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  • Miss Earth USA Delegates Remove 400 Pounds of Trash from Orlando Parks
    on January 7, 2022

    Miss Earth USA and their state delegates from coast to coast show they are more than beauty; they are beauties for a cause. This week, sixty-two delegates from the pageant’s Miss and Mrs. divisions participated in a local Community Service Day Project, cleaning up and removing 215 pounds of litter from Park of The Americas, and 185 pounds from Demetree Park, for 400 pounds of total collected debris. Their work ensures that the collected litter will be disposed of properly rather than ending up in the lakes and public recreation areas. By diverting the littered materials from the local environment, the Miss Earth USA pageant is helping to keep public spaces accessible to all including the local wildlife. Read more

  • GRAND SLAM EVENTS WILL SERVE UP NEW PIZZA INDUSTRY SHOW IN ORLANDO NEXT FALL
    on January 4, 2022

    Grand Slam Events is gearing up to launch a new all-inclusive pizza industry event designed to better serve the East Coast and Southern regions of the U.S.: The Pizza Tomorrow Summit. Set to debut Nov. 9-10, 2022 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., the new trade show and conference for the growing and ever-changing pizza industry will be a full-service event bringing together pizza operators, new companies, suppliers, products and initiatives along with a cutting-edge education program. Read more

  • CES still on, Davos postponed: Conventions industry rebound in doubt amid omicron
    on December 22, 2021

    The $100 billion conferences and events industry in the U.S. is on edge amid the recent surge in Covid cases Read more

  • Metro Orlando slated for more than 135 conventions in 2022
    on December 16, 2021

    The return of convention business to Orlando during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic may be slower than businesses would like to see, but there are net gains helping the recovery. Read more

  • AKC National Championship: Thousands of dogs and owners in Orlando this weekend
    on December 16, 2021

    The largest dog show in North America returns to Orange County Convention Center this weekend, bringing with it thousands of dogs and their handlers. Read more

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