At Connect, we are creating a safe space. We’re moving forward with our events this year. We know Connect has an obligation to lead the way for our industry to get back to business. Someone has to step out in front and show everyone how we can get our events back online. So we’ve put together our plan to showcase the most cutting-edge safety measures available right now and implement them at our show. Take a moment to read our new Safe + Clean Connect plan. We want to be a part of relaunching the meetings industry. Come join us in the reopening of meetings in America!
Connect is committed to implementing conscious and intentional processes to not only combat this virus, but promote healthy best practices that you can adopt at your own events and will become a consistent priority for all of our events during high- and low-risk time periods alike. Connect firmly believes that we have to be the leaders in showcasing safe conferences while still allowing all attendees to have fun and book business.
Cotton masks will be required for attendees and staff. Masks will be provided for any attendee or staff who needs one.
We will provide up to 3 cotton masks per attendee in a variety of colors. (Maybe one that can match your outfit!)
Hand sanitizer stations and disinfecting wipes will be available throughout the event. Touchless hand sanitizer stations will be plentiful throughout the trade show floor and in common areas.
New appointment design allows for social distancing measures with large tables positioned to ensure space between attendees.
Sanitizer will also be on every appointment table.
Indoor/outdoor spaces will be used as much as possible.
For as many receptions, education sessions and other breakouts during the programming, we will find creative ways to use indoor/outdoor spaces.
Larger aisle ways with dedicated travel lanes in the trade show and appointment areas help manage traffic.
This will keep attendees from bumping into each other or crowding in certain areas on the trade show floor.
Education sessions will be set up with adequate space between chairs.
The trade show floor and other spaces will also have 6’ space markers for attendees to follow so they know an acceptable amount of space to leave in between each other.
F&B will be pre-packaged or served by gloved attendants.
Extra funds will be spent on service staff who will be serving coffee and refreshments for each attendee while wearing gloves, masks and protective gear. Grab and go pre-made alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and other items will be ready and sanitized at receptions for the utmost safety.
Temperature checks will be administered to attendees prior to entry.
Anyone with an elevated temperature or fever will be evaluated before admittance.
Please see visual representations below of our plan, or download it here.