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Ocean City, MD: Stress-Free Planning Process

Ocean City, MD's Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and Convention Center staff pride themselves on creating a seamless and stress-free planning experience for meeting planners. This is achieved through the close-knit relationship and strong partnership between these two entities, ensuring that every aspect of the planning process is meticulously coordinated. From the initial inquiry to the final wrap-up, the CVB provides dedicated support, offering expert advice and local insights to tailor events that meet specific needs and exceed expectations. Their collaborative approach guarantees that planners have access to the best venues, accommodations, and services, all underpinned by a deep understanding of what makes a successful event in Ocean City.

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In addition to the stress-free planning process provided by the Ocean City’s CVB and staff, the city’s dedication to sustainability further enhances its appeal to meeting planners. This commitment to sustainability and green initiatives ensures that events here align with environmentally conscious goals. 

The city's hotel partners and the Ocean City Convention Center are at the forefront of these efforts, with many properties implementing eco-friendly practices such as energy-efficient lighting and recycling programs. The convention center has gone a step further by creating a Zero Waste Certification Plan for planners, offering guidance and resources to minimize waste and promote sustainable event practices. With its comprehensive support services, natural charm and rich array of activities, Ocean City stands out as a premier destination for meetings and conventions. By choosing Ocean City, planners can be confident that their events will not only be successful but also contribute positively to the environment.

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The Ocean City Convention Center offers a comprehensive range of services to ensure successful events, including:

  1. Event Planning Assistance: Personalized support from experienced event coordinators to help with every aspect of planning.
  2. State-of-the-Art Facilities: Over 214,000 square feet of flexible event space, including exhibit halls, meeting rooms and a ballroom.
  3. Audio-Visual Services: Advanced AV equipment and onsite technical support for presentations, conferences and performances.
  4. Catering Services: Full-service catering with customizable menus featuring local and seasonal ingredients.
  5. Wi-Fi and IT Support: High-speed internet access and dedicated IT staff to ensure connectivity and technical reliability.
  6. Sustainability Programs: A Zero Waste Certification Plan and other green initiatives to help planners host environmentally responsible events.
  7. Marketing and Promotional Support: Assistance with promoting events through local media and marketing channels.
  8. Transportation and Parking: Convenient parking facilities and coordination of transportation services for attendees.
  9. Exhibit Services: Support for tradeshows and exhibitions, including booth setup, signage and logistics.
  10. Onsite Business Center: Access to business services such as printing, copying and faxing.
  11. Accommodation Coordination: Partnerships with local hotels to secure room blocks and competitive rates for attendees.
  12. Entertainment and Leisure Activities: Recommendations and arrangements for offsite activities and entertainment to enhance the attendee experience. 

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