Comments from Alex Jebailey, event organizer of the CEO Fighting Game Championships held at the Ocean Center in June 2018.
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
Ocean Center Testimonial at 2019 Destination Showcase
"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
"There is not a better facility in Daytona Beach. The Staff are all true professionals, so attentive and easy to work with. Looking forward to next year!"
"The Ocean Center is a beautiful facility, large enough to host several functions at the same time but small enough to make maneuvering and finding meeting rooms easy. It's clean and up-to-date and the food was great. As a planner for a large convention, I heard a lot of compliments about the food and service. The staff were friendly and helpful throughout our meeting."
Shriners International 2017 Imperial Session
"The staff at Ocean Center was by far the most professional and accommodating crew to work with. It's clear that they love their jobs."
IV League Flat Track
"We hold events in many different locations throughout the summer, but always look forward to our week at the Ocean Center. Their staff is incredibly helpful and hospitable, the facilities are excellent, and the location is hard to beat. It doesn't get much better than the Ocean Center!"
Student Life 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
“Tim Buckley and his staff have gone above and beyond any expectation we have had of them. They have worked incessantly to anticipte and solve any possible challenges. The success of our event over the last four years is a result of the collaboration and team effort of the Ocean Center and our Event Staff. It feels like a family environment, where the Ocean Center staff takes our success personally.”
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!”
“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
“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
“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
“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