With Seatrade Cruise Global 2022 just three months away, we spoke to Freddie Peterson, General Manager at the Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC) about the measures being put in place to keep attendees to the world’s leading Cruise Industry event safe.
The Miami Beach Convention Center, the venue of choice for April’s Seatrade Cruise Global event has received a GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation in recognition of enhanced venue health and safety measures.
Q. What is required to gain entry into the Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC)?
Visitors to the MBCC are required to wear a face covering as per local and center policies. Seatrade Cruise Global will provide face masks to attendees without them.
Q. Is physical distancing required?
A. Miami Beach Convention Center encourage social distancing supported by Seatrade Cruise Global’s non-contact registration process.
Q. How will the MBCC manage ventilation?
A. The Miami Beach Convention Center has increased air circulation.
Q. Will the MBCC provide sanitizer stations?
A. Portable and wall-mounted hand sanitizer stations installed throughout the venue, encouraging all participants to regularly wash and disinfect their hands.
Q. What is MBCC’s cleaning regime?
A. Our Cleaning team have been trained to deliver enhanced cleaning. Commonly touched surfaces and high-trafficked areas are frequently cleaned using EPA registered disinfectants as recommended by the CDC and in strict compliance with GBAC protocols.
Q. How will catering operate?
A. MBCC food and beverage service providers Centerplate is also coordinating globally to manage the impact of COVID-19 to protect employees, clients and consumers. Centerplate’s existing rules for food safety, personal hygiene and infection control are rigorously followed in order to minimize the risk of this, or any other virus spreading.
Q. Are there any other initiatives that our attendees should be aware of?
A. The MBCC is employing touch-free surfaces in our restrooms including automatically flushing toilets, hands-free faucets, paper towel dispensers and hand dryers. We’ve also installed additional digital and physical, portable and permanent health advisory signage throughout the venue. Find more information here.
The measures taken at The Miami Beach Convention Center are reinforced by Informa’s AllSecure guidelines and standards, a detailed set of measures followed by Seatrade Cruise Global to deliver the highest levels of hygiene and safety, providing reassurance and confidence that participants are in a safe and controlled environment. All Informa events are run according to official government guidance in the first instance, as well as any venue or location-specific regulations and are subject to constant review and change, as new information related to the pandemic is ever evolving.
Visit www.seatradecruiseglobal.com for the latest information about the event and its safety measures.