TDC Presentation: Visit Orlando provided a quarterly update to Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings and the Tourist Development Council. During the presentation, our chief operations officer, Mario Bass, shared Visit Orlando's recent activities, including a joint mission in New York City with Mayor Demings and City of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, the celebration of National Travel & Tourism Week, the launch of a new Value of Tourism campaign and more. In addition, our director of market research & insights, Maria Henson, presented convention research and the state of our industry.
HIMSS Annual Convention: This week, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), an organization devoted to improving healthcare quality, safety and cost-effectiveness, hosted its annual conference. Visit Orlando's chief sales officer, Mike Waterman, presented to business leaders on meetings and convention trends, the state of the industry before and after COVID, and how the industry is currently performing. HIMSS' annual convention will return to Orlando next year in March, with an expected 43,000 attendees.
Orlando Day of Education: The Global Business Travel Association Central and North Florida Chapter hosted a Day of Education for its members ranging from corporate travel and meetings executives to corporations and travel suppliers. Visit Orlando's director of market research & insights, Maria Henson, provided attendees with an update on travel and tourism, current industry research and new experiences in Orlando.