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Eric Blanc Named Deputy Director of the OCCC

Marlene Goldman, Executive Editor
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ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) recently promoted Eric Blanc, Sr., CMP, to Deputy Director. Blanc will oversee the OCCC’s Sales, Marketing, Event Management and Exhibitor Services divisions.

Blanc served as Senior Director of Sales for the OCCC prior to his new appointment and started at the OCCC in 2019 as the Assistant Director of Sales.

“I am eager to continue leveraging our strong partnerships and collaborate with our clients to further enhance the customer experience,” Eric Blanc said. “Through meaningful and strategic leadership, I hope to successfully lead the OCCC’s Sales, Marketing, Event Management and Exhibitor Services divisions to create transformational experiences for our customers, exhibitors and attendees.”

In recent years, the OCCC has averaged nearly 200 events, including 115 conventions and trade shows that attract more than 1.5 million attendees to the region each year and it also provides approximately $3 billion in economic impact to Central Florida annually.

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Prior to joining the OCCC’s Sales Division, Blanc was the Director of Sales, Marketing and Convention Services for the Tampa Convention Center, where he spent 15 years of his career. Blanc’s career included positions at top organizations in the industry, such as The Freeman Companies and GES Expositions, where he was a National Sales Manager for both companies. Blanc graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business – Marketing, and he holds a certificate from the IAAM Public Assembly Facility Management School at Oglebay.

Reach Eric Blanc at (407) 685-9800

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