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GBAC STAR Accreditation Program Launched to Address COVID-19 at Venues

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC), a Division of ISSA, unveiled its GBAC STAR facility accreditation program on cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention.

Combating COVID at Trade Show and Event Facilities with ISSA’s GBAC STAR Program

The Global BioRisk Advisory Council (GBAC) today officially launched GBAC STAR, an accreditation program that assesses cleaning and disinfection practices, and infectious-disease prevention.

GBAC STAR to Mark Accredited Venues

The Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., is among the facilities that have committed to attaining GBAC Star accreditation.

Community Partnership During COVID-19 Pandemic

The Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) is the second-largest convention facility in North America and provides approximately $3 billion in economic impact to Central Florida annually.

Visit Orlando Pivots to Help the Community and Its Members

Curbside pickup. Virtual experiences. Meal donation programs for first responders. All good things, but not necessarily what first comes to mind when one thinks of the tourism and meetings juggernaut Orlando.

How the Events Industry Is Coming Together Amid COVID-19

Despite the large economic hit the meetings sector is dealing with due to coronavirus, industry professionals, venues, and organizations have still found ways to support one another and their communities.

Conversations About COVID-19: A Convention Center Turns Into a Testing Site

IAEE-TV talks with Mark Tester of the Orlando Orange County Convention Center about the transition of the convention center becoming a testing site for the COVID-19 pandemic.

Orange County Convention Center Commits to Flattening the Curve

From drive-thru testing to food donations, the Orange County Convention Center is dedicated to supporting Central Florida by whatever means possible. "The OCCC is dedicated to flattening the curve with a goal of coming back ahead of the curve, stronger than ever," says the venue's executive director, Mark Tester.

OCCC’S Mark Tester Hopeful For Busy Fall Events Season, Citing Pent-Up Demand

TSNN talked with Tester from the safety of his home to learn what it’s been like to lead the OCCC during this health crisis, what prepared him for the challenge and what he’s looking forward to post-pandemic.

COVID-19 Response: Getting Food to the People Who Need It

From feeding workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 battle, to ensuring food from canceled events is going to the hungry instead of to landfills, here’s a sampling of how people and organizations from all corners of the business events industry are pivoting to help amid the COVID-19 crisis.
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