The Orange County Convention & Expo Center (OCCEC) is located in the heart of Orange County Texas with easy access from Interstate 10. The OCCEC's 57,000 square foot main building includes the 10,800 square foot Convention & Expo Center, the 841 square foot DuPont Meeting Room and the 841 square foot Special Purpose Room.
Also located within the building are four Orange County Offices, Texas-Agrilife Extension, Environmental Health & Code, Road and Bridge, and the cornerstone of the building project, Emergency Management.
What began as a dream of the Retired Senior Citizen Organization and local Agricultural leaders to have a multi-purpose facility suitable for a variety of activities and events happened after two hurricanes affected Orange County. The unfortunate devastation of county buildings brought County Officials and a private citizens group known as; C.H.A.M.P.S. (Community Hands Assemble Multi-Purpose Structure) together to build this fantastic facility.
Today Orange County proudly operates the Convention & Expo Center to maximize the economic impact of Orange County. The first class service and professionally managed meetings, conventions, and special events makes OCCEC a "Center of Hospitality" to be proud of.
The capacity of the Expo Center can accommodate 640 for certain events. The room can be divided in many ways to facilitate break out rooms, classroom seating and banquet style set up. The room is well suited for Trade Show and Market type events.
Our Event Coordinator, Sabrina Gray is an experienced professional who will work with you on the details to make your event successful and memorable.
While the County of Orange Texas established this facility for the purpose of serving as a shelter of last resort, the secondary purpose is promoting and facilitating events and activities that generate economic benefits to the citizens of the County of Orange as well as enhance the quality of life for every Orange County resident. Our vision is to constantly earn our reputation as one of the area's finest convention and entertainment venues. Every day we exemplify our steadfast commitment to excellence in our expertise, efficiency and quality of service. Our vision is to lead our industry through innovation; to operate successfully in an ethical manner; to satisfy our customer's expectations with both the personal and professional growth of our people. To achieve our vision, we make our customers the focus of all we do. We take pride in providing friendly and courteous service to our guests and customers. We strive constantly to improve productivity and to promote the best interests of the OCCEC.