Orlando Business Conventions Do's and Don'ts

Orlando Business Convention Dos and Don’ts

Everybody knows Orlando because of the theme parks, and Orlando has more than earned the reputation as a city of tourists. Most people do not know that Orlando is a thriving business capital. Orlando’s technology companies are worth $13.4 billion in revenue. The Central Florida Research Park, which is one of the largest research parks in the country, is in the area. Many big business conventions roll through our city, so we prepared a guide to help out business travelers.


Catch a game. Orlando has 6 professional sports teams. The two most prominent among them are the Orlando Magic of the NBA, and Orlando City SC, of the MLS. The University of Central Florida is also located in Orlando, so watching one of their games is easy. Quite a few games are played at night, so you can unwind after doing business all day, or do some networking.

Take in some live music. Orlando has been the birthplace of many famous musical acts. The Backstreet Boys, Matchbox 20, and Trivium all started here, so there is a band suited to every taste. Bars and pubs populate the city all up and down. After a hard day of conferencing, it is import to relax a little bit.

Ride in style. All of the theme parks have their own transportation, but that is mostly for getting to an from the parks. The area has public transport, but that has often been described as a ‘cultural experience’. Cruising around in a limo shows that you are there for work, but can do it in style.

Hit the links. Florida is a golfer’s paradise, and central Florida must feel like heaven to people who love to golf. The area has tons of golf courses. If you have a free day, you can grab some of your new friends and play 18. The greenery and fauna provide a stunning backdrop so you can hack away with partners.


Try to do too much. Many visitors of the city underestimate the distances between Orlando and some of the surrounding attractions. It takes almost four hours to drive to Miami, and driving there and back takes up a vast majority of your day. Making it down to the Everglades will take a little longer. Cape Canaveral is only an hour away, so if you are dying to see the Space Center, you can probably see it. There is a lot to see and do in Orlando, though, so don’t go too hard.

Underestimate the weather. 96 degrees in Michigan is not 96 degrees in Orlando. Florida is an incredibly humid place, and the sun is almost always shining. This means that you should drink lots of water, wear shorts, and apply sunscreen.

Trust scalpers or people with ‘discount’ tickets. We understand the allure of the theme parks. If you have a day off, it is almost imperative that you visit one. There are tons of dishonest people around who sell fake tickets for low prices. This is just a scam. You can usually find solid deals on the websites or through trusted sources.

Get on I-4. This interstate is an absolute nightmare most of the time, and it is nothing short of hellacious during rush hour. The construction they are doing is not helping the nightmare. If you can avoid I-4, you should.

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