As an attendee, you can rest assured that as we plan for the industry’s flagship event the safety of our attendees is our #1 top priority. Find out how GBTA and the San Diego Convention Center (SDCC) will keep you safe during GBTA Convention 2022.
The Global Business Travel Association is committed to putting on a safer conference experience
In accordance with CDC recommendations, GBTA will require all Convention attendees to present proof vaccination and a PCR test preferred and/or a CDC approved test taken within 48 hours prior to entry into the Convention Center, and complete a health survey each day in order to enter to the Convention.
We recommend arriving on Sunday to ensure your health credentials are checked and approved for entry in plenty of time, so as not to miss the start of the sessions.
The health and safety protocols established by GBTA are applicable to all attendees. The CDC notes that we are still learning how well the vaccines keep people from spreading COVID-19 and vaccinated individuals should continue to adhere to prevention measures that reduce spread when participating in events of this size.
Many of our protocols have been elevated beyond those recommended by the CDC, California Department of Public Health, and SDCC in order to ensure your safety and set an example for the industry. All attendees need to do their part to ensure the health and safety of event participants, staff, and partners.
COVID-19 Resources for the San Diego Convention Center:
San Diego Convention Center (SDCC) became one of the first convention centers in the United States to achieve the prestigious GBAC STAR™ facility accreditation. Under the guidance of the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), SDCC is implementing a program of stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention. To achieve the third-party validation, SDCC complied with the program’s 20 core elements, which range from “standard operating procedures and risk assessment strategies to personal protective equipment (PPE) and emergency preparedness measures.” In light of COVID-19, this detailed process ensures the participating facilities have considered all areas of risk and are meeting strict standards to support a safe and healthy environment for employees, partners, clients and guests.
The health and safety of our employees and attendees is a priority. The venue, service providers, and GBTA are working together to take reasonable precautions to follow any CDC or local government guidelines for health and safety at events. GBTA will continue to monitor these safety guidelines. Additional safety measures will be provided prior to the Convention.
Hotel Health & Safety Information is available on the housing portal that can be accessed after you have registered for the conference. If you have any questions, please contact GBTAconvention@onpeak.com.
Testing Centers near the SDCC: View the list of testing centers or visit https://www.arcgis.com/apps/Nearby/index.html?appid=43118dc0d5d348d8ab20a81967a15401.
You may need to schedule an appointment so plan accordingly!
GBTA expects all attendees to comply with these elevated protocols throughout the event. Should an attendee be found violating protocols multiple times, GBTA will ask the attendee to leave the event at which point the attendee will not be allowed to return and their event registration will be cancelled. Registration cancellation may result in financial responsibility for the attendee. GBTA will not provide reimbursement or credit of any kind incurred resulting from non-compliance and cancellation. Thank you in advance for helping us demonstrate safe event protocols to the industry!
We will update this section with more information as it becomes available. This is a very fluid time, and we will continue to evaluate what is needed to ensure you are comfortable and we meet safely. We will keep all participants updated as we get closer to the event.
Have a question about what GBTA and the San Diego Convention Center are doing to ensure the healthy and safety of our attendees? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.