Highlighting top destinations for meeting, event and incentive planners.

International WELL Building Institute, GBAC Partner for Safety Compliance

The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) and the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a division of ISSA, have announced a joint strategic initiative to accelerate the uptake of best practices that strengthen the role of buildings in the fight against COVID-19 and other infections. 

Washington Governor Advances Statewide Meetings and Events Guidance

Due to the advocacy of the Washington Meeting and Convention Coalition (WMCC), Washington governor Jay Inslee has modified the state’s Phase 2 and Phase 3 restrictions around business meetings, professional development training and testing, and similar activities, effective from September 21. According to the new guidance, the governor’s "Safe Start" reopening plan will permit meetings and business events to be held at an indoor capacity of 30 percent or 200 guests, whichever is less (excluding venue staff)

Three U.S. Airports Achieve GBAC STAR Accreditation

Three U.S. airports have received GBAC STAR facility accreditation from The Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a Division of ISSA. They are: Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport (the first airport in the world to earn the accreditation), Palm Beach International Airport in West Palm Beach, FL, and John Glenn Columbus International Airport in Columbus, OH.

ICCA Forms Partnership with ISSA and Global Biorisk Advisory Council

The Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a Division of ISSA, a worldwide cleaning industry association, is partnering with the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) to bring essential business reopening resources to ICCA members. (ICCA’s members include venues, tourism bureaus, airlines and other event-related organizations.)

As part of the agreement, ICCA will promote two GBAC programs that help facilities and cleaning professionals better prepare for, respond to and recover from biorisk situations:

Music City Center Commits to GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation Program

Music City Center in Nashville, TN, has announced its commitment to achieve Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR accreditation. Under the guidance of GBAC, a Division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, Music City Center will implement stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention in its facility.

New Facilities in the U.S. Earn GBAC STAR Accreditation

Several convention centers and lodging facilities across the United States have recently secured GBAC STAR facility accreditation from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a division of ISSA. By providing third-party validation, GBAC STAR’s 20-step, performance-based program helps facilities of all sizes establish and maintain an effective system of cleaning, disinfection, and infection prevention.

Recently accredited facilities include: