We Are Preparing To See You In 2022
The health and safety of attendees, exhibitors, guests, vendors and PPAI staff is the No. 1 priority for PPAI show management. While the show rules will remain fluid and based upon local, and federal laws, as well as any Mandalay Bay rules and regulations, the following is the most up-to-date event status regarding healthpitality safeguards.
Policies As Of Monday,
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Gold Standard Facility
Mandalay Bay Convention Center was awarded the GBAC STAR facility accreditation by Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), the world’s leading trade association for the cleaning industry. The gold standard for prepared and safe facilities, the GBAC Star accreditation is awarded to facilities with higher protocols in place designed to control the risks associated with infectious agents, including the virus responsible for COVID-19.
A complete list of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center's health and safety measures can be viewed here.
Importantly, the entire Mandalay Bay resort, including the exhibit halls, is equipped with a highly efficient ventilation system that provides 12 full air exchanges per hour and is equivalent to the standard found in hospitals and other medical venues.
In addition to these measures, PPAI has a GBAC-Trained Technician on staff.
Our Commitment To Your Safety
Additional health and safety practices for The PPAI Expo 2022 will include:
Continuous sanitization and cleaning throughout the course of the event, with a focus on “high-touch areas.”
Personal Hygiene Stations
Hand washing facilities and sanitizing stations will be available throughout the event and in public spaces.
Public spaces and exhibit halls will allow all in attendance to practice physical and social distancing at all times.
Per the current state mandate, masks will be required indoors during the show. The PPAI Expo show masks, sponsored by AZX Sport, will be available. Participants will need their own mask for arrival prior to receiving the show mask.
First-Aid & Medical Assistance
Designated first aid area for any immediate needs or medical issues.
Food & Beverage Protocols
Service options and cleaning policies to ensure food safety and limited contact.
*Current local regulations require face coverings for all individuals regardless of vaccination status on public transportation including the show shuttle buses, monorail, taxis and rideshares.
Best Practices And Readiness For Exhibitors
Exhibitors should plan their exhibit space with clean and open spaces in mind to allow for comfortable interaction and productive discussions. Some recommendations based on current event industry best practices are included in the list below:
- Open booth designs to allow for physical distancing preferences.
- Sanitize high-touch surfaces regularly throughout the day.
- Consider touchless alternatives for engagement.
- Provide hand sanitizer in your booth.
- Incorporate signage promoting health and safety best practices.
View the entire list of best practices here.
Safety Related Questions?
PPAI will keep the show rules fluid and continue to adjust the plan as new guidance comes out and conditions change. As the show approaches, we will add specific details and FAQs on this page regarding what you can expect to see in January. Feel free to email us directly with questions related to The PPAI Expo 2022 at email@example.com or use the form below.