JAN 2017

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⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ J A N U A R Y 2 0 1 7 w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 32 Drive-in Destinations Sponsored Content ocated in the heart of Daytona Beach and only 400 feet from the Atlantic Ocean, the Ocean Center Convention Center is the area's convention, entertainment and sports complex. It's a state-of-the-art venue designed to meet the exacting needs of today's meeting planners. The Ocean Center has earned a stellar rep- utation for successful meetings, high-energy conventions, spirited competitive sports and well-attended events. It's a world-class complex just steps away from the magnificent beaches of the greater Daytona Beach area. Whether you are driving or flying, getting to the Ocean Center is a breeze. The Ocean Center features more than 200,000 square feet of flexible, state-of-the-art exhibit space and has undergone an $81 million expan- sion designed with meeting planners in mind. The Ocean Center features an exhibit hall, arena, ballroom and 32 meeting rooms. In addition to its design, technology and building features, the Ocean Center décor is inspired by the beach and marine life with a full spectrum of color, sleek metallic accents and natural light throughout the building. The sweeping architecture and dramatic pre-function areas set the Ocean Center Convention Center apart from other venues. The Ocean Center location is unbeatable. It is centered in the core area of Daytona Beach with hotels, shopping, restaurants and entertain- ment all within walking distance. Ocean Walk Shoppes, just across the street, features Johnny Rockets, Sloppy Joes, Bubba Gump's Shrimp Company, Ker's Winghouse and Mai-Tai's just to name a few. Other attractions in the area are the historic bandshell with out- door concerts and festivals and Peabody Auditorium with Broadway acts and concerts throughout the year. The Ocean Center is located at the crossroads of Central Florida. U.S. Interstates 4 and 95 offer easy access and the area is served by the Daytona International Air- port which is only minutes away. The Orlando International Airport is an hour away and San- ford/Orlando Airport is only 30 minutes away. Allow the Ocean Center to host your next meeting. Its unique style, outstanding cuisine and superior service all combined make the Ocean Center your perfect meeting destination. QUICK FACTS ABOUT THE OCEAN CENTER • Across from the Atlantic Ocean and spectacular beaches • Over 200,000 square-feet of flexible meeting space • 93,028 square-foot exhibit hall accommodating 504 - 10' x 10' booths • 42,146 square-foot arena seating 9,300 and accommodating 214 – 10' x 10' booths • 11,904 square-foot ballroom seating 768 banquet style • 32 meeting rooms • Captivating permanent and touring art exhibits • Spacious pre-function areas • Outstanding catering by Spectra Food Services • Full on-site event staff • Hotels, restaurants, shopping, attractions and entertainment just steps away • An abundance of beach activities • Year-round warm weather and over 300 days of sunshine! And remember when the meeting breaks the ocean awaits. ■ L When The Meeting Breaks, The Ocean Awaits Angela Daniels Director of Sales, Marketing & Event Services Angela has been in the hospitality business for over 24 years. She joined the Ocean Center as Director of Sales, Marketing and Event Services in 2011. Prior to joining the Ocean Center, Angela was Director of Marketing with the Hilton Daytona Beach. Ocean Center Convention Center (386) 254-4524 direct line or (855) 809-6815

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