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 Event And Facility

Just announced: The PPAI Expo has achieved Global Biorisk Advisory Council™ (GBAC) STAR™ Event accreditation. Under the guidance of GBAC, a Division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, this event has utilized the network of GBAC STAR Accredited Facilities and GBAC STAR Services providers to design and implement cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention practices to instill confidence and trust of all in attendance. 


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: 

Enhanced Cleaning
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.

Physical Distancing
Public spaces and exhibit halls will allow all in attendance to practice physical and social distancing at all times.

Face Coverings*
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.

Available COVID Testing During The PPAI Expo 2022

In-Room COVID-19 Testing (MGM Hotels)

MGM Resorts is partnering with Community Ambulance to deliver In-Room COVID-19 Testing for registered hotel guests staying at MGM Resorts destinations in Las Vegas. Samples will be collected in your guest room by a medical professional and test results will be delivered electronically. All payments will be processed at the time of sample collection. Community Ambulance does not accept health insurance as a form of payment. A $100 cancellation fee may apply.

For more information and assistance with scheduling an appointment, call MGM Guest Services and follow the prompt for your host resort: 1.877.751.7117

Services are available daily between 8 am – to 8 pm PT.

Standard PCR Test
$205 per test
Results Turnaround time: Approximately 24 - 72 hours, based on lab availability 

Rapid PCR Test
$230 per test
Results Turnaround time: Approximately 20 - 30 minutes

Rapid Antigen Test
$140 per test
Results Turnaround time: Approximately 20 - 30 minutes

COVID-19 Testing (Mandalay Bay Convention Center)

Walk-ins welcome. No appointment is needed.


Mandalay Bay Convention Center •  Level 1, Bayside A Hall

Dates & Hours:

Tuesday, January 11 • 10 am – 4 pm
Wednesday, January 11  10 am – 4 pm
Thursday, January 13  am – 5 pm
Friday, January 14  8 am – noon

COVID-19 Testing Tests | Rates

Standard PCR Test - $205
Results turnaround time: approximately 24-72 hours, based on lab availability

Rapid PCR Test - $230
Results turnaround time: approximately 20-30 minutes

Rapid Antigen Test - $140
Results turnaround time: approximately 20-30 minutes

All payments will be processed at the time of sample collection. Community Ambulance does not accept health insurance as a form of payment. A $100 cancellation fee may apply.


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 expositions@ppai.org or use the form below. 

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