trade-only show draws more than 28,000 attendees yearly to see the latest in fashion and equipment in paddle, surf, “bluewater” (encompassing beach, boat sidewalk, shore, and boardwalk fashion), skate, swim, boutique, resort, costal gift, and footwear. More than 2,500 booths featuring retailers from across the globe will take over the North and South Concourse.
65th Annual Florida United Numismatist 2020
1/9 – 12/2020
This free event, open to the public, is a FUN time for those who collect coins and other currency. Even for those who are more into history rather than numismatics, walking through the expo of more than 600 tables featuring rare money from around the globe is worth the stroll. Also on display this year is the largest exhibit of uncut Oklahoma obsolete notes in 92 cases—and that’s only half of the private collection. The U.S. Mint will be on the floor as well as the U.S Bureau of Engraving and Printing, who just might bring their $1 billion dollar to display. There will be several seminars helping budding numismatist spot counterfeit currency and other topics of interest to this hobby as well as kids activities. Even scouts can earn a merit badge while attending. As the only free event on this list, it’s worth it to visit what should be the highest valued event.
12th Annual Orlando Home and Garden Show
1/10 – 12/2020
Here’s another “all under one expo roof” show for home improvement—indoors and out. The event—open to the public but requires a ticket to enter—is scheduled to have more than 500 vendors in construction, design, horticulture, carpentry, and so much more. Expect a large crowd at this event which typically draws more than 15,000 attendees.
1/19 – 22/2020
The Veterinary Meting & Expo (VMX) is closed to professionals and students of veterinary medicine, and for good reason. During this expo, attendees can earn up to 42.5 continuing education (CE) credit hours. The whole expo has more than 1,200 CE hours to choose from in areas specific to exotic animals, equestrian needs, large and small animals, nurse/technician development, personal development, and practice management. 40 hands-on workshops give attendees real experience in ultra-sound techniques, dentistry, suturing/hemostatis in surgery, and trauma. It’s an educational expo for sure with more than 130 tracks, 900+ sessions, and 350 world-renowned speakers including Emmy- and Golden Globe winner Temple Grandin, for her work in semi-biographical film. Listed as Time magazine’s most influential people in the world, Grandin will share her experience in animal welfare and behavior. A lot of topics will be covered in this expo, so check out the schedule of events for more details.
PGA Merchandise Show
1/21 – 24/2020
This trade show is closed to people in the industry of golf, specifically golf shops and courses. Buyers and sellers of golf-related products and services attend this show yearly. Brands such as Bridgestone, Callaway, Cobra Puma, Mizuno, PING, Srixon/Cleveland, and Yamaha will send representatives to demonstrate and show their latest products. Attendees will even get to see some professional golfers demonstrate these new products during the PGA Show Demo Day, the world’s largest outdoor golf demonstration. Indoors, the PGA hosts a fashion show and a 600, 000 sq. ft. expo hall filled with more than 1,000 vendors selling golf related products and services. Continuing educational courses will be offered from which attendees can earn around 40 CE credit hours.
Golf Industry Show
1/25 – 30/2020
January closes up with another trade show for the golf industry. This one is more specific to the management and maintenance of golf courses. Superintendents, distributors, owners, and equipment managers would benefit from attending this show. Hosted by the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, this show includes educational seminars on golf championships and turf maintenance. This show attracts anywhere between 6,000 to 16,000 attendees from across the globe.
Attending a conference takes as much time and energy out of you as visiting a theme park. You’ll want to be close to the show with an easily accessible (and comfortable) place to stay. Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando is the perfect place for such a stay. Our short distance to the Orange County Convention Center and to Pointe Orlando make a stay with us a bonus to the exciting day(s) you’ll have at your expo. Click the Check Availability button in the upper right corner now to book today.