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2016 International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions Expo in Orlando

IAAPA 2016 is coming to Orlando to showcase the hottest new trends, products, and attractions from around the world

iaapa expoFrom November 12th to the 17th, Orlando will bring together the most exhilarating concepts and prototypes for attractions and theme park rides under the roof of the Orange County Convention Center. IAAPA 2016 is expected to attract well over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries who will be attending the event to discover the best the theme park and attractions industry has to offer--and of course, Orlando is the perfect backdrop for this exciting convention. Furthermore, IAAPA is in the process of relocating its headquarters to our city, given our significance and influence in the worldwide attractions scene.

IAAPA is where theme park executives, attraction owners, and ride designers come to learn of what's next in their industry. And so, wearable technology is expected to be a hot topic around the IAAPA expo floor, particularly as more attractions are looking for better ways to control access with aid of existing connected technologies. Case in point, a strong focus on wristbands and identification devices seeks to make access to the fun and leisure without compromising on security and convenience. From roller coasters to interactive attractions, attendees will have a chance to explore the limits of imagination through creativity, engineering and ingenuity design to thrill people of all ages.

And the biggest thrill, after a day at IAAPA 2016, will be to come back to a beautiful resort property like Vista Cay Resort by Millenium, which is located a short distance away from the Orange County Convention Center. While we don't have a roller coaster on our property, we have beautiful facilities and amenities that your family will be thrilled to discover. So don't delay and start planning your stay for this exciting event.

Orlando Hosts the 2017 Future of Education Technology Conference

The most innovative and cutting-edge education technology is set to be showcased at the Orange County Convention Center come January 2017

fetc 2017The Future of Education Technology Conference--or FETC as it is commonly known--is an international event held every year where more than 400 technology developers and manufacturers will showcase their newest offerings for the education and training industries. With education becoming both a high-demand and on-demand service, the FETC provides a marketing and business development platform on which educational institutions can evaluate, inquire and demo before making a commitment to purchase.

The 2017 FETC will bring suppliers of products and services to include learning assessment technologies, interactive whiteboards, mobile and e-learning products, and course publishing solutions, among many more offerings. The event will be held from January 24th through the 27th, and it is expected to attract thousands of education industry leaders eager to learn about the most innovative educational technologies. Currently, there are over 300 vendors expected to exhibit at the Future of Education Technology Conference in Orlando.

If you are planning to attend the 2017 FETC in January, be sure to book your stay at Vista Cay Resort by Millenium as early as the fall to ensure availability. We are always happy to welcome convention attendees, given our close proximity to the Orange County Convention Center. And if that's not enough reason, our beautiful property is only minutes away from amazing dining venues, entertainment and much more. We are ready for you... Are you ready for Vista Cay Resort by Millenium?

The ASI Show 2017 is Scheduled to Exhibit to Orlando

Central Florida welcomes once again the largest gathering of suppliers, decorators, and distributors for the advertising and promotion industry, January 18th to the 20th, 2017

ASI logo orlandoThe ASI show is the signature event for the Advertising Specialty Institute® and it is considered by many to be one of the most creative and inspiring events for distributors, suppliers and companies in the promotional products industry, the ASI Show features education tracks, business development. and networking opportunities. With a unifying theme for building relationships and fostering enduring business connections, the ASI 2017 show continues to build on the ASI legacy, which spans over 60 years unifying members of this advertising industry segment.

ASI 2017 will feature exhibitors who will showcase the latest technologies, techniques, and trinkets to generate interest for brands, products, and services promoted via "chachkies" or promotional/giveaway products. And if there are any Miami Dolphins fans in attendance, you should know that former quarterback Dan Marino will be the Keynote Speaker at ASI 2017, sharing inspiring stories of creativity and perseverance to motivate every exhibitor and attendee to reach their full potential in the industry. From supply-chain needs to product showcasing, the ASI show is the place to be if you are a member of this fast-growing advertising market.

Of course, attending ASI 2017 means that at some point you will want to retreat to a fantastic and comfortable bed at a resort with all the amenities needed to unwind, rest and re-energize. And so, Vista Cay Resort by Millenium has you covered with an amazing resort property located near the Orange County Convention Center that lets you stay close to all the dining and entertainment options available in the International Drive Area. So don’t delay and book your convention or tradeshow stay with us!

The World’s Largest Power Generation Convention Returns to Orlando

Power-Gen returns to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, from December 13th to the 15th, 2016, bringing together over 20,000 attendees from over 100 countries

power gen orlandoPower-Gen 2016 alternates its exhibit venues between Orlando and Las Vegas, and this year it is coming back to Central Florida to share knowledge and showcase new products and services from its more than 1,400 exhibitors. By design, Power-Gen serves core industries such as energy, Oil & Gas and utilities, but in recent years it has consolidated a number of related industries such as renewable energy, nuclear power and fossil fuels. Additional sectors with a presence at Power-Gen 2016 will include hydroelectric, co-generation, wind/Aeolic, and natural gas, among many more related energy service providers.

Companies exhibiting at Power-Gen 2016 make up a multi-billion-dollar industry that powers every aspect of government, the private sector and the communities where we live, work and enjoy the convenience of constant access to electric power. In addition, attendees from other nations come to Power-Gen seeking the knowledge, wisdom and proven application of new products, innovative services and the ability to maintain operational excellence and equipment availability. Power plant managers, turbomachinery engineers and technical staff, and executives from top energy companies will be present during Power-Gen 2016, seeking to make a difference through innovation and education.

Coming to Power-Gen 2016 in Orlando? With its December date just around the corner, you should also consider staying at a location close enough to the action—and Vista Cay Resort by Millenium is just the place. We are conveniently located around the corner from the Orange County Convention Center and our resort property offers you exceptional accommodations in a relaxed setting to which you can retreat after the convention and the after-parties that they’ll be throwing. After all, having a good night’s sleep is a great preamble for a productive workday!

I/ITSEC 2016 Show is Coming to Orlando

From November 28th through December 2nd, I/ITSEC, the world’s largest modeling, simulation and training conference will be held in Orlando at the Orange County Convention Center.

iitsec logoThis event brings together attendees from all around the globe who actively work in Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education for both governments, research scholars, and the private sector. And with over 14,000 attendees expected to attend, the conference will meet their demand for knowledge and business development with more than 500 exhibitors. I/ITSEC 2016 covers industrial, military, medical, education, and many more industries seeking to make a difference with cutting-edge technologies and best practices.

Simulation is an essential element of readiness for a variety of industries. From anticipating outcomes based on scenarios to performing dry-run exercises to evaluate opportunities and challenges, this industry is highly relevant to engineers, computer programmers, scientists, and other professionals whose forward-thinking work leads to increased effectiveness and efficiency. I/ITSEC 2016 focuses on promoting innovation, scholar and research development, and the application of technologies that can have an impact in diverse organizations and industries.

If you are planning to attend I/ITSEC 2016 in November, you should be making your lodging reservations now since Orlando’s low tourist season translates into high season for conventions and conferences. Vista Cay Resort by Millenium is conveniently located within minutes from the Orange County Convention Center and our close proximity to restaurants and other Central Florida entertainment venues makes our resort a coveted gem in the heart of Orlando’s International Drive district. See you soon at I/ITSEC 2016!

The Grass Will Be Greener in Orlando with the 2016 Landscape Show

If you are in the landscaping or nursery business, you can’t miss the most exciting landscaping industry event in the Southeast

fngla logoThe 2016 Landscape Show is the Florida Nursery Growers Association’s premier gathering for horticulture and landscaping business owners, growers and maintenance companies. The event will also serve as a learning platform where educational programs will grant attendees with valuable continuing education units (CEUs) required by a number of certifications and licensing bodies. The 2016 Landscape Show also offers an important networking opportunity for those who want to partner and engage in shop-talk with peers and leaders from top vendors represented at the event.

Over 7,000 people are expected to attend the 2016 Landscape Show, which covers an area of more than 200,000 square feet at the Orange County Convention Center. The show is scheduled for September 15-17, 2016 and will host over 450 vendors who will be ready to show everything from horticultural technologies to landscaping tools and resources. These vendors specialize in everything from trees to bushes and a vast amount of industry supplies to include machinery, mowing equipment, and greenhouses.

If you are planning on attending the 2016 Landscaping Show, we strongly suggest booking your stay at Vista Cay Resort by Millenium as soon as possible to ensure availability in the trailing edge of our busy Summer Season. We are located a stone’s throw from the Orange County Convention Center, Universal Studios, and SeaWorld Orlando—as well as neighboring restaurants, entertainment complexes and shopping. Maybe it’s time for you to check and see how the grass is greener in sunny Orlando!

2016 Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show Set to Revitalize Orlando's Hospitality Industry

From emerging trends and customer engagement to profitable strategies, this show promises great benefit for Orlando’s hospitality industry

frla logo The 2016 Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show is scheduled for September 27th through the 29th, 20176 at the Orange County Convention Center. The FRL represents a segment of the hospitality industry comprised of restaurants, bars, hotels, motels, and resorts. Its Orlando event is expected to attract well over 8,000 attendees from this tight-knit community which is the lifeline of America’s hospitality industry.

With over 450 vendors exhibiting and more than 30 breakout sessions covering food trends, profitable management strategies and many more “hot topics” to help attendees make the most out of their participation. Culinary demonstrations will also be given by top chefs, showcasing amazing dishes and edible arrangements. Furthermore, aspiring franchisors will also find a special presentation on how to franchise a successful restaurant.

Vista Cay Resort by Millenium is always happy to lodge attendees to events like the 2016 Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show, making you feel right at home and within a short-drive from the Orange County Convention Center. So don’t rest on your laurels and book your stay soon to ensure availability. And remember that if you are planning to come with family, Vista Cay Resort by Millenium is also a short drive from Universal Studios and SeaWorld Orlando!

RAPID 3D 2016 Manufacturing Convention to be held in Orlando

The most-attended event for 3D printing and additive manufacturing will be held May 16-19, 2016 at the Orange County Convention Center

rapid 3d eventRAPID 3D 2016 will host not just buyers and sellers, but also a wide range of users who want to learn more about the design, prototyping and tooling solutions related to this fascinating industry. Exposure to direct digital technologies is expected to drive innovation, through exhibits on the show floor, coupled with power networking to connect and enhance business relationships. RAPID 3D is designed to help software developers, design and manufacturing engineers gain knowledge about best practices and new developments in the industry.

This 26-year old event is known worldwide for its contribution to additive manufacturing through keynote speakers and over 200 exhibitors who bring the latest discoveries, technologies, and applications in 3D manufacturing. Whether you are a business owner, a developer or an end user, RAPID 3D has something for you. Industry experts are often the best and most reliable source of information that can produce value and this event has the potential for enhancing your business in a way no other experience can.

Vista Cay Resort by Millenium is located just around the corner from the Orange County Convention Center and we would be delighted if you chose our property for your stay. And we’ve made it very simple to find a room by clicking on the button below. So what are you waiting for? If you are coming for RAPID 3D, you should book as soon as possible to ensure you can find availability as the summer season quickly approaches.

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SAP SAPPHIRE NOW + ASUG Annual Conference Return to Orlando

This worldwide gathering of business intelligence software users is coming to the Orange County Convention Center on May 17-19, 2016

sap sapphire now asug 2016SAP is the world's leader in business intelligence software and SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG will be offering something for every user at every level of its enterprise-driven solution. In addition, there will be three full days of networking along with the opportunity to experience SAP, SAP Ariba, SAP Fieldglass, SAP Hybris, SAP SuccessFactors, and Concur in two concurrent conferences. SAP software is used by medium and large companies to manage their operations through analysis and the application of this knowledge to improve their business.

ASUG and SAPPHIRE NOW will also showcase critical-need technology trends, along with SAP solutions designed for the digital and ecommerce business environment. The technology investment of those who attend the event will walk out with new strategies, along with experiencing demonstrations for all product lines. This once-a-year opportunity is not to be missed at any level of enterprise—from analysts and managers to executives and researchers.

Vista Cay Resort by Millenium is always excited to provide accommodations for a competitive price and in a location that is by far one of the closest to the convention center. Follow the link below to get the best rates available and be sure to share this page with friends or colleagues planning to attend the SAP SAPPHIRE NOW + ASUG Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida. 

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International Trademark Association 2016 is Coming to Orlando

Brand management, intellectual property and trademark professionals will come together to network, get education and exchange ideas

tm sm registered symbolsThe 2016 Edition of the INTA (International Trademark Association) annual meeting is scheduled for May 21-25 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. INTA's signature event will bring a multi-day program focused on education, discussions, legal topics, and other matters of interest to attendees. In addition, over 100 exhibitors will have booths on display to engage attendees looking for services, products and other solutions. The association's goal is to promote fairness and effectiveness in commerce and this is a guiding topic throughout INTA's program.

Trademarks and service marks are an important asset to companies and protecting this valuable intellectual property is of paramount importance to INTA members. Companies doing business across borders and in new markets can benefit from attending INTA 2016, but the event is also of importance to brand managers who actively work to enhance, extend and protect brands at trade names. Given INTA's global reach, this annual meeting will give domestic companies the opportunity to explore the trademark and IP landscape across many countries and market regions.

INTA 2016 Annual Meeting will be held at the Orange County Convention Center, which is conveniently located near Vista Cay Resort by Millenium. If you are planning to attend the event, be sure to book your stay with us as soon as possible to ensure availability. Best of all, our resort is very close to a variety of dining, entertainment and shopping venues on the adjacent International Drive Orlando.

Why Convention Attendees Select Vista Cay Resort by Millenium

Being “in the neighborhood” takes a whole new meaning when you see how close we are to your next convention or business meeting

orange county convention center near vista cay resortThe Orange County Convention Center is considered to be among the top three spots in convention center destination rankings—challenged only by New York and Chicago. However, Orlando’s competitors truly lack the entertainment factor that has placed the city on the map. And without question, no other convention destination in the US has multiple theme parks to complement business travel with a little fun.

Vista Cay Resort by Millenium actively receives guests from conventions every week. Convention planners love to work with the management staff to secure rooms ahead of their meeting dates and being so close to the Orange County Convention Center, the resort is the best location for retreating after a grueling day walking the convention floor. But after you get some rest, you are within minutes of world-class dining and entertainment along International Drive—Orlando’s top tourist district.

If you are a convention planner, organizer or producer, explore how you can secure rooms for your next convention. And if you are planning to bring your family along, they will love that you’ve chosen Vista Cay Resort by Millenium—a resort property with all the amenities you expect from a 5-star resort at a great rate. Get ready to experience Orlando from a whole different perspective with Vista Cay Resort by Millenium, your premier convention lodging choice in Central Florida.

ISA International Sign Expo 2016 is getting Graphic!

Largest signage industry event is coming to the Orange County Convention Center this Spring 2016.

international sign expo 2016On April 20-23, 2016 a group of 600 exhibitors and more than 18,000 attendees will participate in the ISA International Sign Expo 2016, the largest sign industry convention in the country. The opportunity to attend the ISA International Sign Expo 2016 will give attendees direct access to new products and signage technology, along with networking engagement to expand their prospect and client base.

The innovative nature of the ISA International Sign Expo will bring together custom sign executives and representatives, along with national sign companies, installers, printers, designers, and end users. The event will also attract corporate and government buyers seeking potential candidates to award contracts and projects. All in all, this expo will allow all of the attendees to exchange ideas on a level ground.

Given its international appeal, the event will attract global attendees as well, many of whom come from Europe, Asia and South America, seeking the innovative edge of American sign companies. And with Vista Cay Resort by Millenium just around the corner of the Orange County Convention Center, we've got your lodging needs covered with convenient access to entertainment, dining and local attractions.

The American Association of Orthodontists is coming to Orlando, April 29 - May 3, 2016

Orlando is smiling big at the national gathering of orthodontic professionals, which will bring doctors, staff and select partners to the Orange County Convention Center this spring

aao conventionCentral Florida is no stranger to medical conventions, especially since the healthcare industry continues to grow in influence. And so, the American Association of Orthodontists is holding its 2016 Annual Reunion a short distance from our beautiful Vista Cay Resort by Millenium. This event is a signature medical event, exclusively for members of the AAO who seek to gain knowledge, insight and new perspectives in the orthodontic care industry.

Since the beginning of the 20th century, the AAO has been providing leadership in the dental industry, all while representing the interests of orthodontic doctors and dental support staff. The organization focuses on improving the quality of orthodontic care by industry professionals, but also in educating the general public on the benefits, advantages and value of orthodontics.

The American Association of Orthodontists is composed of more than 17,000 members across the nation, but also in Canada and abroad. Without any doubt, the AAO has been an influential force in establishing best practices, showcasing breakthrough developments in orthodontics, and most importantly, the opportunity to show the world how proper orthodontic treatment can create beautiful and remarkable smiles.

Although it is still a while before the AAO annual convention, we invite you to check out our exceptional rates for Vista Cay Resort by Millenium—a resort that is just a stone’s throw from the Orange County Convention Center. 

McDonald’s is Bringing the World to Orlando, Florida in 2016 

The mega restaurant franchise is hosting its annual McDonald's Corporation Worldwide Conference at the Orange County Convention Center on April 11-14, 2016

mcd arches restaurantMcDonald’s is one of the oldest burger franchises in the world and it is getting ready to host a big gathering in the heart of Orlando’s top tourist and convention district. With an expected attendance of over 15,000 restaurant owners, franchisees and VIPs, the McDonald's Corporation Worldwide Conference is going to be a very exciting event for Central Florida since not only will attendees be participating in the conference program—they will be staying close to the Orange County Convention Center, dining in local restaurants and visiting major theme parks with exclusive events.

Every year, McDonald’s holds a worldwide convention where success stories are shared, knowledge becomes action, and best of all, the restaurant chain recognizes their top performers. McDonald’s is no stranger to Orlando since it has held this big event before and now returns to infuse Central Florida with financial benefits for everyone in the International Drive Area. And of course, Vista Cay Resort by Millenium is ready to welcome McDonald’s executives, owners/franchisees and their families to the most wonderful tourist destination in the world.

If you are attending the 2016 McDonald's Corporation Worldwide Conference this April, be sure to book your stay at Vista Cay Resort by Millenium as early as you can because those dates will eventually sell out. Consider that April is high-season as not only conventions are coming to town, but also plenty of tourists seeking the warm Florida sun. Add to that new attractions opening up at the theme parks and you will have a hard time finding lodging during the month of April—so don’t delay and book your stay soon!

Orlando Conventions in February 2016: Grainger Show and Orgill Dealer Market

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Thanks to our close proximity to the Orange County Convention Center, Vista Cay Resort by Millenium is excited to welcome attendees and exhibitors of these important trade shows:

  • 2016 Grainger Show, February 8-12, 2016 at the Orange County Convention Center.

Grainger’s 2016 Orlando Show takes its products and services in direct contact with key suppliers, industry experts and influencers from a number of industries it serves. Grainger Industrial Supply specializes in supplying the Maintenance, Repair, and Operations (MRO) industry with services, equipment and tools that reach almost one million products.

  • Orgill Dealer Market, February 25-27, 2016 at the Orange County Convention Center.

The ODM 2016 trade show will attract over one thousand exhibitors who will present the latest trends from model stores around the U.S. to retail industry executives and partners. Orgill is a wholesale distribution provider for the home improvement industry with over 75,000 products and retail industry services.

Vista Cay Resort by Millenium is an exceptional lodging venue for trade show and convention attendees. We are only a short walk or drive from the Orange County Convention Center, which makes us the most convenient place for you to start your day and end your evening in comfort.

If you are planning on attending any of these events, we invite you to book early as our low rates are subject to seasonality and availability. Don’t wait until the last minute to plan your visit to Orlando for the Grainger Show or Orgill Dealer Market!

The ASI Show Returns to Orlando in January 2016

Attendance to the Advertising Specialty Institute is expected to surpass 20,000 representatives with a purchasing power of $16.7 billion

The Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI) Annual Show is coming back to Orlando on January 4-6, 2016. The event brings together advertising and promotional product sales and marketing professionals who come to educate themselves in the latest offerings in the industry. With over 700 suppliers and more than 6,000 distributors in attendance, the event is expected to generate leads and sales opportunities over a three day period.

ASIOrlando2016Attendees to the ASI Show 2016 will have the opportunity to see TV show personality Marcus Lemonis, who will deliver a presentation titled "The Profit King: Tough-Love Secrets to Build a Better Business". Lemonis is the host of The Profit, a reality show that features ailing businesses where he makes the decision to invest in them to motivate a turnaround strategy. ASI attendees include many independent contractors and business owners who will gain insight from one of America's top business investors.

The promotional products industry in the United States generates over $21 billion in revenue annually, employing over 230,000 individuals in about 25,000 businesses. The ASI Show presents an opportunity to get exposure, generate new deals, learn about new trends, and provides networking opportunities among like-minded professionals. Without question, the ASI Show 2016 is the place to be in if you are in the promotional product industry.

The ASI Show will be held at the Orange County Convention Center, just around the corner from Vista Cay Resort by Millenium. If you are planning on attending the 2016 ASI Show, we suggest booking early to ensure availability during peak convention periods.

Fiserv Forum 2015 is coming to Orlando in October 2015

Credit unions' to leaders will gather to explore new technologies and solutions to remain competitive in the digital era

fiserv forum orlando 2015As one of the largest technology conferences for credit union professionals, the Fiserv Forum is bringing together top credit union professionals from all over the nation. These credit union professionals come together to learn new ways for staying ahead of the changing trends of the future. Without the opportunity to learn, the credit union industry can fall short of the expectations of its customers, who are often raving fans of their services and ability to deliver top customer service.

The financial world is highly dependent on technology that can connect, manage and protect the consumer and the Fiserv Forum is delivering new knowledge to arm credit unions with the tools necessary to remain at the top of their game. Digital banking is no longer a benefit--it is an expected level of service that can make people flock to them or make them go somewhere else. But in a world threatened by digital crimes such as identity theft and online fraud, it is important to know what you can do to prevent customers from falling prey to outside threats.

The Fiserv Forum will be held in Orlando 5-8, 20015 at the Orange County Convention Center and it is expected to attract several thousand attendees. In addition, the Fiserv Forum will have guest speakers of the highest caliber, including Arianna Huffington, President of the Huffington Post Media Group, and David Robertson who is a Wharton School Professor of Practice, and Jeff Yabuki, President and CEO of Fiserv.

As always, if you are planning to attend Fiserv or any other convention at the Orange County Convention Center, we invite you to book your stay at Vista Cay Resort by Millenium using the BOOK NOW button below.

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Emergency Nurses Association Convention Coming to Orlando September 2015

The Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) convention will be held in Orlando, Florida at the Orange County Convention Center September 28th through October 3rd, 2015

ENA is a medical industry group representing the needs of emergency nurses across the nation, which focuses on advocacy, networking and professional development through educational programs. The event will be attracting thousands of ER nurses who seek to learn and interact with other nursing professionals in a setting conducive to the sharing of ideas and knowledge. The event will also host AdvancED—an educational initiative that showcases the latest emergency care products, techniques and expertise from emergency nursing leaders from all over the country.

ena convention orlandoEmergency nursing is an important specialty within the clinical care industry, focusing on emergency response to injury or illness of a critical nature. Within this field, other subspecialties are nurtured by nurses who specialize in the care of trauma, infectious diseases or other life-threatening conditions. The field is in high demand in the United States, largely due to an increase in accidents and workplace injuries, as well as criminal activity. Emergency health care is also of critical importance to the medical industry since every interaction with a patient can be a matter of life-and-death.

If you are planning on attending the ENA Convention, be sure to check Vista Cay Resort by Millenium and our fantastic rates for September 2015. We also encourage you to book early and make sure that you can lock your reservation with a great price—while there’s availability. We are located in the heart of the convention and business travel district of International Drive and during conventions our inventory tends to run out fast, largely due to our close proximity to the Orange County Convention Center. And there’s no better place to stay than a mere 5 minutes from the ENA Convention.

We look forward to seeing you in Orlando soon and wish you the best in your attendance to the 2015 Emergency Nurse Association Convention.

Orlando Welcomes AAPS Annual Meeting & Expo in October 2015

The American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) Annual Meeting & Expo will bring together some of the brightest minds in drug research and development

aaps annual meetingOrlando is a big market for healthcare and pharmaceutical products so it is no surprise that our city will be hosting the AAPS during their most attended event of the year. Coming to Orlando on October 25-29, 2015, the AAPS will be attracting scientists, medical doctors, researchers, and executives from both the pharmaceutical industry and healthcare community--all coming together to network and interact at the Orange County Convention Center.

During the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists' Annual Meeting & Expo, attendees will be exposed to a broad range of program topics and formats, including keynote speaker presentations. In addition, the AAPS plans to focus on the role of big data in pharmaceutical research. Topics such as microdialysis, modeling and regulatory concerns will bring the pharmaceutical science community up to date.

If you are planning to attend the AAPS Annual Conference and Expo, be sure to book your stay at Vista Cay Resort by Millenium. Our beautiful resort property is located a few minutes from the Orange County Convention Center, making us the obvious choice for staying close to conventions and trade shows. Check out our rates and book early to ensure you can secure a great stay with friendly service and exceptional quality.

We love conventions too, so why not stay with us at Vista Cay Resort by Millenium, whether you are visiting Orlando on business or leisure!

Vista Cay Resort by Millenium Welcomes SAP’s SapphireNow and ASUG Annual Conference Attendees

The annual America’s SAP Users Group (ASUG) and the national SAP SapphireNow convention will be held in Orlando on May 3-7, 2015

sapphirenow asug 2015Every year, thousands of users of the world-famous SAP software get together for a homecoming-like gathering where they can share knowledge, network and discover synergies. SAP develops cutting edge software for business and industrial applications and it is in use by companies in more than 130 countries.

The America’s SAP User Group is by far the largest user group in the world with well over 100,000 members in over 3,800 companies throughout the continental U.S. Many of its members are also universities, colleges and small to medium sized businesses that depend on SAP for their operation.

The SapphireNow event will feature Special Interest Groups and ASUG Industry Meetings, which generate a lot of attention among attendees and this year the conference will be focusing on the Chemical, Rail and Utilities industries. In addition, there will be several keynote speakers showcased throughout the event, which include Super Bowl Champion Michael Strahan. The entire conference has been built around the fan-like following and a dependency on the SAP software. In fact, this enigmatic following is responsible for the success of a software designed to manage complex business operations requiring multiple departments, resources and individuals to keep business moving forward.

Vista Cay Resort by Millenium welcomes SAP SapphireNow and ASUG attendees and presents an exceptional offering to them. Since the convention is held at the Orange County Convention Center, the resort is conveniently located a short drive from the event venue. Furthermore, the spacious accommodations the will find at Vista Cay Resort by Millenium far exceed that of smaller hotels nearby—making us the best value for convention attendees. Don't delay and make your reservations as soon as possible to ensure availability and we'll see you In Orlando soon!

The Annual MegaCon sci-fi Expo will be held in Orlando April 12-15, 2015

The annual fandom convention promises excitement beyond sci-fi, comic books and fantasy

costume playersThe world of comic books, science fiction movies and other fantastic tales told via film, print and TV media has a counterpart in the real world known as CosPlay. Short for “Costume Play,” this character dress-up lifestyle draws together tens of thousands of followers—aptly called CosPlayers—from every corner of the nation and even from abroad.

MegaCon 2015 is coming to Orlando April 10th through the 12th and it will be held at the West Building of the Orange County Convention Center on International Drive in—Exhibit Halls A4 through B4.

This year MegaCon 2015 attendees can meet a large number of actors, artists and celebrities who will be on hand to meet, greet and sign autographs. Such a large gathering of high-equity celebrities is one of the biggest draws for people of all ages who come to meet the following:

  • Stan Lee - Creator of Spider-Man
  • Hulk Hogan - Wrestling Legend
  • Alan Tudyk, Summer Glau and Adam Baldwin - Actors from Firefly and Serenity
  • Norman Reedus, Sarah Wayne Callies and Michael Rooker - Actors from The Walking Dead
  • Ron Perlman - Actor from Hellboy
  • Jenna Coleman - Actress from Doctor Who

MegaCon Orlando expects hordes of CosPlayers dressed up as favorite characters from movies like Star Wars, Star Trek, X-Men, Avengers, and many more sci-fi films. In addition, the convention will feature over a hundred vendors of sci-fi memorabilia, collectibles, toys, and comic books ranging from vintage print to the latest titles.

VistaCay Resort by Millenium is always happy to serve as the starting point of your MegaCon experience. Add to that our close proximity to the Orange County Convention Center and you have a perfect base of operations to keep you close to the CosPlay action of Mega Con Orlando 2015.

The 2015 International Pow Wow (IPW) brings the World to Orlando, Florida

IPW 2015 is the U.S. Travel Association's annual gathering, where over one thousand travel organizations come to do business with each other

ipw orlando florida 2015Scheduled for May 30th through June 3rd, the IPW 2015 is a world-class trade show with more than 1,000 exhibitors and over 5,000 attendees who come from more than 70 nations. In fact, the volume of business to be generated is counted in the billions of dollars, with Orlando capturing a good segment thanks to our exceptional tourism and business travel location.

IPW 2015 (commonly referred to as the Pow Wow) is expected to attract journalists and media who want to know what is happening in U.S travel trends, which have spiked in recent years now that Orlando receives over 60 million visitors a year, according to Visit Orlando. The U.S. Travel Association is the leading entity representing the needs of American travel industry—and the force behind Discover America, the official welcome center to the USA.

Attended by operations, marketing and business development executives, IPW 2015 will be largely represented by travel organizations ranging from tour operators, international and domestic leisure buyers, and even U.S. Government Commercial Service representatives. Those attending are considered the movers and shakers of the U.S. travel industry, being highly qualified to make decisions that can have a powerful impact in the local tourism economy of Central Florida.

This edition of IPW is scheduled to be held at the Orange County Convention Center in its South Building—an icon of International Drive and the city’ best-known tourist district—located a stone’s throw from Vista Cay Resort by Millenium. With our high TripAdvisor and AAA Diamond ratings, we are sure that our property will be a great ambassador to visiting IPW attendees.

We are extending special discounted Industry Rates for those attendees that are looking for close proximity to the Convention Center as well as more spacious accommodations. To book now, call our reservations hotline toll-free at 1.855.420.9346

Vista Cay Resort by Millenium offers 2 & 3 Bedroom Condo Suites, featuring oversized accommodations with Living & Dining Rooms, Fully Equipped Kitchens, 2 or 3 Bathrooms (Depending on the chosen accommodation), Washer & Dryers in each Unit, Flat Screen HD TV’s, and Balconies. We also offer Free Wi-Fi in al accommodations, Free Parking, Free Local and Long Distance Phone Calls (Domestic, Canada & Puerto Rico only), In Room Safes.

And if that is not enough, Vista Cay Resort by Millenium's Club House offers:

  • 24 / 7  Guest Services
  • Fitness Room
  • Business Center
  • Sundry / Gift Shop
  • Pool Bar
  • Infinity Edge Pool & Hot Spa (Main Pool)
  • 2nd Pool located on the West Side of the Resort
  • Child Splash Pool
  • Game Room
  • B-B-Q Pits and Picnic Tables on the West side of the resort
  • Jogging Trail
     

In order to take advantage of the special IPW Rates, please click here to be directed to this exclusive offer or call our reservations hotline toll-free at 1.855.420.9346

Disney Volleyball Showcase 2015 to be held in Orlando this Spring

This USA Volleyball-endorsed event will help young men and women qualify for the USA Volleyball Junior National Championships

The sport of volleyball continues gaining new fans and motivating competitive boys and girls who work hard to reach national recognition. The Disney Volleyball Showcase 2015 celebrates the best of the best and gives them an opportunity to not just qualify, but also to engage with their peers and get a chance to make a name for their teams. And of course, there is no better place than Orlando to host this amazing volleyball event.

Disney Volleyball Showcase LogoThe Disney Volleyball Showcase will be held at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, located on Disney property, and with additional events at the Orange County Convention Center. Participating teams come from all over the country and feature participants from the Open Division, USA Division, American Division, and National Division.

In recent years, volleyball has become an increasingly popular sport and the Disney Volleyball Showcase puts the sport in the spotlight as teams compete over a series of days. Youth sports like this are often a breeding ground for Team USA and other Olympic-level competitions.

Junior volleyball is often played in sports complexes, YMCA locations and in the Amateur Athletic Union, but its top sponsor is USA Volleyball—and the Disney Volleyball Showcase is the premier qualifying event for this outfit. The event is held every year in an effort to promote the sport and identify new up-and-coming players and their teams.

If you are a volleyball fan and are planning to attend Disney Volleyball Showcase 2015 in Orlando, then you ought to check out the great rates we have at Vista Cay Resort by Millenium. Since the check-in process starts at the Orange County Convention Center, we are conveniently located just around the corner from this venue.

The Precast Show 2015 will be held at the Orange County Convention Center, March 3-8 in Orlando, Florida

This expo brings together members of the National Precast Concrete Association (NPCA) and the American Concrete Pipe Association (ACPA), who will converge in Orlando, Florida in Spring 2015.

the-precast-show-2015-in-orlando-floridaThe NPCA is a national organization that represents precast concrete product manufacturers and suppliers from all around the nation. Its Precast Show 2015 in Orlando is an annual gathering of its members that will attract thousands of construction professionals, developers, builders, government agencies, and other organizations who use or influence the precast industry. As construction continues to ramp up around the United States, this industry is poised for growth over the next several years.

The Precast Show 2015 in Orlando will offer a variety of educational seminars and continuing education courses, along with networking among leading companies and suppliers of precast products. The event will also feature a precast plant tour, which is always a big attention-grabber among attendees, who come to Orlando seeking to learn and discover new technologies, techniques and opportunities to remain in the forefront of the precast industry.

The event is also held in conjunction with the American Concrete Pipe Association, which represents other sectors of the precast industry involved in the production of pipes for industrial, construction and development applications. Together with the National Precast Concrete Association, the two organizations will also extend the invitation to over 40 countries that procure precast products from American manufacturers, making the Precast Show 2015 a true international gathering of the precast industry.

As always, Vista Cay Resort by Millenium is excited to have so many visitors stay with us during the Precast Show 2015 and we invite you to check out our attractive rates for this show—so be sure to click over to our booking engine to check out our availability.

The Helicopter Association International’s (HAI) Heli-Expo is coming to Orlando on March 2-5, 2015

Helicopter Manufacturers, Pilots and Rotor Aircraft Aficionados are set to converge in Orlando for the largest helicopter industry gathering of 2015.

hai-heli-expo-2015-in-orlandoOrlando, Florida is bringing together top helicopter manufacturers and service providers under the roof of the Orange County Convention Center, where they will be exhibiting the latest rotor-aircraft models, technologies, and products to 20,000 attendees at the HAI Heli-Expo 2015 in Orlando. The expo will attract also potential buyers, pilots and crew who are interested in learning about the latest and greatest helicopters for private, corporate and military use.

Attendees to HAI Heli-Expo 2015 in Orlando will also have the opportunity to obtain training for career development, management, maintenance, and safety for pilots and crew members who keep helicopters in service. Orlando has always been seen as a prime destination for helicopter flying and this is obvious in the International Drive area, where several helicopter tour operators are located—and you can usually see them hovering around Orlando’s theme parks and attractions.

Exhibitors at HAI Heli-Expo 2015 in Orlando will have a chance to engage prospective customers actively shopping for helicopters and services or technologies related to this industry. In addition, the expo gives them an opportunity to network and interact with this close-knit group within the aerospace industry, allowing them to grow their business, develop new relationships and ultimately generate revenue.

But best of all, Vista Cay Resort by Millenium is just around the corner from the convention center, giving you the opportunity to stay close to the expo, restaurants and entertainment options. HAI Heli-Expo 2015 in Orlando will be held at the Orange County Convention Center on International Drive. The exhibit floor will be located in the North and South Halls, accommodating the massive display of more than 60 helicopters and over 700 vendors. The event be open to attendees on Tuesday, March 3rd through the 5th.

And don’t forget, Vista Cay Resort by Millenium is always happy to be the home base of attendees and exhibitors to events like the HAI Heli-Expo in Orlando—and we invite you to check out our great rates on this website.

Orlando Welcomes the 2014 American Association of Diabetes Educators Annual Conference & Exhibition at the Orange County Convention Center

Join the fight against diabetes this summer at the 2014 AADE conference on August 6-9, 2014

From August 6th to the 9th, 2014 the American Association of Diabetes Educators will gather at its Annual Conference and Exhibition at the Orange County Convention Center, just a stone's throw from Vista Cay Resort by Millenium. The focus of the conference will include healthcare management for the disease, but also will host forums and exhibits to educate a wide variety of people from diverse professions involved in managing diabetes patients, research, services, and products.

stopdiabetesDiabetes is one of the top health concerns in today's society and it is a condition that thanks to modern medicine can be controlled for most people. However, much work still needs to be done and the American Association of Diabetes Educators Annual Conference & Exhibition aims at creating the opportunity for researchers, administrators and healthcare professionals to interact and increase their knowledge of how to manage and combat diabetes.

Every tool, seminar and exhibit at AADE 2014 will be focused on fighting diabetes with knowledge and dedicated efforts. Attendees are expected to include physicians, nurses, pharmacists, optometrists, physical therapists, podiatrists, and other healthcare professional who deal with diabetes patients and must tend to their needs.

At Vista Cay Resort by Millenium, we are excited to offer great accommodations so close to the convention center, allowing members of the American Association of Diabetes Educators to stay in comfort and within walking distance of their annual AADE 2014 conference.

The Church of God's 2014 Biennial General Assembly is Coming to Orlando

This Summer, Orlando will host the 75th Biennial Assembly of the Church of God, one of the largest church networks in the United States.

The Biennial General Assembly of the Church of God will be held at the Orange County Convention Center, just a short drive or walk from Vista Cay Resort by Millenium. The Assembly will gather over 28,000 people to include church leaders, administrative personnel and church members who will come to Orlando to worship, pray, network, and interact with each other.

COG-ONE-LogoAmong the program highlights for the Church of God Biennial General Assembly in Orlando are a number of keynote speakers, including former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft. the speakers are expected to motivate and enlighten church members with knowledge and wisdom they can take back to their congregations. Other special events include a women-centered service expecting over 2,000 women in attendance.

Another special event will include a business exhibit where church members can connect and promote their services among like-minded individuals who attend the Church of God. Without question, this will be the highlight for attending entrepreneurs, business owners and other professionals seeking to network with fellow church goers.

As always, Vista Cay Resort by Millenium is ready to welcome Church of God members to a resort property where family values and quiet enjoyment are paramount to our guests. We look forward to being your premier choice for lodging accommodations during your visit to Orlando.

Be sure to check out our latest specials and if you have any questions, don't hesitate to call us for more details to help you select the perfect place to stay during your convention.

The American Sportfishing Association’s ICAST Consumer Show is Coming to Orlando, July 15-18, 2014

Sport fishing enthusiasts, product vendors and educators converge in Orlando for ICAST (International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades) 2014, the ASA’s signature event

Orlando and the Central Florida Area are known for the avid fan base of sports fishing professionals and aficionados, largely thanks to the hundreds of lakes in the area and our close vicinity to the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. The ICAST American Sportfishing Association’s Consumer Show gathers hundreds of companies and organizations that come together to share information, showcase new fishing gear and products, and create awareness about the organization’s efforts in creating a solid sportsfishing community. Sports or recreational fishing involves catching fish for the enjoyment of the effort, skill and challenge of doing so, which often prompts fishermen and woman to return the catch to the water.

icast-2014-orlandoICAST 2014 will feature famed ESPN analyst Lee Corso, who will entertain attendees during the American Sportsfishing Association’s “State of the Industry Breakfast” as its Keynote Speaker. Overall, over 10,000 ASA members are expected to attend over the four day event, which is drawing attendees from all over the U.S. and Canada. ICAST 2014 also features Business Conference Seminars designed to inform, educate and communicate updates about the ASA and the sports fishing industry. One of these seminars will be delivered by representatives of the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation, who will host and moderate a panel of experts representing diverse companies to discuss the importance of the growing Hispanic market in sportsfishing.

ICAST 2014 and the American Sportsfishing Association should feel right at home in Orlando since Central Florida is a major destination for sports fishing. The abundance of largemouth bass, bluegill, gar, catfish, and many more varieties of small-game fish make it a great place for families to enjoy this exciting sport. And if you think it doesn’t get any more exciting than this, Vista Cay Resort by Millenium is just around the corner from the Orlando/Orange County Convention Center where ICAST will be held. You could just about bait your fishing hook, throw the line and hit the building from our own pool deck.

Contact Vista Cay Resort by Millenium today to book your stay during ICAST 2014 or any other event or convention and see the difference it makes to stay so close to the trade show venue.

Orlando is Ready to Welcome the Florida Home Builders Association and SEBC on July 24-26, 2014

The FHBA will host the Southeast Building Conference (SEBC), which will showcase vendors, products, services, and seminars for the homebuilding industry

The Florida Home Builders Association is hosting SEBC 2014 in Orlando, which will be held at the Orlando/Orange County Convention Center. This event is expected to attract over 3,500 homebuilding professionals, including both contractors and remodeling companies, and over 300 manufacturers, suppliers and vendors. Well over 15,000 visitors are expected to attend as well, many of whom are looking to learn about the latest updates in the homebuilding industry, materials available, new construction techniques, and an opportunity to network and interact with other homebuilding professionals from not just Florida, but from all states in the Southeastern U.S.

sebc-2014-orlandoIn the past few years, the U.S. homebuilding industry has experienced a rebound, following the hard times of the real estate crisis. Homebuilders have taken note of the renewed demand for real estate, which has now prompted the industry to scramble to keep up with increased demand. In Florida alone, new subdivisions, master planned community and custom estate home developments are now back in full force and this trend does not seem to be ready to slow down. Florida’s State Attorney Pam Bondi will be a featured speaker, along with Lt. Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera, during the Florida Home Builders Association’s SEBC 2014 convention, where she is expected to share updates on the state of the homebuilding industry and the legal environment in which it now must navigate.

In addition, the SEBC 2014 convention will jointly share convention space with the Summer Builders Conference Meeting Schedule, an educational event supporting the Southeast Building Conference. All in all, the Florida Home Builders Association-hosted event is expected to break attendance records this year thanks to the healthy landscape for new home development in Central Florida and the rest of the state. So if you are planning to attend the FHBA/SEBC event, be sure to check out the attractive rates Vista Cay Resort by Millenium is offering to people who book and stay with us in July, which may include incentives or bonuses for booking your stay with us.

Every year, the homebuilding industry trusts Orlando to be its trade show host and Vista Cay Resort by Millenium wants to be your business travel homebase during your stay in Central Florida. 

Orlando Prepares to Host the ‘Americas' SAP Users' Group’ (ASUG) on June 3-5, 2014

The largest user group for SAP users will be held at the Orlando/Orange County Convention Center and will welcome over

SAP users gather every year in Orlando at the Sapphire Now ASUG Annual Conference, which attracts executives, managers and IT professionals who seek to network, learn and discover new best practices among those who depend on this powerful software solution. SAP is a suite of software that provides solutions ranging from enterprise resource planning to enterprise data warehouse. In fact, SAP is how many of the world’s top companies manage big data, operations and customer relations across the world. ASUG 2014 gives attendees the opportunity to learn about SAP technology, processes and other critical elements that support the successful track record of this German-based company and its products.

asug-conference-in-orlandoASUG attendees often look forward to this event since it becomes a type of “homecoming” for SAP professionals. The focus of the show is often to provide an interactive and engaging channel to update knowledge and hone skills. The event is well represented by Fortune 500 companies, which benefit from the power and flexibility of SAP products. In addition, ASUG is attended by representatives of the Aerospace and Defense, Financial, Enterprise Asset Management, Supply Chain Management, and Oil & Gas industries, among many other sectors. SAP users often credit their success to this software solution and ASUG members flock to the event every year, since many consider the opportunity to mingle and interact with each other an invaluable resource for attendees.

Vista Cay Resort by Millenium welcomes all ASUG members and reminds them that our beautiful resort is a mere 5 minutes or less from the Orlando/Orange County Convention Center, which will be hosting ASUG. We advise you to book early to ensure you can get a great rate. Vista Cay Resort by Millenium is located next to the convention center and within minutes of great entertainment venues, restaurants, bars, and lounges. If you are attending ASUG 2014 in Orlando, Florida, you can’t beat staying at Vista Cay Resort by Millenium rather than in a traditional hotel room.

Vista Cay Resort by Millenium is a popular destination resort, so don’t delay your search for great rates and exceptional condo suites with all the amenities you expect of a world-class resort. 

The Beauty and Hair Styling Industries Converge in Orlando from May 31 to June 1st for the Premier Orlando 2014 Beauty Show

The world's leading hairstylists, beauty product manufacturers and celebrity designers will be getting together at this international beauty event May 31st to June 1st.

If making people look their best is your business, then you must make Orlando your destination during the Premiere Orlando International Beauty Event, which will be held at the Orlando/Orange County Convention Center on International Drive. This show, which expects an attendance of more than 55,000 people over a three-day period, will be attended by hair and beauty professionals from all over the U.S., as well as almost 40 countries.

premiere-orlando-showThey beauty industry comes together at the Premiere Orlando show to network and learn about new products, but the show is a breathtaking glimpse into the newest trends in hairstyling, nail fashion, makeup, and other cosmetic products. In addition, beauty professionals will be able to participate in continuing education opportunities, such as massage therapy classes and product application techniques. All in all, the Premiere Orlando beauty show is designed to empower its attendees with knowledge and direct experience with new products, brands and services in this thriving industry.

Planning to come to Premiere Orlando to attend the show? Then be sure to check out Vista Cay Resort by Millenium’s rates during the dates of the event. Vista Cay Resort by Millenium is strategically-located within a few minutes of the Orlando/Orange County Convention Center, offering you convenience and accessibility to Premier Orlando. The resort is located within the vicinity of excellent restaurants, exciting bars and other entertainment venues—including shopping centers and movie theaters.

The Premiere Orlando show is coming soon, so do not delay in making a reservation. We are ready to help you reserve your stay in Orlando’s premiere resort for convention attendees! 

The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) is coming to Orlando this May 4-8, 2014

ARVO 2014 is the annual meeting for members of the association who come to learn about the latest technologies in eye care and medical procedures

arvo-2014Every year, professionals in ophthalmology gather at ARVO to mingle, learn and interact with each other as they seek to enhance their skills and connection to this segment of the medical industry. The event, which will be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando in its 2014 edition, will gather thousands of ophthalmologists and eye-related healthcare experts--many of whom are leading researchers, surgeons and educators of ophthalmology.

Attendants of ARVO will be treated to an exclusive keynote presentation by physician Barry Marshall, who is currently Professor of Clinical Microbiology at the University of Western Australia. Dr. Marshall's research led to the discovery of the Helicobacter Pylori bacteria, earning him the Nobel Prize in 2005. Other educational opportunities include breakaway sessions covering topics to include Cell Therapy in Ocular Disease, Tissue Diagnosis in Ophthalmology, and other ocular medicine competencies.

Vista Cay Resort by Millenium is always ready to welcome ARVO participants. Our resort is only a short drive (you can also walk if weather permits) from the Orange County Convention Center's NS North/South Building and close to countless restaurants and other entertainment venues--including Universal Studios and SeaWorld Orlando. We encourage you to make reservations soon enough to secure your stay with us during ARVO 2014.

If you are coming to ARVO this May, we are ready to make your stay a very pleasant experience in the heart of Central Florida’s meeting and tourism district.

The Hispanic Market Converges in the Largest Latino-Themed Consumer Convention in Orlando

The Hispanic Business & Consumer Expo brings the Latino market together in a fiesta-like show like no other in Central Florida this April 11-13, 2014

Held every year at the Orange County Convention Center, the Hispanic Business & Consumer Expo is a consumer-oriented marketing event and celebration where hundreds of vendors showcase products and services geared to the Hispanic market of Central Florida. Thousands of attendees will have an opportunity to experience flavors, sights and sounds from local and national companies that exhibit with the intent of capturing the attention and discretionary income of the fastest-growing minority group in the U.S.

hispanic-business-and-consumer-expo-orlando-floridaAt the Hispanic Business & Consumer Expo you can find companies representing offerings from Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Colombia, Venezuela, and just about every Latin American country—including Brazil, which shares many common traits with their Hispanic neighbors. VIPs and celebrities from TV reality shows and the famed “telenovelas” (soap operas) will be on hand to sign autographs with photo opportunities for their fans. In addition, many major brands offer samples of food, drink and even beer to attendees in hopes of swaying their preferences to their products.

The Hispanic Business & Consumer Expo is managed by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando, one of the largest Hispanic organizations in the Southeastern U.S. While many attendees come from the local area, the show has become a yearly event for Hispanics from all of Florida, Georgia and even visiting tourists who look forward to an exciting weekend celebrating the Hispanic heritage of Central Florida and its influence in the local economy, politics and hospitality industry.

If you are planning on visiting the 2014 Hispanic Business & Consumer Expo in Orlando, Vista Cay Resort by Millenium is the perfect place for you to spend time with your family. Our spacious condo suites can be your home away from home during your visit, whether you are visiting on business or leisure.

The 2014 Central Florida Home & Garden Show is coming to Orlando April 4-6, 2014

Greater Orlando’s largest home décor and improvement themed event will be held at the Orange County Convention Center

This year's Central Florida Home and Garden Show will be focused on renewing, refreshing and restoring your home as hundreds of vendors come to present the most innovative offerings in remodeling and home improvement products and services. Every year this residential home improvement-themed event becomes the point of convergence for home owners, general contractors, handy men, and home remodeling aficionados who often come to learn about the latest and greatest in this multifaceted industry.

central-florida-home-and-garden-show-logoIn recent years the Central Florida Home and Garden show has grown in attendance as visitors from out of town join the locals who want to make their living space a better and more up-to-date environment. Case in point, people drive or fly from the Southeastern US to attend this convention to quench their thirst for home improvement offerings. In 2013 the show brought almost 30,000 visitors and this year is promising to have an even larger attendance.

As an added bonus for attendees of the Central Florida Home and Garden Show, Ahmed Hassan of DIY Network's star show "Yard Crashers" will be appearing on Saturday and Sunday during the show to talk about home gardening and landscaping. Over the past five years the trend of improving home interiors and exteriors has been fueled with a slowdown of the housing market as people choose to "live" their homes, rather than keeping it as an "investment".

Planning on coming to the Central Florida Home and Garden Show in Orlando this spring? Vista Cay Resort by Millenium is just around the corner from the Orange County Convention Center and we are the perfect place to call home if you are coming from outside of the Greater Orlando area.

Stan Lee, Creator of The Amazing Spider-man and Iron Man Superheroes, is Coming to MegaCon 2014 in Orlando

The comic book artist is a living legend and father to countless superheroes in the Marvel Comics universe

Stan Lee is coming to MegaCon 2014 at the Orange County Convention Center on March 21-23. Lee is credited as one of the creators of comic superheroes such as The Amazing Spider-Man, the Hulk, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Thor and many X-Men characters. In addition, he is known for making cameo appearances in the blockbuster movies based on his characters, often appearing in scenes to the amazement of moviegoers.

stan-lee-superheroesMegaCon is one of the largest comic book and fantasy art events on the planet, drawing thousands of fans who come to see, buy and experience the energy of this multi-million dollar industry. The event is also known for the curiously-attired attendees in costumes based on comic book characters, also known as CosPlayers. CosPlay—as in Costume Play—is a subculture where life imitates art as studio-quality replicas of costumes, weapons and personas come to life through its fans.

MegaCon also attracts fans of movie, TV and video game characters. You can often see hordes of CosPlayers who are dressed as creatures or characters from the Star Wars universe, as well as Star Trek, Doctor Who, Resident Evil, Lost in Space, and many other shows or movies. In many occasions, appearances by the 501st Legion--a club of Star Wars costume aficionados who dress up like Imperial Stormtroopers and other Star Wars characters like Darth Vader or Boba Fett.

VistaCay Resort by Millenium welcomes MegaCon and CosPlay fans attending this exciting event, which will feature legendary Stan Lee, along with other famous comic book artists and special effects designers. But remember—if you are planning to attend MegaCon 2014, be sure to book early since Spring Break visitors will start to arrive in March.

The 2014 Annual American Pharmacy Association Meeting and Exposition is coming to Orlando 

Pharmacists and other health industry professionals will be coming to APhA 2014 in Orlando on March 28-31 to learn about the latest issues, findings and technology in the pharmaceutical industry.

apha-orlandoThe pharmaceutical industry is one of the most dynamic within all medical professions worldwide, as the fast-pace and ever-changing nature of pharmacology and healthcare drive constant change. The Annual American Pharmacy Association delivers updated knowledge, professional development opportunity and networking for pharmacy professionals. APhA’s focus on patient-care aims at setting standards for wellness and health that can have a positive impact on the people the industry serves.

Of course, if you are planning to attend the Annual American Pharmacy Association Meeting and Exposition in Orlando you will need to spend those nights in a great place and that’s just what we’ve got for you. Vista Cay Resort by Millenium is not only close to the Orange County Convention Center, but near restaurants and entertainment options for mixing business with pleasure—including the Universal Studios and SeaWorld Orlando theme parks. 

AudiologyNOW! Is Coming Loud and Clear to Orlando this Spring 2014

The American Academy of Audiology’s annual convention will be held at the Orange County Convention Center on March 26-29, 2014.

audiologynow-orlandoAudiologists from all over the globe will gather at AudiologyNOW 2014 to learn about the latest technologies in audiology, including hearing technology, education and networking with other hearing professionals. The event draws thousands of audiologists, but also healthcare professionals, medical suppliers and hearing technology developers. The event features Academy Central, a learning venue where audiologists learn how to grow their business and provide solutions using the latest marketing and sales techniques.

If Vista Cay Resort by Millenium sounds like a good place to stay during AudiologyNOW—we are! Our property is located right next to the Orange County Convention Center and we have access to many different dining, entertainment and shopping venues for some fun during the American Academy of Audiology convention in Orlando. So don’t delay and book now to stay close to the demands of work and within reach of all the fun Central Florida has to offer.

Faith Leaders Gather at the International Pastors & Leadership Conference in Orlando

Men and women who lead their congregations across the globe come together at the Orange County Convention Center to get reenergized and explore new ways to communicate on February 4-8, 2014.

pastors-conventionThe 2014 International Pastors and Leadership Conference is an event managed by the T.D. Jakes Ministries and The Potter’s House—a non-denominational church network that manages the pastors convention as a way to provide professional development and networking opportunities. The International Pastors and Leadership Conference attracts church leaders from The Potter’s House network who seek the opportunity to grow and enhance their service to the faithful, as well as in their missions and education efforts.

Vista Cay Resort by Millenium offers an opportunity for pastors and their families to stay during the 2014 International Pastors and Leadership Conference in Orlando. Our beautifully-appointed condo-suites are perfect to accommodate attendees who want to stay close to the convention center but also close to other options for dining, entertainment, shopping, and much more. Vista Cay Resort by Millenium is located within minutes of the Orange County Convention Center near International Drive, Orlando. 

Stay with Vista Cay Resort by Millenium During the Orgill Dealers Market’s Spring 2014 Edition 

The hardlines retail industry looks forward to the Orgill Dealers Market event to drive the trends of new products and services for the year from January 27 through February 1st, 2014.

orgill-convention-orlandoThe Orgill Dealers Market event attracts thousands of retail business professionals seeking to learn about their latest products, services and techology. The Orgill Dealers Market - Spring 2014 event will be held at the Orange County Convention Center, giving hardlines retailers direct contact with suppliers, vendors, product designers, and the opportunity to network with other retail professionals from across the U.S. Hardlines is a multi-billion dollar industry involving the supply of products such as hardware, electronics, plumbing, and other tangible goods for resale in retail markets.

The 2014 Orgill Dealers Market is expected to attract representatives from major retailers and department stores, as well as small businesses that supply specialty goods. And as always, Vista Cay Resort by Millenium is ready to help you get a good night sleep and keep you close to the event, restaurants and shopping venues. Our close proximity to Orlando’s top convention center and business travel destination makes Vista Cay Resort by Millenium your business travel lodging venue of choice.

 

The 2014 Florida Educational Technology Conference is Coming to Orlando this January

Educators from across the country come together January 28-31, 2014 to explore new ways to deliver knowledge to the growing demand for education.

fetc-orlandoThe FETC 2014 will be held at the Orange County Convention Center this winter, attracting both educators from higher education to elementary schools and technologists seeking what's next in the world of education. The 2014 Florida Educational Technology Convention features seminars, demonstrations, workshops, and interactive exhibits from diverse education technology providers, hardware manufacturers and software developers who stay ahead of the needs and wants of one of the fastest-evolving industries in North America.

One hot topic for the FETC in 2014 is the evolution of online learning, which is of particular importance to educators who see a growing interest in web-based or on-demand learning. If you are attending the 2014 Educational Technology Conference and need a place to call your home base—look no further than the Vista Cay Resort by Millenium. We are located just around the corner from the Orange County Convention Center—making it extra convenient for you and very close to restaurants, shopping centers and both Universal Studios and SeaWorld Orlando’s theme parks. 

America's top golf industry trade show will be held January 21st through the 24th at the Orange County Convention Center

Attracting golf industry professionals, golf pros and golf fans, the 2014 PGA Show is the most anticipated event for showcasing everything from golf clubs to golf training. This year the PGA Show offers attendees a new day pattern, starting with a Demo Day and Instructional Workshops on Tuesday, January 21s. The workshops complement the PGA show and conference, which will run from January 22nd through the 24th. Orlando, Florida is a popular destination for golfers thanks to our amazing weather and countless golf courses throughout the state.

orange-county-convention-center-orlando-floridaThe 2014 PGA Show in Orlando will feature manufacturers and brands from the golf industry, which will include golf apparel, equipment, products, and services. In addition, the PGA Show includes exhibitors who come to market golf fitness, health and nutrition, and wellness programs designed to improve the wellbeing of golf enthusiasts. And don’t forget—many golf pros and celebrities attend the PGA show, so be on the lookout for VIPs walking the floor and in exhibitors’ booths.

Are you planning to attend the 2014 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando? Vista Cay Resort by Millenium is located a short stroll from the Orange County Convention Center, allowing you to be close to the event without the hassle of long taxi rides. In addition, Vista Cay Resort by Millenium offers you spacious condo suites with all the amenities you'd expect at home. We offer Central Florida’s top resort property for convention attendees, so be sure to check out our attractive rates.

Don't delay and book early since the PGA Show is a popular event that draws thousands of attendees from all over the world.

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