National High School Drill Team Championship
Testimonial for the Ocean Center and Daytona Beach area during the acceptance speech at the 2014 TEAMS Conference for the best collegiate sporting event by Bill Boggs, Senior Vice President of the National Cheerleaders Association and National Dance Alliance.
"Ocean Center is a PARTNER in making our event successful and makes it easy for us to ensure the service branches understand we have no interest in moving this event. This is why I am CONSTANTLY drumming up business everywhere I go for this facility. One, for the selfish reason that a full building is a happy building, but even more importantly, I know anyone who comes here will have the same experience we do.
Actions speak loudly and you have been there for us for over 20 years since the day the building first opened."
~ Justin Gates, VP/Competition
"We have loved partnering with the Ocean Center over the years. They consistently deliver top notch customer service. Having events here has been one of the best decisions we've made because they take such great care of their clients from start to finish. We're grateful for the Ocean Center staff and love every minute of working with them!"
New Spring Youth Conference
"I can't imagine a better place to hold our event than Ocean Center. It suits us to a T."
Florida Trucking Association
"We have been coming to the Ocean Center since 1999 for our conference and just recently signed a five-year contract that takes us through 2022. We have been in convention facilities throughout the country and find that the Ocean Center is the best all around in quality and customer service. Our event has evolved and expanded through the years as has the Ocean Center. Our success year after year is because of effective collaboration with the Ocean Center staff who consistently meets all of our expectations and more. Come experience the difference!"
National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association
“The Ocean Center’s personal approach and attention to detail have ensured the success of our event and we are grateful. We initially chose the Ocean Center for size and availability. However, our continued relationship has been built on reliability and customer services.”
~ Mike Higbe, President
Florida Federation of Colorguard Circuit Championships
“Every year our staff looks forward to returning to Daytona Beach. We have been partnering with the Ocean Center since 2005 to help provide an excellent experience to our attendees; and a partnership is exactly what it is! We are constantly impressed and thankful for their desire to help make each year better than the last and you can’t help but feel that everyone is on the same page working together on the same team and toward the same goals. We are so thankful for their partnership and friendships through the years and look forward to many more!”
“On behalf of the Florida Fire Chiefs Association I would like to express to anyone having an interest in holding an event at the Ocean Center to have great expectations. The professionalism shown by this organization is the same from everyone that provides service to the event organizers as well as all who attend the event. If you would like to experience a smooth planning experience then the Ocean Center, Daytona Beach, Florida would be the place to plan your events.”
~ Pat Cimini
Conference and Event Manager
Florida Fire Chiefs’ Association
“Our event at the Ocean Center went very well, as usual. Showbiz has been at the Ocean Center for 20 years and will definitely be coming back again because of the great customer service, attention to detail and of course, the great Daytona Beach destination.”
~ LaRon Higgens, Executive Director
Showbiz National Dance Competition
“Please pass our utmost regards and thanks to the team. You guys really helped us make the event a successful one, and our members can't stop talking about how much they enjoyed it.” “You all were very accommodating to our needs, and made it look like it was easy.”
~ Hussam Reziqa
The EID Banquet with the Islamic Center
“The Ocean Center is conveniently located in downtown Daytona Beach and provides stellar services. They staff is extremely friendly and helpful. We host several events at the Ocean Center each year and they continue to provide stellar service year after year.”
Daytona Beach News-Journal - The Man Event
“I have been doing business with the Ocean Center for over 5 years, averaging 4 shows a year. I feel like the Ocean Center staff is part of my team. Everyone works together with a common goal of helping our events be a success. Thank you Ocean Center”
~ Jason Arnett, Breakthrough MMA
“The Ocean Center is a very attractive venue with courteous, helpful and attentive staff. We will happily use the facility for our next event.”
2015 Central Florida Geographical Information Systems
“The Daytona Beach Ocean Center wowed us for the Hines Ever After Wedding. The food was amazing, the service was impeccable, and they turned our clients Happy Ever After into a reality. They are hands down the best venue in the Volusia County area to host any event you may be planning.”
~ Krystal Riddle – CFO and Planner
Heaven and Earth Delights – full service catering
"The newly expanded Ocean Center is perfect for a major event such as Championships. The facilities are first class. The hotels and restaurants are within walking distance. And of course, having the beach across the street is a major draw for our competitors and their families."
~ Jim Thorp, President
Spirit Team State Cheer & Dance Championships
"Thanks to the Daytona Beach Area Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Ocean Center for flawless execution of our 2012 National Championship event. Ticketing, hospitality, security, everything was buttoned up. And the chef and banquet staff did things we had not even thought of. Our hungry wrestlers were delighted!"
~ Jim Giunta, Executive Director
National Collegiate Wrestling Association
"I work with venues throughout the nation. But I am especially impressed with the knowledge and hospitality at the Ocean Center, the Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Hilton, our host hotel. Planning and preparation for our event has been a delight and we anticipate our best conference ever."
~ David Rosenberg, Show Director
Sports Turf Managers Association
“We saw the plans for the Ocean Center exhibit hall several years ago and really liked the layout. And its location, right across the street from the beach, attracted our attention. Sometimes we get so engrossed in planning the event itself that we forget that our attendees have a whole range of experiences outside of the playing venue. The event has really grown, and we have a 25 percent increase in the number of teams this year from 2012.”
~ A.J. Joseph, President
Joseph Volleyball Camps