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The Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) is pleased to announce the promotion of Eric Blanc, Sr., CMP to Deputy Director. In his new role, Blanc will oversee the OCCC's Sales, Marketing, Event Management and Exhibitor Services divisions.

Blanc became a part of the OCCC family in 2019, when he was hired as the Assistant Director of Sales. In February 2020, he was promoted to Senior Director of Sales.

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 background spans across various top organizations in the industry, including The Freeman Companies and GES Expositions, where he was a National Sales Manager for both companies.

"I am honored to take on the role of Deputy Director would be an understatement," said Blanc. "I am eager to lead our team forward, maintaining a highly visible presence in the convention industry and within Orange County to secure continued convention group bookings well into the future."

Blanc graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business - Marketing, and holds a certificate from the IAAM Public Assembly Facility Management School at Oglebay.

With the trust and confidence of its legacy and first-time clients and its dedication to excellence, the OCCC has been able to lead the industry forward and make a successful comeback. The Center continues to do Business Better Than Usual and is positioned for a strong close to its fiscal year.

About the Orange County Convention Center

The award-winning Orange County Convention Center provides approximately $3 billion in economic impact to Central Florida annually. In recent years, the Convention Center has averaged nearly 200 events, including 115 conventions and tradeshows that attract more than 1.5 million attendees to the region each year. For more information about the Orange County Convention Center, visit

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